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The smarthome automation category heats up

Boot Camp feature for Wednesday, September 3, 2014

The smart home automation category heats up.  I’m Fred Fishkin with technology BootCamp, a report on gadgets and gear.   Smart home hubs that let you control everything from locks to lights and the thermostat in your home keep getting better.   And that has led Samsung to announce its plans to acquire SmartThings, a company that makes one of those hubs.   Google in the meantime snapped up Nest and Dropcam(https://www.dropcam.com/) .   And the maker of another hub that works with both Nest and Dropcam…Revolv…now has support for both Android and iOS smartphones.   Co-founder Mike Soucie…

“We, essentially, have a single hub.  And what it does is it populates your dashboard and provides a single unified application where you can gain insight of what devices are on or off as well as control, either remote while you’re away from the home or locally.  And lastly you can take all these devices and create what we call automated actions.”

There are various bundles to get started and more info at Revolv.com.  You can find us at BootCamp.com.   I’m Fred Fishkin.

Categories: Gadgets | Mobile Devices