Features on Smart Doorbells That You Will Love

Not everyone who knocks on your door is a good guest, and sometimes you want to know more about them before you let them in. With traditional doorbells, you have no choice but to either stare out the window or get surprised or annoyed when you open the door. A smart doorbell looks like your […]

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Insteon Smartlabs Acquired by Investment Firm

If you are a fan of home automation products like smart bulbs, smart switches, and smart cameras, then you are probably familiar with the Insteon brand. Insteon is the product development arm of its mother company Smartlabs. Smarthome is the home-technology distributor arm for the brand. The private Seattle-based investment firm called Richmond Capital Partners […]

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Things We Wish Smart Home Devices Could Do

We live in a world where you can set up a “scene” in your smart home where the blinds open, the thermostat adjusts itself, and the coffee maker starts making coffee when you wake up in the morning. But you still cannot help but wonder whether these smart devices could do more or work more […]

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What to Ask Yourself Before Buying A Smart Bulb

You may have looked at a catalog of smart bulbs and felt confused because they all seemed to have the same features based on their description. But the truth is that smart bulbs hardly ever look or work the same. Before buying a smart bulb, ask yourself these questions: Do the bulb’s shape and size […]

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Amazon Launches the Dash Wand

Amazon has reigned supreme in the home automation world in the last few years, but in recent months their competitors have chipped away at their lead. For example, Apple just announced its answer to the Echo a few weeks ago in the form of the HomePod. There is also the Echo’s identical twin the Harman […]

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Belkin Set to Add HomeKit Support to WeMo

Google Home and Amazon Echo are home automation giants because of the number of smart devices they can control. Apple is now following their example by steadily adding new devices to their compatibility list on an almost monthly basis. The latest devices with HomeKit compatibility include the WeMo connected accessories. Belkin planned to add HomeKit […]

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Signs You’re Ready For A Smart Thermostat

Temperature control is an important part of your house because it determines the comfort level of your home. A broken HVAC system can make your home a nightmare to live in. But now several developers are working on devices that will help you efficiently manage your home temperature. Here are signs that you need a […]

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The Role of Face Recognition in A Smart Home

Facial recognition technology has many important applications not just in home automation but also in other sectors. For example, it is used on ATM’s to crack down on financial fraudsters. Just recently police in the UK used the technology to make an arrest for the first time. Facial recognition technology can identify a person from […]

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5 Non-Smart Objects in Your Home That Will Be Automated

Take a look around your home and try to pick out the items you think will be automated in the future. You may spot some objects that you think could never be automated or would not make sense to automate. Those are the objects or items that you could call “dumb.” Automating here means taking […]

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IKEA Lights Get Voice Control System

Most people wish that Ikea furniture had the ability to assemble itself. The truth is that a self-assembling technology is probably still decades away from getting invented. Don’t lose heart though, because Ikea has just given its new smart lights the voice control treatment that many people who own Philips Hue lights and Amazon Echo […]

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Google Home Voice Control for Alarm.Com Security

Something about giving voice commands to your connected home makes you feel like a hero in a science fiction thriller. Alarm.com powered homes now allow you to use voice control to enhance your home’s security. Arm and Disarm Users of Alarm.com can now add their security system under Google’s Assistant apps sections by simply saying […]

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What To Expect In A HomeKit Home

Recently Apple announced its partnership with the homebuilder company Brookfield Residential to build houses with HomeKit accessories pre-installed. Apple wants home buyers like you to have the choice to buy a house not just based on the floor boards or the kitchen design but also based on its automation system. There are many things you […]

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How Smart Homes Empower People with Disabilities

People with disabilities, just like anyone else, do not like relying on caregivers. They prefer living an independent and productive life. That is why most people with disabilities work hard to participate in society like everybody else despite the difficulties they face. Home automation technologies can help reduce those difficulties and allow them to live […]

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Nest Cam Outdoor for Car Theft Protection

Nothing is as terrible as having your car stolen, especially when it is stolen right from under your nose. Car thieves pick and choose the car brands from which they can get the highest economic gain. So, if you have a car that your friend and neighbors like, the chances are that a car thief […]

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3 Speakers That May Dethrone Amazon Echo

If you want to experience voice control in all its glory, then you should try Amazon Alexa on the Echo speaker. You can order food, switch the lights on and off, turn on the music, and much more just by giving voice commands to Alexa. It’s a magical experience that has made the Echo popular […]

