Tuesday, April 23, 2019

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.

IKEA smart light review

IKEA Trådfri smart light review – not smart, underwhelming

IKEA is known for a being the king of flat pack furniture and do this really well, So when I heard about the IKEA smart lighting range I had high expectations given the relatively...
Netatmo Presence review

Netatmo Presence review: Solid smart security camera

Netatmo Presence Review Netatmo is well known for its smart home thermostats, but they also do a line of home security products and in this article, I will be reviewing the Netatmo Presence smart security camera. So...
AVIA Smart Lock with HomeKit

Avia smart lock offers HomeKit with support for MultiPoint locks

HomeKit enabled multipoint lock Introduced at CES, the Mighton Avia smart lock that supports HomeKit and is specifically made for multipoint locking doors, rather than using a deadbolt lock found in most of the other...
IKEA Tradfri smart plug UK

IKEA Tradfri Control Outlet review – Low price HomeKit smart plug

IKEA Smart Plug Review IKEA entered the smart home market some time ago with their smart lighting range, now they have added to the range with low priced smart plugs interestingly named Tradfri Control outlet. Before...
Create a HomeKit enabled Floodlight

How to create a HomeKit Floodlight with motion detection on a budget

How to create and set up a HomeKit floodlight with motion detection Whilst floodlights with HomeKit support are starting to hit the market now with one of them being the Philips Hue Welcome floodlight, but...

The HomeKit devices to watch out for in 2019

The future of HomeKit devices in 2019 Whilst Apple didn’t officially attend CES 2019,we did see plenty of new HomeKit smart home products that are coming in 2019 from Smart TV, lighting, doorbells, locks, thermostats...

Neato Botvac D5 connected review – smart cleaning robot

Neato Botvac D5 connected review The Neato Botvac D5 connected review is not something I would normally cover, but as part of a piece, I am writing on how smart home technology can improve wellbeing...
Ikea smart blinds coming soon

IKea Smart Blinds coming soon with HomeKit support

Ikea Smart blinds to start at €99 with HomeKit support Ikea’s smart home lineup will soon expand to includes Ikea smart blinds. The company has been rolling out Smart home products through its Tradfri smart home...
Lightwave generation 2 review

Lightwave generation 2 review – Smart Power & light switch dimmer

Lightwave has been around since 2008 making smart home products and the Lightwave generation 2 product line is the latest from the company offering light switches and power sockets with new features like support...
Tradfri COntrol outlet HomeKit

IKEA Tradfri smart plugs to get HomeKit update in February

IKEA Control Outlet HomeKit update IKEA launched the low priced TradFri Control Outlet smart plugs back in November 2018, but part way through launch the company had to pull HomeKit support due to technical issues. UPDATE:...

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