Smart Home

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5 July 2017

Nest Protect 2 smoke alarms - all advantages and disadvantages at a glance

The Nest Protect 2 smoke detector is a networked smoke and carbon monoxide detector that ensures security in the smart home via WiFi and mesh network. With the Nest app, the smoke detector can also be operated on the Android [...]
31 March 2017
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Safe and unsafe: Smart Home door lock for Alexa and Siri from August (or other manufacturer)

Smart home security. It sounds a bit like an education course in kindergarten: you have to make sure that Alexa and Siri don't incite August to open the door to strangers. However, with these names [...]
20 March 2017
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Philips Hue E14 LED candle: new light bulb for Hue, compatible with Alexa (Amazon Echo)

If you are a fan of smart home technology, then you are sure to be delighted with the ever wider product ranges from providers and brands such as Philips Hue; for example about the new Philips Hue E14 LED candle. [...]
5 January 2017
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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 [...]
13 October 2016
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Dash Button Dudes: A Blog Full of Ideas for the Amazon Dash Button Hack

Performing an Amazon Dash Button Hack is not difficult for technically savvy users. There are also a lot of ideas for new areas of application for the small buttons, which are actually used to order certain goods from [...]