2016 was the year of the router; its redesign, evolution and, of course, its increased necessity
for better, faster and more secure in-home WiFi. Luma, the world’s first Surround WiFi system,
which covers your entire home with fast, reliable and secure internet will be on display at CES
Since the first orders were shipped in June 2016, Luma has released new and updated features
every three weeks, as they continue to focus on giving their users faster, controlled and more
secure WiFi. A few of the newest updates have included:
- New Product – Every home is different. What flows with one home’s style, might
completely clash with another. Luma, which was originally only offered in white, released
Luma Colors, including Luma Black, Luma Gray, and Luma Orange. Additionally, Luma
launched 2-packs, which joined the original 1 and 3-packs, providing the right coverage
for any size home.
- Amazon Alexa integration – “Alexa, tell Luma to pause Timmy’s iPad.” Finally, your
voice can do all the work. Luma, the first WiFi system to announce its integration with
Amazon Alexa, allows the user to control their WiFi through voice control.
- Security Alert Details – Cyber-security is serious. While most people have anti-virus on
their computers, the rise of smart homes makes connected devices vulnerable. Luma
continuously checks all of your connected devices for potential hackers and malware to
make sure your network is always safe, and lets you manage your network through an
easy-to-use app. With security alert details, users are equipped with in-depth visibility
into alerts by device, enhanced insight and information. As alerts occur, Luma admins
will see details, timestamps, alert types and additional relevant data that can help assess
- Bedtime Rules – Have kids who are staying up to play video games or chat with friends?
Finally, bedtime can mean just that. Bedtime Rules gives Luma admins the ability to set
bedtime rules for individuals on their network per user for any day of the week.
- Bouncer – At nightclubs, the bouncer is infamous for deciding who is allowed access or
who should be blocked. With Luma, user’s WiFi network has its own bouncer, giving
them full control of who is allowed to join their WiFi network. For every new device that’s
added to the network, users receive an alert in their Luma app. From this alert, they can
just swipe right or left to decide to allow or block access for that device.
In addition to new product features, Luma welcomed Jonathan Goldsmith – famous for
portraying The Most Interesting Man in the World – to the team! After Jonathan returned from Mars he realized his WiFi wasn’t living up to his standards and he had to do something about it. That’s when he decided to join Luma as an investor and to help spread the word to ensure no one else falls victim to bad WiFi again. Check out his video here.