New Brilliant Control Smart Home Panel Makes Home Automation Easier and More Affordable

If you’ve been thinking of investing in smart home appliances and solutions, but you weren’t sure how you could control it all at home, check out this new invention. Brilliant Control is a smart home panel- or rather, a ‘smart lighting solution’- that’s been created by Brilliant, a new company co-founded by Aaron Emigh and […]

Home Automation 101: Home Automation Options

Your home works for you – in a standard home, there’s no central hub. You have to go to each object and tell it what to do when you want something done. You have to go to the coffee maker, select the settings, change the filter, add the grinds and then press the button to […]

Apple Begins Selling Canada’s Ecobee Smart Thermostat in Stores

As of yesterday, Apple has begun selling the Ecobee3 smart thermostat in its stores across North America. The Ecobee3 is Toronto-based company Ecobee’s flagship product and is one of the first Apple Homekit-compatible devices to be sold in Apple stores. The Ecobee is a WiFi-enabled smart thermostat that its makers say detects when you’re inside […]

Home Depot, Wink Technology join forces in new Smart Home partnership

by Christina Peden Home Depot announced on Tuesday its new partnership with Wink Technology in a bid to make “Smart Home” technology readily available to households across Canada. Representatives from Home Depot demonstrated a variety of connected products at a “Smart Open House” that coincided with the announcement. Products ranged from door locks, thermostats, light […]

Honeywell launches new ‘Lyric’ smart thermostat

by Christina Peden Honeywell this week launched their latest innovation — the Lyric smart thermostat, designed to make managing the temperature in your home easier than ever. An obvious competitor to Google’s Nest Learning Thermostat, the Lyric uses your smartphone location to determine when you’re at home and when you’re away. With the geofencing feature, […]

Home automation innovations featured at ‘Smart Home’

Today in Toronto, Future Shop showcased the latest in home automation technology at their downtown Smart Home.

Rogers Adding Smart Home Monitoring to 28 New Locations

Rogers Smart Home Monitoring will be available in 28 new locations across Newfoundland and New Brunswick this fall. As you know, Rogers Smart Home Monitoring enhances 24/7 traditional home security by enabling customers to automate lights, cameras, thermostats and appliances remotely through their smartphone, computer or tablet. “Newfoundland and New Brunswick are priority regions for […]

Rogers set to unveil Smart Home Monitoring System

Later today, Rogers Communication will roll out a new Smart Home Monitoring service which combines energy management and home automation features along with a home security system.

First announced last November, the system is said to allow users the ability to remotely adjust and configure settings for your lights and temperature.