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AT&T Launches Digital Life Home Automation and Home Security Platform
Dan (electron) - Apr 26 2013 06:44 PM
ADT announces support for Kwikset door locks via ADT Pulse
Dan (electron) - Apr 01 2013 02:39 PM
Apr 26 2013 06:35 PM | Dan (electron) in News
It was only a matter of time, as it looks like AT&T is now following in Verizon & Time Warner's footsteps, and is now offering home automation services, combined with home security, including CCTV, under the 'Digital Life' brand. Monthly cost starts at $29.99/month, plus $149.99 for equipment, or $39.99/month plus $249.99 plus equipment for the smart security hardware. See below for all the details.
Apr 19 2013 09:06 PM | Dan (electron) in Site
During the last 2 weeks, there have been reports of some minor issues (such as original posts being locked out, etc.). It's something I have been working on, but due to an extremely complex job schedule, it hasn't been going as fast as I would li...
Apr 19 2013 04:16 PM | Dan (electron) in News
Here's another rather interesting KickStarter project, with potential big implications if they can deliver on their promises.
Back in January, we spotted this product during the CES expo, and even covered it here.
Apr 01 2013 02:34 PM | Dan (electron) in News
ADT Pulse customers will now be able to control their Kwikset door locks via their smartphone, tablet or computer. See below for the original press release.
Mar 29 2013 06:29 AM | Dan (electron) in News
I normally don't post about hot deals on the front page, but I think this deal warrants it. A new version of Tasker has been released, with a complete new UI, and to celebrate the new release, the price of Tasker for Android has been dropped to...
Mar 22 2013 06:31 AM | Dan (electron) in News
LIFX is a Wi-Fi controlled RGB LED light bulb (~900 Lumens/80W), created via a KickStarter campaign last November. Some solid progress has been made, and since production on the first batch is in full progress, they have started accepting orders via their store for a 2nd batch, with a 15% discount if you use coupon code KSBATCH2 (the LIFX bulb retails @ $79), which should bring the total down to around $64.
The LIFX bulb uses your Wi-Fi network at home, and an open API allows you to control the bulb, including the colors. They already have an app for iOS, the app for Android will be released before the first batch ships, and they are also working on other interesting integration examples.
Check below for their latest video which contains more information about production and their plans.
Personally, I ordered 4 of these bulbs, allowing me to simulate a sunrise, use them as indicators for US mail waiting in my mailbox, security alerts, adjust exterior lighting to match holidays, and even use them as holiday decorations. So much potential!
Mar 21 2013 01:24 PM | Dan (electron) in News
Early last year, HAI announced they would start working on adding support for the popular-in-Europe KNX home automation protocol. While they originally announced the product would be available in Q2 2012, it looks like the KNX gateway is now finally for sale. HAI part # is 97A00-1, and is available now in all markets. See below for the full press release.
Mar 21 2013 12:19 PM | Dan (electron) in News
Lighting Science Group is voluntarily recalling around 554,000 LED light bulbs due to a potential fire hazard. Discontinue use immediately if you have these in your home!
More details below.