Smart people comfortably live in “Smart House”!
All electronics is controlled using smartphone, sensor surfaces recognize any of your gestures (except really frank ones)… Wait! What year is it now? 2016? You are kidding me!
In this post we’ll discuss a selection of the latest devices that are controlled by special applications for the smartphone. Enjoy your Smart Life!
At the dawn of its development Nest was a humble start-up created by two Apple natives – Matt Rogers and Tony Feidel. In 2010 they founded the company Nest Labs, and at the end of the year 2011 the first production model of a “smart” thermostat saw the world. The device costs only $ 249 and, of course, resembles Apple devices.
The thermostat helps you save energy (including heating when there is no one in the house), and using a mobile application you can adjust the temperature from a distance. Stylish gadget not just automates all processes associated with the maintenance of an optimal indoor climate — it learns and adapts to the needs of the owner.
Download Nest app by “Nest Labs”:
[appbox appstore 464988855?mt=8 simple]
[appbox googleplay com.nest.android simple]
Philips Hue bulbs
Also, there are many devices that allow you to change the lighting in the house using the application. In the Phillips they developed the light bulbs that are managed using mobile devices — they are called Philips Hue.
They look chic in comparison with traditional lamps. Metal enclosure, white-matt light dispersing, decent weight.
Inside the light bulb there are 11 high-power LEDs capable to give light in any of 16 million colors and shades that can be recognized by the human eye, and the wireless module. The controller is able to serve up to 50 bulbs, and interact with other Philips Hue controllers that allows you to create amazing lighting systems!
Download Philips Hue app by Philips:
[appbox appstore 557206189?mt=8 simple]
[appbox googleplay com.philips.lighting.hue&hl=ru simple]
Belkin WeMo Switch & WeMo Motion
One option for inexpensive “Smart House” are Belkin sockets – WeMo switch and motion sensor WeMo Motion.
This device represents a system above the usual socket, which is equipped with a standard plug for the electrical system, as well as the additional unit with Wi-Fi, processor and memory.
Because all WeMo devices are connected to local network via Wi-Fi, they can interact both with smartphones, and with each other.
The most obvious way to use WeMo Switch sockets is their remote turn on/off using a mobile application. This can be useful for those who cannot remember whether he turned off the iron or not.
Another option to use WeMo Switch is an opportunity to enable and disable the sockets according to the schedule. This automation allows you to adjust the electronics under your life rhythm, for example, disable Wi-Fi at night and turn on the heater.
In conjunction with WeMo Motion sensor, WeMo Switch sockets can be switched on or off after motion detection.
Download Belkin WeMo app by Belkin:
[appbox appstore 511376996?mt=8 simple]
[appbox googleplay com.belkin.wemoandroid simple]
August Smart Lock
Using the application on your phone, you can even open the locks: for this you will need the August Smart Lock device created by a superstar in the world of design Yves Behar, who worked on the project Puma MINI.
Pre-defined features of August Smart Lock are excellent – “Everlock” and “Auto-Unlock”. They allow not thinking whether you shut the door or not.
For example, “Everlock” allows identifying the signal of a smartphone and relegating the bolt when you closed the door. “Auto-Unlock”, on the contrary, recognizes that you approached to the door and unlocks August Smart Lock before you reach the lock.
Download August Smart Home app by August Home Inc.:
[appbox appstore 648730592?mt=8 simple]
[appbox googleplay com.august.luna&hl=ru simple]
iRobots: home helpers
If robotic vacuum-cleaners like Roomba don`t surprise us anymore, robots-helpers that can clean and even care for elder people are not a part of our everyday lives yet. Today there are such assistants as Hector – this robot resembles an elderly owner about the need to drink the required medication, take a walk or call.
If you don`t wanna trust them caring for elderly people, you can trust them performing some household chores. Roomba vacuum-cleaner company has already created a robot Mint, which washes the floor, and a robot Mirra, which can clean the pool. In addition, this year the custom electronics CES exhibition introduced Winbot robot, who can clean windows.
Download iRobot Home app by iRobot Corporation:
[appbox appstore 1012014442?mt=8 simple]
[appbox googleplay com.irobot.home&hl=ru simple]