How to Build an Eve Homekit Smart Home

How to Build Eve Homekit Smart Home

Eve Homekit is a line of smart home devices that integrates and works well with Apple Homekit. Since its introduction, the smart home platform has been manufacturing high-end products to ensure that homeowners ensure efficiency, effectiveness, and comfort in their smart homes.  With recent updates, Eve systems incorporate the Thread wireless connection standard into their […]

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How to Build an Aqara Smart Home

How to Build an Aqara Smart Home

In recent times, smart homes have become increasingly popular among many people. This might be down to the fact that they provide an elevated sense of comfort, convenience, and safety for homeowners.  Many tech heavyweights have joined the race to control the smart home industry. Among those companies include Google, Apple, Amazon, and Xiaomi. Xiaomi […]

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How To Build an Ecobee Smart Home

How To Build an Ecobee Smart Home

When home automation is mentioned, Ecobee is one of the names you’re likely to hear. Ecobee is a Canadian smart home company specializing in manufacturing smart thermostats, smart sensors, and smart cameras.  As far as the best smart thermostats in the smart home industry are concerned, Ecobee makes some of the best you can find.  […]

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How to Build a Philips Hue Smart Home

How to Build a Philips Hue Smart Home

Philips Hue is an established line of smart LED lights and fixtures. It is without a doubt the most renowned smart lighting brand among many smart homes. From its fancy lights, popular multicolor lights, and the ever–affordable white lights, Philips Hue has smart lights suitable for every home’s needs. Whenever you’re planning on switching to […]

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How to Build a Sonos Smart Home

How to Build a Sonos Smart Home

Sonos is one of the biggest players in the smart home industry. What makes Sonos preferable for homeowners trying to switch to smart homes is that its smart devices are easily integrated into other smart home systems. The days requiring lots of wiring to set up a multi-room music system are long gone. Nowadays, with […]

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How to Build a Control4 Smart Home

How to Build a Control4 Smart Home

Control4 is without a doubt one of the most prominent and easily recognizable forms of smart home automation in the marketplace. Long before Google, Amazon, or Samsung made a mark in the smart home industry, Control4 was already an established brand. Control4 has been providing smart home solutions to their customers for years. The company […]

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How to Build a Lutron Smart Home

How To Build a Lutron Smart Home

Lutron is a company that has been built and developed around manufacturing, designing, and selling products ranging from dimmers to smart light systems. Lutron smart lighting is commonly used in many smart homes around the world, and that trend doesn’t seem to slow down anytime soon. Lutron’s products have helped create comfortable and even safer […]

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How to Build a Ring Smart Home

How to Build a Ring Smart Home

With the increase in demand for smart home products, every day, there is a new company trying to enter the market. If you’re looking for one of the more reliable companies to help you realize your smart home transformation, Ring is what you need. Ring LLC is a home security and manufacturer of smart home […]

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How To Set-Up An Apple Homekit Smart Home

How To Set-Up An Apple Homekit Smart Home

The home automation idea would have sounded ridiculous some years back, but nowadays, it is a part of many people’s lives.  One way to set up a convenient and effective smart home is to implement Apple Homekit. Apple Homekit is a system that lets users of its iOS products control their smart home devices for […]

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How to Set-up an Alexa Smart Home

How to Set-up an Alexa Smart Home

There is no denying that Alexa is one of the best and most popular digital voice assistants out there. Generally, Alexa has changed how smart homes function by adding a touch of elegance and versatility.  Nowadays, there are even more devices compatible with Alexa, which means you can now purchase smart devices based on the […]

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Samsung SmartThings Smart Home Automation: What is it?

Samsung SmartThings Home Automation Overview

Samsung SmartThings is a comprehensive home connectivity platform that uses Zigbee and Z-Wave technology to enhance automation. It is regarded by many as one of the most efficient ways to automate your home.  Through Samsung SmartThings, you can connect all your smart devices and have them work together to create a smart home. Whether it’s […]

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Popular IFTTT Smart Home Integrations

IFTTT Overview

IFTTT is a conditional programming statement that means ‘if this, then that.’ When a company uses the IFTTT, it offers a software platform that can connect with apps, services, and devices from other developers or brands.  This helps trigger more automation involving different devices, services, and apps. IFTTT works by use of Applets which connect […]

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Smart Home Companies With Great Home Automation Products

