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2014-09-17T15:17:53Z
Having put every last entertainment device in your living room under the control of the Harmony Remote, Logitech is ready to take over the rest of the house. The company firmly stepped into the home control market today, releasing two high-end home remotes and the necessary Logitech Harmony Home Hub, which manages the traffic between the remotes and your home’s door locks, garage door opener, thermostat, lights, and window shades among other devices.

The Logitech Harmony Hub, which handles your home automation commands.

Interestingly, the most important part of the Logitech Harmony Home series is also one of the cheapest. The Logitech Harmony Home Hub, which will set you back $99.99, uses a variety of connectivity options (including Wi-Fi and Bluetooth) to send commands from your wireless remote to your thermostat and other devices. It’s compatible with home automation tools from tons of industry brands, including August, Honeywell, Kwikset, Schlage, and Sylvania (to name just a few).

For controlling those devices, you have three options: an app for your smartphone, the Logitech Harmony Home Control ($149.99), or the Logitech Harmony Ultimate Home ($349.99). Both remotes give you control over your home’s devices (provided those devices are controllable), but the Home Control  lacks a screen, making it look more like an entertainment system remote. The Ultimate Home has screen that displays options and is touch-sensitive.

Logitech has several remotes for its Logitech Harmony Home Hub, including the Harmony Home Ultimate.

Logitech also announced the Harmony Hub Extender, which will is expected to be available in December. The Extender will add more devices to the list of systems already supported by the Logitech Harmony Home Hub. The Hub and remotes are available today.
InfinityzeN1
2014-09-18T02:56:05Z

Heck, I've been using a Harmony remote to control my lights for years.

Dave_HH
2014-09-18T07:26:54Z

Well, now apparently there's a hub extender to allow you to control more. I've never really worked with them too much, save for playing with them on the trade show floor or whatever. May have to check them out more.

ThundercatMan
2014-09-18T09:51:20Z

ive used harmony's for years too epic customer service for those that cant even setup a self setting up TV! but seriously there customer support is the best around! oh and did I mention those remotes are very good too :)