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Microsoft Getting into the Home Automation Market

Microsoft has repeatedly signaled that it wants to enter the home automation market for awhile. Only recently have they given a clear sign of their intention to challenge the existing competition in the automation market. Dipping their toes in the waters Back in 2014, they partnered with Insteon with plans to add Insteon’s home automation […]

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Signs You Need Smart Switches

Everything seems to be smart today from TVs to watches to bathtubs, and this may make the term “smart” almost lose its appeal for you. But the traditional meaning of smart tech is quickly changing, especially now that advanced Artificial Intelligence allows smart home devices to learn your habits and preferences. For example, a Nest […]

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Amazon Announces Free Voice Calling on Echo Show

Recently Amazon launched its new touch screen Echo device called the Echo Show. It has all of the Echo’s capabilities but also adds video chat to its list of functions. You can also use it to watch YouTube videos, see music lyrics, monitor your home with cameras and browse through your photos and more. But […]

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Newest Tech for Automating Your Home

These days a new device for automating your home is unveiled almost every month and for a good reason. Everyone wants a piece of an industry that will reach about $100 billion in revenues in a few years’ time. Let’s look at the newest devices for home automation. WeMo Mini The WeMo Mini Wi-Fi Smart […]

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How Smart Artificial Intelligence Will Change Home Automation

Mark Zuckerberg’s name is often only associated with the company he founded, but it turns out that he is also into home automation artificial intelligence. The Facebook founder has built an AI that not only controls his house but can also distinguish his voice from that of his wife. You can’t just get into his […]

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Amazon Echo Now Has A Touch Screen

Amazon Echo Now Has A Touch Screen

Recently, Amazon officially unveiled its new device, the Amazon Echo Show. Some industry insiders describe it simply as an Amazon Echo Device with a 7-inch touchscreen. The Wi-Fi-enabled Echo Show plays media, responds to voice commands, and has a video chat feature. You can use it to set timers, listen to music, get weather updates, […]

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What Role Will Intelligent Robots Play in the Future of Home Automation

When someone asks you about robots, you may immediately imagine a humanoid mechanical contraption that has a rusty look or is indistinguishable from actual human beings. Robots are mechanical machines, but they do not usually have humanoid form in most cases. For example, your Roomba vacuum cleaner is a robot, and the fighting Robots in […]

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Automation Virtual Assistants Explained

In The Devil Wears Prada, Meryl Streep plays a boss from hell to her personal assistants. Her personal assistants do everything from getting her coffee and picking up clothes from designers to picking up meals and more. But a virtual assistant differs because it does not have a physical body and does not lose its temper […]

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Why Apple Wants New Homes to Have Pre-Installed Automation

Last June at the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), Apple announced that it would be enlisting home builders to pre-install HomeKit in new homes. They want home buyers to have the option of a fully automated home instead of just focusing on finishings like floor tiles or wallpaper. Three home builders, Brookfield Residential, Lennar, and KB Home, have […]

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Google Home Adds Multiuser Support

Previously Google Home could only support one user. It tailors its responses to questions based on the data collected from that user’s Google account. Now, Google Home can differentiate voices of people and tailor responses based on data from their personal Google accounts. You can now connect up to six different Google accounts on the […]

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How To Avoid Home Automation Saturation

A few decades ago, people had no idea that at some point in the 2000s people will be walking right into train tracks because they are busy swiping on touch sensitive screens. They had no notion humans would be experiencing touch screen saturation. When you are saturated, you have reached a point where you have […]

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Apple HomeKit Now Compatible with Logitech’s Pop

The first generation Pop Smart Switch has a very simple design, but you can use it to control smart lighting, music, and other devices in your home. It allows you to program three custom commands to control different smart devices in your home. The switch has been available for quite awhile and was already compatible […]

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4 Questions You Should Ask Before Choosing an Automation System

Choosing a system to automate your home can be similar to choosing your first home. Several smart products are flooding the market, and you need to separate the devices you need from the devices that will just clutter your home. Here are questions you should ask before you choose an automation system: Do you understand […]

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4 Signs You Might Be Ready for a Smart Home

A study conducted by Gartner shows that by 2020 there will be millions of smart devices available to help consumers automate their homes. This indicates that futuristic homes that enhance energy efficiency, entertainment, convenience and even health monitoring are gaining popularity. Automation devices allow you to make your lights automatically turn on or order pizza […]

