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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 Smart Home And Realtors Report Shows Homeowners Feel Smart Locks Are Important

A report by the National Association of Realtors examines Smart Home devices and their impact on the real estate market. The Smart Homes and Realtors report surveyed real estate agents nationwide, finding 15 percent of agents receive questions from clients about Smart Homes. Forty-two percent of the agents voiced interest in attaining a Smart Home certification, which could indicate an increasing confidence among licensed agents that Smart Home technologies will play a major role in the real estate market.

 

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Sony Finally Joins The Smart Home Market

Sony, a leading provider of gaming, electronics and entertainment products, announced at CES 2017, it would join the Smart Home market. Sony’s Xperia line of Smart products includes an earpiece, projector and robot.

Sony Xperia Ear

Like Amazon’s Alexa that resides into the Echo, the Sony Xperia Ear is a virtual personal assistant, but it is portable, so users can take it with them everywhere. The personal assistant resides inside the functional earpiece and will perform various tasks per request. She will recite text messages, deliver commands to your existing Smart Home gadgets and run web searches. The Xperia Ear can be controlled with voice commands with precision.

 

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Control Your Smart Lock With The Knocki Remote Control

Analysts are predicting the Smart Home market to be worth more than $43 billion by 2022. While millions of consumers have already taken the plunge into the Smart Home world, others are waiting for something spectacular and unique. For those consumers, who have already invested in Smart devices, you may want to consider enhancing your home network with the Knocki Remote Control.

 

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Favorite Smart Home Gadgets Of The Past That Will Carry Over To 2017

Smart Home products have lit up news websites almost every week for the past year. While, this is great for device manufacturers, it gives consumers extra products to ponder on. These gadgets have come a long way in how they function, installation and interact with humans. The reason consumers gravitate toward connected products is because they allow them to remotely control and automate specific items in and around their home.

 

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ShadeCraft To Announce The First Autonomous Solar Powered Shading System At CES Unveiled

ShadeCraft, a Los Angeles-based technology and robotics startup, announced Wednesday its plan to showcase the world’s first ever autonomous robotic shading at CES Unveiled. The shading system, Sunflower, utilizes Smart connectivity and artificial intelligence (AI) to provide autonomous optimal shade and energy collection. Sunflower is integrated with a multiple sensors that are capable of collecting real-time weather data, but this is only the beginning.

 

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Solar Powered Smart Homes May Just Become The New Normal

Solar power delivers clean energy, eliminating harmful greenhouse gas emissions. So many countries, including the United States, Australia, Europe and Canada, are trying to become less dependent on fossil fuels. It is also just as important to reduce energy usage on all level, which is why consumer energy companies are embracing Smart-Connected devices and solar power.

 

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Maximize Your Existing Home Network With WRE6606 AC 1300 MU-MIMO Dual-Band Wireless Range Extender

Many home Wi-Fi networks lack what it takes to operate multiple Smart-Connected devices. There are many factors that can interfere with a Wi-Fi signal, including your neighbors Wi-Fi network, household electronics, Bluetooth devices, power lines and physical barriers (walls, large trees). This makes it extremely difficult to operate Smart Home devices, causing slowdowns and complete loss of connection.

 

ZYXEL AC 1300 MU-MIMO Wireless Range Extender

 

Today, homes are installed with a long range of connected devices, such as Smart Locks, surveillance systems, doorbells and lighting fixtures.

MU-MIMO Dual-Band Wireless Range Extender

On December 5, ZYXEL Communications, a Chinese company that manufactures networking devices and DSL, announced the launch of the first MU-MIMO Wireless Range Extender. The device is capable of delivering speeds up to 400 Mbps at 2.4 GHz and 867 Mbps at 5 GHz, providing reliable connectivity and high speeds, needed to operate interconnected devices.

The WRE6606 compact design will appeal to consumers, since their homes are probably already filled with innumerable electronic and interconnected devices. The embedded AC 1300 MU-MIMO Technology delivers the highest Wi-Fi performance possible, ensuring reliable and fast connectivity, even when a variety of connected devices are operating simultaneously.

The AC 1300 MU-MIMO has three built-in operation modes, with multiple boost modes, to simplify the installation process for every connectivity scenario, eliminate dead zones and enhance performance. Bright LED indicators will allow the user to monitor the device from afar.

Network-connected devices are the future, but to receive the maximum benefits of these products, a strong Wi-Fi signal will be required and consumers should expect nothing less.

To learn more about ZYXEL Wi-Fi Range Extenders, just click on the following Amazon link.

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.

 

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MAX Smart Home Establishes A Partnership With Ayla Networks To Connect Its Smart Products To The Cloud

MAX Smart Home provides consumers with innovative safety and security products. The company announced today, it would utilize the Ayla Networks’ Internet of Things platform to connect its Smart products to the cloud. This will allow Max Smart Home customers to receive alert notifications via the associated mobile app, which is available for both iOS and Android devices.

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