How to integrate your motion sensor with your Smart Home
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6 Great Ways To Use Motion Sensors In Your Smart Home

How to integrate your Motion Sensor with your Smart Home Devices Power down a room when there’s no motion detected When you leave home for an extended amount of time and want to save on your energy bills, a motion sensor is a great device…
Smart Lighting Deck Solutions
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Five Smart Ways to Light Your Deck this Summer

Five Ways to Spruce Your Deck this Summer Lighting can extend the use and pleasure of an outdoor deck, increase safety and security, and make the space more attractive and inviting. As the sun sets, you can still stay outside and…
Flickering Lights
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What causes your lights to flicker?

If the lights in your home are flickering and they aren't faux flame bulbs or Christmas tree lights, you're likely frustrated and a little nervous. While some causes of flickering are easy to fix, there are bigger issues you should always…
Where Is the Best Place for a Smart Speaker in a Room?

Where Is the Best Place for a Smart Speaker in a Room?

Google Home and Amazon Echo devices have excellent microphone arrays. If yours seem never to hear you, the problem might not be the speaker or your voice. It might be where you put the device. Better placement may improve its performance. Why…
Z-Wave vs Zigbee vs WiFi
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Z-Wave vs Zigbee vs WiFi | Which set-up is best for your home?

Z-Wave vs Zigbee vs WiFi, which Technology Is Best? Z-Wave, Zigbee and WiFi are the leading wireless smart home technologies but they are not compatible with each other. While it’s possible to build a smart…
Studio Apartment Smart Home
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How to convert your studio apartment into a Smart Home

Living in a BIG CITY, usually means you live in a small apartment, and for some a studio apartment. And more often you are living in a rental! So how can you balance your desire to have a smart home, one that is plug and play, so that when…
Smart Home Istallation
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Smart Home Installation - It’s complicated!

The smart home was supposed to make things simple. It was supposed to cook for you, clean for you, pick out your clothes, and gently wake you up by parting the curtains. But that old ideal has been replaced with a vastly different new one:…
Smart Home Istallation
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Simple Smart Home Automation for the Hearing Impaired

Adding voice control to smart home automation has been a boon. Smart speakers like the Amazon Echo have brought voice controls into millions of homes -- but what if you can't hear what Alexa has to say? What if it's difficult or impossible…
Smart Home Istallation
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Improve Your Sleep With Smart Home Technology

Sleep has been a hot topic as of late, with many podcasts and articles stressing the importance of getting in enough z’s. All of the attention is for good reason - studies show that an estimated 50 to 70 million Americans of all ages…
Smart Home Istallation
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Smart Home Automation; Top 5 Troubleshooting Tips

The smart home automation process is nuanced, but planning ahead of time with these troubleshooting tips can save you some heartache. Here are the top five smart home automation problems you might run into when you’re outfitting your…