I'll be the first to admit that when someone says "smart home" it's confusing. There are so many components, devices, and protocols it can be overwhelming, even for an experienced techie like me. I created this page (an ongoing labor of love) to serve as a "beginners smart home guide". Really, … Get Started! about How to Make an Ultimate Smart Home – Set Up a Smart Home Quickly!
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Neato has been coming up with robot vacuums that seem to be in direct response to iRobot’s Roomba releases. The company recently came out with the Neato Botvac D4 Connected, which features laser navigation technology, virtual no-go lines, and some … Continue Reading about Neato Botvac D4 Connected vs. Roomba 960: Which is Best?
An outdoor security camera is one of the easiest and best ways to protect your property. It allows you to keep an eye on things even when you are not around. However, with traditional security cameras, the problem is that you would need to wire … Continue Reading about Reolink Argus vs. Netgear Arlo Pro: Which Wire-Free Camera is Better?
and both come from companies that have been making locks for decades. Schlage started manufacturing locks in 1920, while Kwikset began operations in 1946. Smart locks have been getting more and more attention during the past few years. It is a … Continue Reading about Kwikset Premis vs. Schlage Sense: The Battle of HomeKit-Compatible Smart Locks
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When iRobot came out with the vacuum cleaner earlier this year, everybody was excited to learn that it was Wi-Fi connected. But some people were turned off by the $900 price tag. Special Note on Discount Pricing: The 960 just want on sale for June, it’s right now. So is the Roomba 960 the perfect […]
Whenever a new robot vacuum from another company comes out, it almost always gets compared with iRobot’s Roomba. Roombas have set the standards when it comes to robot vacuums and they will somehow be the yardstick that other robot vacuums must measure up to. The Shark Ion Robot 750 is a recent entry in the robot vacuum cleaner space while the Roomba 890 is one of […]
Roombas remain to be the gold standard when it comes to robot vacuums. It does seem that when you say robot vacuums, Roombas would be the first thing you think about. The Roomba 980 is the best Roomba available right now. Meanwhile, Shark Ion Robot 750 is a relatively new model, but it comes from […]
Last year saw some incredibly steep robot vacuum deals and specific Roomba deals on both Black Friday and Cyber Monday. This year, AllHomeRobotics is out in front, updating hourly with the very best deals currently going on for robot vacuums. Keep this page on your favorites as the Holiday shopping season heats up! However, some […]
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Honeywell and Ecobee are both known brands when it comes to smart thermostats. Both have been constantly improving their offerings over the years. Now, there is the Honeywell Lyric T5 and the Ecobee4. How does one compare with the other? Bottom Line Up Front: For most users, I prefer the Ecobee4 available at this listing […]
Nest Learning Thermostat has long been used as meter stick when comparing smart thermostats from various manufacturers. Over the years, several have come close to beating Nest, but they ultimately fall short. might just be the one to topple Nest and take over its place as the top smart thermostat out there. Features of the […]
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and both come from companies that have been making locks for decades. Schlage started manufacturing locks in 1920, while Kwikset began operations in 1946. Smart locks have been getting more and more attention during the past few years. It is a more convenient way to lock and unlock your doors. They allow you to connect […]
Traditionally, security cameras are costly. You have to pay for the cameras and the professional installation, as well as buy tapes to record your videos. Thankfully, that is no longer the case. You now have IP security cameras that you can install by yourself and that has more affordable ways to store your videos, like […]
Latest on Robot Mowers
Robotic lawn mowers are still seen by some as more of a novelty. With more established home robotics markets for vacuums and pool cleaners, making the switch to robotic mowers has not been as easy. However, there are a few leading brands that are pioneering the way forward for robotic mowers. While still not a […]
The RM510 is the smallest Robotic Lawnmower of the Robomow fleet, but it’s an impressive device. Robomow is tailor-made for compact lawns and gardens and the automatic lawn mower is also significantly less expensive than Robomow’s bigger robot mowers. This model should be on your list of robot mowers to consider if you are in […]
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In today’s world of technology, it seems almost anything is possible and the list of devices that help us run our lives more efficiently continues to expand. Technology has touched virtually every consumer market and the home and garden segment is no exception, particularly with smart sprinkler controllers. Smart sprinkler controllers offer consumers a great […]
With droughts and crazy weather patterns hitting many parts of the world, being in control of garden watering is now legislated in some places and a very good idea in any smart home environment. Providing the appropriate amount of water for the right type of plants, saving water when there is plenty of the stuff […]
Latest on Smart Pets
It seems that pet lovers are not going to get enough when it comes to their beloved pets. It does not come as a surprise that more and more pet parents are buying pet cameras that allow them to see and interact with their furry babies when they are not home. There are a lot […]
There are times when dog lovers would want to see what their beloved pets are doing at home while they are away, or check in on their canine companions and see what they are up to and then give them a treat for good behavior. Pet parenting is serious business and pet parents would simply […]