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The modern home now comes with a wide range of home automation accessories, fixtures and fittings. A number of manufacturers have already dealt with many aspects of the home bringing out many devices to automate the different jobs and needs of the modern family. The issue of bringing about the house of the future has brought many suitable products on the market that allow you to your house or your apartment an easier living environment.
At present some home automation solutions includes automatic lighting activated via motion or time, automatic heating that can set on time or activated via the internet, home entertainment that allows you to watch what you want when you want, super fast internet connections, in the future there will be other opportunities to expand home automation.
Here at Approved Trader we have companies who specialise in the development and distribution of products for home automation. With control units for home automation for the different requirements affordable and easy to make. A home automation has many benefits: cost-saving on your heating, lights and appliances can be controlled using a smartphone or web interface and operations can be optimized.
Home automation has been around a long time, but because of the complexities and expensive cabling, as well as the configuration and maintenance by skilled personnel, it was out of range for the "average income home". This has changed thanks to advances in technology and the easy to use components and manufacturers of smart home devices.
New Home/Away Assist From Nest Labs
Nest labs have brought a new feature that utilizes data from the house old members smart phones to help determine if they are in at home or not, and automate the lighting, heating and other connected devices automatically.
Nest Labs Purchased By Google For 3.2 Billion Dollars - 14/1/2014
The leading home automation company Nest has stopped selling its Nest protect smoke alarm, after testing has showed its wave away feature that allowed users to quickly turn off false alarms could be activated by mistake.
The high tech company Nest hit the headlines earlier in the year when they were purchased by internet giant Google for $3.2 billion. The Nest Protect fire alarm was to be their second product, following on from their successful automated thermostat
The announcement of the potential problem with their fire alarm was posted on Nest`s own blog, chief executive Tony Fadell posted: "We identified this problem ourselves and are not aware of any customers who have experienced this, but the fact that it could even potentially happen is extremely important to me and I want to address it immediately.
"We're enormously sorry for the inconvenience caused by this issue."
Nest Protect is able to be connected to the internet via your home internet, all installed Nest protects with an internet will have the feature disabled via a software update, while the feature is disabled Nest owners will have to use the button to turn off any false alarms, current owner will be offered a refund.
The problem was found by internal testing, and Tony Fadell stressed they had not received any complaints from owners of the Nest Protect.
Nest Protect will be looking at fixing the problem and Tony Faddell estimated it would take around two to three months to fix the problem.
The wave feature was a flagship feature of the product that was heavily advertised. Nest Protect went on sale late last year for the American market costing $129. This setback is an embarrassment for Google after spending such a substantial sum for the company.