Saying there were a lot of smart home products at CES 2018 in Las Vegas last week would be the understatement of the year. Smart home and IoT dominated the show from the shallow halls of Eureka Park to the Las Vegas Convention Center and just about every hotel in between. That’s because smart home and IoT are taking over our lives, to improve them.
ControlAny is one part ecosystem and one part smart home controller, Beak.
One of the reasons we love ControlAny and that they are the recipient of our CES 2018 Editor’s Choice Award in the Smart Home category is because their platform control’s anything. The ControlAny platform works with just about ever smart home device manufacturer’s products including Nest, Yale, Belkin, Phillips, GE, Evolve and countless others. It’s designed to be compatible with all of the popular IoT platforms including: Zigbee, Zwave, WiFi, BLE, and even mesh networking which makes the amount of devices ControlAny and Beak work with, limitless.
Beak is ControlAny’s smart home controller. It’s no larger than a paperback book and is extremely lightweight. Packed inside though, is an amazing smart home controller that makes onboarding new devices as easy as pairing Bluetooth in the car. Once your device is onboarded it becomes part of the controllable devices within the ControlAny app.
Using the ControlAny app you can easily remote control anything (like the name says) and everything from the air conditioning to appliances, light bulbs to music, cameras and other devices. ControlAny also makes automation a cinch. You want your coffee maker brewing at 8am no problem. Do the window shades need to be open at 12 noon, even if you’re not home, again no problem. You can set an unlimited amount of automated tasks in the ControlAny platform. It’s truly a set it and forget it platform.
We remember when Nest was debuting at CES. That same year there were 10 other smart thermostats looking to make their way into homes. Nest stood out because of it’s ease of use. You’ll find the exact same thing with Beak and ControlAny.
Now’s the time to get your smart home started with ControlAny you can get beak for nearly half off the suggested retail price on the company’s Indiegogo page here. They plan on shipping by Summer 2018 so you won’t have to long to control anything and everything with ControlAny