A Traditional Built Home or a Smart Home: Which One is Right For You?

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The difference between a traditionally built home and a smart home is night and day. With a traditionally built home, you will need to manually turn on the TV, close the window shades, turn off the lights and then switch the source across to HDMI to turn on additional sourcs like an AppleTV or Blu-Ray player. With a smart home, …

Home Control Via Text Messaging: Going Beyond Voice Control

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Over the past six months voice control has made a major splash with home automation manufacturers integrating Amazon’s voice control application, Alexa, with their devices. But not everyone thinks the future of communicating with the Internet of Things will be via voice. For example, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, recently designed Jarvis, his own voice-powered AI home automation, and discovered he preferred communicating …

Drone Home Security Systems with Machine Learning: Patrol Your Entire Property

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Over the past couple of months, two home security manufacturers announced plans to launch drone based machine learning home surveillance systems. The first announcement came in November of 2016 by new startup Sunflower Labs and the next announcement came by Alarm.com at CES 2017. How will these systems work? Let’s explore. Sunflower Labs Sunflower Labs, with headquarters in Silicon Valley …

Disability and Elderly Home Automation Solutions: Graceful Living

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While talking about technology, former Microsoft Corporation’s C.E.O. Steve Ballmer once said, “The number one benefit of technology is that it empowers people to do what they want to do. It lets people be creative. It lets people be productive. It lets people learn things they didn’t think they could learn before, and so in a sense it is all …

3 Ways Your Home Will Be Getting Smarter in the Future

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Smart home technology  makes homes more convenient, comfortable and secure. Over the past several decades, major improvements have been made to residential technology. Lighting, window treatments, climate, entertainment and security have all had major overhauls. The advent of the smartphone and handheld tablet, devices that were brought to market only in the past 5 -10 years, have completely transformed the way …

Home Automation Interests Varies Between Gender and Age

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In 2016, the National Smart Home Survey reported that awareness and interest in the smart home of today varies enormously on age and gender of prospective buyers. The report  provides extensive information that might help builders, contractors and realtors successfully target more buying clients. Younger Buyers Want Conservation and Low Utilities People surveyed under the age of 30 displayed much …

7 Automated Security Features to Safeguard Your Home

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The most popular means of home security is by far surveillance. Being able to activate and monitor a property 24 hours a day gives peace of mind to homeowners. Advances in video cameras, video recorders, and networking capabilities have propelled many homeowners to install cameras as one of the main features of their security system. But what about other home …