We traveled to CEDIA Expo 2018 in San Diego earlier this month to check out the latest in smart home products. Here are some of our CEDIA highlights for you:
Séura SMART Mirror – This is the ultimate in smart home bling! You can control your smart home by touch from your mirror. View your security cameras, dim the lights, close your garage and more – all from the convenience of a bathroom or entry way mirror. The Séura SMART Mirror can display anything that can be displayed on an Android phone, so you can also connect to your calendar, email, weather, Netflix, and other favorite apps. A wide range of sizes and frame styles are available.
Z-Wave compatible products – There are over 700 companies that make 2400+ Z-Wave products that are all interoperable with each other. In addition to the many brands you may already be familiar with (e.g., August, Honeywell, Kwikset, Ring, Samsung, Schlage, Yale), here are 3 companies making noteworthy Z-Wave products:
Sensative – Makes 3 wireless sensors: Strips Guard window and door sensor, Strips Comfort temperature and lighting sensor, and Strips Drip water leak detection sensor. These sensors are so thin you can put them just about anywhere and they have custom-designed batteries intended to last 10 years.
Aeotec – Aeotec makes quite a few smart home products and sensors. For example, their Nano Dimmer or Nano Switch enables you to convert your home’s existing dimmers, switches and power outlets into Z-Wave compatible ones by installing the Aeotec devices invisibly behind them.
Fibaro – Fibaro also makes a wide range of smart home products and sensors including some similar to Aeotec’s Nano Dimmer and Nano Switch. We were especially intrigued by Fibaro’s Swipe product though. You can keep it hidden or display it as a picture frame. Control smart home devices by a simple swipe or by a combination of moves. The high resolution sensor interprets even complex commands.
As a certified Z-Wave installer, we would be happy to install your Z-Wave products for you.
Samsung “The Frame TV” – For art and photography enthusiasts, this TV is an unbelievable way to display your own work – or collections you purchase from Samsung. It’s a TV when it’s on and art when it’s off. By detecting the ambient light in the room, the Brightness Sensor automatically balances the screen’s brightness and color tone for a natural illumination. So whether it’s day or night, you can see your art in the way it was meant to be seen.
For information on installing any of these products, call AvidWorks Technology at (800) 701-9021 or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.