Lightwave adds two new Apple HomeKit compatible smart dimmers to ‘Smart Series’ lineup

Smart home automation company Lightwave has launched three and four-gang dimmer switches to grow its existing ‘Smart Series’ range of lighting products. As well as fitting rooms with multiple lighting circuits, customers can programme spare gangs as “magic buttons” to control additional lamps and light fittings in the same room or anywhere in the house. In fact, they…

Pure introduces DiscoveR smart speaker – disconnects microphones when not in use

Digital audio specialist Pure has introduced a new Alexa-enabled smart speaker that comes with a unique, compressing design that, when closed, physically disconnects the microphones to offer total privacy from Alexa. Called DiscovR, it's a compact portable Alexa-enabled smart speaker. When speaking a command out loud isn’t always appropriate, DiscovR comes with intuitive quick corners. You can pre-set…

IFA 2018: Harman Kardon launches £549 Citation 500 smart speaker

Harman Kardon has become the latest manufacturer to launch a smart speaker. The Citation 500 is billed as a high-quality intelligent speaker with a sleek, sophisticated design. The manufacturer says the Citation 500, which was awarded with the prestigious EISA Smart Speaker 2018-2019, will deliver superb sound while complementing the aesthetics of your home. Inspired…

Polk Audio Introduces Google Assistant Smart Speaker for £179

Hi-Fi brand Polk Audio, an audio company with a 45 plus-year legacy of sound engineering and design, has become the latest manufacturer to announce a smart speaker. Called Polk Assist, this voice-controlled smart speaker incorporates Google Assistant for hands-free help around the house, music streaming and control of your smart home devices. Additionally, with Chromecast…

Can smart home security measures prevent burglaries? Ring claims 100 arrests from video doorbell

In a smart move designed to promote its video doorbell system, smart home security company Ring has just released video footage captured by its device of burglars caught in the act. Using footage from Ring video doorbells as criminal evidence, it claims that police have made approximately 100 arrests in the past year. Suffolk Police…