August 2018 | Digitized House
Future-Proofing Your Smart Home with a Structured Media Enclosure
One of the best ways of future-proofing your new smart home is with a structured media enclosure. Image: Digitized House Media.

Future-Proofing Your Smart Home with a Structured Media Enclosure

A structured media enclosure has become standard fare in many new homes, as production and custom home builders are often including technology wiring packages in their base home feature lists, or offering them as upgrades. These in-wall panels are congregation and access portals for various…

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5 Apple Watch Apps for Smart Home Mastery
Featuring integration with Apple iOS as well as watchOS, the Philips Hue app for Apple Watch enables Hue lighting control via widgets. Image: Digitized House Media.

5 Apple Watch Apps for Smart Home Mastery

There are a variety of watchOS apps that enable you to control your smart home accessories from Apple Watch. Variances in functionality and interface make evaluating each app a prudent endeavor, especially if you're seeking a premiere app that lets you get the most out…

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ENTR Smart Lock Proves the Smartest Solution for Rental Services in Croatia
More European property rental services are relying on secure solutions around the ENTR smart door lock. Image: ASSA ABLOY/Intersoft/iStock.

ENTR Smart Lock Proves the Smartest Solution for Rental Services in Croatia

With vacation rental occupancy rates booming in Croatia, Pula-based Intersoft sought to develop a highly-secure, technology-based solution to make life less hectic for property renters and their guests. For the core of their new app-based service, they chose the ENTR® smart door lock from ASSA…

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Are Smart Homes Normalizing Energy-Efficient Living?
A multitude of energy- and resource-efficient smart-home technologies are becoming mainstream in today's homes, thereby normalizing energy-efficient living. Image: Brian Babb on Unsplash.

Are Smart Homes Normalizing Energy-Efficient Living?

Smart and sustainable homes can offer excellent energy efficiency, curbing energy and resource waste on a global scale. A variety of technologies and applications promote efficiency in smart homes, with light bulbs, thermostats, window coverings, sprinkler controllers, solar photovoltaic systems, and much more. Although the…

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Infographic: Passive Housing | A Smarter Way of Living 

Passive housing is fast becoming one of the most sought-after types of accommodation as homeowners realize the energy-saving (and indeed bill-reducing) and sustainability potential of this fascinating concept. In a passive house, a steady, comfortable temperature is maintained in every room, so you won’t go…

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5 Approaches to Make Digital Assistants a Partner in Your Kids’ Education
Voice-controlled digital assistants can be a valuable asset for parents looking to bolster the education of their children. Image: Digitized House Media.

5 Approaches to Make Digital Assistants a Partner in Your Kids’ Education

Your family has a voice-controlled home assistant, but you’re tired of asking silly questions like “How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?” If you haven’t explored the technology’s ability to help with more useful things—like supporting your child’s education—it’s…

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Smart Solutions to Accelerate Garden Growth
Robotic mowers can be a big time saver in your landscape, giving you more time to tend to the garden. Image: Husqvarna.

Smart Solutions to Accelerate Garden Growth

Having a garden is one of the biggest joys a nature enthusiast can have in their lives. You get to hand pick the little plants you want to raise in your yard and take pride in raising them well into their blooming stages. The trick…

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5 Smart Controllers to Elevate Your Garage Door
Do you know if your garage door is open or closed right now? The new generation of smart garage door opener controllers can let you check via your smartphone. Image: Digitized House Media.

5 Smart Controllers to Elevate Your Garage Door

There are smart door locks and intelligent room lights and thermostats, so why not smart garage door controllers, too? As it turns out, you can buy those and there are a growing number to choose from. Here are five of the best ones.  [1] Chamberlain…

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With Smart Security Cameras, Location Is Everything
Security cameras have gotten much smarter, but where you place them can increase their effectiveness. Image: Digitized House Media.

With Smart Security Cameras, Location Is Everything

So you installed a security system and you're feeling great knowing that your family and your home are protected. After researching, you purchased one of the the best security systems that you could find and opted for adding a number of cameras around the exterior…

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