DIY home security kits are more popular than ever, and more and more consumers are using them to easily custom-equip their own homes. These kits can be self-monitored with today’s technology, if you choose, for no monthly cost. Today we’ll be comparing two reputable brands in this alarm system showdown – Lifeshield vs Ring. Which […]
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.
So, it’s you want to keep a close eye on the little one, and with all the tech available, you know there have to be several options. Ring Cams are affordable, can be viewed from anywhere, they’re easy to set up and off two-way communication. That being said, should you use a Ring Cam as […]
The LifeShield Smart Home Security Kit (found here on Amazon) is one of the savviest and thorough DIY ways to protect your home and family. In the world we live in today, home security systems seem to be a growing priority, if not a necessity, for many homeowners. Nearly 26 percent of Americans are interested […]
Smart TVs have evolved in much the same way as smartphones. We use to have flip-phones that didn’t really do much by today’s standards. You could call and text, but that was about it. Just as nearly all phones produced now are smartphones, most TV’s manufactured today are smart TVs. What kind of TV do […]
In order to clearly answer the question of whether you can use Google Home without WiFi or Internet, we need to make sure that a couple of basics are clearly outlined first. You should understand the difference between Google Assistant and Google Home and know that we won’t be using “WiFi” and “Internet” as synonymous […]
Having Google Home connected to your TV is going to come in handy at some point I assure you. Whether you’re too lazy to walk over from across the room to grab the remote, you’re showing off for your friends or the remote is buried in the couch, there will come a time. You actually […]
Getting started in smart home technology is easier and more affordable than ever. An Echo Dot with built-in Alexa and your first smart device can be well under a hundred bucks. Lighting with Alexa light control is where most people start. So, how can you control your lighting with Alexa? In the most basic sense: […]
So, you have a remote for your TV, a remote for your Fire Stick, a remote for your cable box, and a remote for your DVD player. Maybe you’ve been able to get your cable remote to work your TV and possibly your DVD player, which saves a lot of hassle, but it certainly won’t […]
A video doorbell allows you to see and speak to people at your front door from an app on your phone, but that’s not the only convenient feature Ring offers. You can be alerted when someone is in your front yard, monitor delivered packages, and even back all the footage up on a cloud if […]