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The Perfect How-To Guide for Prepping Your Home for Automation

Prepping your house for automation depends on the type of automation system you want to install. It is not a daunting or confusing process, and in most instances, you may not even need to consult an installer. Here is a perfect how-to guide for prepping your home for automation: Start by planning Make sure you […]

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Why Gesture Control May Beat Voice Control in Home Automation

If you thought voice control was the only magic trick in automation, then you probably haven’t heard of gesture control. “Gesture” here means moving your hand fast or slowly or just changing the shape of your hand. To be honest, gesture control would turn you into a watered down, but still cool, version of Tony […]

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Ecobee Unveils Its New Voice Enabled Thermostat

Ecobee recently announced its latest thermostat called the Ecobee 4 at the Collision Conference. The Ecobee 4 is a four sided black polygon with smooth edges with a blue breathing light at the top. It also features a touch screen and app control. In what seems like an effort to compete with the likes of […]

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Home Automation for Renters

When you are a renter, it is much harder to make personalized modifications to your home, whether it is interior design or installing a sophisticated automation system. Landlords tend to want their tenants to leave the houses as they found them. But just because you did not buy the home does not mean you cannot […]

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Google Home Adds Compatibility Support to More Third-party Devices

When shopping for a home automation system, it is best to pick a system with third-party device and app compatibility. This means you will not have only to buy devices from one vendor. Amazon Echo developers know this, so they created the Echo with compatibility with many third-party smart devices. Google, on the other hand, has […]

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How Augmented Reality Can Be Applied to Home Automation

If you have ever played Pokémon Go, then you are already familiar with augmented reality. A simple way to describe augmented reality is superimposing virtual active objects on actual reality. Microsoft’s Hololens looks like “welding goggles,” but when wearing them, it controls another reality that you cannot see with the naked eye. Its ability to […]

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Samsung’s Big Plans for Future Home Automation

Samsung has created a significant presence for itself in the home automation market with their SmartThings line of products. It is a presence that they intend to maintain even as new competitors like Apple have started to eye the automation market seriously. The Galaxy S8 Smartphone Recently Samsung launched the Galaxy S8 smartphone that can […]

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The Ultimate Cheat Sheet on Home Automation

Home automation is on everyone’s lips these days. People are always asking what home automation is all about and what they need to do to get an automation system installed in their homes. There are many home automation products in the market, and it is challenging to pick the product or brand that will satisfy […]

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Amazon’s New Echo Look Camera Can Help Your Style

Those that have fashion and style running through their veins understand the struggle of rummaging through their closet every morning to pick the “perfect” outfit. Fashionistas and style bloggers will love this new product announcement. Amazon feels your pain and has now debuted a device that will help you get ready in the morning. They […]

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Get Your Backyard Ready for Summer

With summer not far away, now is the time to start thinking about how you can turn your backyard into a smart and entertaining living space. Staying cooped up in the house with your AC on all summer means you won’t get to enjoy the great outdoors. The good news is many home automation solutions […]

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Tech We Wish They Made, But Don’t

In the popular animated science fiction sitcom “Rick and Morty,” Rick, the mad scientist, keeps giving his son-in-law devices that are supposedly designed to make life easier. He even gave his son-in-law a box that summons a personal assistant creature called Mr. Meeseeks whose primary purpose is to help achieve the dreams or wishes the […]

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6 Common Misconceptions About Home Automation

Home automation may not be a new concept, but the rapid rate at which gadgets are appearing in the market is causing misconceptions about automation. Home automation is not about controlling your home with remotes. It involves networking of different devices in your home and managing them all using a smartphone or tablet. Here are […]

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4 Signs You Should Invest in Security

Your home is your biggest investment, and that means that keeping it safe is your top priority. Though locking your door is the simplest way to secure it, sometimes it may not be sufficient. The good thing is that we live in an age where several smart home security solutions are available. There are alarms, […]

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Samsung Unveils New Home Automation Router

Without a good signal for seamless communication, your connected devices may not work as well as you expect. Samsung knows this fact, so they created a new smart Wi-Fi router. The new router not only enhances signal between gadgets but also acts as a SmartThings Hub. No Hub required Samsung calls it the Connect Home […]

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Ecobee3 Thermostat Sensor Issues

Smart thermostats can be an excellent tool to help you save on your electric bill. But when you have malfunctioning equipment, that electric bill could go sky high. If you have the Ecobee3 Wi-Fi Thermostat with Remote Sensor, have you noticed a spike in your power usage? One of our own here at Enlight recently […]

