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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 #150 – Decora Smart with Greg Rhoades from Leviton

6/21/2022
IKEA 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...

Duration:00:59:45

Home: On #149 – A New Hope with Rohan Karamandi

6/2/2022
With 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.

Duration:00:46:05

Home: On #148 – A Disgraceful Exit with Seth Johnson

4/18/2022
Seth 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.

Duration:01:06:18

Home: On #147 – Simpler Security with Erik Glassen from Kwikset

4/7/2022
After a year’s hiatus, we are back to catch up on some of the recent news: A new smart switch from ORRO, more delays in the Matter standard, and a retail pioneer says goodbye. And Erik Glassen joins us to discuss what Kwikset’s been up to in the smart lock space, including a new biometric lock that lets you open your front door with your fingerprint. The post Home: On #147 – Simpler Security with Erik Glassen from Kwikset appeared first on The Digital Media Zone.

Duration:00:33:25

Home: On #146 – Let’s Reset with Dave McCabe

3/29/2021
RESET podcast’s Dave McCabe helps us reset our own show as we prepare for a new year of smart home products and services. We discuss new Ring and Philips Hue products plus a new feature from Ring and Amazon that may just freak you out a bit...but it’s pretty cool. The post Home: On #146 – Let’s Reset with Dave McCabe appeared first on The Digital Media Zone.

Duration:00:26:54

Home: On #145 – Fireside 2020

12/28/2020
It’s time for the Technology.FM year-end fireside chat, featuring HomeTech hosts Seth Johnson and Jason Griffing plus Richard's Smart Home Show co-host Adam Justice. The post Home: On #145 – Fireside 2020 appeared first on The Digital Media Zone.

Duration:00:52:17

Home: On #144 – Smart Gifting with Marlon Buchanan

12/20/2020
There’s still time left to get a smart gift for the favorite geek in your life. Of course, nowadays smart home products are showing up everywhere—in bedrooms, family rooms, and kitchens—and becoming a part of more people’s daily lives. Author and blogger Marlon Buchanan joins us to share some recommendations for the best smart home gifts to give this season. The post Home: On #144 – Smart Gifting with Marlon Buchanan appeared first on The Digital Media Zone.

Duration:00:47:09

Home: On #143 – The Red Switch with Nathan Harte from Inovelli

11/25/2020
Wyze introduces even more new products at record low prices, Cree returns to the smart bulb market, and Amazon is ready to leave packages inside your garage. We discuss all this and more, plus we dive into some innovative Z-Wave products with Inovelli’s Nathan Harte. The post Home: On #143 – The Red Switch with Nathan Harte from Inovelli appeared first on The Digital Media Zone.

Duration:00:47:10

Home: On #142 – Smart Water with Mason Hall from Moen

11/15/2020
Apple’s Adaptive Lighting is finally starting to come to products in the U.S, Wyze’s new $20 camera works indoors and out, and Moen’s Mason Hall provides some context around how the U by Moen faucet fits into Moen's broader smart water strategy. The post Home: On #142 – Smart Water with Mason Hall from Moen appeared first on The Digital Media Zone.

Duration:00:44:02

Home: On #141 – Thread’s Back! with Dan Seifert from The Verge

10/29/2020
Google discontinues Nest Secure while introducing new Nest products that feel a whole lot more Google than Nest. Plus product announcements from Feit, Yale, GE Lighting, and more...all with insights and perspective from The Verge’s Dan Seifert. The post Home: On #141 – Thread’s Back! with Dan Seifert from The Verge appeared first on The Digital Media Zone.

Duration:01:00:41

Home: On #140 – Product Recommendations with Dan Wroclawski of Consumer Reports

10/13/2020
Consumer Reports’ Dan Wroclawski joins us to run through the latest new products from Amazon, Ring, Wyze, and more! And if you’re interested in CR’s smart home product picks, Dan has you covered. Find out what they think are some of the best security cameras, doorbells, smart speakers, and more...even irrigation systems. The post Home: On #140 – Product Recommendations with Dan Wroclawski of Consumer Reports appeared first on The Digital Media Zone.

Duration:00:47:22

Home: On #139 – Going Pro with Linden Tibbets of IFTTT

9/14/2020
Level one-ups Kevo, Signify announces another expensive Philips Hue entertainment product, and Wink lets customers down...again. But the real news is IFTTT’s new Pro offering, and Linden Tibbets is here to tell us all about that and to advise Richard on how to properly pronounce IFTTT after all these years. The post Home: On #139 – Going Pro with Linden Tibbets of IFTTT appeared first on The Digital Media Zone.

Duration:00:46:47

Home: On #138 – The Latest Projects with Adam Justice

9/1/2020
ConnectSense CEO Adam Justice joins us to run through some recent industry news stories, and Adam and Richard both have some updates on what’s been happening in their respective smart homes—even since just discussing their own projects in-depth on The Smart Home Show. The post Home: On #138 – The Latest Projects with Adam Justice appeared first on The Digital Media Zone.

Duration:00:40:08

Home: On #137 – The Summer Keynotes with Chris Young from Homekitgeek

7/30/2020
Chris Young, a.k.a. Homekitgeek, joins me to catch up on some smart home news from the past few weeks. We ponder the rash of products and services going away and Wink’s now-started subscription service, among other things. But the real meat of the conversation focuses around Apple’s and Google’s latest smart home announcements at their respective...and very different…virtual events. The post Home: On #137 – The Summer Keynotes with Chris Young from Homekitgeek appeared first on The Digital...

Duration:01:00:40

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