In the past you may have thought that smart home automation was just for the tech-obsessed, or those determined to live like they were in an episode of Star Trek. However the big names in tech are investing in home automation and that means it’s only going to get bigger and better in the years to come.

Google Invests in Smart Home Automation

Last year Google spent $3.2 billion dollars (that’s billion with a b) to buy Nest Labs, a company which has been developing some of the more well-known smart home automation products on the market. If Google is investing that much capital in being a part of home automation technology, you can be sure that the market for this product is only going to grow. Nest debuted in 2011 and have developed a range of smart smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors that connect via WiFi to your smartphone.

The Samsung Smart Home Initiative

It was at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) that Samsung announced its Smart Home initiative which will begin with Galaxy smartphones being able to control TVs and other appliances. With a range of smart TVs, home appliances and smartphones all planned to work within their smart home environment, eventually expanding to include other brands.

Archo Connect Home System

The Android device maker has been involved in the smart home automation game since initial device announcements as far back as 2013. Their Connected Home System has their 7-inch home gateway tablet and their Smart Home App at the heart of the smart home automation movement.
“Mobile devices have become the center of our life and our demand for instant access to information creates the need for even more interconnectivity,” Archos CEO Loic Poirier said.

The home gateway tablet combines the Android operating system with a variety of smart home automation devices that can be connected to it such as a minicam, movement tag and a smart plug. Like the app it allows users to customise actions such as turning on a light or recording video based on a motion sensor.

What iHome Offers

Everything described above and more! Automated climate control like Google, smartphone apps like Samsung and Archo plus so much more such as security, audio & visual entertainment, smart lighting and pre-set MyMoments.

Find out more or contact iHome for help with your smart home automation needs.