Having moved into my new place recently, I’m convinced that home automation is the way to go. After all, we already live in a world with access to voice command personal assistants such as Siri and Google Now but moving away from the mobile phone, options tend to be rather pricey and a hassle to set up.

In an effort to differentiate themselves from the competition, ViewQwest aims to make setting up that house of the future for you as fuss free as possible. After their first forray into the media player business looking pretty healthy, the time might be just right to get their name as the first go-to folks for home automation.

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Central to their plans would be the Amazon Echo that acts as the hub of pretty much all their smart devices that are being offered on their store. But with so much possibilities for expansion, ViewQwest will be going to extra mile by providing their customers training and simple set up with the purchase of their smart products. Kind of like that tech-savvy relative that you can always count on to help with your computer woes.


Rounding it back to automating the entirety of your home is really something that should be considered for large houses. But, if you’re like me and live in an apartment, controlling the light switches from your mobile phone is an extreme case of sloth even by my standards. ViewQwest would be combining the Echo together with the Philips Hue which is greater considering that it is supported by IFTTT as well. This means there’s more to just turning on your home lights with your voice.

However, there is one area for concern – home automation at this juncture would truly benefit if you are planning and designing your home from the ground up in my opinion. As most services run on the Internet, it is essential for a stable connection for everything to flow seamlessly. Perhaps sometime in the future ViewQwest could look into providing such services to their customers at an affordable rate as well.

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Gerald currently straddles between his love of video games and board gaming. There's nothing that interests him more than trying out the newest and fanciest gadget in town as well. He dreams of publishing a board game sometime in the future!