Category: Control

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Local Smart Home Control with Zipato

Over the last couple of years, we have tested several of the leading smart home hubs available in the US, including Iris, Smart Things, Staples Connect, and Wink (and compared them in November 2014). While...

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Summer Smart Thermostat Fail

This week our temperatures soared up to the 100s, and at some point, the fan on the outside air conditioner unit failed.  As the temperature kept rising outside it got more and more miserable...

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A Mother for our Smart Home

Have you ever wished that your mother still lived with you, to remind you to get enough sleep, drink enough water, and take your medicine? Now she can. Sen.se provides a small, white, slightly...

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Wink Hub Goes Down

Yesterday Wink had a major meltdown and ours was one of the many hubs impacted. There has been a lot of coverage in the press so we won’t go into the details here, evidently...