Happy Halloween to all 🎃😊 All good in this part of the world. Lots of activities here today with trick or treating with the younger ones and the older crew I believe are on the town tonight! On the smart home front, I’ve picked out some stories, that I thought you might enjoy this Sunday morning:
Couch Speakers 🛋️
I love coming across these mad smart home stories and this is one. On this occasion, it’s all about integrating smart speakers into a couch. Sounds weird, but the company might be onto something. Implementing a proper home cinema environment can involve a plethora of speakers, that are often not very aesthetically pleasing. Dubbed the Flexound Pulse, this home cinema system consists of a seat that includes some embedded speakers. The speakers chosen are provided by Harmon Kardon, who are serious players in the high-end audio space. Check out the companies site for more product information.
Recurring Revenue For NGSHI Installers 💸
Always kept a keen eye on the independent living space and its impact on the smart home over the past decade or more. To be honest, no one has really cracked the nut of bringing quality healthcare into people’s homes. Although the technology has improved over the years, the issue of helping seniors utilize various consumer-grade health devices has been a show-stopper.
US-based company Best Buy is planning to improve this situation through their recently announced acquisition of Current Health, a leading care-at-home technology platform that brings together remote patient monitoring, telehealth, and patient engagement into a single solution for healthcare organizations.
From an installer perspective, healthcare in the home may eventually develop into a multi-billion opportunity. Certified smart home installers will be well placed to install various senior-friendly technologies, ranging from telehealth to emergency concierge and monitoring services for seniors. Keep an eye out for the opening of the next NGSHI cohort over the coming weeks, to help you capitalize on this growing opportunity. You can check Best Buy’s full announcement for all the details if you want to read more.
This Weeks Blog Post ✍️
Due to the increased demand for reliable and efficient smart home automation products, the market has seen the emergence of many companies.
However, apart from the big smart home industry players we already know about, there have emerged smaller companies that are manufacturing some of the best smart devices on the market, all at an affordable price.
These companies have incorporated the in-demand technology features most sought after by customers and made some of the most efficient smart devices you can come across. The following are some of the smaller operation companies that manufacture and supply great smart products in the market;>> Read the complete article on the blog
Cheap Wireless Doorbell 🔔
Wyze Labs, Inc., also known as Wyze, is a U.S. company based in Seattle, Washington, that specializes in smart home products and wireless cameras has released an interesting product – a video doorbell. Known for its affordability, the cost of this new camera is only $65. According to this verge article, the new smart doorbell will include the following features:
- Six months of battery life
- 1:1 aspect ratio
- Records and streams video in 1440 x 1440 HD
- Operates on 2.4GHz and 5GHz Wi-Fi
Furthermore, you will have also have the option of attaching to your existing doorbell wires.
Weekly Smart Home Voice Command! 🎤
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This is it for today, See you next Sunday 😉. If you have colleagues, friends, or neighbors that would benefit from knowing about smart home devices, please consider sharing them.
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