Smart Home – Make phone calls from your Alexa
Dialpad, a cloud-based business communications platform announced a new Amazon Echo integration this week that enables you to perform a number of business phone tasks by asking Alexa. So for example you could ask, “Alexa, do I have any messages on Dialpad?” or “Alexa call Liz Green with Dialpad.”
Smart Home – Smart Lawn
Smart Lawn Husqvarna Builds its 1 Millionth Robot Lawnmower at its UK HQ Production of robotic mowers has been ongoing for 22 years and in 2006 its Newton Aycliffe factory began the manufacturing of its flagship product. In the height of the season it can see around 3,000 models produced per day.
Smart Home…..On Your Wrist
Garmin is integrating with the Samsung SmartThings app, letting its Connect IQ-compatible devices start talking to your smart home appliances. With the update you’ll be able to control lighting, TV, kitchen appliances and anything else you have connected to the central SmartThings hub. […]
Smart Home Saves a family’s dogs from a fiery death
Home Safety Smart Home technology saves families pet dog Christophe Deschamps was watching a basketball game with his wife and three children when he received an alert on his smartphone. The home security system told him something was wrong, so he quickly accessed the video feed on his phone. “I could see smoke,” he says. […]
Smart Home Technology Helping Senior Citizens to Stay in Their Homes.
As appealing as today’s senior citizens communities may be for many people, some senior citizens just prefer to stay in their homes as long as possible. The reasons to remain at home may be practical or sentimental, but for many, a significant support network must be put in place to help this happen. Smart Home Technology […]
Smart thermostats can they really help save money on your energy bill?
More consumers are turning to smart technology to make their home more efficient and leading the smart home revolution are smart thermostats. But do they really help save money? Energy bills are often painful to see especially after the long winter. This gives rise to smart home technology such as smart thermostats, which claim to […]
Smart homes for tech-aware retirees
The future is moving walkways, pull-down shelves and biowalls that grow vegetables Do retirees really want to live in the type of retirement homes that are being built? This is one of the questions posed in a 45-page report, Neighbourhoods of the Future, to be published next week. Commissioned by the retirement house builder McCarthy […]
Home Security with Home Automation
Home security has changed for the better with the integration of home automation systems. There is so much you can do nowadays besides just having a video surveillance system installed in your home. With so many home automation controllers and hundreds of different smart devices available at your disposal, you can literally set up your […]
Smart Home Revolution
As the heating industry gears up for a ‘smart home’ revolution in years to come, new research suggests there is a significant level of interest in ‘connected’ products among UK homeowners. In a survey carried out by Worcester, Bosch Group, one in four owners of its flagship Wave control stated they were already planning the […]
Smart Home Controller in the Cloud Alternative Using Stringify IFTTT
Most people have heard of IFTTT by now, but perhaps not Stringify. Stringify provides a multi-step logic controller in the Cloud and works with more than 500 products and services including Nest, Philips Hue, Ring, Amazon Alexa, Honeywell, Insteon, LIFX, Netgear and Google.