Making your home smarter. I’m Fred Fishkin with technology BootCamp, a report on gadgets and gear. This has been another busy year for companies creating gadgets to make our homes smarter. Nortek has now entered the consumer category with its GoControl line which includes everything from door and window sensors to thermostats and light bulbs. And the products, says VP Avi Rosenthal, are designed for flexibility…
“These devices are easy to install. They integrate with many, many types of hubs and gateways and control devices out there. Everything is ZWave certified. That means you have a lot of connectivity. So this is really our first opportunity to bring the kind of technology that we’ve developed to the masses.”
Most of the equipment is simple enough for anyone to install… screwing in a light bulb or sticking a sensor alongside a door or window. The GoControl Essential Home Security Suite is priced at under seventy dollars with the premium suite carrying a price tag of about one hundred fifty. You can find us at BootCamp.com. I’m Fred Fishkin.