The Echo Show (2nd Gen) has some interesting features that compete very well with the Nest Hub Max and make it a solid fixture for your smart home. However, in comparison to Amazon’s other models (Echo Show 5 and Echo Show 8), the new Echo Show (2nd Gen) has a larger 10.1″ screen, bigger sound, and has a variety of communication protocols that make it easy to connect to your home automation devices. You don’t need another Zigbee hub; The Echo Show (2nd Gen) has it integrated within their smart display. The Echo Show (2nd Gen) also comes with a button to disconnect the camera and microphones for personal security.… Read More Amazon Echo Show (2nd Gen) FAQ
Imagine walking into a room that knows who is in the room and knows what the person wants to do. Intellithings has released the new generation home automation product – RoomMe. The RoomMe Personal Location Sensor will detect the specific user entering the room, using their presence to activate their devices automatically, rather than on… Read More RoomMe – Personal Location Sensor – Released
So, today we’re talking Internet of Things (IoT) stuff. It’s important to understand how the world will be using different communication protocols (fancy word for standard) to make your home automation devices sing to each other like gremlins – Gizmo-style. Oh, the joy of people working together to find efficient and secure ways of making… Read More Zigbee, Z-Wave, and Thread Explained
Setup via IFTTT Samsung SmartThings and Sengled Light Bulb – No Sengled Hub! Do you need a Sengled Element Hub if you have a Sengled Element Light Bulb? The answer is no if you have a Samsung SmartThings Hub. Light automation and therefore connection to other home automation systems becomes easy once you have the… Read More Samsung SmartThings and Sengled Light Bulb – No Sengled Hub!