Home automation

Construction professionals flood in to become role models to inspire others into sector

Nominations for the annual UK Construction Week (UKCW) Role Models initiative have quadrupled since last year, according to event organisers Media 10. Dozens of construction professionals were among the entrants this Spring, attracted to a scheme which provides a schools contact programme and public platform to professionals of any age and background to share inspiring…

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Moscow, Berlin and Paris now leaders in Smart Home Availability

Moscow’s Information Technologies Department has carried out a study of smart home monthly tariffs charged by operators in various countries. The tariffs are lowest in Moscow and Berlin, and highest in Dubai. The tariffs cover the installation of equipment (devices, sensors etc.), as well as rental and servicing costs for a minimum period of three…

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Universal Electronics introduces smarter living kits powered by Nevo Butler

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Universal Electronics Inc (UEI) has announced that it will be introducing pre-integrated channel specific kits curated to address consumer demand and unique experiences. Launched at this year’s CES, the kits are powered by Nevo Butler, a white label, managed and secure smart home hub with a digital assistant built in. Configured with different sensors developed by…

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Legrand unveils next-generation home automation system and dedicated app

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Legrand has unveiled MyHOME_Up – the latest generation of its home automation system – which now benefits from app connectivity; making it even easier for housebuilders to integrate smart home technology into new-build developments. MyHOME_Up simplifies home automation for developers. Using Legrand’s connected devices programme, Eliot, MyHOME_Up integrates all essential services for a modern home…

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DoorBird collaborates with Knobloch

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Bird Home Automation Group, the Berlin-based manufacturer of IP video door intercoms, is now collaborating with Max Knobloch Nachf GmbH, Germany’s oldest mailbox manufacturer. Customised mailbox systems from Knobloch now contain the same IP technology that is used in all DoorBird video door intercoms. Thanks to IP technology, individual solutions such as communication columns, freestanding…

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EZVIZ DB1 Wi-Fi 3MP Video Doorbell and DP1 Smart Door Viewer get UK launch

EZVIZ DB1 Wi-Fi 3MP Video Doorbell

EZVIZ Inc has made its 3-Megapixel Wi-Fi Video Doorbell, the DB1 as well as the DP1 Smart Door Viewer with LCD touchscreen display available in the UK. Both aim to provide consumers with an easy and affordable route to improved home security and personal safety. The DB1 is a Wi-Fi video doorbell designed with a 3MP lens that can capture a…

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Accenture study finds smart speaker usage on the rise

According to research from Accenture, half of online consumers globally now use digital voice assistants, with emerging markets leading the way in adoption. Standalone voice assistants – or smart speakers – are reportedly one of the fastest-adopted technologies in US history and have a 98% satisfaction rate among the country’s consumers. |The results come from…

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