5 Exciting New Ways to Automate Your Home

If you are looking for exciting new ways to automate your home, you have come to the right place. The home automation industry is going through a rapid period of growth, and in the future, we can expect to see more powerful and disruptive devices.

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However, many home automation ecosystems, hubs, devices, and tools can perform a variety of functions ranging from smart control of thermostats and lighting to improved security and smart cooking — all from the comfort of your smartphone. Explore several exciting new devices you can leverage to increase the level of automation in your home.


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More than a smart thermostat, the ecobee4 with Amazon Alexa and embedded microphones with far-field voice recognition technology. Placing sensors in favorite rooms enables the ecobee4 to detect the temperature of the room and when it is occupied. It automatically adjusts the temperature, ensuring comfort in the rooms that matter. Users can also adjust temperature settings from the ecobee mobile app on their Android or iOS smart devices.

WooHoo from SmartBeings

Designed using the latest home automation technology, the WooHoo smart home device brings a new experience to the connected lifestyle. It is the world’s first AI-based interactive smart home hub and platform, combining functionalities such as Lutron Clear Connect radio, BLE, Z-Wave, ZigBee, an HD camera that rotates 360 degrees, Amazon Alexa, and a 4G LTE slot. The WooHoo can communicate with users in 18 different languages.

ElliQ Social Robot for Older Adults

Designed by Intuition Robotics, the ElliQ is a personal voice assistant and smart robot for older adults and serves as a companion that they can use for social interactions. It can help remind them of upcoming calendar appointments, display pictures and play multimedia content sent by family members, and send and receive messages.

Samsung Connect Home Pro

The Samsung Connect Home Pro is a smart Wi-Fi automation device with a mesh networking system and built-in SmartThings home automation hub. This technology has a range of 70 feet and covers 1,500 square feet of space. However, this footprint can be increased by connecting up to five mesh extensions — boosting its maximum coverage to 7,500 square feet.

Philips Hue White Starter Kit

The Philips Hue white starter kit comes with two bulbs and a hub for connecting with other smart home devices. Although you can’t change the colors of the bulbs, you can add up to 50 bulbs to a single hub and increase or reduce their brightness (by up to 800 lumens). Philips Hue white starter kit works with many smart home systems including the Nest, Google Home, IFTTT, Apple HomeKit, and Alexa. Users can use the Philips Hue Sync app to sync their smart bulbs with multimedia content playing on their Windows or Mac PC.

You can choose an entire smart home system or pick your favorite devices, assemble, and integrate them with a smart home hub. Automating your home offers endless opportunities to create a smart living space.

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