Here are some of the latest home automation products released this past year in the United States. iHomeCtrl will keep you informed when these products reach Canada.
Haiku L Series Fan: The latest offering from Big Ass Fans has a 52″ diameter and transmits to a wall control panel that senses when you’re in the room, automatically changing to the preferred temperature. Since it syncs with the Nest Learning Thermostat, it can also save on your energy bill. Available in late January; $450 (Haiku Wall Control sold separately for $125).
It Bed: Sleep Number’s newest model comes equipped with a network of sensors that track your biometrics (heart rate, breathing, movement) and offers recommendations to improve your sleep.
Family Hub Refrigerator: This super-connected fridge is the latest offering from Samsung, which partnered with MasterCard to create an appliance that can track and order groceries thanks to its sleek 21-inch touch screen, which also syncs to your home’s other Samsung televisions. The built-in interior camera is accessible remotely so you can peer inside when at the supermarket.
Honeywell Lyric Thermostat: Honeywell announced that the second generation of its refined thermostat would run on Apple’s HomeKit, allowing users to control their home’s heating with Siri or the HomeKit app.