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Improvements in Home Automation’s Future

Even though home automation is a recently successful breakthrough in technology, it is not perfect. As with most advancing technologies, IoT and home automation devices have to be tested time and time again. While new technology is a good thing, it is also something that needs test runs and attention during its first operational years. […]

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Protecting Your Smart Home

Security has been a pretty consistent threat to the home automation market since it began. With fears of hacking and the reality of your whole home operating on one system, safety for your devices as well as your home is not an outlandish thing to be concerned about. Think of it this way: having access […]

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How Automation is Making the World A Better Place

You know how people say that Apple has run out of ideas and is now just releasing smartphones that are similar in appearance and function? Some people think that the automation industry does the same thing. Home automation is about changing and making the world a better place. Make no mistake; automation is happening everywhere […]

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The Rise of the “Intelligent Car”

Wouldn’t it be nice if everything in our life could sync up like our smart home? If every action caused a convenient chain of events, making our lives easier? Well, the technology for that is here, and the connectivity and capability are just beginning. Many things can connect to your smart home, such as different devices, […]

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DIY Home Automation with Arduino

There are many ready-made home automation products from different manufacturers available in the market. Despite this, there are people more interested in building their own custom home automation systems that they can tweak to their satisfaction. If you are a DIY enthusiast, then try using the Arduino board to start your DIY home automation project. Arduino […]

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5 Automation Apps For Your Smart Home

You will be spoiled for choices when looking for smart devices to automate your home and apps to control those devices. Several smart device options range from smart thermostats that learn your habits to smart lights that switch off automatically when you go to sleep. There are a ton of devices out there, and they […]

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Smart Home Devices That Won’t Break the Bank

It’s 2017, and all your friends and neighbors are talking about their new smart home devices. The problem is that you do not have a single smart home device in your home because you think “they are just too expensive.” You don’t have to be left out of the revolution anymore because there are smart […]

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Comcast Acquires iControl

With predictions showing that the home automation industry will be worth tens of billions of dollars by the 2020s, it’s no wonder that a cable giant like Comcast Corp has started paying attention. In this case, they have done more than pay attention by acquiring iControl Networks, a leader in broadband home management. Experts believe […]

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Hacking Attack Terrifies Dallas Residents All Night

Early last Saturday morning Dallas residents woke up to blaring city emergency sirens. City officials said an unknown culprit hacked the loud sirens on Friday night just before midnight. The alarms continued sounding early on Saturday morning. According to the Director of Dallas’ Office of Emergency Management, Rocky Vaz, all of the city’s 156 sirens activated several […]

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Here’s What Industry Insiders Are Saying About Automation

Telling Alexa or Google Home to switch off your lights or close the blinds is a lot of fun. But have you ever wondered who created all this cool stuff and what they have to say about the automation industry? It is an industry where change happens fast, and one of the only ways to […]

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FetchitGO Changing the Automation Game

Tantiv4 has designed an automation device that acts as a command center for your daily needs. While this wasn’t designed to take over for your 2GIG Panel, the FetchitGO adds to your current automation system to make daily tasks simpler. The Basics: The FetchitGO uses IoT technology to act as a remote for other devices […]

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Nest Cam Knows Whos at the Door

A new Nest app update launched recently will enable your Nest Indoor and Outdoor security cameras to know when someone uses your front door. With the new update, your Nest camera will be able to recognize a door within its view and automatically set it as an activity zone. Each camera can monitor a total […]

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LG Smart Home Security Partners With ADT Canopy

It’s no secret that most top-notch home automation products are quite pricey and mostly intended for people with deeper pockets. However, since the demand for these home automation solutions has been on the rise, companies like LG are creating cheaper products to increase their market share in the industry. LG Electronics recently launched a low-cost […]

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Amazon Echo and Google Home Face App Retention Problem

Amazon Echo and Google Home are the most popular voice-activated speakers on the home automation market. Both are well known for their voice control features and their ability to integrate with other smart devices. Amazon clearly demonstrated the Echo’s popularity in 2016 when Amazon shipped more than 6.5 million Echo devices. So, you would think […]

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The Worst Advice We Have Ever Heard About Security

Security is something you think about all the time because you want to keep your family and belongings safe. So, the last thing you want to hear is terrible advice about how to keep your premises secure. Let us look at some of the worst advice we have ever heard about security: Changing your password […]

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Desktop Robot Dreams are Realized: Niryo One

Ever sit and watch Iron Man and think to yourself “man, I wish I had a robot arm that could help me build a badass suit.” Yea, us too. The Niryo One desktop robotic arm can help you achieve part of that dream. It may not be able to help you build your own version […]

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Why We Love Automation (and You Should, Too!)

