Posts tagged with "Smart Home":

Future Smart Cities 2019

A smart city initiative is the target of people to live in, it includes all different types of leisure and connectivity; electronic data, sensors and full information and communication technology ICT that used IT managing assets, commercial, industrial, traffic, networks and all matters that related to sustainability and Eco-system. It helps people to have a positive interaction with the place, where they find a high performance of infrastructure. Thus, the smart city is a crucial argument to improve the quality of life and strengthen the relationship between cities and citizens. IEREK organizes the second international conference on "Future Smart Cities" in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, where the city has a promising potential of transformation to be smarter.

CEDIA Expo 2019

CEDIA Expo is the event that’s making smart homes genius. More than 20,000 home tech pros and 500+ exhibitors convene for the leading event in connected technology. Receive concentrated access to new products, breakthrough innovations and targeted training in tech integration. CEDIA Expo 2019 will be held in Denver, CO at the Colorado Convention Center September 10-14, 2019.
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Smart kitchen: New appliances equipped with responsive technologies

Design kitchens that respond in real time with new digital appliances and plumbing. With the help of smart home systems like Alexa and Google Home, the following appliances and electronics make the kitchen more responsive and powerful than ever.
Integrated Column Freezer and Refrigerator Fisher & Paykel Fisher & Paykel’s new family-size column freezer and refrigerator can be installed separately or together, and can be variably configured. The ideal temperature is set for three food zones: freeze, -7 degrees Fahrenheit to 7 degrees Fahrenheit; soft freeze, 14 degrees Fahrenheit to 18 degrees Fahrenheit; and deep freeze, -13 degrees Fahrenheit.
Smart Oven+ Kitchenaid Smart Oven+ is designed with interchangeable cooking attachments that plug directly into a hub inside. Including a grill, steamer, baking stone, and base heating pan, the oven also has an LED illuminated touch screen that directs the user to the right attachment to employ based on cooking instructions in the platform.
TKO Touch Faucet Lenova Sinks Grubby hands? Tap and wash with a faucet that turns on with a touch of your wrist or forearm. Don’t worry about burning yourself; LED lights will indicate the temperature. And, when you’re through, integrated sensors will automatically shut off the flow.
48-Inch Pro-Harmony Standard Depth Gas Range Thermador Pro-Harmony comes equipped with Thermador’s new app that pairs the oven with other appliances like the ventilation hood, as well as digital recipes that sync with automatic settings. For easy cleanup, the stovetop features a base where a hand and sponge can easily fit under each burner.
Hailo Libero 2.0 Auto Opener Häfele
Look ma, no hands! Open the cabinet door by stepping on a sensor or tapping a button. Special features such as under-mount lighting are customizable with the Auto Opener app.
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These new smart home devices provide security beyond surveillance

These smart home security systems allow you to monitor your home from anywhere. With added features like an emergency response system and digital keys that provide guest access, these devices do more than just monitor your home; they help you to actively secure it. Mesh Network Motion Sensor XANDEM Weave an invisible, motion-sensing web with Xandem’s small radio devices. The wireless mesh technology works through walls and furniture to detect motion and pinpoint it to an exact location. Security Light Arlo Create automated lighting schemes with this wire-free smart light. Using the Arlo app, users can turn the light on and off. For added security, notifications are sent to your phone or email when it detects motion. Motion Sensor Kangaroo This camera-free, microphone-free wireless motion sensor detects household disturbances and sends alerts directly to your smartphone. The peel-and-stick hub is easy to install and connects seamlessly to your home Wi-Fi network. Smart Video Doorbell Netatmo Netatmo’s new smart video doorbell allows you to remotely see who’s at the door and to open it. You won’t miss any visitor or packages thanks to the video call delivered to your smartphone in real time. The app allows you to view past calls and events, as well as download videos that might be of interest.   Smart Lock August Lock and unlock your door from anywhere. This smart lock attaches directly to your existing deadbolt on the inside of your door, so you can still use your keys. With the August app, you can give digital keys to guests from your phone. View Outdoor Camera Hive Hive’s new outdoor security camera live streams in 1080p HD to your smartphone. The camera automatically detects motion, sounds, and people with its built-in sensors and microphone. Notifications come with an image of the person detected, so you can see what’s happening day or night.
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This British parrot shops for tasty treats with owner's Alexa

A British pet parrot has forged a bond with his owner's Alexa, playing music and ordering tasty treats from the virtual assistant developed by tech giant Amazon.
Rocco, a rescue African Grey, made international headlines when The Times of London reported that he's bought ice cream and strawberries from Alexa (though the device's parental lock feature prevents these items from actually showing up at the door). Owner Marion Wischnewski adopted Rocco from the animal sanctuary she volunteers with after the bird's frequent cussing scared away potential adoptive parrot parents. African Greys are known for their ability to precisely mimic sounds, natural and mechanical, often very loudly. While Rocco's now famous, YouTube offers plenty of looks into greys and their relationships with voice-activated devices. Below is a 2017 clip of Petra making fart sounds at Alexa then asking her for a peanut: While Alexa might be the perfect machine companion for birds like Rocco, (this author, a former African Grey fosterer, speaks from personal experience), the future of smart home technology almost demands that we'll see more pet-machine bonds in years to come.
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Integrate building systems with new smart building technologies

