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Home: On - a DIY home automation podcast from The Digital Media Zone

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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 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.

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United States

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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.

Language:

English


Episodes

Home: On #136 – A Smarter Pool with Justin Miller from ConnectedYard

6/22/2020
Sonos and Lutron deliver new hardware, Ecobee forces customers to enable its new Eco+ feature, and lots of companies deliver the products they showed at CES. Plus we talk with ConnectedYard founder Justin Miller about pHin, a connected pool monitoring system. The post Home: On #136 – A Smarter Pool with Justin Miller from ConnectedYard appeared first on The Digital Media Zone.

Duration:00:51:29

Home: On #135 – Familiar Voices

5/22/2020
We have a terrific lineup of guests for this long-overdue episode, and we're talking with each of them about projects they've been taking on while hunkering down this Spring for COVID: Adam Miarka, Jimmy Hawkins, Dave McCabe, Jennifer Pattison Tuohy and Josh Pollard. The post Home: On #135 – Familiar Voices appeared first on The Digital Media Zone.

Duration:00:55:57

Home: On #134 – A Seamless Experience with Blake Arnold from Samsung SmartThings

3/20/2020
Device manufacturers roll out updates enabling HomeKit Secure Video and HomeKit router support, Level is shipping its stealthy smart lock, and Insteon’s long-awaited app update is now in public beta. We’re joined on this episode by Samsung SmartThings product manager, Blake Arnold, discussing some of the latest platform updates and the company’s renewed push to move customers to the new SmartThings experience. The post Home: On #134 – A Seamless Experience with Blake Arnold from Samsung...

Duration:00:54:29

Home: On #133 – The RF Solution with Zohar Shinar from Olibra

2/26/2020
Some products we saw at CES are starting to hit the market while both Nest and Ring announce they'll be requiring customers to use two-factor authentication. And Olibra's founder and CEO, Zohar Shinar, joins us to discuss his company's ingenious product, designed to solve a common problem in millions of households. The post Home: On #133 – The RF Solution with Zohar Shinar from Olibra appeared first on The Digital Media Zone.

Duration:00:39:21

Home: On #132 – CES Wrap-up, with Josh Pollard

1/28/2020
With CES in the rear-view mirror, Josh Pollard joins us to review the smart home products we took most interest in at CES 2020, including some vendor interviews and our favorite picks. The post Home: On #132 – CES Wrap-up, with Josh Pollard appeared first on The Digital Media Zone.

Duration:01:06:07

Home: On #131 – CES Realities with Molly Price from CNET

1/5/2020
CNET’s Molly Price joins the show to review the latest news and updates and to take a look back and ahead at CES. What was hot last year, which companies met the expectations they created, and which ones didn’t? And they look ahead, of course, at this year’s CES happening this very week in Las Vegas. The post Home: On #131 – CES Realities with Molly Price from CNET appeared first on The Digital Media Zone.

Duration:01:05:09

Home: On #130 – Fireside '19

12/23/2019
With the weather getting colder and the holidays right upon us, the Technology.FM hosts get together once again for their annual fireside chat. Now joined by Adam Justice, they discuss some of this year’s biggest smart home stories and consider what they’re each most looking forward to in 2020. So grab a warm cup of cocoa, sit down with them, and enjoy this digital-assistant safe edition of Technology.FM's fifth annual fireside chat. The post Home: On #130 – Fireside '19 appeared first on...

Duration:01:09:44

Home: On #129 – Your Abode, with Scott Beck

12/16/2019
Wyze disrupts another product segment with the announcement of its new $90 smart lock, ConnectSense introduces some new products, and Abode Systems’ Scott Beck joins us to talk about their products and recent announcement that their security system is now HomeKit compatible. Does that mean we could eventually see Z-Wave devices on HomeKit? The post Home: On #129 – Your Abode, with Scott Beck appeared first on The Digital Media Zone.

Duration:00:56:21

Home: On #128 – The Smartest Products, with Agnes Lorenz

11/27/2019
Samsung doubles down on SmartThings, Home Depot confuses customers with new Philips connected bulbs, and the August View is back. Plus: Agnes Lorenz from The Smartest House joins us to dive into Z-Wave and examine the Zooz line of custom Z-Wave products that address specific consumer needs. The post Home: On #128 – The Smartest Products, with Agnes Lorenz appeared first on The Digital Media Zone.

Duration:01:07:22

Home: On #127 – Precision Cooking, with Steve Svajian

10/31/2019
The Wink hub seems to be one step closer to death, Google announces a bunch of new Nest products, and Signify acquires Eaton Lighting. Plus Anova Culinary’s Steve Svajian joins us to discuss the latest Smart Kitchen Summit and bring us up to speed on Anova’s latest products and announcements. The post Home: On #127 – Precision Cooking, with Steve Svajian appeared first on The Digital Media Zone.