We are heading towards an exciting world of driverless cars, virtual worlds, and smart homes. For years, people have thought about personal assistant robots and computers that control every function in a home. In fact, in the 1930s there were several prototypes of automated homes presented at the World Fairs in New York City and […]

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A Shocking Alarm Clock Trains You to Wake Up

Most of us have bad habits we’d like to break, or at least try to break. The Pavlok Shock Clock and Wristband can help with training yourself to wake up without hitting the snooze button a bunch of times. While Pavlok does make a wristband for you to use for other habits, this particular wristband […]

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AXIS Gear: Automating Window Treatments

One corner of the automation market that remains relatively untouched include window treatments. Those devices that do currently control window treatments either require a full replacement of custom blinds or curtains, or an expensive system that requires professional installation. With the AXIS Gear, you can use your current window treatments (not including Venetian Blinds, mini […]

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5 Mistakes You're Making in Home Automation

5 Horrible Mistakes You’re Making with Automation

Home automation is cool because it gives you access to smart technologies that allow you to talk to your lights and speakers. It turns your phone into a magical device that can schedule when your lights turn on or off and lowers your thermostat’s temperature in your home without touching it. But just because it […]

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What is Home Automation?

Home automation is as simple as it sounds. It is the automating of various functions throughout your house. You can automate a variety of things in your home. Anything that runs off of electricity can be automated. Already frequently automated items include lights, security systems, heating, air conditioning, and various appliances. There are constantly new developments […]

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Why Home Automation Cameras are Discreet

A discreet camera is not necessarily a hidden camera. Instead, it is a camera that cannot be spotted just at a glance. Hidden cameras often come dressed in disguises such as a clock, a teddy bear, a fan, or even a speaker. The biggest drawback of using hidden cameras is that even though they are […]

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Through the Looking Glass: A Look at the Firefly Smart Mirror

We’ve all seen the movies, you know like Iron Man or Star Trek. The films that feature out-of-this-world tech that just makes your life a thousand times easier. Sci-fi is the driving force behind the tech industry and new gadgets. So when we found this gem on Kickstarter, we knew these kids were on to […]

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Nest Working on Three New Products

There is a chance that you have heard about at least one automation product from the popular brand Nest. Nest created products known for their efficiency, great futuristic design, and ease of use. It has been awhile since they created new products but now this is going to change. Set to create three new products, […]

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New Smart Coffee Table Designed to Make You Drool

It’s useless to ask our readers if they love new tech. Of course you do, that’s why you’re here. Enter in the Sobro Smart Coffee Table. The Sobro is the tech generation’s answer to “there’s an app for that” in the furniture world. It combines all of your needs: Bluetooth speakers, USB charging ports, power outlets, […]

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Dispelling Home Automation Fears

We get it, giving control of your house over to gadgets feels like asking a stranger to watch your kids. Technophobia is a real thing partly caused by negative depictions of future technologies in movies and documentaries. In movies, people are exposed to apocalyptic computer viruses, disobedient personal robots, and AI that manipulates humanity while […]

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Emerging Automation Trends in 2017

4 Emerging Trends in Home Automation in 2017

In the home automation world things usually change at a dizzying pace. You are bound to miss something if you are not paying attention. This kind of fast paced movement is also observed in computers where they get more powerful every few years. Let us look at the emerging trends in home automation in 2017: […]

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How Home Automation Helps Seniors

How Home Automation Helps Seniors

Convenience is one of the keywords that most experts use to describe the concept of automation. The word takes on a deeper meaning when we use it to describe the benefits of automation to seniors. Old age comes with several inconveniences that usually affect the quality of life for an old citizen. These difficulties make […]

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Sonos Presents the New PLAYBASE Speaker

Sonos is known for their collection of Wi-Fi-enabled speakers that allow you to stream music from any source to any room in your house with no loss of audio quality. Sonos products are very popular, not just because they are wireless, but also for their design and the high quality of sound they produce. The […]

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How to Deal with Preventable Installation Mistakes

Buying smart gadgets to automate your home is a fun experience, but you need to prepare yourself for installation mistakes. You don’t need to be afraid, mistakes happen even when you are setting up your television or trying to use your blender. You can deal with preventable installation mistakes by: Checking your networks Have you […]

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The Ultimate Home Automation Glossary

Home automation is a relatively new concept not understood by most people. Usually, when people think of home automation, the idea of using switches or remotes to open the garage door or clapping to switch on the lights comes to mind. However, home automation is much more than that. One way of understanding automation is […]

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So You’ve Bought Automation Devices, Now What?

