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Owl Car Cam Bringing 24/7 Video Security To Your Vehicle
Owl Cameras is building on that underlying demand, but with a focus instead on car security. The company makes a little dashboard-mounted camera that connects with your smartphone, delivering video footage directly to your device to capture break-ins, scrapes, crashes. It can record both outside and inside the vehicle at the same time thanks to the dual-camera.
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Smart Speakers Still Reign Supreme In The Smart Home Market
Following the flock of smart home products, the premium smart speaker category is also stepping up in the market. With Apple introducing HomePod, Google the Home Max, Samsung is soon to top these with its own Galaxy Home.
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Use Stringify’s Home Automation System When IFTTT Isn’t Enough
You could, for example, create a system where if you leave a certain location (say, the office) after 5pm on a weekday, then a traffic report will be sent to your phone, the outside lights will be switched on at home, and your partner will be sent a text message to say you're headed home.
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Looking To Sell? Increase The Value Of Your House By Adding A Few Smart Home Devices.
When one tries to sell their house, they want to ensure that they get the maximum amount. The great news for you is, you can often increase your home's value by adding a few smart home devices that will set you back less than $1,000 and often less than $100.
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The Smarter, Simpler Clock! FluidClock Is Making A Better Alarm Clock.
Key features of the FluidClock are its simple, personalizable face, automatic time-setting over a Wi-Fi connection, and an ability to display additional information. It also senses ambient light to switch to a night mode, and has a fully granular alarm system for setting them exactly how you want, for each day of the week.
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The Future Of Renewable Solar Energy Will Be In (And On) Your Smart Home
For our Home of the Future, the solar panels are the roof—of the carport attached to the main volume—functioning as structure and power source while showing passersby how sustainability can be built right into a home.
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Insurers And The Iot Might Just Save Us All A Lot Of Time, Money, And Effort
Selected Traveler’s customers across California will be given Notion sensors for them to be better protected with Notion’s technology. This looks out for changes in temperature, water leaks, sounds smoke alarms, monitors the opening/closing of doors, and garages.
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Getting Started Can Be The Hardest Part. Which Smart Home Product Should You Buy First?
About half of the US households have at least one connected gadget. The other may be terrified at the thought of having smart devices under their roof or just be clueless where to start.
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Do Your Homework Before Building A Smarter Home
With the rise of smart devices like smart kitchen appliances, doorbell cameras, and data-logging sensors, there is also an increased level of security risk. However, precautionary steps are easy to take.
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Upgrade Your Home With Smart Devices For A More Simple And Sustainable Life
According to Energy Star, installing a smart thermostat is the best way to save energy in your home. While programmable thermostats save energy by running the heating and cooling system when you think you’ll be home, smart thermostats know when you’re home.
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Using Smart Lights To Improve Sleep Habits
The lights can be used together to create a scene, like the two in our master taking on sunset tones, or independently. But the real task was using them to improve our sleep. There were three ways we were able to do this.
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Form Over Function? You Can Make Smart Devices In Your Home More Aesthetically Pleasing.
Routers and smart home hubs need to be centrally located for optimal performance, but are often the pieces of our smart home we'd prefer to hide.
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AI Is Unlocking New Doors For Smart Home Security Solutions
In the home security industry, companies leverage AI in three specific ways: facial recognition, threat analysis, and smart home integration. The AI-powered machine learns to use the images to understand the patterns and eventually recognize objects and faces. Today’s systems already offer an integrated system of audio, visual, and sensor-based threat detection hardware.
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New SmartThings WiFi Will Learn Your Environment And Optimize Performance For A Powerful, Reliable Smart Home
Samsung’s latest SmartThings Wifi is a wireless mesh networking system that comes with a fully in-built home-automation hub. It not only controls smart-home devices via IP, Z-Wave, ZigBee, and Bluetooth, it also works to extend the Wi-Fi signals with Plume AI technology.
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Because You're Not You When You're Hungry! WePlenish Smart Container Makes Sure You Don’t Run Out Of Snacks, Coffee, And Other Essentials.
A smart device manufacturer based near Fort Lauderdale, Florida, is helping Amazon on its mission to augment all smart homes by offering a new smart pantry device. The WePlenish Java Smart Container orders snacks and coffee — from certain designated brands only — automatically using Amazon Dash.
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Insurers See Value In Smart Home Growth But Ability To Collect Data Continues To Be A Challenge
Using smart home devices to understand how a home works and where exposures lie can be extremely valuable for both the homeowner and the insurance carrier or broker.
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Don't Sleep On The Other Korean Giant. LG Is Quietly Building Its Own Smart Home Ecosystem
Samsung's SmartThings and Galaxy Home mesh update are all over the news. With this, we tend to forget LG is just a step away from creating its own smart home ecosystem.
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Convenience And Efficiency Are Key To Brits Embracing Smart Technology
About 43% of the Brits own at least one smart gadget. They seem to favor security systems the most, according to a recent survey. Lack of time and stress are two major reasons why Brits are going for smart home technology that they can control remotely with their smartphone.
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The Nest Smart Thermostat Is An Always Learning, Money Saving Machine
Nest Learning Thermostat can control your heating like a standard thermostat, adjusting the temperature by small or large increments as you choose. As the name suggests, it can also learn your routine – this means it can heat the house to your ideal temperature when you’re home and power down when you’re out, reducing your energy costs.
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