Imagine being able to monitor your baby from your iPhone while you’re away from home, -, or seeing who’s outside your front door while you’re at work. These days, with what’s called The Internet of Things, or Smart Home, it’s not that hard to picture.
The Internet of things is a popular buzzword now, and we’re stocking more and more products that speak to this trend. The Smart Home refers to the idea of a network of objects or devices equipped with sensors and connected through the internet, which you can wirelessly control from almost anywhere.
According to Intel, the Internet of Things is predicted to grow from two billion objects in 2006 to 200 billion by 2020, which equates to around 26 smart objects for every human being on Earth.
This is good news for home security. Gone are the days where you had to spend a lot of of money for something decent, and get someone skilled to install it. Nowadays, you can buy less expensive surveillance and get better home control.
Netatmo is a French company specialising in award-winning connected objects and we like how easy their devices are to set up and use, how well they perform, and how superbly their apps are designed. The range includes Weather Station, Additional Indoor Module and Welcome Camera.
The Netatmo Weather Station evaluates indoor air confinement by measuring CO2 concentration and sending you a warning when you need to air it out.
The Additional Module goes the next step in that it measures the CO2 concentration, humidity and temperature.
The Welcome Camera uses revolutionary face recognition technology. Welcome sends the names of the people it sees directly to your smartphone via WIFI, so you can be notified when your loved ones are at home, or when strangers arrive.
Elgato Avea Flare
Transform any place with beautiful dynamic light moods. Control your ambience from your phone, iPad, or Apple Watch, and unwind in one of the carefully crafted settings with subtly changing light.
Smanos security devices
Smanos is hoping to make your home the smartest it can be with its security, monitoring and automation solutions.
The Smanos smart home system lineup is all about minimalistic elegance, self-install and self-monitor. It caters to homeowners' mobile lifestyles to ensure they have complete control, comfort and visual confirmation right at their fingertips. The range includes a panic button, duel-tech motion detector, wifi alarm system, solar-powered siren, wifi alarm system and wifi camera kit, and wireless alarm system.