Smart Home Automation Systems

Smart Home Automation Systems

I remember the old Sci-Fi cartoon movies and how they tried to predict what our everyday life would look like in the future, precisely in years between 2010 and 2020. Besides flying vehicles, hoverboards and biometric authentication some of these cartoons were amazingly right when it comes to the increase in terms of home automation and artificial intelligence. Home automation’s benefits are numerous, but one of the most important ones is no doubt how helpful it can be in facilitating everyday chores and other worrisome tasks around the house. So if you want to upgrade your life to the next version, maybe It’s a good idea to take a look into these technologically advanced devices to get started:

One Device for Total Control

It was obvious for many people after the first universal remote control has come out that it was just the beginning of a centralized control device. In present times, technological advancements are making universal remotes obsolete because another device, which has already conquered the hearts of most people, is the inevitable substitute and which is the smartphone. This is the case of many home automation systems such as Z-Wave controllers which comes with an app that you can install on your android or iPhone in order to monitor and control all the Z-Wave devices in the house. Check the great guide TheTechyHome have written on that. So you don’t need multiple devices to control different electronic devices no more. All appliances in your home can be turned on/off and adjusted with just a push of a button. This includes locks, curtains, TVs, doors, lights, fans and other household appliances.

A Central Hub

In 21st century, you no more have to treat all your home systems individually. Now, you can think of your household devices as being responsive entities. In addition to being able to control and command all your devices, complete home automation system will enable your devices to speak the same language and communicate with each other. This interoperability will allow your air conditioner, your fans and window blinds to exchange information and coordinate from on central hub and function for the good of your home.

Security

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One of the most interesting parts of home automation is surely the advanced security systems that it allow and that are very beneficial for modern family households. Security is one of the basic needs which technology haven’t neglected and which now allows us to automatize windows, doors, fences, security cameras, smoke detectors and more. Voice authentication also plays a crucial role here as it allows along with an advanced locking system to enter your home using your voice in case you lose your keys somewhere.

Automate Outdoors

Your exterior is also an area in which you can expand your home automation. You can for instance automate an event that will set a specific ambiance lighting automatically at a specific time after the sunset. You can also control the pH levels in your pool and also set a garden sprinkler system to work at a specific time and for set duration.

Today, with technologies like Wi-Fi, Z-Wave and ZigBee, a smart home resembling to the futuristic houses depicted in films are no more a myth and they are becoming simpler and more innovative.

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The New Luma router | Surround WiFi with Parental Control

The New Luma router | Surround WiFi with Parental Control

Just like Apple products, the Luma router is a piece of technology with beautiful sleek lines designed to execute intelligently its mission in a very user-friendly way. Luma could be classified in the next-generation routers that, unlike almost all previous routers, noticed the importance of design of one of the most used devices in all homes. An observation that many companies has failed to notice. Luma is, as the company called it, a “surround WiFi” that has very interesting features like the parental control, and an app from where you can control everything going on at the level of your home or office network all in a very easy to use interface.

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Security and Parental Control

The effort made by the company at the level of Safety and Security is very noticeable in the Luma router. Along with a “enterprise-grade” security, parental control appears to be very easy to set and monitor with predefined options that are at your fingertips via a dedicated smartphone app and has the ability to be customized for your needs. For instance you can quickly block unwanted users, limit the time of how long your kids surf the internet, and even set website ratings for your children. Another interesting feature is the “Allowed control level” that gives you the ability to set the level of control of each person , and in case of children, predefined settings are already made according to your children ages, namely PG-13, PG and G-rated websites.

 

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Pricing

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According to Engadget, prices will jump up after 30 days from then, meaning, $199 per device and $499 for three devices, which is very high after having been only $99 per device and $249 for a three-pack. But it’s still a good price if we consider the Google router. You’ed better pre-order now before prices climb; click Here to go to Amazon. Shipping will start in June.

 

Tech Specs

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One of the direct rival of the Luma is the Echo router that is already in the market with a Amazon rating of four-and-a-half star given by more than 450. That said, a quick comparison is needed for everyone hesitating to buy one of these routers.

Processor

The processor of the Luma is more powerful. It’s a Quad-core. The Eero is a 1.0GHz dual-core processor.

Wireless connectivity

At this level they are pretty close. Both have simultaneous Dual-band WiFi radios 2.4GHz and 5GHz wireless and IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac. The Luma has a low energy Blutooth 4.0, whereas  the Eeero is a Bluetooth Smart technology.

Wired connectivity

Both featuring a Dual Gigabit ports for WAN and/or LAN, in addition to USB 2.0 port.

EERO on Amazon  – Luma on Amazon

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