A supplier of automatic-dimming rearview mirrors and electronics, Gentex recently began shipping the latest version of its HomeLink car-to-home automation system to VOXX Electronics Corporation, a supplier of mobile and consumer electronics products, for sale in the automotive aftermarket.
The new aftermarket HomeLink mirror comes integrated with three programmable buttons that communicate via Bluetooth with a phone app to operate virtually any type of home automation device, from garage doors and security gates to home lighting, thermostats, smart outlets, security systems, and other IOT devices.
It utilizes two transmission modes: radio frequency to activate entry-critical appliances and cloud-based wireless transmission to operate home lighting, thermostats, smart outlets, security systems, and other IOT devices.
Cloud-based device operation is made possible by HomeLink Connect, Gentex’s new home automation app, that users can configure to control their existing home automation devices.
Once configured, the user’s phone/app pairs with the HomeLink buttons in the mirror via Bluetooth, allowing users to activate their devices without needing to fumble with their phone.
Source: Press Release