Using easy-to-install multi-functional sensors and a mobile app, this new system allows users to detect motion, smoke, temperature changes and more - through a free self-monitoring option or subscription based professional monitoring services.
New Kickstarter campaign for a smart home platform that aims to unify the fragmented smart home space reaches its crowdfunding goal.
Mike Hanlon for New Atlas: Swidget is a modular electrical outlet designed to turn any home into a smarthome using existing wiring, replacing a traditional electricity outlet with an outlet capable of using "snap in" inserts.
Aaron Tilley for Forbes: At a Wednesday morning developer session at this year's WWDC, Apple said that HomeKit is now open to any Apple developer to tinker around with.
Here are a few current projects that may be of interest.
Here are a few projects we think are worth looking into. Be careful... it is crowdfunding.
Expanded Eureka Park Marketplace to feature 500 startups at CES 2016
Anthony Karcz for Forbes: Quick, how many connected devices do you have in your house? Do you have a smart thermostat or LED bulbs? How do you control them, via various different apps on your phone? What about when you’re gone and your phone is with you? What do you do then? Sentri is a new company on the scene that has an answer to all of these questions. Coming off a successful Kickstarter campaign, they are offering a home-automation hub and security camera to help everyone in your household control your smart devices and keep them safe. Compatible with Nest, Philips Hue, and WeMo switches (for now, more partners will be announced in the future), Sentri provides easy access to your smart home via a 10-inch touchscreen. Cont'd...
BRiK DIY Wireless Speaker System / Thinking Cleaner, Wifi for iRobot Roomba / Angee. The First Truly Autonomous Home Security System
New smart lock redefines home security, enabling homeowners to see who is at their door and interact with them from wherever they are - home or away
MOVE-motorize blinds and shades, NodeIT: The worlds smallest and extendable IoT system, Sideclick: Streamline Your Streaming Experience
iFamCare launched a crowdfunding campaign for the connected home camera earlier this month and has successfully hit its goal of $15,000.
Indiegogo - LightFreq Square2, the Smart Light Bulb, HD Speaker and Intercom, has One Day Left in Indiegogo Campaign
Square2 helps users turn their home into a smarthome party house
Investing in education is vital, which the UAE recognises with its aim to get more young people into STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) subjects as part of its National Innovation Strategy.
Holistic Home Energy Intelligence Solution Receives "Works with SmartThings" Certification
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