Home Automation is an exciting part of the modern household. However, whilst the availability of more user-friendly and economical home automation devices have come to the market there is still the issue of interoperability. Devices such as the Nest Thermostat or Phillip’s Hue range are awesome but tying them all together is tough.
The new Logitech Harmony Living Home range aims to change that, integrating control of various smart devices into a central control hub. The Logitech Harmony remotes have traditionally been the solution to integrating all your home theatre components, so the move into other devices is welcome.
Smart devices from companies such as Kwikset, Smarthings and Honeywell are supported by the new Logitech Harmony Home line. This is in addition to previous support of smart devices such as Phillips’ Hue Smart Bulbs and the Nest Thermostat.
Home automation support is added via an upgraded version of the Harmony Smart Hub that shipped with Logitech’s Smart devices. Called the Logitech Harmony Home Hub, the new unit adds support for these new home automation devices via whilst offering control via the Harmony Remote or Logitech’s free Harmony app. The new control is essentially an upgraded version of the Harmony Ultimate Remote, adding touch-screen controls for supported home automation devices that you have added.
Logitech will be shipping the Harmony Living Home devices later this month. Recommended retail pricing is $99.99 for the standalone Logitech Harmony Home Hub , with the Home Control and Ultimate Home kits retailing for $149.99 and $349.99 respectively.
Those of you looking for an amazing Universal remote for your home theatre in the meantime should look at the Logitech Harmony 650 which we recently reviewed.