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.

How to install HomeBridge on a QNAP Nas wit

How to install HomeBridge on a QNAP NAS using Container station

I am a massive user of smart home products and most of my home is linked up in some shape or form with smart...
IKEA Smart Blinds UK

IKEA Smart Blinds shipping delayed until mid summer

Despite formal confirmation that shipping for the IKEA smart blinds smart blinds Kadrilj and the Fyrtur would start in February 2019 for Europe and the 1st April...
Hive Home & HomeKit

Hive Home HomeKit support, well sort of, Hey Siri Shortcuts

Hive HomeKit support via Siri shortcuts Hive Home has now been around for a few years starting with its Hive heating product and now expanded...
IKEA Smart Blinds availability

Ikea Smart blinds availability, US, UK & Europe

Ikea is set to launch the smart blinds named KADRILJ and FYRTUR with support for HomeKit and the TRÅDFRI gateway that already controls the company's...
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...
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...
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,...
AVIA Smart Lock with HomeKit

Avia smart lock offers HomeKit with support for MultiPoint locks

HomeKit enabled multi-point lock AVIA has announced the upcoming HomeKit multi-point smart lock. Rather than using a deadbolt lock found in most of the other...
IKEA smart blind battery

Ikea smart blind battery appearing in stores in Europe

The BRAUNIT battery pack for the forthcoming Ikea Smart Blinds is now on sale in Germany, UK and Ireland. While this battery also supports...
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...

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