Home Automation

Amazon Dash: The Latest


It’s been a while since we wrote about Amazon Dash and we can’t wait for this little bit of home automation in australia. This obviously has a dependency on Amazon launching their store locally. In the meantime, TechCrunch have had their say on how Dash is going stateside. Sit back and enjoy. Price: - US Buy Now Price: - US ... Read More »

Clime Sensors Are The Complete Smart Home Solution

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If you can imagine something that needs monitoring in your smart home, Clime sensors will most likely be able to handle it for you. The great thing is, that 1 small unit can sense multiple environmental changes and alert you of anything thats happening in your home. What can Clime Sensors monitor? Able to sense changes in temperature, humidity, light ... Read More »

Smart Home Christmas Gift Guide

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2014 was year of growth for the home automation industry. So many start-ups and ideas flourished from viral Kickstarter campaigns while the tech behemoths of Microsoft, Apple, Samsung and Google opened their smart home platforms to third-party innovations. If you have someone special in your life who loves new tech, this year could definitely be the time to buy some ... Read More »

Introducing Amazon’s connected speaker – Echo

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Online shopping behemoth, Amazon, is making its own surge into the home automation market with its new connected smart speaker for the home – The Amazon Echo. The Amazon Echo is a tuned, voice-activated speaker that begins to work whenever it detects its “wake” word. This word, default “Alexa”, but can be customized to whatever you want, will perform task ... Read More »

Apple’s HomeKit expected to showcase at CES next month


Although Apple’s execs have promised to bring the Internet of Things and home automation to the iOS system through the company’s HomeKit smart home platform, no launches occurred in 2014. The company announced their take on the home automation concept at the same time that iOS8 was unveiled, back in June. Many tech experts expected the Apple HomeKit to be ... Read More »

Knight Rider’s KITT and David Hasselhoff reunite for Samsung Smart Home commercial

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In a move of casting genius, David “The Hoff” Hasselhoff appears in Samsung’s Smart Home commercial reprising his most successful role – himself. After playing himself in over three feature films and several TV episodes, Hasselhoff appears to have finally mastered the role. He is joined in the commercial by his headstrong, if somewhat emotional, co-star of the hit 1980’s ... Read More »

5 Home Automation start-ups to watch in 2015

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According to a recent report by Transparency Market Research, the value of the home automation industry is expected to reach $16.4 billion by 2019. This is up from the $3.6 billion industry valuation in 2012. As we head into 2015, it is clear that the home automation industry is moving from strength to strength; and with so many new products ... Read More »

Home automation industry expected to surge in Australia and globally

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With Australian smart home start-ups, such as Ninja Blocks, kicking goals on the world stage, the Australian home automation industry is poised to go from strength to strength over the next five years. It is a trend that reflected by the strength of the growing home automation market worldwide. Global Home Automation Industry Transparency Market Research recently released its report ... Read More »

Control Your Home with the SwannOne Home Automation Hub

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If you’d like a smart home security solution that is easy to set up and simple to use, check out the new SwannOne home automation hub. With SwannOne, buyers will be able to control all aspects of their home security or company security from a single smartphone app. The smart home industry has been going ahead in leaps and bounds, ... Read More »