As always, lots going on in the smart home space this week. Here are a couple of news items that caught our attention:
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SMART HOME RADIO SHOW 009: GERARD TALKS STRUCTURED WIRING
In this ninth episode of The Smart Home Radio Show, I chat with Darrel Hauk, the founder, and CEO of Channel Vision.
KICKSTARTER SMART HOUSE CAMPAIGN – A BLUETOOTH LOCK
Although not available in this part of the world, this product is interesting for those who have been opening and closing padlocks for years! Tagged as the Noke, it allows users to use an App on their iOS or Android phone to unlock the lock, just by getting close to it. Like various smart homes and connected devices that are coming to the market, it uses Bluetooth for connectivity between the padlock and your smartphone. Check out their Kickstarter page, if you want to learn some more…
ADT PARTNERS WITH IFTTT
Mashable reports that ADT has announced it is partnering with IFTTT (“If This Then That”), which allows users to connect different apps through if-then statements, which they refer to as command “recipes.” With this new arrangement, ADT alarm customers will be able to use IFTTT recipes that to interconnect main alarm systems with other smart devices such as connected door locks, thermostats, lights, cameras, and appliances.
PARKS ASSOCIATES TELLS US ABOUT THE IMPORTANCE OF SECURITY
According to a new research report by Parks Associates, about 64 percent of the smart devices currently in the home are part of security or home control systems. The smart devices mentioned in the study include a wide range of products, from lighting controls and security cameras to programmable thermostats, motorized door controls, and much more.