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First Alert Onelink Safe & Sound smoke alarm brings speaker and Amazon Alexa to ceilings
First Alert Onelink Safe & Sound smoke alarm and speaker. Image: First Alert.

First Alert Onelink Safe & Sound smoke alarm brings speaker and Amazon Alexa to ceilings

First it was our walls getting smarter with the addition of audio features, such as in the case of the iDevices Instinct wall switch. Now, smoke alarm maker First Alert brings similar audio capability to our ceilings…

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Brilliant Control packs broad smart home powers into walls
Brilliant Control, in a four-gang configuration. Image: Brilliant.

Brilliant Control packs broad smart home powers into walls

Designed in 4 configurations to replace single- or multiple-gang wall switches, the Brilliant Control packs a broad range of smart-home capabilities into a slickly designed wall plate that combines lighting control with accessibility to an expanding array…

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Smart EV Charger and Ceiling Fan Switch join iDevices connected home portfolio
iDevices EV Charger and Ceiling Fan Switch. Image: iDevices.

Smart EV Charger and Ceiling Fan Switch join iDevices connected home portfolio

As a consolidation movement continues among connected home product companies, Internet of Things (IoT) device maker iDevices—a pioneer in development of Apple HomeKit accessories—was acquired in April 2017 by Hubbell Incorporated, a large multinational electric, electronics, and…

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Conversations with your walls: iDevices Instinct smart switches to debut
iDevices Instinct smart wall switch. Image: iDevices.

Conversations with your walls: iDevices Instinct smart switches to debut

Aiming to elevate the lowly light switch, connected home accessory company iDevices has announced their Instinct line—smart wall switches with onboard voice activation capabilities. Designed with the Amazon Alexa digital assistant built in, homeowners can issue voice…

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Apple HomePod speaker set for February 2018 debut
The Apple HomePod voce-activated speaker arrives in February 2018. Image: Apple.

Apple HomePod speaker set for February 2018 debut

After creating buzz around the Apple HomePod speaker at their Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in June of 2017, the Cupertino company has announced their first play in the voice-activated speaker game will be available for pre-order on…

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Connected garages just got smarter: ChargePoint brings Amazon Alexa to EV charging
ChargePoint Home EV chargers work with Amazon Alexa. Images: ChargePoint and Amazon

Connected garages just got smarter: ChargePoint brings Amazon Alexa to EV charging

The connected garage just got smarter. Home-based 240-volt charging stations are becoming de rigueur for many electric vehicle (EV) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) owners, as cars with high-capacity battery systems can be painfully slow to…

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Product brief: iDevices Dimmer Switch, smart-home switch hitter
iDevices Dimmer Switch and Connected app

Product brief: iDevices Dimmer Switch, smart-home switch hitter

Designed to appeal to do-it-yourself homeowners as well as professional integrators and builders, smart-home device manufacturer iDevices has released the iDevices Dimmer Switch, an in-wall dimmer that is equally suited for retrofit or new construction installations. As…

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Tour a healthy, zero-energy, and zero-water smart home
Front face at sunset.

Tour a healthy, zero-energy, and zero-water smart home

As a living, breathing laboratory venue for Digitized.House Magazine, our lab home will open its green doors for an exclusive tour on October 15, which will be hosted by our colleagues at Green For A Reason. Located…

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