Smart home

Smart home, news, reviews and rumours for anything that is a Smart home. Products are appearing all the time from Apple, Amazon, Google, Philips, Hive and more.

The smart home space is booming with products like Google Home, HomePod and smart lighting from Philips Hue and robots from Neato. Active JR will keep you up to date with all the latest smart home news and reviews.

Aqara Motion Sensor review

Aqara motion sensor review – Cheap, reliable HomeKit motion sensor

Aqara Motion sensor review When anyone mentions cheap, china and electronics you will automatically think rubbish. However, Aqara, the smart home company has been making...
Tado thermostat V3+ review

Tado Smart thermostat V3+ review – updated version for 2019

Tado thermostat V3+ review Tado has been a name in the smart home heating space for sometime now along with Nest and Hive. The smart...
Nanoleaf Canvas review on a wall

Nanoleaf Canvas review – Smart lighting a little different

Nanoleaf Canvas Review Smart lighting is typically a first purchase for a smart home buyer, but the Nanoleaf Canvas is not your typical smart lighting....
HomeKit secure video guide

HomeKit Secure Video guide, iCloud plans, cameras, how it works

HomeKit Secure Video is coming later this year when Apple releases iOS 13 and like me you are excited for it will bring. However,...
IKEA SMART blinds release

IKEA smart blinds to launch in Europe in August, US in October

IKEA has finally confirmed the launch of the delayed smart blinds both for Europe and the US. The smart motorised blinds will hit Europe...
HomeKit iOS 13 at WWDC

Apple announces HomeKit secure video and router support at WWDC

Announced today at WWDC, Apple is adding improved support for security cameras and routers in HomeKit as part its iOS 13 update. While many users...
Homekit improvements at WWDC 19

Apple needs to up the game about HomeKit at WWDC 2019

Reading forums and the HomeKit Reddit sub, users are crying out for Apple to get serious with HomeKit at WWDC 19. Despite it being a...
Alexa Guard

Amazon announce Alexa Guard to protect your home

Amazon has announced a new 'Alexa Guard' feature that works to protect your home while you're away. Guard is an Alexa feature that helps you...
KeyMitt smart lock

New Startup Keymitt to bring smart lock with HomeKit

Keymitt is a new startup who plans to introduce a new smart lock that with HomeKit support. The smart lock works similar to the...
AVIA HomeKit Multi point lock

AVIA multi-point smart lock with HomeKit to launch in May

As reported back in January, AVIA, the first multi-point smart lock that supports HomeKit will launch 21st May at Fitshow UK. The AVIA smart...

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