Create nearly seamless integration between the machinery that makes buildings habitable. These smart technologies link HVAC systems, appliances, lighting, and plumbing to one portal, making it easier to adjust settings and monitor a building's energy output, both remotely and in situ.
wiSCAPE Hubbell Lighting Maximize energy savings with this wireless outdoor lighting system designed for developers and builders. The platform makes it easy to remotely manufacture and configure facility-scale lighting systems. Lighting Control Solution Cortet by CEL Perfect for commercial and other large-scale buildings, this wireless lighting management system allows for on-site and remote management. It is outfitted with responsive sensors and custom lighting for remote and off-site configuration. 2 myPORT by Schindler Elevator Corporation
myPORT Schindler Elevator Corporation Monitor the ebbs and flows of traffic moving through a building with real-time information. The app also provides customized access for visitors to go through entry gates. i-BRIGHT 20-10 Tri Cascade, Inc. Forget to unplug the iron? These outlets can remotely switch off. The accompanying app also monitors energy consumption. The outlets can be paired with BRIGHT Thermostats and BRIGHT Smart Dimmers.
Smart Home Water Monitor StreamLabs This water monitor detects usage and leaks in real time with ultrasonic technology. It is mounted right onto the main waterline (requiring no invasive pipe-cutting) and sends alerts to the app. Omni Awair Track the indoor temperature, humidity, CO2, chemicals (VOCs), and dust levels with real-time data. This easy-to-use portal controls and monitors multiple HVAC devices.
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Product>Intelligent residential and building products

The Internet of Things is officially the new normal. The Architect's Newspaper scoped out the most intelligent appliances and hardware on the market, including new releases from the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show. New 4K Projector-It’s All Here Sony Life Space UX

The new 4K projector improves on a successful design that features crystal-clear short-throw projection. This iteration focuses on the design of the projector itself—turning it into a functional piece while also updating the user interface to engage with books, magazines, albums, movies, and even artwork.

Gate Smart Lock Gate

Designed by a former Google Glass engineer, Gate is an uber-sophisticated smart lock that features keyless access, two-way enabled audio, real-time motion-activated video monitoring, and time-mapping that can be controlled from anywhere. Gate is also the first lock to offer facial recognition software, offering extra security and peace of mind.

01 InstruMMents

This slim pen-shaped device rolls to measure straight, curved, or contoured objects, and logs data in real time. 01 is available in three different options, including a pen, pencil, or stylus, and wirelessly pairs with any smartphone. It is the only device of its kind to work on 3-D surfaces, and has a battery that lasts six months.

Beoplay A9 B&O Play

BEOPLAY A9 is not only an objet d’art, but also a technologically advanced smart speaker with unparalleled sound quality. A9 is compatible with Airplay, Google Cast, and Bluetooth, and has built-in access to Spotify Connect. Music is controlled by a simple swipe and tap on the top of the device, and is also available in textured Kvadrat fabrics with multiple wood finishes.

LG Signature Washer LG

This sleek washer, with subtle detailing like a black stainless-steel finish and touch control panel, doesn’t need to be hidden behind closet doors. SmartThinQ technology means this efficient washer has the ability to download custom cycles, monitor and control laundry via an app, and receive text notifications when your wash or dry cycles have completed.

Evolved Baldwin Hardware

Eighteen of Baldwin’s sophisticated handlesets and three of its deadbolts are now available with Kevo technology, which allows for touch-to-open access and the ability to issue “ekeys” to guests for remote entry. The result is hardware that offers military-grade security and classic design.

TerraSpan Lift & Slide and Multi-Slide Doors Kolbe

Kolbe’s TerraSpan Lift & Slide and Multi-Slide doors are now available in fully automated versions. With the push of a button, these movable walls can be opened or closed. Plus, users no longer have to worry about losing keys, as locks on Kolbe doors can be disengaged or locked remotely.

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Hot Topic: Yves Béhar's new thermostat design the latest in a growing line of smart home gadgets

The once-prosaic thermostat has become a high profile design object as of late. As a critical gateway for the "Internet of Things" and the world of the connected home, it's increasingly seen as an HVAC status symbol. With his new scheme for the Hive for British Gas, Yves Béhar takes a step back from the fray and focuses on the unit's ease of use. Compared to the first learning thermostat, Nest, and its smart-home spawn, Hive takes a low-key approach to aesthetics—but does so via some fairly fancy interface technology. Until it is touched, the face of the unit remains a blank, mirror-like surface. Changeable frames for the Hive (above) work to bring the user into the experience and put them in control of the device—not vice versa. Nest's hardware and interface are resolutely minimalist—indisputably a factor in its success in the marketplace (it's estimated that 10,000 units are sold every day)—but graphically, it's more heavy-handed and generic. The Ecobee3 wi-fi thermostat features remote mini-monitors that track the temperature in more than one room of the house. Occupancy sensors help save energy and reduce operating costs. The device's rounded corners and a cutesy insect icon convey an emphasis less on science and more on everyday accessibility. From the originator of the original Round thermostat (which was designed by Henry Dreyfuss), the Lyric has geofencing capability, which enables the device to adjust automatically, based on the location of the user's smartphone. By inverting the dome profile of Dreyfuss' 1953 icon, the design pays homage to a classic while supporting today's technology.