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This article was published on July 22, 2013

    TNW Poll – Controlling your home with your phone: A gimmick or the future for us all?

    TNW Poll – Controlling your home with your phone: A gimmick or the future for us all?
    Matt Navarra
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    Matt Navarra

    Former Director of Social Media, TNW

    Matt Navarra is the Former Director of Social Media at TNW. He previously worked for the UK Government as a digital communications expert. Matt Navarra is the Former Director of Social Media at TNW. He previously worked for the UK Government as a digital communications expert. Follow Matt on Twitter, LinkedIn or Facebook.

    Earlier today, we published a story about the Canary Multi-Sensory Hub which learns about your home and alerts you if something is wrong. This is not the first, nor the only app or system which offers you the ability to control your home from your phone or the Web when you are out and about.

    You may have heard of other services and systems such as the Nest thermostat, Phillips Hue light bulbs and Belkin’s WeeMo hardware. These clever bits of kit all allow you to take control of your home from afar via your phone.

    The question we are asking today is whether controlling your home with your phone is a gimmick, or a is it the future for us all as this capability becomes cheaper to implement, easier to use and more readily available for consumers like you?

    Let us know by voting in the TNW Poll below.