Smart Home Companies With Great Home Automation Products

Due to the increased demand for reliable and efficient smart home automation products, the market has seen the emergence of many companies. However, apart from the big smart home industry players we already know about, there has emerged smaller companies that are manufacturing some of the best smart devices on the market, all at an […]

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Top Smart Home Automation Companies

Top Smart Home Automation Companies

Some years back, home automation wasn’t as common like the way it is today. Everyone looking to build or renovate their home is also looking to include home automation to it.  This recent interest in home automation is because people are seeking new and better ways to make their life easier, affordable, and safer, which […]

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IKEA Home Automation System Introduction

For years the company has been known as one of the world’s best in matters regarding home furniture. However, in 2012, the company started its smart home initiative to incorporate digital elements and technology into its products to offer solutions to homeowners.  The company has introduced several smart products under its Tradfri Homekit, which have […]

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Building a Smart Home Overview

Building a Smart Home Overview

Nowadays, building or purchasing a smart home is what everyone is talking about. In a smart home, you can have your blinds going up and letting that morning sunlight in, home speakers playing your favorite music and the coffee maker brewing your cup of coffee all from the comfort of your bed or couch.  With […]

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7 Tips On How To Become A Successful Smart Home Installer

7 Tips On How To Become A Successful Smart Home Installer

Nowadays, almost every homeowner is either working on their smart home upgrades or planning on them. Not only do smart home installations make a home comfortable and convenient but also, they increase the value of the home if the owner is planning to sell.  Smart home installations also ensure that you save electricity used to […]

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Connected Home over IP (CHIP)

CHIP Smart Home

Connected Home over IP (CHIP) is a royalty-free home automation connectivity project whose main goal is to ensure compatibility among different smart home and Internet of Things (IoT) products.  It is believed that these products that will be coming later on this year will be plug-and-play kind of devices. The connected home over IP project […]

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How to Start a Smart Home Installation Service?

Smart Home Training Course

Homeowners have in recent years opted to use technology to control systems at home. The process involves using Internet-connected smart devices, smartphones, and Wi-Fi to control lighting, heating, and other features in their homes. Owners of Smart homes have embraced the recent technology because it is efficient, time-saving, and convenient to use. Smart home automation […]

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Smart Home Supermarkets Craze 🛒

Happy Sunday everyone! All pretty good here this week, doubling down on a new program of mine that will teach people how to make money out of the smart home space, so super busy on that front and all the other stuff as well. Still in lockdown here in Ireland, but kids were back in school […]

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Smart Home Installation Services – Key Benefits

smart home training

With the emergence of many do-it-yourself smart home systems, you might think that you no longer need to hire a trained professional for your smart device installation, and you would be wrong. Just because an installation project can give you a DIY experience doesn’t mean you should try it. Professional smart home device installers are […]

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Thread Smart Home Devices Overview

Thread smart home devices overview

Smart devices must be able to exchange information with one another in a connected world continually. To achieve this, they need to communicate through a common language, i.e., communication protocols. Protocols entail how signals are sent between devices to trigger specific actions like turning on the lights. Protocols are ‘spoken’ through wired or wireless layers, […]

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Smart Home Laboratories, Walls & More 🧱

Good valentine’s morning, lots of wind and rain outside today here in Ireland, let’s hope it improves later! 🧪 Smart Home Laboratory Looks like the Smart Home Hub grandpappy has added some lab functionality to its app. The new SmartThings feature is aimed at those of you who have already the Smartthings ecosystem and looking […]

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Video Doors, UWB, and Smart Home Glitches

Good morning everybody; things are pretty good over here in Ireland, the vaccine rollout is starting to progress, which should hopefully improve things for everyone. On the smart home front, it has been a relatively busy week in terms of new stuff and things breaking! Time for some coffee! so enjoy this weeks update: Video […]

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Outside HomeKit & Smart Home Dogs

Good morning everybody; hope all is well. ……All great here, our second-youngest is 12 today, so big day planned! Also, just finished charging the Ring gen 2 doorbell, so need to re-attach to the bracket later this morning. Otherwise, that’s it, enjoy some smart home stories I picked up this week on the Interweb! HomeKit […]

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🏠Google Home Guests and TP-LInk Smart Homes

Good morning everybody; hope all is well. Grabbed three smart home stories this week that I thought might be of interest, enjoy and touch base again next Sunday. Google Guests 🧑‍🤝‍🧑 Privacy is big nowadays, particularly when it comes to smart speakers in our homes. If you own a Google Home smart speaker and not […]

