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Mesh networks in the smart home

Av Eirik Midttun August 22, 2017

Mesh networks offer great advantages for IoT in the business world. They allow larger-scale deployments to be achieved easier and cheaper than regular networking models. But things are different in the smart home.

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Topics: home automation, mesh

Voice control in the smart home

Av Kjetil Holstad June 1, 2017

In just a few short years, voice control has finally come of age as a technology that can make a real difference in people’s lives. With the tech now in place, what does the future hold for voice automation in the smart home?

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Topics: home automation

Connected lights for the smart home

Av Pål Kastnes May 3, 2017

Connected lights are an entry point to a smart home for many consumers. The integral power supply of a mains lighting system in the home makes it an obvious backbone for a smart home meshed network.

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Topics: home automation

New home automation solutions: Exploring the smart aware home

Av John Leonard November 2, 2016

The smart homes of today already allow us to control lighting and heating, turn on the coffee machine from the bedroom, and make energy savings during the night. The next level of home automation systems requires not just a smart home, but a smart aware home.

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Topics: home automation

What is HomeKit?

Av Torbjørn Øvrebekk June 16, 2016



HomeKit was first announced at Apple’s Worldwide Developer’s Conference (WWDC) in 2014, as a framework for home automation. The name HomeKit was formed from “Home” for home automation, and “Kit” for software development kit (SDK). The idea is that all HomeKit devices work to the same set of rules, ensuring they can all work together. Once connected they can be setup in a single app and controlled using Siri, Apple’s smart, voice-controlled assistant in iOS. The first devices based on HomeKit reached stores in July 2015, and new accessories are launched every day.

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Topics: homekit, home automation

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