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The Amazon Echo and The Marketing of Smart Home Appliances

Are Alexa Enabled Devices a blessing for the home automation industry? We try to answer this question through the lens of marketing and by noting the similarities between the revolutionary iPhone and Amazon Echo trends. A lot of us tech enthusiasts envision a future in which our lives are seamlessly integrated with tech and smart assistants are all around.… Read More
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Top Alexa Compatible Coffee Makers

Why wouldn’t you enjoy your perfect cup of coffee every morning, or have fun with friends instead of preparing coffee in the kitchen? Check out best Alexa compatible coffee makers! You certainly can live without them, but once you learn that smell of your favourite coffee can wake you up, you will simply love this gadget!… Read More
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Top 5 Alexa Compatible Robot Vacuums

You certainly can live without them, but once you learn that vacuuming can be done even if you are not home, you will simply love smart vacuums! Why wouldn’t you enjoy your free time while the robot vacuum is doing his job on the route you have set up?… Read More
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Top 10 Smart Speakers of 2019

What a better start of the year, than to have a new smart assistant in your home? We’ve done our best to outline the best smart speakers the market has to offer in 2019.  As we’ve anticipated throughout the past couple of years (some of our thoughts on the Google Home, and about Apple’s push towards the Smart Home), voice assistants and smart speakers are here to stay.… Read More
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Top 3 Alexa Compatible Garage Door Opener

Alexa compatible garage door openers enable you to feel secure because you can check if the door is properly closed by asking your Amazon Echo or by checking the status on your mobile from wherever you are. This improvement will certainly take you one step closer to the perfect security of your home.… Read More
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Top 5 Zigbee Controllers

If you are into a smart home and automatisation, you wish to make all the devices work together. And that is where the ZigBee controllers enter the scene. Like a puzzle, you can put all your smart gadgets to work connected via the controller.… Read More
Home Automation
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The State of Zigbee Today (Zigbee vs. Z-Wave)

Zigbee and Z-Wave are the two major protocols running for the spot of best wireless communication protocol for the smart home. Yet, does Zigbee manage to comply with all 2019 industry standards? Let’s discuss!  It’s obvious that here at BuildYourSmartHome.co we are quite the Z-Wave enthusiasts.… Read More
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Top Alexa Compatible Cameras and Door Locks

We all get forgetful sometimes and wonder did we lock the front door or want to check what kids are doing in another room or in the yard. With Alexa compatible cameras and door locks, you get one complete system for home security and you can check if you left the door open from the comfort of your sofa by Amazon Echo.… Read More
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Top Alexa Compatible Switches and Plugs

If you already have Amazon Alexa, why wouldn’t you enrich your home with small inexpensive gadgets like Alexa compatible switches and plugs? They are an excellent way to improve your home and are pretty much basic smart devices that are really useful.… Read More
Protocols
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ZigBee

As we move toward a more connected, ‘smarter’ world through wireless network technology, the challenge is to achieve the standardisation of this technology. The unification is necessary to improve a pure user experience regarding the product choice, set-up, and operation, including the interoperation of products from different manufacturers.… Read More
News
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Xiaomi and IKEA Partnership – Union of Giants

It has just been announced that from now on Xiaomi and IKEA will cooperate in the field of the Internet of Things and the Smart Home! The cooperation between the two companies has already been established earlier in the past, but now it will be official.… Read More
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What is the Best Z-Wave USB Stick?

We all know that setting up a complete Home Automation system can be quite expensive. Most people want to test out things first before they spend a big amount of money only to realize later that the gadgets don’t properly work in their environment.… Read More
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What is the Best Smoke Detector?

Every year in the United States, nearly 3,000 people die in residential fires. Although accidental fires can occur at any time, one of the best ways to keep you and your family safe is to install a smoke detector in every room of your home.… Read More
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Top 5 Alexa Compatible Smart Lights

Enrich your home with Alexa compatible smart lights and control them with your voice! You’ll see it is both useful and fun! Enjoy the experience! Imagine that you can tell your lights how you wish them to shine! If you are an Alexa owner, this is possible by changing traditional lighting with Alexa compatible smart lights.… Read More
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Top 5 Alexa Compatible Thermostats

Today, a big plus, if you are competing in the world of smart home devices, is to be Alexa compatible. Many manufacturers are aware of this fact and they made their brands working with Alexa in order to improve the complete smart home experience.… Read More
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What’s up in IoT? Latest News 20.11.2018.

Check out the latest news in the IoT world! In this release, a focus will be given to reports from the car industry. Christmas is coming! Think of IoT gifts (and security)! If your family fancies IoT, then Santa will know what present is perfect for your kids: a smart gadget!… Read More
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The Best Z-Wave Thermostat

Thermostats play an important role in every home automation system because most people would like to optimize their monthly energy bills with the help of cutting-edge technology. One benefit of a perfectly automated smart home is the ability to cut your costs, in the long run, letting the system basically pay for itself with the cost savings in the upcoming years.… Read More
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Amazon Echo Dot 2nd vs Amazon Echo Dot 3rd

With the release of the third generation Echo Dot, we all have the same dilemma: Which one is better, and is the new one worth a higher price? For your convenience and easier decision making, we have prepared a comparison of two models of Echo Dot – The 2nd and the 3rd generation.… Read More
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What’s up in IoT? Latest News 31.10.2018.

Check out the latest news and announcements in IoT. We have prepared the most interesting ones for you! Amazon Announced New Hardware And, not only new hardware but also upgrades of existing Echo devices and software updates! Brand new smart devices are Echo Sub speaker, Fire TV device that works like a DVR for local TV broadcasts, and Amazon Basics microwave.… Read More
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Best Alexa Compatible Doorbell

Living in a world of smart homes as a smart device means that you are up to date and technically advanced. But if you really want to be on the top of the hill, you need to be connected with other devices and, of course, Alexa.… Read More
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