Home Automation: Smart Appliances and Products

April 11, 2017

Many products in the home automation department offer a high degree of connectivity and incorporate a certain amount of “lifestyle learning” to customize operations for end users. A few convenience products that use smart technology include:

  • Schlage Sense™ Smart Deadbolt Consumers can use their iPhone or an access code via an illuminated touchscreen to enter their homes with this Bluetooth-enabled deadbolt. The keyless smart locks are available in satin nickel, matte black and aged bronze finishes.
  • Smart Front-Loading Washer With 6th Sense Live™ This Whirlpool® washer not only helps consumers reduce their energy use, it also allows for remote monitoring and managing of the appliance, including a start/pause option.
  • Four-Door Flex™ Refrigerator with Family Hub™ (28 cu ft. capacity) This new refrigerator from Samsung is available in black stainless steel and standard stainless steel and includes three built-in cameras that allow users to remotely check contents. A Wi-Fi-enabled touchscreen on the door also allows consumers to share calendars, notes and photos or stream music and videos.
  • Hue Personal Wireless Lighting These new bulbs and lightstrips from Phillips are Wi-Fi-enabled for easy adjustment. Via personal devices, consumers can change the brightness and color of the bulbs for the perfect lighting. They can also turn on motion sensors and a tap switch.

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