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25 Home Automation Projects on Crowdfunding: A Roundup

How 25 smart home projects are faring on Kickstarter and elsewhere: smart bulbs, smart locks, energy management and other home automation devices

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Ivee This WiFi voice control alarm clock enables such silliness as "Read me a bedtime story, please" and "What's the weather going to be like in New York on Friday?" But it also is an IoT controller, allowing users to interact with the usual slate of IoT devices from Belkin WeMo, Fitbit and the others.
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Lumenplay from Rigado Smart RGB lighting strands, ideal for Xmas decorations, but...
(2) Lumenplay from Rigado Smart RGB lighting strands, ideal for Xmas decorations,...
Luminode from Think Automatic IP-enabled switches with a handful of drivers already...
Vivave Networked RGB lighting solution for smart LED strips Failed on Indiegogo...
SmartElectric Smart Bulb Mostly a me-too smart bulb, but with some added features...
Ube This Internet-connected light switch, with a cloud model that incorporates...
Concierge Solutions Epiphany This rather traditional home control system claims to...
Almond+ Securifi We liked what we saw at CES 2013 with Securifi, a nice 802.11ac...
(2) Almond+ Securifi We liked what we saw at CES 2013 with Securifi, a nice 802.11ac...
Ivee This WiFi voice control alarm clock enables such silliness as "Read me a...
PrizmPrizm Home Hub by Frostdale Z-Wave- and IP-enabled alarm clock that would serve...
WigWag As I wrote earlier, I think this IoT-enabled multi-sensor hub with if/then...
SmartThings Little more than an Internet of Things hub with an open API for home...
iSmartAlarm DIY security in a nice little form factor, with promises of home...
Decoris Squaritz Security, Z-Wave automation and access control system has a slick...
Kisi Smart door locks/cloud-based access control. Frankly, I don't really understand...
Goji Smart Lock This lock has been lauded as one of the smartest on the (some-day)...
Goji Smart Lock This lock has been lauded as one of the smartest on the (some-day)...
SMS home automation Sends text messages upon alarm events, for example, burst pipes....
iCelsius Low-energy WiFi temperature sensors for such applications as cooking,...
Ubi Android-based speech-recognition pod for IoT devices with an open API Funded on...
Pinoccio Tiny Arduino microcontroller with 802.15.4, WiFi shield, temperature...
Sonte WiFi/Z-Wave controllable window film or “digital shades” –...
Keen Home Since I posted this piece about KeenVent smart HVAC registers, I’ve...
Spark Socket from Spark Devices WiFi-connected light socket with RGB controls - a...
LIFX WiFi-enabled (IoT) smart LED bulbs with RGB controls, which for some reason...
Lockitron by Apigy (image) IoT-enabled retrofit deadbolt lock powered by Arduino -...

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