Personal Automation Hack #14: Buy some NFC tags

Often forgotten by smarthome users as part of their automation arsenal, NFC stickers should be considered as a smart (pardon the pun) way to integrate another channel into your personal automation setup. NFC tags, the small, usually round or square-shaped stickers or fobs that contain small embedded microchips. They are passive objects, meaning which they … Continue reading Personal Automation Hack #14: Buy some NFC tags

What’s new for HomeKit from WWDC2020

While Apple's World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC) kicked off in a very different way this year, this time all virtual, its coverage of its eco-system was pretty much expected. The updates to its various operating systems was pretty deep (MacOS, iOS, TVOS and WatchOS) there was also a few surprises when it came to HomeKit. … Continue reading What’s new for HomeKit from WWDC2020

Best Task List apps to integrate with your smart home

In the realm of setting up your personal automations and smart home, deciding which To Do list to use (or if you can integrate your existing To Do list) is a key criteria that could heavily influence technology and platform choices. Being able to easily add tasks to you list over your preferred voice platform … Continue reading Best Task List apps to integrate with your smart home

Best and easiest smart light brands to integrate into your home

Converting your house lights into smart lights can be one of the easiest and most impactful things you can do when making your home smart/ automated. Nothing can influence the mood of your house or customised to personal taste than lighting. When smart lights first came onto the scene they were largely automated via the … Continue reading Best and easiest smart light brands to integrate into your home

Google Assistant features expand to Bose, Sonos, other smart speakers

Google are starting to play nice(r) with 3rd party partners, expanding Assistant support to Bose, Sonos and other smart speakers and headphones. While Google Assistant support has been integrated into many non-competitive smart home devices such as light bulbs and doorbells, categories where Google have their own branded devices such as smart speakers and headphones … Continue reading Google Assistant features expand to Bose, Sonos, other smart speakers

Soma Smart Shades help you automate existing roller blinds

Here at AutomateOn we are big believers in making your existing home and work environments smart. There's no need to wait for renovation, when you're buying a new place, waiting to move out a rental or become the head of household. You can add Smart enhancements to your home right now without waiting. That's why … Continue reading Soma Smart Shades help you automate existing roller blinds