Tag: home automation

Ecobee goes for total home domination with new smart light switch

November 22, 2017 update: ecobee is now looking for “product pilots” to test the new ecobee switch+! Apply here. You’ve probably heard of Alexa by now: Amazon’s voice-activated assistant does everything from adjusting your lights to adding stuff to your shopping list. When Ecobee announced Alexa integration in its May 15 update to its flagship thermostat, we…
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Review: Belkin WeMo Wi-Fi Enabled Insight Switch

Last updated 8/31/2015 There’s a newer version of the Belkin WeMo Click here to see the latest WeMo on Amazon.com Our Belkin WeMo Insight Switch rating: Belkin WeMo At a Glance The Belkin WeMo Insight Switch is a smart plug that gives you remote control over your plugged-in electronics, easy energy usage monitoring and scheduling via the app,…
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A Quick Look at Apple’s HomeKit and What it Means for You and Your Home

On June 2nd, 2014 Apple announced (among other things) a new home automation platform dubbed HomeKit! HomeKit is brand new. As such, some things aren’t yet known, like how popular it will be with accessory makers or whether it will take off with homeowners. The next major event concerning HomeKit is Apple’s annual MFi summit in China this November,…
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