What’s the crazies DIY home automation project you can think of? We’ll these are even more wacky and outrageous. Check it out!
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.
Wouldn’t you think that a kitchen is a magical place? It plays an essential role in our lives: it is not only the place where you prepare and enjoy meals, but it is also a place of family gathering, an area where we have fun with friends and where many lovely memories are made. But […]
Have you already made your home a smart home? Then, you know all the benefits of it. But have you considered making your office a smart office and get to know all of its benefits? It doesn’t matter what kind of business you run, whether it is a small business, dental or medical office or […]
Being a parent is a beautiful and exciting experience. It is also very stressful as you have to take care of all the tasks around the home and children. There are numerous things to be done: changing diapers, bathing a baby every evening, shopping, preparing meals and so on. Making your home a smart home […]
When you consider that the Internet Of Things has only been around for half a decade in any meaningful way, it is pretty impressive that we have reached the current level of automation in such a short space of time. Of course, Moore’s Law has provided us with an expectation that by the end of the decade we will be flying around with jet packs strapped to our backs while walking our pet Pokemon in virtual reality
Earlier this month we had the chance to talk with Z-Wave expert Dr. Christian Paetz. The author of two of the most prominent books about the wireless protocol, Z-Wave Basics: Remote Control in Smart Homes and Z-Wave Essentials, Dr. Paetz is also the primary representative of the Z-Wave alliance. Here’s what we asked him and what he had to share.
Ever wanted to make your toaster smarter? While the Griffin Smart Toaster still isn’t widely available on the market, there are various DIY solutions that help you turn your current toaster into an automated device. Let’s check out just how you can do so.
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. Home automation […]
Forever losing your phone? Worried that the dog keeps jumping the fence into the neighbor’s garden? Wondering where exactly your teenage daughter and her friends are driving to this weekend? If you find yourself asking these questions to yourself regularly, it may be time to invest in some trackers.
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.
Many of us have grown up with sci-fi TV shows and the promise of household robots relieving us from the boredom of every day task such as cleaning, cooking, taking the kids to school, walking the dog, and taking the rubbish out. While the C-3PO style of robotic helper may be quite a few decades away, robots are already entering the home in many different ways.
With the ever growing home automation industry, we decided to tackle the question of what we should expect in innovations for the smart home 2017. Will Microsoft be putting Cortana in your home, while Amazon Alexa and IBM Watson are chilling on the couch? Will Google Home take over the home automation industry? The only certainty is that the industry is truly moving forward.
The home automation trend is just starting to catch up, but there are people have already found various ways to mess with smart home tech in order to have some fun. Here are just 5 smart home videos that are truly awesome and that will make your day. Often serious and discussing major topics within […]
We all know that Alexa can play you any song on your smart home speakers. However, have you thought about Alexa playing your favorite song on the jukebox? The guys at Liberty games certainly have, and they’ve created what may very well be, the perfect voice-controlled Games room in existence today.
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 15 amazing facts about the history of the smart home, to answer your questions.
Can’t find the right smart doorbell for your home? Don’t worry! We’ve prepared a special tutorial on different DIY Wireless doorbell options in the latest part of our smart home guide. Let’s get started.
Want to make your garage door opener a bit smarter? This week in our Smart Home Guide we’ve decided to share with you a few DIY Z-Wave garage door controller solutions, to help you out with your home automation task.