Apple Watch and other Smart New Home Products
Not just relegated to the workspace or entertainment, home technology products focus on every room in your house. Check out these smart-home products geared to make your life easier:
Apple Watch useful apps for home
In addition to your social media apps, maps and schedules, apps for Apple’s new smart watch include one from Honeywell that allows you to change your home’s temperature from your wrist (rivaling the Android Wear with Nest thermostat control), and another from Lutron offering light control. If you own one of BMW’s electric vehicles, your Apple watch will monitor its charge level and even remind you where you parked it. If your daily commute uses public transportation, the City Mapper app will keep you up to date on times and the right stops to get to your destination.
Technology company Quirky joined forces with GE to make a smarter air conditioning system. Called Aros, the wall unit connects to a smartphone app allowing you to set the temperature in anticipation of your arrival home. Using information from your schedule, budget, location and current usage, it learns your preferred temperature and devises economical ways to keep your home there. It evens learns the temperature you appreciate most upon waking.
An innovative air-flow design pushes cool air up, increasing circulation and it’s three fan speeds, flatter design and sleek LED display add to its discreet designer appearance.
Canary wireless home security packs a complete system into one small device designed to adapt to your home and activities over time and use. It sends notifications and HD video to your smartphone and monitors activity, noise levels, air quality and temperature and even humidity. When something is out of the ordinary, it lets you know. Best of all, it doesn’t require installation. Simply set the device in a central area of your home.
German company KISI Systems offers a keyless entry solution for homes or offices with revocable access. If you travel and have house-sitters or a neighbor that comes in to water your plants, or you use pet-walking or cleaning services when you’re at work or away from the house, or just want more control of who enters your home, this device is for you.
The KISI system allows you to limit entry during certain hours or certain days with the click of a smartphone app. You can track activity and know who comes and goes, and when they were there. The KISI key is linked to their specific phone and you can instantly delete or cancel it remotely it if they lose their phone or you want to restrict access.
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