Home Automation

by Richard Stevens ·Posted
There’s no shortage of smart home tech these days. From light switches to thermostats, we’ve covered a great deal of it here at B&H. In fact, we’ve become spoiled by it. It’s no longer impressive to simply connect to the Internet and offer iPhone or Android control; manufacturers now have to push the envelope to get our attention. That’s the great thing about tech—it drives forward. Brilliant’s line of Smart Home Control
by Atane Ofiaja ·Posted
Expanding its Kasa line of home automation devices for the smart home, TP-Link recently released some new products, one of which is the HS300 Wi-Fi power strip. TP-Link HS300 Smart Wi-Fi Power Strip The HS300 is equipped with six individually controllable outlets for users to plug-in up to six devices to control and set
by Rich R ·Posted
Onkyo, well known for making home theater receivers, has now brought its expertise to the smart home, with a new line of Smart Speakers. The G3, available in black or white, features a 3.15" woofer and 0.79"
by M. Brett Smith ·Posted
Despite what you may have heard, dads are complicated creatures. Like the rest of us, they come in a variety of shapes and sizes, with personalities and interests to match. This being true, shopping for dads can sometimes be tough. One necktie, as it turns out, does not fit all. To make things a little easier, we’ve compiled a list of gift suggestions sure to please every type of father, no matter where his interests may lie. Bose® QuietComfort 45™ Noise-Canceling Wireless Headphones One thing dads always seem to agree about is that things
by Ephie Mandel ·Posted
Picking out a full-blown surveillance system with NVRs, cameras, and alarms can be tricky. Luckily, iSmartAlarm, a leader in smart home security, has come to the rescue with some easy to use and easy to set up solutions. Whether you have a large mansion or a small, New York City apartment like mine, iSmartAlarm has the product for you. Take the Guard Package, for instance; with four contact sensors and three motion sensors. You’ll be able to keep an eye on up to four entrance points, such as doors or windows, and be notified in the event a
by Ephie Mandel ·Posted
Samsung is here to make setting up and monitoring your home easier by introducing SmartThings, a full line of home-automation products. If you want control over some aspects of your home but don’t know exactly what you’re looking for or what you need, take a closer look at what Samsung has to offer. Samsung’s SmartThings Motion Sensor helps you keep an
by Ephie Mandel ·Posted
Choosing the right surveillance cameras can be challenging but, thankfully, it doesn’t have to be expensive. Available at B&H, Dahua Technology offers a cost-friendly solution with its Lite Series security cameras. But don’t be fooled by the price—these cameras pack a variety of features and specifications for a complete video-monitoring setup. With options ranging from dome to bullet cameras, as well as fixed and varifocal lenses, you’re sure to find a camera that’s right for your
by Yael Kasnett ·Posted
Create a simple and easy-to-use home automation system with this INSTEON Starter Kit. The two included On/Off Modules allow you to turn any standard lamp, heater, fan, or other home appliance into a home automation device. Simply plug the item into the On/Off Module and plug the module into a power outlet. This setup allows you to
by Yael Kasnett ·Posted
Add bright colors and ambiance to your home with the Hue Bulbs from Philips. These single bulbs can be used in standard light fixtures and support up to 16 million colors, including natural white light, cool energizing daylight, or relaxing warm white light. Furthermore, both the colored and white light can be dimmed for a wide variety of shades and hues, creating mood lighting. These light