Browsing: Home Automation


The heart of the smart home lies with home automation technology. Often believed to be futuristic, the idea of having all the devices in your home connected to a central system is already possible.

Today, you are able to achieve inter-connectivity between your home appliances, entertainment devices and security hardware, all through the power of home automation wireless protocols and technology.

To understand how a smart home world works, you often have to dig deeper and learn about the intricacies that make up an entire system. Let us take you on a journey into the amazing technological wonders of this new and amazing technology. And who knows, in the process, much like Tony Stark, you might end up building your own Jarvis at home!

Learn more about what makes devices works and get to know the industry leading wireless connectivity protocols, systems for the automation of your home and 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
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
Hardware
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Top 5 Motion Sensor Light Switches 2018

A Motion Sensor Light Switch is often also referred to as “Occupancy Light Switch” as well as “Vacancy Light Switch”. But there is a difference between the two. An Occupancy Light Switch automatically turns on the lights as soon as motion is detected in the sensor range and automatically turns the lights off when the motion is no longer detected in the range.… Read More
Google Home
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Google Home: All you need to know about the new releases

As you may have heard at Google’s recent keynote, there are new Google Home devices about to hit the shelves, in the form of Google Home Mini, and Google Home Max.  Along with the original Home, these new additions complete the trio of sizes we were expecting to debut at some point, but which one is right for you?… Read More
Home Automation Systems
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Bluetooth brings mesh capabilities to the home

Anyone who has been keeping an eye on IOT communication standards, listen up.  Bluetooth is about the throw a considerable-sized hat into the ring.  Now, you would be forgiven for thinking that Bluetooth has already entered the arena years ago, and in fact was one of the original standards that have been used by many smart device manufacturers.  … Read More
Home Automation
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Lighthouse Brings AI to the Forefront

It has been a good few years now since the first smart home cameras started to infiltrate our lives, and while we have seen improvements in the resolution of these cameras and the odd bit of software tweaking, not much has changed to make them any more useful than they were when they were first introduced.  … Read More
Home Automation The Best Plug-N-Power Home Automation Kit List
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Best Plug-n-Power Home Automation Kits

Want to implement a new easy to install smart home solution? Check out our picks for the best plug-n-power home automation kits currently available on the market today.   Part of what makes home automation intrinsically engaging is the customization smart home devices provide.… Read More
General
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Ransomware and Your Smart Home – The Security of Z-Wave

Smart home technology is all around us, but what’s the security of Z-Wave, the wireless communications protocol that drives the inter-connectivity of your devices?  The world around us is changing by the second. Innovation in wireless connectivity and the protocols that allow devices to talk to each other is what makes smart homes a reality.… Read More
General
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Dojo – Your new home network guardian

One of the biggest issues with IOT and the range of smart home devices is security and the risk of malware. With huge worldwide infections that have affected everything from child monitors to doorbells.  As the world of IOT starts to find it’s feet, security is going to be paramount in placating people’s worries and taking the industry from the peripheries, and into the mainstream.  … Read More
Home Automation
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Ikea to release Trådfri worldwide

Rumors circulating online recently that Ikea was to bring its own smart lighting system to market worldwide has proven to be true, with the upcoming release of the Trådfri smart kit.  The name itself translates to “wire-free”, and consists of a central hub, a remote controller, and two white-spectrum bulbs.  … Read More
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5 obscure IOT devices to look out for in 2017

Currently, the IOT devices that garner the most headlines tend to be pretty obvious.  Light switches, thermostats, and video doorbells have all hit the headlines in recent months, as consumers become more accustomed to seeing connected devices around the home. Some of the most interesting IOT projects however, lean more towards the obscure end of the market.  … Read More
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Four home appliances looking to make waves in 2017

In the eyes of tech companies, the consumer living space has become the latest battleground for your hard earned cash, and one that could become very lucrative if they pull it off correctly.   Here, we take a look at four exciting products; some brand new, some updated, that will be gracing our homes before the end of 2017.… Read More
Home Automation
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10 Amazing Facts About the History of the Smart Home

Have you ever wondered who’s the first to come up with the idea of a smart home? What about the first home automation devices? Here are 10 amazing facts about the smart home history, to answer your questions. Indulged into believing the story of our uniqueness, we rarely get to think past our originality and actually come to grips with the fact that often we face the debut of a reinvention.… Read More
Home Automation Smart Home Security Devices Reviews
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Advances in Security of Smart Homes

Based on recent research by August, 30 million households are expected to switch to smart homes in the United Stated by next year. Family safety becomes the top motivator for adopting smart home technology (63%) followed by convenience (53%). “The smart home industry is still a young market,” said Michael Wolf, chief analyst for NextMarket Insights.… Read More
Home Automation
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The Crestron Home Automation System

Living smart is the only way to live in this dog eat dog world; and one company doing their part to ensure everyone from families, to our primary schools and universities, as well as tech-savvy corporations is Crestron. This company is leading the industry in smart home automation development and installation, as a one-stop high end stop for those select customers with the money to invest in a smart future.… Read More
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The Control 4 Home Automation System

What is a Smart Home? The ‘Smart’ prefix is often used to convey the expanded utility of a modern device. Smartphones, for example, take the basic functionality of a phone and pair it with a myriad of other technological services, providing a much more thorough communication medium.… Read More
Home Automation
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The mControl v3 Home Automation System

Among home automation systems, Embedded Automation’s mControl gained early widespread acceptance. Although the company reportedly has discontinued some support functions recently, its technologies continue to hold appeal for many consumers. History Founded in 1998, the software development company Embedded Automation designed and developed a number of breakthrough technologies intended to help create a completely digital home.… Read More
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