You installed a new home automation system and can now close your blinds, check on your pets, control your lights all by tapping on your smartphone. The whole system has made your life easier and cooler, and you always take every opportunity to show it off to your friends. But you still wonder now that […]

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6 Twitter Accounts to Follow About Automation

Keeping up with the home automation industry can sometimes be dizzying because of frequency at which new software and products are released. One way you can keep up is by following particular Twitter or Facebook accounts that are all about automation. Here are some of our favorite Twitter accounts to follow for all things automation: […]

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Amazon’s New Free Smart Home Consultations Service

The joy of making your house do your bidding using voice control has just been enhanced by Amazon’s new free consultation service. You no longer have to dig through the web looking for the best gadgets to automate your home with anymore. It’s now possible to call Amazon technicians to come to your house to […]

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Why You Won’t Want to Live Without Samsung Sensors

Samsung has pioneered a whole new type of sensor for your home, the SmartThings sensors. Using smart home technology, these sensors are not only able to detect movement, but temperature change as well. You can conveniently place them anywhere in your home and utilize them in many different ways. Since they are smart products, the SmartThings […]

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Fibaro’s The Button Review

In The Simpsons, Mr. Burns has a button for a trap door in his office and another button for his hounds just next to his front door. The main problems with Burns’ buttons are that they are not wireless and they almost always fail. Fibaro’s The Button is not only a wireless device, but it […]

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5 Simple Smart Home Technologies to Add to Your Home Now

Many homeowners are becoming fascinated with smart home technology. Smart home technology can make your life so much easier with just a tap of your phone. You can control heating and air condition, appliances, lights, and home security systems all without having to be at home. It sounds so simple! While smart home technology seems […]

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The True Benefits of Security Cameras

These days, many people choose to have cameras installed inside or outside of their homes. Such a decision can be prompted by many things, such as an increasingly dangerous neighborhood, a recent break-in, or a desire to be informed at all hours of the day. Unfortunately, many people with security cameras in their homes have […]

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Why Switching to an Automated Home Security System Could Change Your Life

Perhaps one of the most exciting aspects of technology and automation is the complete control it grants the user. Our world draws no distinction between everyday life and technology anymore. Everything is integrated to the betterment of society. This integration represents the rapidly forward momentum of technology in our society; something we want to keep […]

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The Future of Voice Control

The most crucial part of any modern smart home is voice control. The ability to seamlessly have all your devices connected and working at the sound of your voice has become an incredibly sought after service in this growing industry. For most people, a device like the Amazon Echo or Google Home is the first […]

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Better with Bose

A Brand Known for Quality Increasing exponentially in popularity, over-the-ear headphones continue to stay at the top of the audio market. With many excellent brands of headphones to choose from, Bose – one of the most well-known brands – is revolutionizing the sound experience by playing music how it was meant to be heard. Headphones […]

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5 Reasons Everyone Should Have Home Automation

Home automation is the ability to control various aspects of your home from any one device at any location. It’s the wave of the future. However, there are some still skeptical about turning their house over to automation. So if you have been on the fence for a while, here’s a list of the top […]

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Why Worry About Security? Top 4 Proven Security Systems for Your Home

Security gives people that sense of stability and assures them that nothing bad can happen. As we move into the digital world at very high speed, people constantly want to go along with it. Home security developers come up with new devices and methods to provide high-end top security for people. Here we’ll discuss the […]

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Understanding DDoS Attacks

The acronym “DDoS” is becoming very common in today’s social media and news outlets. With continual increases in technology, the number of DDoS attacks has skyrocketed. But what does that mean exactly? DDoS stands for a distributed denial of service and, to put in simpler terms, it renders services unavailable. It can happen anywhere in […]

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Smart Locks make you feel secure at home

How to Feel Secure in Your Home Security System

Unfortunately, everyone is familiar with the frustration of fumbling for their keys. Easy to misplace or forget, keys often elicit feelings of stress instead of security. Luckily, new advances in home security make entering and exiting your house safely more efficient than ever before. With many different types of smart locks on the market, effortlessly […]

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By the Flick of a Switch!

