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Being avid smart home enthusiasts, we constantly follow the latest trends in the home automation industry. Here, you can find our smart home reviews of different products on the market.

We try to be honest and transparent with our audience and we put this at top priority when writing our reviews.

Even though our opinion might get in the way at times, we try to take any measures to deliver honest reviews of smart home devices and home automation products.

Granted, we are still a small team and we don’t have access to all the devices we love to talk about. However, due to your continuous support and advancing our website forward, we strive towards delivering just the right reviews of products we’ve personally tested and have experience with.

We also aim to deliver the latest possible information and constantly try to update our older posts to feature the newest info on the matter. Yet, we would also like to know your opinion and experience with the products we feature, thus don’t forget to comment! Check out what we have to say for the home automation products currently available on the market below.


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Best Home Security Camera Systems for 2017

Home security has been one of the main niches of the smart home industry. But how does the technology stand in 2017? What are the best new inventions? We decide to tackle these issues by giving a check with the best home security camera systems for 2017.

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The Best Garage Door Opener 2017

The future is now and whether you’d like to upgrade your old garage door system to work with your smart home devices or install a completely new garage door controller, we’ve gathered the best smart garage door opener and controller options currently available on the market.

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Which is the best Z-Wave Garage Door Controller?

Z-Wave is one of the most widely used wireless communication protocols in the world of smart home and IoT devices. That’s why, if you are looking for an easy and smart garage door solution, one of your best options is to choose a Z-Wave Garage Door Controller.

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Neato Vs Roomba

Robotic Vacuums: Neato Robotics vs. iRobot Roomba Robotic vacuums continue to enjoy a great deal of popularity, with new models…

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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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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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What is Amazon Echo?

The Amazon Echo is the latest in smart home technology. It can play internet radio, music, news and more with voice command controls. It also uses voice commands to control household features such as lights and A/C. The full list of features is impressive, and the device retails for a reasonable price.

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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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What is the best Robot Vacuum?

Most people don’t know that the first automatic vacuum cleaner called Trilobite was already presented in 1997 by the swedish company Electrolux. And even Dyson, the market leader for vacuums, released their own robot in 2001. But in either cases the price or the time wasn’t right yet. It wasn’t until 2002 when iRobot shook up the technology world with the Roomba, a robotic vacuum that finally raised public awareness for this particular niche. The latter model also made it in our list of the best of the best…

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Logitech Home Hub Extender with Z-Wave and Zigbee

Zigbee and Z-Wave are definitely on the rise. That’s why Logitech has decided to incorporate this technology into their product portfolio. The Logitech Home Hub Extender will expand your existing Logitech Harmony Hub with the capability to talk to Z-Wave and Zigbee enabled devices.

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VeraEdge – The new VeraLite successor

For months there have been rumours around about new Vera hardware that should supersede the Vera3 and the VeraLite. Vera Control confirmed the new VeraEdge last week which will be the successor of the VeraLite. It should be just a matter of time until the Vera4 – or whatever it will be called – will be announced, as well.

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What is the best Z-Wave USB Stick?

If you don’t know what home automation protocol to choose yet and want to dive deeper into the intricacies of orchestrating your home – buying a cheap Z-Wave USB adapter might be the perfect option for you. These sticks turn your ordinary pc into a fully customizable Z-Wave controller.

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