WHAT IS A SMART HOME?

A smart home, is a way of controlling home security, lighting, heating, entertainment devices, and other home appliances through internet-enabled smart home and home Automation devices. Have you ever left the house set off on a journey and thought to yourself “did I turn off that light?” or “I can’t remember if I switched the heating off!” well you dont have to worry any more. Smart home products allow you to have full control of your home from anywhere using your smart phone or internet connected device. Smart home products can be divided into categories, some of which include Home Automation, Home Networking, Home Security, and Media Streaming.

WHAT IS GOOGLE HOME?

Google Home is hi-tech assistance at your command. Powered by Google Assistant, this voice-activated speaker responds to your voice to deliver the information you need and the music you love. How does Google Home work? Simply call out "OK, Google" and ask away. Google Home can even control other smart devices in your home from dimming the lights to turning up the heat. Google Home is compatible with other smart home technology like the Nest Learning Thermostat 3rd Generation, the Google Mini, the Philips Hue White Starter Kit, and many more products from other brands.

WHAT ARE POPULAR SMART HOME PRODUCTS AND WHICH BRANDS SELL THESE SMART HOME PRODUCTS?

There are many brands diving into the smart home business, and major smart home brands include Google Home, Honeywell, Philips Hue, and Smartwares.

GOOGLE HOME

Google Home devices include the Google Home, Google Home Mini, and the Google Home Max. Media streaming products include the Google Chromecast, the Google Chromecast Ultra, and the Google Chromecast Audio. Home networking products include the Google WIFI system.

HONEYWELL

When it comes to home comfort and security, Honeywell has you covered. Their mission is to create a home that takes care of the people inside, and the world around it. Their products focus on the security of you and your family. They have thermostats like the Wifi Smart Colour Thermostat and the Round Smart 2nd generation Thermostat, home security products like the C1 & C2 wifi Indoor Security Cameras, and the all in one Smart Home Security camera device with Amazon Alexa™ built in sends smart alerts to your mobile device. Easy to set up and use, it grows with your needs thanks to a range of sensors and services.

 

SMARTWARES

Simply making life easier with the Smart Home Pro Series of products. The PRO Series is Europe’s widest range of affordable connected products for those looking for a smart solution to everyday issues.

The Smartwares Group, are a leading player in smart home automation, safety, lighting and home appliances. There expertise and specialism helped develop the PRO Series; a wide range of connected smart home items, all running on a user friendly designed app − which is controlled by the gateway called Link − which is supported by multiple brands and voice assistants. Discover the endless possibilities to create a smarter home.

• User friendly and well-designed

• All your data and privacy is protected on EU cloud servers

• Compatible with multiple brands and voice assistants

• We keep updating with free advanced features and possibilities

 PHILIPS HUE

Philips Hue is your personal wireless lighting system, based on ZigBee LightLink, an energy-efficient, reliable, and safe technology to control your lights. The Philips Hue White Starter Kit is a great way to be introduced to this lighting system. Or check out the Philips Hue Smart LED Wireless Dimmer Switch, the Philips Hue Lightstrip Plus, the Philips Hue Go Portable Light, and even more great products for home automation. Don’t forget to download the Philips Hue app to quickly and conveniently control your lights from anywhere.