CADE METZ for Wired: Today, Yale, the company, unveiled a digital lock that taps into the “smart home” system designed by Nest. The Google-owned Nest makes Internet-connected thermostats, security cameras, and smoke detectors that also handle carbon monoxide, but that’s not all. It also offers a variety of tools that let other companies connect their own devices with the various Nest gadgets. The idea is that you can control all these devices with a single smartphone app—and that each device can talk to the others. You can, say, set your security camera to start recording when someone opens your door lock—or program your door lock to say something when you step into a house full of carbon monoxide.
But the new Yale lock, dubbed Linus, is a little different from other devices. It’s the first third-party device designed to communicate with Nest gadgets directly, via a wireless network set up inside your home. Previously, such devices could only reach Nest gear in a roundabout way, over the Internet. And this has its drawbacks. Cont'd...
Fluance's New SXBP Bipolar Surround Sound Speakers Provide Cinematic Quality Audio to Home Theater Systems
eyeSight Technologies announces public availability of singlecue, bringing touch-free gesture control to your home
Yamaha RX-S601 AV Receiver Connects Your Home with MusicCast Wireless Multiroom Audio in a Compact Size
Records 1411 to 1425 of 2430