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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