Duration:00:47:58

Home: On #126 – Saving Lives, with Joel Sellinger

10/7/2019
We have highlights from CEDIA, a ton of new products and services from Amazon, useful updates from Yonomi, and our special guest co-host, Joel Sellinger, co-founder of LifeDoor. Joel talks about how LifeDoor solves a problem that can literally make the difference between life and death. The post Home: On #126 – Saving Lives, with Joel Sellinger appeared first on The Digital Media Zone.

Duration:00:45:40

Home: On #125 – Saving Energy, with Mike Phillips

9/13/2019
Your devices and services may or may not still work with Nest now, Johnson Controls pulls Cortana from its Cortana-based thermostat, and a recent hub update brings us one step closer to the new Insteon app. Plus: Sense co-founder and CEO Mike Phillips talks about how insight into how we use electricity in our homes can help us save energy and money, and their aftermarket electrical panel add-on enables that! The post Home: On #125 – Saving Energy, with Mike Phillips appeared first on The...

Duration:00:52:55

Home: On #124 – Smart Locks, with Lee Odess

8/19/2019
Lee Odess, VP from Allegion, the makers of Schlage locks, joins the us to discuss the latest smart home news, and there are plenty of updates to cover. Then Lee walks us through Schlage’s long legacy of smart home technology and products, helping us understand how they approach this evolving market. The post Home: On #124 – Smart Locks, with Lee Odess appeared first on The Digital Media Zone.

Duration:00:55:04

Home: On #123 – Kitchen Design, with Katy Olson

7/23/2019
In addition to the latest news from Wyze, Nest, and more, we’re trying something different this time. AD Pro Editor Katy Olson joins us to discuss kitchen design trends and how technology might impact choices and decisions when redesigning your kitchen. The post Home: On #123 – Kitchen Design, with Katy Olson appeared first on The Digital Media Zone.

Duration:00:48:32

Home: On #122 – Home Projects, with Jimmy Hawkins

7/8/2019
Insteon reveals what they’ve been working on for the past year or so, new SmartThings and Philips Hue devices will work without a hub, and Wink reminds us it’s still alive by announcing new product support. DMZ guest contributor Jimmy Hawkins joins us to run through this news and more, plus he shares some learnings through his journey adopting smart home technology. The post Home: On #122 – Home Projects, with Jimmy Hawkins appeared first on The Digital Media Zone.

Duration:00:55:34

Home: On #121 – Halo Home, with Bryant Bilal

6/12/2019
Apple introduces some improvements to HomeKit at this year’s developer conference; Lutron announces a brilliant, new retrofit lighting controller; and Eaton Lighting’s Bryant Bilal joins us to talk about their residential smart lighting line, Halo Home. The post Home: On #121 – Halo Home, with Bryant Bilal appeared first on The Digital Media Zone.

Duration:00:50:17

Home: On #120 – The Reimagined Switch, with Colin Billings

5/24/2019
Google backpedals after abruptly announcing the shutdown of its Works with Nest program, Ring Smart Lighting products arrive, and the Google Assistant finally lands on Sonos devices. Orro founder and CEO Colin Billings joins us to discuss all this news plus his thoughts on how Orro plans to fill some gaps in the consumer smart lighting space. The post Home: On #120 – The Reimagined Switch, with Colin Billings appeared first on The Digital Media Zone.

Duration:00:50:02

Home: On #119 – Mixed News, with Jennifer Pattison Tuohy

5/7/2019
There’s good news and there’s bad news. Several new devices are offering HomeKit support while Stringify users scramble for alternative automation solutions. Journalist Jennifer Pattison Tuohy joins us to catch up on what is arguably a mixed bag of smart home updates. The post Home: On #119 – Mixed News, with Jennifer Pattison Tuohy appeared first on The Digital Media Zone.

Duration:00:55:35

Home: On #118 – Kitchen Commerce

4/17/2019
We’re sharing a panel Richard moderated at the last Smart Kitchen Summit about commerce in the kitchen. How do you sell stuff to consumers in their own homes without it feeling annoying? And we have a winner for our ultimate smart home kit! The post Home: On #118 – Kitchen Commerce appeared first on The Digital Media Zone.

Duration:00:34:33

Home: On #117 – Lowe’s Redemption, with Tony Raynor

3/22/2019
Lowe’s Iris is shutting down in just a few days. How is Lowe’s handling the ramp-down process, and where do you go now? Long time friend of the DMZ and Iris user Tony Raynor joins us to discuss what he learned from his experience and share his thought process in moving to a new platform…or two. The post Home: On #117 – Lowe’s Redemption, with Tony Raynor appeared first on The Digital Media Zone.

Duration:00:51:55