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Examining The August Smart Lock More In-Depth

August Home, a leading Smart Lock provider, launched its second-generation Smart Lock on October 14, 2015. While millions of consumers immediately jump onboard, millions more were hesitant, because these devices are responsible for securing their most valuable asset, the home. There is always the concern that Smart Locks may not be able to provide the same level of security as a traditional deadbolt. While this may be true in some cases, the August Smart Lock is integrated with retrofitted physical hardware, which basically means that it works with the existing deadbolt.

When searching for a solution that will offer reliability and convenience, while securing the front door, there is no doubt that the August Smart Lock can provide these necessities and so much more. Many models cannot be put on the same level, because they offer a difficult installation, hit-or-miss performance and a lagging, confusing companion.


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A Planned European Expansion Will Boost Nest’s Smart Home Growth

Nest, a leading provider of Smart Home products, announced this week a retail expansion to four European countries, including Austria, Spain, Germany and Italy. Nest products are already being utilized in 190 countries, but they were only sold in the United Kingdom, United States, Canada, France, Ireland, Netherlands and Belgium. The expansion could potentially increase the company’s awareness in the European Smart Home market.


Nest Learning Thermostat

Nest Learning Thermostat

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Control Your LiftMaster Garage Door Opener With The Innovative MyQ App

Sometimes our curiosity gets the best of us, so to satisfy our curiosity we delve into the unknown. Many consumers are intrigued with innovative devices, even though they are not familiar with their purpose or how they work. You also have those, who feel the need to invest in nearly every electronic device that rolls out on the market. While it is not always in our best interest to invest without researching first, we continue to let our curiosity overpower our decision-making processes.


MyQ Enabled Liftmaster 8550W Garage Door Opener

LiftMaster 8550W Garage Door Opener


Smart-Connected Devices

When the first Smart Lock rolled out on the market in 2013, it didn’t take very long for consumers to become intrigued. The Kwikset Kevo Bluetooth Deadbolt was released to the general public on June 19, 2013, with skeptics coming out of the wood works to voice their opinion about the lock’s safety risks. Well, it didn’t take very long for the lock to prove itself and it was so successful a second version was released on August 30, 2016. The Kevo actually paved the way for the August Smart Lock, Schlage Connect and Yale Real Living Deadbolt.

Today, Smart Technologies can be found in an unlimited array of consumer products. However, Smart Home companies were not ready to stop just yet, because they wanted to create interconnected products that would mesh together, which finally brought the Smart hub. This gateway allows all the devices connected to a single home network communicate with each other and from afar. Today companies are turning to cloud-based services to sync their connected devices to third-party products.

Many companies integrated gesture control and speech recognition technologies into their Smart devices, providing hands-off control.

LiftMaster Garage Door Opener

Millions of residential garages are controlled by LiftMaster Garage Door Openers. In the past, the only way to activate the garage door opener was with the small associated remote. The remote was a godsend, because it allowed homeowners to open the garage door, without needing to step one foot out of their vehicle.

LiftMaster wanted to enhance their garage door openers, by allowing their customers to sync the unit with their smartphone and other third-party devices. This is made possible with the MyQ mobile app. Now, this only works for newer models with a built-in Wi-Fi module, such as the LiftMaster 8550W and 921LM. LiftMaster has partnered with a variety of companies, including Nest, Xfinity Home and Alarm.com, allowing users to control their interconnected devices with the MyQ app.

To learn more about MyQ-Enabled LiftMaster Garage Door Openers, just click on the following Amazon link.

MONI Smart Security Establishes Partnership With August Home

Formerly known as Monitornics, MONI Smart Security established a partnership with August Home, in an effort to expand its commercial and residential customer base. August Home, a leading provider of Smart Locks, has seen much success with its innovative interconnected products. MONI has already partnered with some of the biggest names in the Smart Home industry, including Amazon, Honeywell, Nest and Skybell.


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Introducing The First Ever Smart Home Sleep System – Nightingale

White sound machines have been utilized, since their existence, to drown out exterior noises that keep humans awake. While, these devices are very effective, they may just not offer what it takes to help a silent sleeper. If you are feeling hopeless and cannot sleep through the night, because of your partner’s snoring, you may be interested in the Nightingale Smart Home Sleep System. This device is designed around the research conducted by Harvard Medical School researchers.


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2014 KICKSTARTER Idea May Just Be The Solution To Sleep Depravation – Sense Smart Alarm

Do you find yourself tossing and turning night after night, if so you are not alone? According to the CDC, an estimated 50 to 70 million adults have been diagnosed with short-term or long-term insomnia, with excessive daytime sleepiness. Not only can insomnia alter your mood status, but it can also increase the risk of psychiatric issues and motor vehicle accidents. If you feel like your insomnia is controlling your life, you should definitely consider investing in the Sense Smart Alarm.


Sense Smart Alarm With Voice Recognition Technology

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Austin City Leaders Are Taking A Different Approach To Reducing Energy Waste

One of the first Smart thermostats to gain nationwide attention was the Nest. The Nest Learning Smart Thermostat 1st Generation rolled out on the market on December 15, 2011. Yes, there was a learning curb that consumers had to overcome, but all in all the device proved to be worth its $200 price tag. The August 2nd Generation was eventually launched in 2012, followed by the 3rd Generation in 2015.


Nest Smart Thermostat

Nest Learning Smart Thermostat

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