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Home automation for windows, lights & more. Somfy's TaHomA

Techstination feature for Monday, April 4, 2011

Home automation for windows, lights and more.   I’m Fred Fishkin with technology BootCamp, a report on gadgets and gear.    Using an app on an iPad,  you can control window blinds or curtains, lights, the awning on the patio, even the temperature in your home.   Somfy is out with a home automation gateway called TaHomA, that uses Z-Wave technology to wireless communicate with motors and switches and thermostats.   Business Development Manager Steve Iommi…

“Well this is home automation.  And what it does is simplify the everyday tasks of opening and closing manual window coverings and walking around the house and turning a bunch of lights on and off and adjusting your thermostat.  We can create scenes in TaHomA that basically emulate the customer’s lifestyle.”

  Pricing starts at about two thousand dollars including professional installation.  There’s more info at   You can find us at   I’m Fred Fishkin.

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