IoT Home Guide
Find and compare top Internet of Things Home Products and Systems. Quickly narrow your choices based on use, price and available integrations
The following handbook will:
- View product app reviews, and see if the devices can work with your Android or iOS smartphone or existing integration platform (ie: Home Kit, Samsung Smarthings, etc)
- Help you clear up confusion on which wireless connections you will need (WiFi, Bluetooth, GSM Cellular, etc)
- Filter based on product type (Energy Savings, DIY Systems, etc)
- Real-time energy monitoring
- Installation time of around 15 minutes on your breaker panel
Amazon Echo is a hands-free speaker you control with your voice. Echo connects to the Alexa Voice Service to play music, provide information,...
The Wifi Smart Sprinkler Control system that saves 20-50% on watering bills using your laptop or smartphone to schedule watering times and...
The latest generation of ecobee thermostats, brings room sensors and can act as a full Alexa/Echo replacement.
Neurio makes ordinary appliances smart and homes more efficient by letting you know what’s going on, when you need to know it - like if you forgot to...
Philips Hue welcomes you home and lets you control your lights from your bedroom to your backyard.
We make people-inspired products and solutions. From wireless home networking and entertainment, to mobile accessories, energy management, and an...
Keen Home Smart Vent
DIY & Open Source
Our goal is to integrate traditional Italian skills in furniture and interior design with emergent skills in Italian open-source electronics.
- Mozilla Project Haiku
"An international joint venture between ABB, Bosch, and Cisco. We develop and operate an open software platform for the connected smart home."
"Open Source building automation system based on Rasberry Pi, ESP8266 and Arduino "
"A free software project (GPLv3) that lets you control and monitor your home."
- Open Home Automation
- Sensors and Sensibility
By Frances Berriman documenting the process of turning her home into a smart home.
Websites / Resources
"We've combined the Arduino platform with a small radio transceiver into a fun, flexible world of low cost wireless sensors."
- Raspberry Pi DIY
- Arduino DIY Projects
Zonoff **Closed** offered a cloud platform focused on the consumer home market.
Thington builds a new way to interact with a world of connected things .
- Understanding the Connected Home - Peter Bihr and Michelle Thorne
|1913: First refrigerator for home use invented by Fred W. Wolf of Fort Wayne, Texas
1923: Le Corbusier writes "A house is a machine for living in" in Toward An Architecture
1935: First home clothes dryer
|1957: Monsanto House of the Future
From 1957 to 1967 millions of visitors toured the Monsanto House, features include its intercom and climate control system, microwave, and ultrasonic dishwasher and of course plastic everywhere.
|1966: Jim Sutherland, an engineer with the Westinghouse Corporation, created the machine known as the "Electronic Computing Home Operator," or ECHO IV
"Jim will experiment with the computer as a temperature-controlling device for the home. After interrogating weather instruments on the outside of the house, the computer will be programmed to compensate for weather changes and make automatic temperature and humidity adjustments on the inside."
|1967: The Philco-Ford Corporation released a short film titled1999 A.D looking at the home of the future.
- Video: Walter Cronkite in the Living Room of 2001(1967)
|1969: The Kitchen Computer was featured in the 1969 Neiman Marcus catalog as a $10,600 tool for housewives to store and retrieve recipes. With the tagline "If she can only cook as well as Honeywell can compute."|
|1969: BT Research created a film looking at the future of communications at home and at work including a wood-cladded display that is capable of transmitting and receiving documents via a UV light and photo sensitive paper.|
|1975: X10 Project was created by Pico Electronics of Glenrothes, Scotland
1984: The term "smart home" was coined by the American Association of Home Builders