PCR's guide to the latest smart home products

We take a look at the latest smart hubs, locks, bulbs and control systems on the market
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More than half of consumers believe that the smart home is going to impact their lives. In Q4 2015, GfK reported year-on-year volume growth of 106 per cent for net cameras.

PCR takes a look at the latest smart goods on the market...

WELCOME BY NETATMO
Distributors: Thames, Softline
Welcome by Netatmo is an indoor security camera with face recognition, able to identify the people it sees. Previously reserved for pro video- surveillance services, face recognition is now available to the general public.
Specs: 130-degree field of view, night vision, HD videos.
SRP: £199

TP-LINK LED SMART BULBS
Distributors: CMS Distribution, Entatech, Exertis, Spire Technology, Tech Data
These LED smart bulbs with energy monitoring connect to the home Wi-Fi network and do not require any additional hardware or specialised installation.
Specs: Compatible with iOS/Android devices, energy monitoring, LED.
SRP: £24.99 – £44.99

NETGEAR ARLO
Distributors: Entatech, Exertis, Ingram Micro, Tech Data
Netgear’s Arlo is billed as the first wire-free smart home HD security camera that lets you keep track of the people (or pets) you care about the most from anywhere in the world at anytime, from your smartphone, tablet or computer.
Specs: Wire-free, HD.
SRP: £279.99

NETGEAR ARLO Q CAMERA
Distributors: Entatech, Exertis, Ingram Micro, Tech Data
Arlo Q is the latest addition to the Netgear Arlo smart home security system and a companion to the Arlo wire-free camera. The Arlo Q lets you keep an eye on your home, family and pets from anywhere in the world.
Specs: 1080p, HD, wire-free.
SRP: £169.99

D-LINK HOME SMART PLUG
Distributor: Entatech
The mydlink Home Smart Plug is a multi-purpose, compact and easy-to- use smart home device that allows you to monitor and control your home’s electronic appliances from anywhere.
Specs: Thermal sensor, compatible with mydlink Home app.
SRP: £33.44

SMJ GHOMA PLUG
Distributor: Entatech
The SMJ GHoma plug lets you turn electronic devices on or off from anywhere inside or outside your home. The adaptor uses your existing home Wi-Fi network to provide wireless control of TVs, lamps, stereos and more.
Specs: Security button, plug and play, app compatibility.
SRP: £29.99

SMANOS K1 KIT (pictured)
Distributors: Computers Unlimited, Response Electronics
The K1 is Smanos’ latest wireless smart home gateway. The discs come with aluminium frames and texturised plastic surfaces, designed for everyday wear and tear. The Smanos K1 connects to up to 50 wireless accessories.
Specs: Wireless, connects up to 50 accessories.
SRP: £249

SMANOS SMART VIDEO DOORBELL
Distributors: Computers Unlimited, Response Electronics
When someone presses on the bell button or the built-in motion sensor detects movements, you and your family get an instant notification on your smartphones, enabling you to see and speak with your visitor remotely.
Specs: HD 720p, 1280x720 video resolution, 180-degree horizontal/90- degree vertical field of view.
SRP: £159

SAMSUNG SMART HOME CAM
Distributor: CMS Distribution
This HD indoor 1080p security camera can monitor movements and send alerts about a specific area, plus important moments can be saved in the memory card (max 32GB card).
Specs: 1920x1080 max resolution, 4x digital zoom, 128-degree field of view, built-in mic and speaker.
SRP: £89.99

TADO SMART THERMOSTAT
Distributor: CMS Distribution
The Tado makes sure it’s always warm when you get home. While you’re out, Tado cuts your heating costs automatically. Over time, Tado gets to know your home and learns how to heat it up most efficiently.
Specs: Smart thermostat is 104x104x19mm, bridge is 89x52.5x25.5mm), capacitive touch.
SRP: £199.99

SECURIFI ALMOND HOME AUTO HUB
Distributor: CMS Distribution
Almond brings touch to wireless routers for the first time. Users can set up and maintain their router from its touch screen – and avoid the PC/Mac setup required with other routers.
Specs: 320x240 display, covers up to 280m2, 1 WAN port, 2 LAN ports and 1 USB port.
SRP: £69.99

PETCUBE CAMERA
Distributor: CMS Distribution
The Petcube Camera is a Wi-Fi home camera for pet owners. It lets them watch, talk to and play with their pets using a built-in laser pointer toy from a smartphone.
Specs: 138-degree wide angle camera, HD 720p video, built-in certified 5mW 3R safe laser, two-way audio stream.
SRP: £159.99

YALE KEYFREE SMART LOCK
Contact: Yale
The Yale Keyfree Connected Smart Lock gives you freedom to secure your home without the need for a key. Homeowners can use a PIN code, remote fob or smartphone to lock and unlock their front door.
Specs: Front body measures 35mm x 355mm x 22mm, unlocks up to 10,000 times with one set of four AA batteries.
SRP: Around £400

YALE SMART HOME ALARMS
Contact: Yale
Yale Smart Home Alarm Kits give you control of your alarm system from your smartphone. These kits can be extended to include additional accessories including a Power Switch to turn home appliances on and off.
Specs: 868MHz 2.4GHz technology, 104db external siren, 94db internal siren.
SRP: Around £400

SWANNONE HOME CONTROL SYSTEM
Contact: SwannOne
SwannOne enables users to monitor their home security and also control aspects such as heating and lighting from wherever they are via a simple app. The user can stream live video and turn appliances off or on remotely.
Specs: Night vision, motion detection, 720p video footage, built-in mic, app control.
SRP: £699.99

HAUPPAUGE MYSMARTHOME
Distributors: Exertis, Thames Distribution, Tech Data
The Hauppauge MySmarthome can monitor and control your home using Z-Wave tech. It boasts an in-home controller and support for the MySmarthome Camera. It’s compatible with different Z-Wave devices too.
Specs: 110x110x16mm dimensions, wireless, 720p HD resolution (camera), night vision up to 6m.
SRP: £99.99 (MySmarthome controller), £79.99 (MySmarthome HD camera)

CONTACT

CMS Distribution: …….. 01423 704 700
Computers Unlimited:… 0208 200 8282
Entatech: ..................... 0333 101 1000
Exertis (Home): ........... 01279 822 822
Exertis (IT): ................... 01256 707070
Response Electronics:. 0345 257 1000
Softline: ....................... 01293 827 900
Spire Technology:…….. 01202 828 444
SwannOne: .................. 0203 6911 158
Tech Data: ................... 01256 788 000
Thames Distribution:…. 01189 767 130
Yale: ............................. 0845 223 2126

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