Home: On is a show focused on home control and home automation topics for the enthusiast and do-it-yourself communities. We run through industry news, take a closer look at interesting products, share project ideas, and present topics for information and education. Host Richard Gunther is joined by a rotation of co-hosts and guests from the space, including industry experts, consumers, and company representatives.
Home: On #157 – Pondering HomeKit with Jeff Butts from The Mac Observer
57:39Jeff Butts, Managing Editor at The Mac Observer joins us. We ponder why Signify would want to get into the security game (and why consumers would want them to), discuss some updates on previously reported news, and dive into a discussion about the current state of HomeKit. New architectures, Shortcuts, and Matter…and what’s with this Works with Apple Home thing? It’s all getting kind of messy. The post Home: On #157 – Pondering HomeKit with Jeff Butts from The Mac Observer appeared first on The Digital Media Zone.
Home: On #156 – The Accessible Smarthome with Dustin Boggus
42:59MyHomeKithome YouTuber and podcast host Dustin Boggus joins Richard to talk about accessibility in the smarthome. Sure, it’s fun and futuristic to have lights and digital assistants that obey your commands and react to your presence…but what if your ability to work and live safely in your own environment depended upon it? Dustin shares his experiences with specific technologies and products and shares some thoughts about what more the industry could be doing. The post Home: On #156 – The Accessible Smarthome with Dustin Boggus appeared first on The Digital Media Zone.
Home: On #155 – Restarting Insteon with Richard Sudek from Insteon Technologies
45:14Amazon makes an infuriating money grab for Ring app features you’ve been using for years, Sonos is expected to use a product launch as an opportunity to raise prices again, and Leviton will be rolling matter support out to 2nd generation Decora Smart products with a firmware update. Finally, several quarters in now, what’s Insteon Technologies up to? Co-founder Richard Sudek joins us to share the latest on Insteon products and services, talk about some new products, and give us a glimpse at what’s in their sights for the future. Cue Richard Gunther’s standard Insteon disclaimer. The post Home: On #155 – Restarting Insteon with Richard Sudek from Insteon Technologies appeared first on The Digital Media Zone.
Home: On #154 – Fireside 2022
48:18Richard once again joins other hosts from the Technology.FM podcasts to share in their annual tradition of the fireside chat. What caught their attention this year, what do they think will be big next year, and how did they fare with last year’s predictions? As always, this special DMZ mix offers fewer ums, fewer digital assistant triggers, and–perhaps most importantly–blocks Mike’s valiant attempt to trick your Echo into sending something very expensive to your home. The post Home: On #154 – Fireside 2022 appeared first on The Digital Media Zone.
Home: On #153 – Sending Signals with Matt Corey
59:15Chamberlain kills its overpriced, unreliable HomeKit Home Bridge, Tado has a money-saving program that might use more energy, Lutron adds to its Caséta lineup, and everyone’s getting into Matter. HomeKit developer Matt Corey talks about some of the ways he’s using HomeKit, Shortcuts, and the Mac to help HomeKit users do more with smart lighting. The post Home: On #153 – Sending Signals with Matt Corey appeared first on The Digital Media Zone.
Home: On #152 – Starting Fresh with Kent Fellure
58:51You’re moving into a new home, and you want to do things right from the start. Where do you begin? This is the situation Richard’s friend Kent Fellure finds himself in, and we’re delighted to talk with him about some options for security, lighting, HVAC, and more. And of course, Kent joins in some banter about this month’s smart home news from Wemo, Twinkly, and LIFX. The post Home: On #152 – Starting Fresh with Kent Fellure appeared first on The Digital Media Zone.
Home: On #151 – Some Help with Robert Spivack from DoItForMe Solutions
49:22What do you do when you hit a wall on your smart home projects? You can’t do something, don’t know something, or just don’t have the time. Robert Spivak of DoItForMe Solutions is here to help! That plus, of course, we discuss the latest news and updates from Philips Hue, Insteon, and Wink. Yep, Wink. They’re down. Again. Is it for good? They say No. The post Home: On #151 – Some Help with Robert Spivack from DoItForMe Solutions appeared first on The Digital Media Zone.
Home: On #150 – Decora Smart with Greg Rhoades from Leviton
1:00:18IKEA has a new smart home hub in the wings with yet another name we’ll all be trying to pronounce, Amazon ditches its old Cloud Cam but makes good on customers’ investments, and Insteon is back and under new management. Greg Rhoades from Leviton joins Richard on this episode to discuss all this plus his company’s recent push into the smart home with its latest generation of Decora Smart products. The post Home: On #150 – Decora Smart with Greg Rhoades from Leviton appeared first on The Digital Media Zone.
Home: On #149 – A New Hope with Rohan Karamandi
46:06With Insteon gone, companies are stepping up to fill in the gaps for thousands of smart home customers. Rohan Karamandi, co-host of the Home Assistant Podcast joins us to discuss all of this. And we dive into why Home Assistant might just be the perfect solution for DIYers looking to give new life to their Insteon products. The post Home: On #149 – A New Hope with Rohan Karamandi appeared first on The Digital Media Zone.
Home: On #148 – A Disgraceful Exit with Seth Johnson
1:06:25Seth Johnson is here to help make sense of some of the latest smart home news. While it’s a slow product season, two brands, iHome and Insteon, have gone dark with little to no notice! Meanwhile, IKEA’s new cellular shades have arrived in stores, and Seth and Richard try their hand at pronouncing those product names before talking about their latest respective smart home projects. The post Home: On #148 – A Disgraceful Exit with Seth Johnson appeared first on The Digital Media Zone.