Selecting surveillance systems used to be a hassle. First, you had to choose the model you liked – doing research on each of the specs and so on. Then you had to schedule an appointment with your local AV technician to come by and install the complex, hardwired gear into your walls. Today, though, it seems like all you need is a handy little Nest Cam to keep your Palm Beach property safe.
Smart home technology, called “the internet of things” by industry insiders and business reporters, is hands down, the coolest thing to happen to homes since the microwave. However, smart homes are more than just hip—they actually save the consumer money and are better for the environment.
Home safety is a primary concern among many. Many homeowners would love the added protection of integrated surveillance cameras and a robust alarm system. But securing your property doesn’t have to require heavy installation of equipment you’ll probably never actually learn how to use.
The logo for Josh, a new home automation system, is a dog. In fact, on their website, www.josh.ai, there’s a photograph of an adorable and perfect-looking golden retriever, guaranteed to be someone very lucky’s best friend. Why a dog? Well, the folks behind Josh want their customers to really understand that in having Josh, you’re getting a best friend. For your house.
One of the big claims of most smart devices is that they can keep you safe. And we’re not just talking about integrated security systems and surveillance cameras – everything from your thermostat to your lighting claims it will protect your connected home in some way. So when a device like the Ring Video Doorbell comes along, you can bet we’re going to take a close look at it to see if it makes the grade.
Smart Homes are all the rage right now, everyone either has one or wants one. The real estate market is feeling it—homes with smart technology are better sellers—because people are now demanding the technology.
Apple announced at it’s annual WWDC conference that it would be entering the home automation market with the introduction of Apple’s HomeKit. HomeKit will be a single app that will control 3rd party devices such as Nest thermostats, lighting control, door locks, garage door control, motorized shades, and more. Interestingly absent was any announcement of Apple entering the hardware market for home control devices.