My Tech Opinion: Ep 5 – My house is turning into SkyNet…. Should I be worried? – Home Automation


Episode 5 Notes
On Episode 5 of My Tech Opinion, Phil and Shayne talk Home Automation as our feature topic.

News
The designers of the new Sony Experia XZ2 throw some shade at Apple http://www.news.com.au/technology/gadgets/mobile-phones/smartphone-war-is-heating-up-with-japanese-smartphone-giant-sony-taking-shot/news-story/96169ed433240dc81bc5cf701291484b

23,000 HTTPS certificates axed after CEO emails private keys https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2018/03/23000-https-certificates-axed-after-ceo-e-mails-private-keys/

Spotify is about to list itself on the New York Stock Exchange https://www.recode.net/2018/2/28/17064644/spotify-ipo-music-streaming-initial-public-offering-listing

Feature Topic – Home Automation
Article on the Pros and Cons https://www.mythinkenergy.com/pros-cons-home-automation

Some of the systems available that work towards home automation in some capacity
Clipsal C-Bus
Apple Homekit
Google Mini/Home
Amazon Alexa
Others that work together:

Zigbee https://www.pocket-lint.com/smart-home/news/129857-what-is-zigbee-and-why-is-it-important-for-your-smart-home

Z-Wave http://www.z-wave.com/shop-z-wave-smart-home-products

Some products for home automation:
Lifx https://www.lifx.com.au/
Wemo http://www.belkin.com/au/Products/home-automation/c/wemo-home-automation/
Philips Hue https://www.philips.com.au/c-p/8718291547778/hue-personal-wireless-lighting
August Smart Lock – (Smart Locks are available from different vendors too.) http://august.com/
Nest – Thermostat, Protect, Camera https://nest.com/au/
Telstra Home https://www.telstra.com.au/smart-home/devices
Ring Doorbell https://ring.com/

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