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Google Home Update Adds 12 New Partners, Including August Home

Google launched its voice-activated speaker in 2016 and is preparing for roll out in UK and Europe on April 6, 2017. The Google Home is a big competitor of the Amazon Echo, which launched on June 23, 2015. This time difference gave the Echo a huge start, with over 10,000 “skills”, but the Google Home is dedicated to proving its potential in the Smart Home industry.

After a major update, Google Home users can now utilize the Google Assistance to control third-party connected devices from 12 different companies, including Lifx, August, Rachio, Wink, First Alert, TP-Link, Vivint, Frigidaire, Best Buy Insignia, Geeni, Anova and Logitech Harmony.

 

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Overviewing The Z-Wave Enabled Schlage Connect Camelot Touchscreen Deadbolt

Just like any other Smart Lock brand, the Schlage Connect Camelot allows users to leave their mechanical key at home. Homeowners and authorized visitors can access the home with a unique PIN code. For added security purposes, the door will automatically relock after 30 seconds, if the homeowner forgets to do it.

 

Schlage Connect Smart Lock

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Schlage Unveils Amazon Alexa Integration

Schlage, a leading provider of deadbolts and Smart Locks, announced a partnership with Amazon to provide customers with voice-automated capabilities. The Alexa integration will allow customers to utilize Amazon Echo, Echo Dot and Tap to control their Connect Smart Lock.

Over the past few years, Schlage has been working diligently to make its Smart Locks lineup more compatible with Smart Homes. The company already partners with Z-Wave to enhance the functionality its connected locks and to provide consumers with more compatibility options.

 

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A Comprehensive Smart Lock Buying Guide

Are you contemplating replacing your front door lock with a Smart Lock? Is so you will need to initiate a comprehensive search to find the perfect Smart Lock for your home. As you well know, the existing deadbolt securing your front door has served its purpose, by keeping out unwanted visitors. While many homeowners find the conventional lock suitable for their needs, others are looking for something more innovative and convenient.

 

Schlage Connect Smart Lock

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Get The Most From Your Home Sale By Installing Smart Home Products

According to top financial analysts, the staggering housing market is contributed to shifting demographics, low inventory, lower income, student loan debt, high demand and market unpredictability. However, with the right marketing tactics your home could bring a hefty price. Besides adding flowers, new siding, triple-paned windows and an upgraded HVAC system, you should consider installing Wi-Fi enabled devices.

 

Schlage Connect Smart Lock

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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.