A new budget home automation system has been created by Hack-a-Joe Labs that has been designed to enable you to control your homes electrical outlets and light bulbs via the Internet using a single hook.
The new home automation system is available to pledge for over on Kickstarter website priced at just $35 for early bird backers and works with existing outlet adapters and bulb sockets. Watch the video below to learn more.
“Hook is a device that connects inexpensive remote-controlled outlet adapters and bulb sockets to the Internet. This enables existing appliances and lighting in the home like lamps, light bulbs, coffeemaker, window fan – anything that is powered by electricity – to be controlled with your phone from anywhere in the world.
These remote-controlled outlet adapters and bulb sockets are already commercially available. You can buy them today from Amazon, Home Depot and Costco. They come with a remote control. An appliance plugged into the outlet or a bulb screwed into the socket can be turned on/off with press of the button on the remote. They are really inexpensive – often as low as $5/ea in pack of five. They work on RF 315/433MHz frequencies and are not line-of-sight.
But they only work inside the house and only if you can find the darn remote! Hook can make these outlets adapters and bulb sockets Smart. All you have to do is clone the remote control to the Hook app once.”
For more information on the new affordable home automation system jump over to the Kickstarter website for details via the link below and make a pledge from $35 to be one of the very first to own one. If you are thinking of setting up a home automation system you might be interested in our Home Automation Hubs and Systems Guide.
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