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Smart Homes Coaching Call Services Announced

Smart Homes School announces the availability of coaching calls that provide people with a unique opportunity to avail of Gerard’s new 1-on-1 coaching services. Sometimes, you just need a professional to offer perspective at a fork in the road or when the cloud of confusion is too thick to see beyond. Ready to start your […]

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Smart Home Video Courses Museum Series

Smart Home Museum Video Series

The smart home is with us for well over 20 years; and during that period monumental, industry-changing innovation has occurred within the smart home industry. Back in 1999, I wrote a book on the subject of home networking and worked with some really talented people to create a range of multimedia training courses on the […]

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What’s the Story With Smart Doorbells?

Tell Me a Little More About Smart Doorbells.

On investigating the cool features of smart doorbells, we’ll discover just how self-aware visitor announcement devices are becoming. This is a nascent market, but one that’s destined to catch up with more mature home security gadgets, such as smart locks and the ever-watchful entrance IP camera. Accepting Past Doorbell Limitations This is the age of […]

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What is a Smart Thermostat in 2020?

What is a Smart Thermostat in 2020?

Here is the shortest post I’ve written in a while! The last number of years have seen rapid developments in the smart thermostat space. A smart thermostat, typically wall-mounted, connects to your Wi-Fi network and measures ambient temperature in the room using onboard or satellite sensors. Once you define a comfortable level the thermostat will […]

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Echo Show, HomePod Smart Home Speakers & More

Echo Show, HomePod Smart Home Speakers & More smart speaker musings

The Echo Show: A Window into Alexa’s Soul? Is there any gadget that doesn’t look just that bit cooler when a screen is added to it? The Samsung Family Hub Refrigerator incorporates a 21″ screen in one of its doors. Likewise, smart thermostats and now smart virtual assistants are taking that same approach. To that […]

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Smart Speaker Drawbacks and Here Comes The Future

Smart Speaker Drawbacks & Here Comes The Future

The piecemeal adoption of different smart standards comes back to bite manufacturer (And us!) on the behind. You should be able to buy a branded smart accessory and know it’ll be recognized instantly so that the hardware plays nice with every other part of the system. That generally is the case, but there may be […]

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Smart Speaker Home Assistants & Your Privacy

Smart Speaker Home Assistants & Your Privacy

It’s time to play devil’s advocate for a little while. You’ve seen the reviews for all of the available virtual assistants. Maybe your favorite smart persona doesn’t have a product housing just yet, but you know it’s coming. Besides, there are smartphone apps that give you a taste of the future, but it is just […]

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Smart Speakers And Controlling Your Smart Home

Smart Speakers And Controlling Your Smart Home

Your smart speaker is equipped with a powerful Artificial intelligence. It’s built with a solid and expandable foundation. Bluetooth and Wi-Fi circuits are churning all day long while contacting natural language servers in the cloud. Simultaneously, the same communication modules are streaming music, fetching weather forecasts, reading football scores, and pulling up the next episode […]

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Exploring Smart Speaker Components

Exploring Smart Speaker Components

Your car is opening the garage door by calling up your voice assistant. An audiobook is using Amazon’s Whispersync or Google tech to pick up reading your New York Times bestseller in your car. It’s picked up the narrative at the same place you stopped at in bed the night before. The technology behind your […]

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Different Smart Home Assistant Form Factors

The Virtual Assistants you’re hearing about on the news and in tech articles are a direct result of artificial intelligence. The earliest examples of these pseudo personalities didn’t even have a cozy electronic processor to inhabit. These were the chatbots that represented the first generations of consumer-friendly smart interfaces. Regarded as simple computer programs, a […]

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What is a Smart Home Assistant?

What is a Smart Home Assistant

Pull away from the circuits and codes. Knowledge of that abstract coding is handy, especially if you enjoy following developments in artificial intelligence, but too much conceptual thinking can cause headaches. So pull your focus away from all of this talk about software architecture. Instead, let’s strip things back by assuming a clutter-free stance. At […]

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Smooth Wi-Fi is Essential in Smart homes

Mesh Wi-Fi system for smart homes

Nowadays, a modem router device is supplied by your broadband supplier, this piece of hardware not only interconnects your household with the Internet, but it also radiates a Wi-Fi signal. Not always but in some instances, your router can affect the performance levels of your smart home. On occasions, this piece of hardware may not […]

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