iDevices today announced the launch of the latest product in its smart home lineup, the iDevices Instant Switch. The Instant Switch is a simple wireless wall switch that’s designed to attach to a surface using adhesive, so there’s no tricky installation required.
The Instant Switch, which was first announced at CES 2017, is designed to work with existing iDevices HomeKit products using a Bluetooth connection, providing an additional method of control. According to iDevices, the Instant Switch can be paired to a hard-wired iDevices Wall or Dimmer Switch to create a three or four-way control configuration, for example.
You can attach the Instant Switch [...]
Home security brand Brinks is expanding its ARRAY line of smart home products with new outdoor lighting options equipped with cameras and smart deadbolts that let you make sure your door is secure from afar.
The ARRAY Smart Light fixtures, which are meant to replace a home’s existing outdoor lighting, include built-in cameras with custom lenses and improved camera firmware to offer up reduced shadows and distortion.
AI built into the accompanying app is able to tell the difference between people, animals, and inanimate objects like tree branches to deliver smart notifications, and Brinks says there’s „virtually no lag time“ between when the [...]
Ahead of the Consumer Electronics Show that’s set to take place next week, ConnectSense has introduced its latest HomeKit-compatible product, the Smart In-Wall Outlet.
ConnectSense first released a HomeKit-enabled dual-plug Smart Outlet back in 2015, and is now following it up with an in-wall version.
The Smart In-Wall Outlet is installed in a home in place of a traditional outlet, allowing anything that’s plugged in to be controlled via the ConnectSense app, the Home app, or Siri, much like other homeKit products.
Fans, lights, and other appliances can be plugged into the Smart Outlet, which is designed to connect to a home’s Wi-Fi [...]
For this week’s giveaway, we’ve teamed up with PureGear to offer MacRumors readers a chance to win a HomeKit-enabled PureSwitch Wireless Smart Plug.
PureSwitch fits in any standard U.S. outlet, and it’s designed to let you manage your energy use by allowing you to wirelessly control whatever’s plugged into the Smart Plug. It can turn any appliance or lamp into a smart device that can be controlled alongside the rest of your HomeKit products.
The PureSwitch Smart Plug connects to your HomeKit setup over WiFi, and it can be controlled with the PureSwitch app, Apple’s Home app, or Siri voice commands. It can also interact with other [...]