Smart House Weekly News Roundup – Smart Home Remotes And More

As always, lots going on in the smart house space this week. Here are three news items that caught our attention in recent times:

LOGITECH DEEPENS ITS SMART HOUSE PRODUCT RANGE

I have always been a bit of a fan of the Harmony range of universal remote controls.

Last week the company that manufacturers Harmony, Logitech, announced two new models that can not only control your AV equipment but also your lights, thermostats, door locks etc…

What I like about this approach is that it allows families to use a physical button to activate various types of smart home capabilities.

D-LINK INTRODUCES A NEW SMART HOUSE PLUG

Earlier this week, D-Link; announced that they were shipping a Smart Plug that supports WiFi.

The option to connect to your in-home WiFi network makes installation very simple and straightforward. As with all connected devices, an App is used to set up your smart plug.

INTERESTING RESULTS FROM RECENT LOWE’S HOME TECH SURVEY

A new smart home study released by Lowe’s found that 70 percent of smartphone users in America wish they could control things around their home from the comfort of their bed.

The data reveals that a majority of Americans are generally favorable to smart homes, with 50 percent preferring do-it-yourself solutions, and nearly two-thirds (62 percent) find the smart home most beneficial for monitoring safety and security.

The Smart Home Survey was conducted online in July by Harris Poll on behalf of Lowe’s, polled more than 2,000 U.S. adults aged 18+

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