Make Yourself a Smart Home by Deploying These 5 Types of Automation Times are changing, and the digital regime is taking over. Well, very soon we just might have those flying cars. As modernization is fast approaching so do us as individuals want to change with it. We all like being comfortable in our little […]

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Ditch the wires for a wireless alarm system

Why All Alarm Systems Are on the Road to Ditching Wires

As technology continues to advance, our ability to secure our home becomes more stable. Alarm systems, one of the most widely used forms of security systems, are becoming a great deal more advanced and reliable. In the very recent past, home alarm systems traditionally connected to the home phone line. If an intruder cut the phone […]

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Why Z-Wave Plus is Better Than Z-Wave: 7 Improvements

Z-Wave is a home automation protocol used in the wireless interconnection of smart home products to enable them to communicate. “Smart home products” in this case refers to devices like lights, thermostats, locks, windows and door sensors, and much more. The Z-Wave technology enables these products to communicate, facilitating daily activities in a home such […]

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How to Brighten Your Home and Your Life

The market for smarter and more efficient lighting technology continues to expand, pushing over the traditional light bulbs and making room for revolutionary ones. The Philips Hue Light Bulb is a perfect example of such a product. When it comes to the new Philips Hue light bulbs, the question isn’t what you can do with […]

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Pros and Cons of Z-Wave

The two questions we hear most from people deciding on a home automation system is, “what technology is the best? What should I use?” There are so many great technologies out there. First, let’s start with Z-Wave, chosen because of its recent gain in popularity and cost. Z-Wave has been a very effective low-cost technology to […]

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Google Home Vs. Amazon Echo: Our Take

The newest trend in home technology comes in the form of a helpful virtual assistant. The most popular virtual assistant has been Apple’s Siri, but recently, several other competitors have come on the market. Windows came out with Cortana and Amazon developed Alexa. Now, one of the biggest companies in the technology market has released […]

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Traditional Alarm

How the Traditional Alarm System Has Changed

Home security has been an important part of home ownership for decades. Protecting your home, valuables, and family brings you a peace of mind that is hard to find anywhere else. The easiest way to do that is with an alarm system. Thankfully, over the years, changing technology has made home security simpler and more […]

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Pixel’s Google Assistant Now Controls Smart Home Devices

Were you excited when Google announced its intelligent personal assistant mid-2016? If so, then you will love the news that the Google Pixel’s Assistant will soon be able to control your smart home. You will no longer need to purchase Google Home because the Google Assistant just got the home control feature update. As long as […]

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Voice Controlled Security: ADT Security Partners with Amazon’s Alexa

You probably already know that Amazon Echo and Dot are excellent at listening to voice commands and are popular devices for home automation enthusiasts. ADT Security is taking advantage of these listening home assistants to make you feel modern while you secure your home. The company is integrating its security system with the Alexa voice […]

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Automation Products to Look for in 2017

There is something about a house that can speak to you and controlling lights at the tap of your fingers that just makes you feel fulfilled. Just a few years ago no one would believe you if you told them that one day they would be able to brew coffee and monitor the temperature of […]

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Top 5 Ways to Automate Your Home Lighting

Automated lighting is one of the best, and easiest, ways to start saving energy and time. This can be as simple as screwing in a light bulb or more involved, such as changing out all of your switches. Here are a few ways you can start to think about automated your lighting: Light Bulbs – […]

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How IFTTT Can Be Extremely Helpful for Automated Products

Have you ever wondered whether there is an easier way to manage all the automated products’ apps that clutter your smart device? IFTTT (If This Then That) is a web tool that can help you manage these apps like a pro with no extra effort. With this tool, you no longer have to search on […]

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Why Smart Film is Dominating the Light Transmission Market

The most important part of adopting new technology is properly informing people of what the product is and what it can do for them. Relatively new technologies take time to get a foothold, only because the user needs to gain familiarity with the product. One product rapidly on the rise is a revolutionary replacement of […]

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How Voice Integration Is Changing Automation

The movie 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) tells the fictional story of a sentient computer that double crosses the crew of a spaceship headed to Jupiter. When they try to shut it down, it kills most of them. The weirdest thing about the movie is that the computer can have not only a conversation with […]

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Top Brands for DIY Automation and Security

A security system is meant to give you peace of mind when you go to sleep or leave your home for work. You want to know that at all times your house is safe from fire, theft, and other hazards that may put your life and property in danger. There are two options when it […]

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Why is it a Good Idea to Have Surveillance at Your Home?

