Yale partners with SmartThings and Amazon Alexa for new smart lock options

Yale has announced on Twitter and through press release that their KeyFree and KeyLess Assure door locks are now compatible with Samsung SmartThings and Amazon's Alexa. The Assure deadbolts feature capacitive touchscreens to unlock using pin codes and Bluetooth to utilize the "key free" technology. The company says you will need a Samsung SmartThings Hub … Continue reading Yale partners with SmartThings and Amazon Alexa for new smart lock options

Apple aims to take on Sonos and Amazon with its $349 HomePod 

At its Worldwide Developer Conference today, Apple officially unveiled its oft-rumored speaker called the HomePod. The device acts as a standalone way for users to interact with Siri, play music, and control smart home devices.  Apple’s stated this is its effort to “reinvent" the home music space, as it did with the tablet space or … Continue reading Apple aims to take on Sonos and Amazon with its $349 HomePod