29JUN 2016
Best Home automation Systems 2014

Best Home automation Systems 2014

There are some clear trends are emerging for 2014 in both the home security and home automation markets. Here’s a comprehensive look at three growth developments we expect to encounter in the upcoming year. Home Healthcare Marketplace Fueled by an aging population and the acceptance of home-based healthcare from private and government insurers, the wireless home healthcare…

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27JUN 2016
Voice Controlled home automation system

Voice Controlled home automation system

Josh is a voice controlled home automation system. Like Siri or Google Now, the Josh programming language is built to support natural language voice commands. This includes greetings, questions, instructions, and more. Further, Josh is built to control and connect any “smart” device, from any device. For example, with Josh you can turn on your speakers from your watch, change…

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25JUN 2016
X10 home automation system

X10 home automation system

MiniTimer Control Kit: An Alarm Clock That Controls Your Home You ve probably seen light timers you have to wire in and other complicated home automation systems that allow you to control and schedule lights and appliances. The X10 MiniTimer does all that stuff as well. Here s the difference: In order to set it up, take it out of the box, plug it in and PRESTO, you ve got Home…

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23JUN 2016
Home Green

Home Green

Americans have long been known as the world s energy guzzlers for their supersized lifestyles. Their energy use per capita, however, has fallen in recent years as homes, appliances and cars become more efficient. So how does the United States compare now? Still not so well, says a scorecard released today. The United States placed ninth out of 12 large economies, outranked…

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21JUN 2016
Smart House full movie

Smart House full movie

Carley Knobloch here, resident HGTV Smart Home gal at HGTV.com, and your personal tour guide for the HGTV Smart Home 2015. That’s me in all the videos, walking you through the house room-by-room, and loving every minute of it. I spent a lot of time in Austin, TX while the house was being built, and I’m still trying to burn of all the BBQ I ate! I know this house inside and…

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19JUN 2016
Best z Wave Home automation system

Best z Wave Home automation system

The list of crowdfunded projects continues to grow. I’ve heard several people say that the home automation market is becoming rather crowded. I would agree but through it all we are seeing better things doing bigger things. Even with so many crowdfunded security devices I would say that three of the most popular competitors in the DIY smart home security market include Piper…

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16JUN 2016
Cloud based Home automation

Cloud based Home automation

A home that’s completely controlled via smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices is no longer a sci-fi dream — it’s a reality. And right now, mobile home automation is seeing an explosion that’s changing the lifestyles — and the energy consumption habits — of more and more homeowners ever day. From turning on the fireplace to playing music throughout a house at the touch…

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14JUN 2016
Best Home automation security system

Best Home automation security system

We’ll be the first ones to recommend a monitored home security system. Why? Peace of mind — you don’t need to be actively monitoring your own system while you’re asleep or away from home. That being said, we know there are those of you out there who would prefer to take matters into your own hands, and use the extra $30–60 a month and up that would have gone towards monitoring…

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