Lighting was one of the first categories to step onto the smart home market scene. It’s one of the broadest areas available, and one of the most common areas smart home users tend to focus. Since they first hit the market, smart light bulbs have come a long way. Now, you can turn on and off your lights at the sound of your voice or the tap of a button. There are several … [Read more...] about The Best Smart Home Lighting Starter Kit
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When you think of smart home devices, the first thing that comes to mind isn’t a smoke and carbon monoxide detector. That doesn’t mean these devices aren’t important and shouldn’t be integrated into your automated home. You always want to be notified if smoke or carbon monoxide is an issue in your home, and sometimes you aren’t in your home when this occurs. For a while, the … [Read more...] about OneLink vs. Nest Protect: Which Should You Choose?
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 guide on how to set up a smart home". Really, it's for anyone wanting to know where the different entry points … [Read more...] about How to Make an Ultimate Smart Home – Set Up a Smart Home Quickly!
Keeping the home comfortable is top priority for most people. In the past, if your house is too cold or too hot, you either put up with it or you spend a lot of money. Thankfully, there are now smart thermostats that can keep temperatures just right while also helping you save. Two of the best smart thermostats available now are Tado Smart Thermostat and Nest Learning … [Read more...] about Tado Smart Thermostat vs. Nest Learning Thermostat: Which One is Best for Your Home?
There are several security cameras that you could buy for your home. These allow you to take control of your home security and be safer. These security cameras also help you keep an eye on things when you are away. Two of the best indoor security cameras you can buy right now are Arlo Q and Nest Cam. Bottom Line Up Front: I think both of these smart cams are remarkably … [Read more...] about Arlo Q vs Nest Cam: Which Smart Home Security Cam is Best for You?