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.

Soma Tilt smart blinds

Soma Tilt coming to Control Your Venetian Blinds

Control your Venetian blinds with Soma Tilt Soma is introducing a new Venetian blinds with HomeKit support, called the Soma Tilt. The New tilt blind...
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...
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...

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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...

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