On a recent Internet of Things podcast, we took a voicemail on our podcast hotline from Greg. He owns a Level Bolt smartlock that currently uses Bluetooth and hasn't heard much about the previously announced Matter upgrade for his smart lock. Greg … [Read more...]
Are you ready for new smart home device triggers?
This article was first published Friday Dec. 2, 2022 in my weekly newsletter. Depending on your smart home platform, you may already be familiar with, or even using, device information to automatically make something happen in your home. Apple’s … [Read more...]
Can you add a secondary Z-Wave controller for a connected door lock?
On a recent Internet of Things Podcast episode, we took a question from Dave on our Voicemail hotline. Dave's landlord uses a SmartRent mobile app and Aeotec hub that connects to a smart Yale Assure door lock with Z-Wave. Dave wants to add a … [Read more...]
IoT news of the week for Sept. 30, 2022
FarmBOX is a DIY plant management system: It’s hard to believe that a meager $15 Raspberry Pi Zero 2 can help you grow indoor plants like a master gardener. OK, it takes more than just the $5 compute board; you’ll need a compatible camera sensor, a … [Read more...]
How to use a HomeKit garage door opener with an Alexa smart lock
On our latest IoT Podcast episode, we take a question that Steve left on our IoT Voicemail Hotline. Steve is transitioning his smart home platform from using Amazon Alexa to Apple HomeKit. However, his family likes the fingerprint sensor door lock in … [Read more...]
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