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Want some smart home ideas and inspiration? Here, we like to relax, enjoy and gaze in amazement into the creative home automation setups, DIY device ideas and more, offered by enthusiasts worldwide. We further share some of our tips, tricks and tutorials we believe you might find helpful.

At often times we all find ourselves into the spot of wanting to do something, but not being inspired enough. The same way inspiration and creativity are important in other hobbies, they are also vital for home automation enthusiasts.

If you want to make the smart home of the future a possibility, you must be creative enough to come up with some amazing ideas. The technology is all there, but it’s up to you to use it the right way. Let’s get inspired with these amazing smart home ideas and inspiration projects, setups and tutorials!


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7 Extremely Curious and Creative IoT Projects for the Smart Home

With a huge number of do-it-yourself options available, anyone can start making their homes more intelligent with the help of a few simple interconnected IoT boards. While most people go for the more obvious smart home solutions, others create incredibly imaginative and sometimes downright weird IoT devices for the smart home. With that in mind, we’ve decided to gather a collection of 7 of the most extremely curious and creative IoT projects for the Smart Home. Without further adieu, here they are!

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Data Security in the Smart Home

How do you gain both security and privacy in a world where everything is connected to and talking to everything else? To understand how you can achieve these things in a connected world, it’s important to first understand these things and what they mean for you.

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5 Favorite Home Automation Hacks with IFTTT

For those of you unfamiliar with IFTTT, it’s a program/website/app that allows you to connect different systems and create rules, or as they call them, “recipes”. IFTTT becomes especially awesome when you connect all of your smart home devices. Instead of waiting for your favorite brand to launch a version 2 or an update, you can just develop them yourself. The best part is that non-developers like me can do it. These are my 5 favorite home automation hacks with IFTTT. Actually, it should be called “My 4 favorite Hacks and 1 bonus Recipe for IFTTT” but that’s too long of a title.

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The Next Level Smart Home featuring Notion

At Notion, we’re engineering an elevated experience integrated with the products you know and love now. We’re driving the concept called “home awareness” and the impetus has been to truly give your home a voice. With 8 different sensors in each device, Notion can be used for a variety of different monitoring needs around the house. Users receive custom push notifications on everything from open doors, windows, water leaks, lights, smoke alarms and more.

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The Lifeswitch makes your life easier

The Switchform team consists of us two, Brett and Bryan. We launched this small start-up to make it possible to build smart homes simpler through design. We have been in the home automation field for quite some time and have noticed a huge surge in the demand to control one’s home via mobile devices but what happens when that control leaves the home. We thought, “Let’s make a product that allows you to run your home as easily as you operate the apps on your phone.” The lifeswitch was born.

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10 Crazy Smart Home Gadgets You’ve Never Heard Of

A thermostat that talks to your washing machine? A baby bottle that talks to your smartphone and tells you how much and how fast your baby is feeding? A belt that adjusts itself depending on your activities for the day? Here are the 10 Most Crazy Smart Home Gadgets You’ve Never Heard Of.

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