Surveillance systems give homeowners the chance to monitor their house from anywhere in the world. Whether you’re away from home enjoying a family vacation or a workaholic always at the office, your surveillance system will be your extra set of eyes. Crime and burglary can be costly for anyone who owns a home, which is […]

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Home Technology Can Help You Sell Your House

Home automation has proven to make your life easier in so many ways, including the selling of your house. Recent studies have shown that smart homes, no matter how small, tend to get more bang for their buck. Smart homes are a hot ticket item due to their convenience and money saving possibilities. From their […]

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What is IoT?

The internet of things, or IoT, may sound complicated, but it stands for a very simple concept. It involves connecting to the internet mostly things that have an off/on switch and can transfer data in a network. This network of connected things communicating with one another that is referred to as the internet of things […]

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Sonos Alarm New Years Malfunction

Sonos speakers are popular because of their ability to stream audio from different types of smart devices and also because of their alarms. The alarm function allows you to set up your favorite song to play when the alarm launches in the morning. It can also play the music you like falling asleep to and […]

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The Perks of Automating Your Garage Door

If performed often enough, an action becomes almost second nature. Without even thinking about it, you carry out the action with virtually no recollection about whether or not you performed it. Probably the most common example of such an action is through the use of a garage door. You close it every time you leave your […]

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The Personal Innovation of Hi-Fi Speakers

Perhaps one of the most underrated experiences is the satisfaction gained from listening to good music through a room-filling, high-quality speaker. Good sound quality can enhance the existential experience that music was intended to provide. The latest and greatest in quality sound is Hi-Fi, short for high-fidelity. Hi-Fi is, at its core, especially amazing and […]

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Amazon Created One of the Most Helpful Additions to Your Home

One of the latest and greatest developments in technology is the mastering of voice recognition devices. Two of the most renowned devices with these capabilities are the Amazon Echo and the Amazon Dot. While both devices are incredibly similar with the same manufacturer, both provide different experiences in the home. With only the utterance of […]

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What Exactly is IFTTT?

The purpose of automation is to connect all parts of your life together. The most high-functioning parts of your home can work together to operate better and faster with a simple automated setup. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if all the small things in your life worked together too? Now they can. Integrated with home automation […]

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The Front Runners of the “Smart” Thermostat Movement

As cutting energy costs has become increasingly important, the implementation of smart thermostats is becoming a necessity. These thermostats are efficient and easy to use, having the ability to learn and remember your temperature preferences. With a smart thermostat, remotely control the temperature with the touch of a button via a smartphone app. This technology […]

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Amazon Echo Detailed Review

The Amazon Echo is a voice-activated portable Bluetooth and Wi-Fi enabled speaker that gives you rich sound around the house. It integrates a personal voice assistant named Alexa. Maybe you have heard of popular voice assistants like Siri, Cortana, and Google on your tablet or phone. Well, the Amazon Echo is Amazon’s answer to these […]

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HomeKit – Apple’s Genius Foray into Home Automation

One of the most trusted and user-friendly tech companies is making their long-awaited foray into the world of home automation – and they’re not fooling around. Apple continues to make life easier by dominating the market and combining with several different manufacturers of home automation products. Apple can also take any smart product that you […]

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3 Ways to Lower Your Energy Bill by Using Automation

Automate Your HVAC Your heating and cooling can account for over 30% of your energy bills. This is one of the easiest and least expensive ways to start saving money right away. This can sometimes be as simple as changing your thermostat out for a wireless one. Many standalone Wi-Fi thermostats will connect to your […]

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5 Simple Ways to Save Time by Automating Your Lighting

Have you ever thought about how much time you spend turn lights on and off, adjusting your thermostat, or spending time fiddling with your keys to unlock the door? We will give you an idea of how much time you are spending on manually controlling lighting and how automation can save you those valuable minutes. […]

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Getting Started With Home Automation – The Basics

Getting Started with Home Automation – The Basics So, you have decided you want to automate your home, live in the present, and bring the changing technology trends into your house, control stuff by voice commands, but you have no idea how to go about it. In this article, we will bring out the basics […]

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