June 6, 2019 Read More »
Category: Smart Home
Controlling your home with voice commands is an exciting part of home automation, and the Apple HomePod allows Apple users to do just that. The Apple HomePod is a powerful speaker that provides an immersive sound experience, regardless of where it’s placed in your home. It integrates seamlessly with your Apple HomeKit system and because it is Siri-enabled, you can ask Siri to play music, turn on lights, lock the door, and more—provided you have the smart devices to respond to those commands…
You don’t have to choose between Zigbee and Z-Wave. Philips Hue and August both work with Alexa and Google, so if you’ve got an Amazon Echo device or a Google Home you don’t really have to worry about which protocol your devices use.
Want to make your house smarter? Smart outlets offer some of the best and easiest ways to begin automating your home. See our top picks from Wemo and TP-Link.
The CUJO Smart Firewall is an undeniably adorable piece of hardware designed to improve your in-home online security. As I’ve equipped my home with more internet-connected technologies like a smart thermostat, smart TV, and a few modern gaming consoles, I’ve also been wondering how I can protect these devices that traditional firewalls cannot…
Caséta Wireless by Lutron is an easy, DIY lighting system that supports up to 50 devices. Read our review to find out if it is a good system for your home.
When I was a kid, a whole-house intercom system was something that only existed in my most elaborate fantasies. I dreamed of the day that I’d no longer have to scream, “Dinner’s ready!” up the stairs to my siblings, but instead simply push a button to accomplish my assigned task.
My childhood fantasies aside, whole-house intercom systems can be a great help to multiple types of households. People who have limited mobility, for example, can use voice-activated intercoms to easily communicate with a family member in another room.
Curious about how home automation makes it possible to control your lights, doors, and heating from your phone? Learn about the many benefits of home automation.
Check out our roundup of the best smart light switches and dimmers to find one that fits your preferences and your budget.
Some home automation devices help you save energy, some keep your home safer, and some are just shiny and cool. But with so many smart home devices out there, it can be hard to decide which ones to invest in—not everyone has bottomless pockets. We’ve rounded up the best home automation products out there so you can find the exciting shiny gadgets that are useful enough to be worth your hard-earned money…
Nest Protect, one of the few combination CO/smoke detectors on the market, takes the guesswork out of smoke and CO detection in your home. The app and even the devices themselves tell you what’s wrong and where, and the Protect can integrate with other Nest devices, as well as a few other smart home devices. With its second generation, Nest has rectified many of the issues of the first-generation Protect, and we love its many features that give you an insight into what’s happening in your home…
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