A New Shade of Smart Lights

Welcome to our weekly home automation product coverage—features that get you in-the-know on the latest connected home technology in less than two minutes.

 

When you think of lights in your home, you think about turning them off and on, and that’s about it. But what if lights became part of your home entertainment? What if your lights adapted to your mood?

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What Does the New Thread Standard Mean to Professional Security Dealers?

This is the first post of a series on Thread.

 

Thread-Certified Smart Home Devices Are On Their Way

The Thread Group has recently announced that their official certification program is now live. Companies with smart home devices following Thread standards can now submit their products for testing. If the products pass a battery of rigorous tests, they will receive the official Thread Certification stamp, recognizing their compliance. Already, the first wave of 30+ products have begun their testing.

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Voice of Smarthomes?

Welcome to our weekly home automation product coverage—features that get you in-the-know on the latest connected home technology in less than two minutes.

As technology continues to advance and more and more of our lives go digital, we’ve also seen an advancement in hands-free or voice-controlled technology. Apple has Siri, Google allows you to speak your search, and many cars come with voice command.

One market where we haven’t seen voice control speak up is the smarthome market. Alarms can be set when you’re not home, lights can turn on and off on a set schedule, and your house can heat up when you pull into your driveway, but these all require some type of remote control as the source command center.

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