Internet of Things
Winner: Synnex Insteon for Hub
OS: Android, iOS, Windows Mobile/Phone
Gartner predicts that by 2020, the world will contain 25 billion smart, interconnected devices talking to one another with no human involvement whatsoever. Helping reach that prophecy is Synnex Insteon for Hub, a free app for Insteon building automation and control technologies that turns any smartphone into a remote control and monitoring appliance. The tool can control light bulbs, wall switches, outlets, thermostats and other common devices. A notification system can alert administrators of unexpected motion, water leaks or other activities via email or text. A scheduling system can automatically control lights, temperature, cameras and other electrical devices as desired for security, comfort or economy. Building settings are stored in the cloud for free.