Ring Video Doorbells have steadily gained popularity in recent years, thanks to the added safety and convenience they can provide to homeowners. Their easy installation, along with the potential to be completely wireless, certainly hasn’t hurt their cause any. Video doorbells can act as a deterrent for thieves, and vandals while also providing video evidence […]
There is no need to pay someone to set up your smart home for you. This is easily something you can do yourself, one device at a time. DIY smart home projects tend to be enjoyable for most people and don’t usually require any special skills or tools.
I try to cover some of these projects for you. I figure I’ve already had to do a lot of the troubleshooting, so why should you have to learn the hard way.
In these articles, we’ll cover Alexa and Google Home smart hubs. These will be the central component of most of our systems. We’ll learn how to interact with them and exactly what they’re capable of.
We’re also going to dive into how they communicate with other devices through your home WiFi. We’ll talk about connecting smart devices to your smart home hubs one by one and go into specific features of some of these components.
These smart home devices will include video doorbells, smart thermostats, smart lights, smart sockets, smart tv components and much more.
The Amazon Fire Stick is a fantastic streaming solution that allows you to turn just about any TV into a complete smart media station. All you need is a decent WiFi connection and high-speed internet. But, what if you wanted to use a Firestick with your computer? First of all, this question could be interpreted […]
Using a computer monitor as a TV screen can save a few bucks and save on space as well. We are getting so used to multipurpose devices in our lives. Technology is starting to merge in a beautiful way. When I was a kid (in the 90’s), I used to daydream about everything being connected. […]
Smart HVAC systems are growing in popularity and will soon become the new norm. They increase comfort and convenience while saving you money in the long run. Once you make the leap, you realize there’s no other option. Reverting to an old school thermostat becomes comparable to going back to a flip phone. “Once you […]
So, you have a bird’s nest of wire laying around your living room, home theater, or bedroom. You’re tired of looking at it and trying to decide how you’ll go about hiding and concealing your speaker wire. There are several easy and cost-effective options. Watching movies on your surround sound system is something almost everyone […]
If you have an Ecobee thermostat and you’re looking for the best smart vent, it may be hard to decide which direction to go. I’m here to tell you that there are only a couple of viable options. Here we’ll review two of the best smart vent products that can integrate with Ecobee from their […]
So, you have an extra small room in your home and you have ideas of using it as a home theater or media room. You’re ready to design and enjoy the full movie experience, but where do you begin? For most homeowners, these home theater ideas are better executed with a little research. Without careful […]
Flair Smart Vents have, quite noticeably, risen above the competition over the last couple of years. They provide state of the art smart registers for HVAC that revolutionize the way you heat and cool your home. Flair’s increased popularity could have to do with a number of factors including their price point, compatibility and wide […]
Finding the right universal remote to work with your Roku can be a little tricky if you don’t know what you’re looking for. I personally would highly recommend a couple models of Logitech’s Harmony Remote for your Roku. Before making your buying decision, you should know “why” and a few ins and outs. This article […]
Is there such thing as a smart home security system without monthly fees? With modern, self-monitoring technology there certainly is, and it’s proving very effective. With the traditional home alarm system, it was connected through a landline that would notify your home security monitoring company. The monitoring company would then call you and if you […]