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Hauppauge mySmarthome cloud based monitor and control system for home automation introduced at IFA2014, Berlin, Germany

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Hauppauge mySmarthome allows you to monitor your home and control home lighting via a cloud service. Hauppauge mySmarthome uses your existing home network and works with AppleTM and AndroidTM phones and tablets, plus Macs and PCs.

Hauppauge Digital Inc., September 3rd , 2014, London, United Kingdom -- Hauppauge announces today its new mySmarthome home monitoring and control kits which will be shown at IFA 2014, Berlin, Germany. Hauppauge mySmarthome kits allow users to create an electronic, cloud based monitor and control system for their home or apartment.

The Hauppauge mySmarthome kits include the main controller (often called the ‘hub'), monitor devices and lighting controllers to make it easy to implement a home monitoring and light control system. The mySmarthome kits come with a cloud based service which allows the user to send alerts to their smartphone via e-mail or text messages.

Hauppauge mySmarthome kits are based on the popular and secure Z-Wave wireless technology and are compatible with hundreds of different Z-Wave monitoring and control devices available throughout Europe.

Alerts via the Hauppauge mySmarthome cloud service

Hauppauge mySmarthome comes with a cloud based service which will send alerts to your smartphone via e-mail or text messages. The mySmarthome alerts can be configured with an easy to use ‘rules' system, which allows a user to set up the alerts without the need for programming skills. For example, to be notified that your home door has been opened, a simple rule can be created which says "if the door is opened, send an e-mail message to myemail@myemailaddress.com".

Easy installation

To install the Hauppauge mySmarthome, a user would connect the Hauppauge mySmarthome main controller (hub) to their home Internet router. Using a PC or Mac, they would register the mySmarthome main controller with our cloud system. Then, they would connect the included plugs and sensors around the home, download the free app for iOS or Android and start controlling and monitoring devices, temperature and motion!

The Hauppauge mySmarthome main controller comes pre-configured for up to 5 Z-Wave devices, but can be expanded to up to 100 devices from the hundreds of available Z-Wave devices on the market today. Future upgrades will support other standards such as Zigbee.

Two ready-to-go kits: one for monitor and control and one for home security

Hauppauge mySmarthome Control Starter Kit comes with the main controller for Z-Wave devices plus two ‘smart' home plugs and a 4-in-1 sensor. The ‘smart' plugs control lighting or small motors. The 4 in 1 sensor monitors door/window open and close positions, and senses motion, lighting brightness and temperature.

Hauppauge mySmarthome Security Starter Kit comes with the main controller for Z-Wave devices plus a security camera, a smoke detector, a flood detector and a 4-in-1 sensor. The camera is wireless and uses a Wi-Fi network to send video to the mySmarthome main controller while the 4-in-1 sensor monitors door/window open and close positions and senses motion, lighting brightness and temperature.

Once you have chosen where to place the plugs and sensors in your home, you can personalise the device names. These devices can be monitored and controlled from Apple devices such as an iPhone or iPad, Android devices or a Mac or PC.

Apps for Apple and Android devices

Hauppauge mySmarthome comes with free iOS and Android applications. Designed to be simple to use, the mySmarthome application allows you to monitor motion, measure temperature, brightness as well as lets you switch on and off your electronic devices around your home.  The application allows you to control wirelessly your home appliances and electronics. Whether you want to turn on a light in your home from your office or switch on the kettle in the kitchen it is all now possible directly from any Apple or Android Smartphone or Tablet.

Why mySmarthome?

"The idea behind mySmarthome came when I tried to automate my own home. I found currently available products frustrating to install and impossible to set up. Hauppauge mySmarthome was designed to be easy to install but reliable, with alerts designed to be sent via text or e-mail mySmarthome was designed for my home!" said Ken Plotkin, President of Hauppauge Computer Works.

Ordering codes

The Hauppauge mySmarthome Control Starter Kit is model number 01550.
The Hauppauge mySmarthome Security Starter Kit is model number 01568.

Hauppauge will be at IFA Hall 17, Booth 109 (API Stand) direction North Entrance 19 and make your way to hall 17 and we are on the API stand

Hauppauge mySmarthomeKey Features

-       Monitor your home with reliable Z-Wave sensors

-       Control lighting and other electrical devices in the home

-       Energy saving: monitor the energy usage of controller devices plus turn on and off devices remotely to save energy

-       Alerts can be configured easily and sent to your smartphone by e-mail or text messages

-       Cloud service for reliable alert notification

-       Easy to setup on the PC or Mac, with free monitoring apps for Apple and Android devices

About Hauppauge Computer Works

Hauppauge Computer Works ,  a subsidiary of Hauppauge Digital, Inc. (stock symbol: HAUP)  is a leading developer and manufacturer of digital TV receivers for personal computers. The Company designs and develops digital TV video boards for TV-in-a-window, TV data broadcast reception for the consumer electronics marker plus to VAR, System integrator and OEMs throughout the world. The Company is headquartered in Hauppauge, New York and the Company's Internet web site can be found at http://www.hauppauge.com