SPOTLIGHT ON NEW TECHNOLOGY

Co-Founders Darrin Medley, Damien Klaas and the Unify Smart Home team kicked off the new year by attending CES-the world’s biggest tech show-in Las Vegas. The leading tech companies unveiled amazing new technology, from Samsung’s new bezel free 8K to Uber and Hyundai’s plan to offer flying taxi rides by 2023. There were also a ton of new Smart Home gadgets, reinvented gimmicks, and some great new features from our partners making their debut at CES.

Unify attends CES, CEDIA, and other trade shows to keep up with the constantly moving world of smart home technology so you don’t have to. There are so many new inventions; we exist to help you navigate the myriad of choices to custom fit your lifestyle. With so many options, let Unify help you create the right solution.

Philips Hue Debuts New Plug-and-Play Outdoor Lights

Philips Hue debuted three new outdoor lights at CES: a path light (Econic), a spotlight (Lily XL), and a wall-mounted fixture (Appear) with lights that shine up and down. All of them support Hue’s full range of 16 million colors and include Bluetooth, so a Hue hub is not needed, allowing for extended outdoor functionality. These will become available in March.

New 4th Generation August Smart Lock

The 4th generation of August Smart Lock debuted at CES. Not only is it 45% smaller than the last generation, but it also has a built in Wi-Fi connector, eliminating the need for the August Connect bridge and maintaining the same functionality.

Wemo Mini is now even smaller!

When requiring the use of a smart outlet to enhance a custom install, Unify turns to Wemo. In addition to being compatible with HomeKit, Alexa and Google, Wemo is a fun way for our clients to set up easy holiday automations on their own! The new Wemo plugs are now significantly smaller. In addition, Wemo Stage, a detachable smart remote, was also unveiled at the CES show.