Sir Apfelot Blog

28 JULY 2020
HomeKit compatible smoke alarms

Readers question: homekit-compatible smoke detectors for the holiday home

Earlier, a question came in from my reader Lars, with whom I had already emailed weeks ago, because he needed a few tips to monitor his holiday home. He is currently concerned with the subject of smoke detectors [...]
11. January 2019

Sir Apfelot newsreel, week 2 2019

New Friday, new Apple and tech news in the Sir Apfelot newsreel! Today I will show you those messages that I noticed particularly in calendar week 2 of 2019. Among other things, there are: [...]
4. October 2018

homee - merging smart home systems with one device

homee is the name of a small, cube-shaped piece of hardware from Codeatelier GmbH from Güglingen in Baden-Württemberg. The company, which offers software development, app design, smart home solutions and other services, has with homee a device for private users and companies on [...]
5. January 2017
Netatmo smoke detector Netatmo indoor siren 2017

Netatmo: Smoke detector and indoor siren as new items for 2017

Most of the people are already familiar with the manufacturer Netatmo thanks to the WLAN weather station. The Netatmo Welcome Camera has been a smart WLAN surveillance camera for your home for some time; this is now with a [...]
19 JULY 2015

Netatmo Welcome Wifi camera with face recognition: The "smart home" starts at the front door

Video surveillance of the entrance area meets the increased security needs of many people very much, and is simply part of a "Smart Home". However, the Netatmo Welcome WLAN camera is only conditionally suitable for protecting against intruders. Who […]
8. January 2015
Netatmo WiFi weather station package

Test report for the Netatmo weather station NWS01 with rain sensor

The wireless weather station (WLAN) from Netatmo for iPhone and iPad has been on the market for several years. In addition to the actual station, there has also been a rain sensor since 2014 that can be connected to the station [...]