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.

How to setup Home Assistant on a QNap NAS

How to setup Home Assistant on Qnap container station

Install Home Assistant on a Qnap NAS Are you wanting to combine the power of you Qnap NAS and the Home Assistant open source software, then you have come to the right place to learn how...
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 in the US, the company has now pushed the availability...

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...
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...
Philips Hue outdoor range CES 2019

Philips Hue outdoor expands lineup at CES 2019

If like me you are already a Philips Hue customer then this could be welcome news after the company has announced new products at CES 2019 to its Hue Outdoor lighting range with an outdoor...
Ring HomeKit support

Ring promises HomeKit support, again – But is it to late

Ring has confirmed that HomeKit support will be coming to the Ring Pro Doorbell, but is it just another empty promise and a reaction to the Netatmo Smart Doorbell announcement with HomeKit support?Previously in 2016 Ring...
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 smart bulbs.https://youtu.be/Znqs3qeylhoThis is not Ikea's first step into smart home...
Netamo smart doorbell HomeKit

Netatmo Smart Doorbell with HomeKit announced

Netatmo Smart Video Doorbell that supports HomeKit Netatmo has unveiled a new Smart Video Doorbell with Apple HomeKit support. The Smart doorbell comes with 1080p Full HD camera with a large 160-degree that can be...
Belkin Wemo light switch

New Belkin Wemo Light Switches With Apple HomeKit Support

Belkin has announced new Wemo Light Switches for 2019 which offer Apple HomeKit support without the need for a hub.The new switches will join the Wemo Mini Smart Plug and Wemo Dimmer which also...
CES 2019 smart home and tech

CES 2019 Tech & Smart home predictions – Philips, Google, Alexa, Apple

CES 2019 is only days away and here is our take on what may be coming based on all the leaked and rumours from smart home and tech companies like Philips, Google, Neato, August and...

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