When I worked at DataGravity, the boss knew a woman who work at MIT in Robotics. And she was making one for the masses - so needless to say I bought one. That was 2 or 3 years ago and it showed up this week. The product and company are called Jibo. Opening up the … Continue reading Bringing my Jibo to life!
Category: Home Automation
Home Security Gadgets Revisited
Hi there, I have played with quite a number of the new security appliances that are simple and useful at home. I like how they are self-contained and don’t require contracts or monitoring other then me. But I have had a number of them and I thought it was time to to revisit and share … Continue reading Home Security Gadgets Revisited
Piper Update - #6
Hello all, As you may know I have a Piper security device, and quite like it. I have written a lot on this which you can find through this tag - Piper. it has been a while since I last shared anything, but I had a number of things that happened recently that I thought … Continue reading Piper Update - #6
Piper Update - #5
This is a quick update on my Piper experience. I have only a few things to share this time. In the space of the couple of months of use it has only one time hung. Meaning it stopped working and I had to unplug it, and remove its batteries. It happened one night and I … Continue reading Piper Update - #5
My thoughts on Piper - or Piper Update #4
Hello all, I have been tracking this for a while and thought I would share it out. I hope that someone thinking of buying Piper, or the Piper Product Managers see this and find it helpful. General Th0ughts I really like the Dashboard organization and the Vitals area. Rules are easy and clear, and seem … Continue reading My thoughts on Piper - or Piper Update #4
Piper Update - #3 - Z-Wave Accessories
Hello all, I hope everyone is enjoying their weekend? My first at home for a while where I have no outside obligations. Very nice! This means a few blogs this weekend! But this one is about using Z-Wave accessories with Piper. I have written about Piper before (here, here and here) but the fact is … Continue reading Piper Update - #3 - Z-Wave Accessories
Troubles adding Nest Protect?
Hello there, I use Nest Smoke Detectors in my house. I had two, and now I have three. But I had a little trouble adding the third one so I thought I would share as the support people at Nest did not know and I think others might run into it - BTW isn't it … Continue reading Troubles adding Nest Protect?
Piper Update - #2
Hello all, Updated 3/21/14 - 1102 for battery information. I have a couple of things to share about Piper. Piper is part of my security at home. I have written about it before here and here. I quite like it. But I have a few things to share about my recent usage of it. While … Continue reading Piper Update - #2
Piper Update #1 - external access
Hi everyone, In this I reported how much I liked Piper. Well, things have gotten a little odd. What I reported is correct. But I wanted to share what I have found during a week or so of use. Including while I was traveling away from home. First I need to mention that it did … Continue reading Piper Update #1 - external access
Wow! I like the Blacksumac Piper gadget a lot!
Hi all, I just had this show up. I supported them early on and today their product showed up. I am talking about the Blacksumac Piper - a very cool gadget. They call it Home Security and automation in a smart little package. And they got it right. It took me less than 30 minutes … Continue reading Wow! I like the Blacksumac Piper gadget a lot!