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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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4 Key Smart Home Safety Features to Invest In
Smart door locks offer keyless entry and added safety for your home. Image: August Home.

4 Key Smart Home Safety Features to Invest In

If you’re just starting to entertain the idea of installing smart security devices in your home, remember that these devices can sometimes carry a hefty up-front cost. It’s helpful to think about them as long-term investments—in your…

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How Smart Homes Can Help Improve Quality of Life
Connected homes can be much more than technology showcases. When smartly outfitted, they can help improve our quality of life.

How Smart Homes Can Help Improve Quality of Life

Today’s increasingly popular smart home technologies impress the neighbors and make us marvel at how far innovations have come in the last decade or so. However, these gadgets do more than just provide bragging rights and give…

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Verisure connected home automation gets even smarter with Yale smart door locks by ASSA ABLOY
In Scandinavia, alarm monitoring company Verisure has added the Yale Doorman smart lock from ASSA ABLOY to their connected home repertoire. Image: ASSA ABLOY and Verisure.

Verisure connected home automation gets even smarter with Yale smart door locks by ASSA ABLOY

According to recent research by consultancy IFSEC Global, more than 90 percent of security system installers view home automation as a significant growth market. Verisure, Europe’s leading alarm monitoring company, offers more than just protection against intruders.…

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ENTR smart door lock extends colour palette with black version
The ENTR smart door lock is available Europe-wide in a new black version. Image: ASSA ABLOY.

ENTR smart door lock extends colour palette with black version

ASSA ABLOY built their award-winning ENTR smart door lock to blend seamlessly with European contemporary smart home design. Now, the product is available in a new black colour, as well as the original white, to complement any…

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Italian Firm Nice S.p.A. Takes Majority Stake in Silicon Valley-based Abode Systems
Nice S.p.A. and abode systems will join their global home automation forces. Image: Nice Group USA.

Italian Firm Nice S.p.A. Takes Majority Stake in Silicon Valley-based Abode Systems

The international link-up of connected home products and services companies continued unabated in April, as Italian global home and building automation company Nice S.p.A. took a majority stake in Silicon Valley-based abode systems—a do-it-yourself smart home security start-up. According to…

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YzOak smart plugs and light sockets, powerhouses in small packages
YzPlug and YzLight from YzOak are multi-faceted devices. Image: YzOak.

YzOak smart plugs and light sockets, powerhouses in small packages

Packing an extremely deep set of features and sensors into the forthcoming YzPlug and YzLight, startup YzOak (pronounced “wiseoak”) aims to insert themselves into your connected home by coming between all of your plug-in devices and light…

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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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