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Smarten up the Garage Door with SkyLink at CES 2018



Converting a house into a smart home shouldn’t mean replacing every electrical device for a new smart model. A cheaper and greener way is to add smart features in with wireless accessories. A good example here is SkyLink Nova which adds smart capabilities to automatic garage doors at relatively low cost. Don and Frank take a closer look at SkyLink Nova and its accompanying ecosystem.

The SkyLink Nova is wired into an existing garage door opener using the standard connections used for the interior open/close button. Once connected up, the Nova can be remotely controlled with the SkyLink smartphone app (iOS and Android). Nova is also compatible with If This Then That (IFTTT) platform and Alexa so the garage door can be opened (or closed) by talking to an Echo.

The Nova itself looks like an LED light fixture and works as a smart home hub too, communicating with up to 100 smart devices. In addition, it can detect sirens from smoke and carbon monoxide detectors in the house. When one of those is heard, Nova will automatically open your garage door to aid in ventilation in the case of an emergency.

SkyLink‘s Nova will be on sale in the spring for under US$100.

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SkyLink Brings the Garage into the Smart Home at CES 2018



Remote controlled garage doors haven’t been particularly secure in the past and many people have disabled the feature because of the risk of break-ins to their homes through the garage. Todd and Frank discuss the problem and look at SkyLink Nova, a retrofit WiFi door opener.

The SkyLink Nova is wired into an existing garage door opener using the standard connections used for the interior open/close button. Once connected up, the Nova can be remotely controlled with the SkyLink smartphone app (iOS and Android). Nova is also compatible with If This Then That (IFTTT) platform and Alexa so the garage door can be opened (or closed) by talking to an Echo.

The Nova itself looks like an LED light fixture and works as a smart home hub too, communicating with up to 100 smart devices. In addition, it can detect sirens from smoke and carbon monoxide detectors in the house. When one of those is heard, Nova will automatically open your garage door to aid in ventilation in the case of an emergency. (I can see how this might help with CO poisoning but surely opening the door during a fire could make things worse?)

SkyLink‘s Nova will be on sale in the spring for under US$100.

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Skylink Group Debuted Alexa Compatible NOVA at CES 2018



Skylink Group, a leading provider of connected home safety solutions, debuted the NOVA at CES 2018. NOVA is a Wi-Fi enabled, universal garage door controller device that can be retrofitted directly onto most garage door controllers on the market. It transforms existing garage door openers into smart openers through the SkylinkNet iOS or Android app.

In addition to remotely opening or closing most garage doors on the market, through the SkylinkNet app, the NOVA is compatible with the If This Then That (IFTTT) platform and Alexa Voice Services, allowing homeowners to manage a variety of connected home accessories from a myriad of manufactures through one device.

Doubling as an LED light fixture, the NOVA is also designed to detect the audible alarm from smoke and carbon monoxide detectors in the home, automatically opening the garage door for added ventilation in case of an emergency.

Additional NOVA Features:

  • Integrated with Alexa Voice Services to open and close the garage door and to control other smart home devices through voice command for added convenience
  • Connects to a majority of existing garage door openers and smart home accessories on the market through the IFTTT platform
  • Features smart Wi-Fi connection protocol, allowing users to seamlessly connect to the home’s Wi-Fi network
  • Meets the UL 325 safety requirement to ensure a safe home for families across the world
  • Requires minimal wiring for a safe and easy install and set-up process
  • Designed as a 12W LED light, delivering the same brightness as a traditional 100W tungsten

Skylink’s NOVA retails for $99.99 and will be available at the www.skylinkstore.com in Spring of 2018.


Skylink Showcases Connected Home SkylinkNet Alarm System at CES 2018



Skylink Group’s goal is to cater to the needs and concerns of the homeowner by providing a safe and comfortable environment for their family. Skylink is showcasing several of their products at CES 2018, including their Connected Home SkylinkNet alarm system.

SkylinkNet alarm system allows you to protect your home the smart way. It’s a smarter, more affordable home alarm system for everyone. Remotely disarm the alarm system with the free SkylinkNet App. If a sensor is triggered, you can be automatically informed with a push notification on your smartphone.

The easy to use SkylinkNet App gives you full control of the SkylinkNet alarm system on the palm of your hand. It is available on Google Play and the Apple App Store. The app can show you an overview of your home, including an overview of what is happening around your home. You can see a live view of various locations.

The app can send you a push notification when something happens. You can arm and disarm the alarm system at your fingertips. The app keeps track of all recent events. Choose one of Skylink’s Starter Kits, which have all the basic components and features to help you create a safer home that protects your family and your belongings.

In addition to SkylinkNet alarm system. Skylink will be showcasing their all new NOVA. It is a universal Wi-Fi enabled garage door controller device that will be available to homeowners everywhere in Spring of 2018. NOVA will be able to be retrofitted directly onto most garage door controllers on the market, transforming existing garage door openers into smart openers through Skylink iOS or Android app.

Visit Skylink at CES 2018 in Sands, Halls A-D booth # 42743