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A Beginner’s Guide to a Home Automation System Full story

Posted in Smart Home | by Brittney Smart, on January 17, 2018

A Beginner’s Guide to a Home Automation System

Home automation is a rapidly growing market in today’s technology-savvy world. It’s an appealing blend of technology and convenience (and a plain old cool factor) that, not surprisingly, has resulted in a multi-billion-dollar industry…and growing. Very simply put, a home automation system is a system that helps to automatically control home appliances using different technologies...

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How to Set Up Philips Hue Starter Kit Full story

Posted in Smart Home | by Brittney Smart, on January 11, 2018

How to Set Up Philips Hue Starter Kit

One of the first things that probably comes to mind when someone thinks about home automation is lighting. Smart light bulbs are a major component of making this possible and probably the easiest route (although there are some ways around this such as smart outlets, into which you plug lamps). But Philips Hue Starter Kit...

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Best Robot Vacuum Cleaner on the Market Today Full story

Posted in Smart Home | by Brittney Smart, on December 22, 2017

Best Robot Vacuum Cleaner on the Market Today

Whether we’re in full-throttle holiday mode or not, household chores are things that very few of us get thrilled about making time for. Still, those chores have to be done, so we find time…somehow. The good news is that, with ever-smartening technologies, our household chores list can be, if not eliminated (yet), modified to save...

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Smart Thermostats: Providing Real Comfort and Real Cost Savings Full story

Posted in Smart Home | by Brittney Smart, on December 15, 2017

Smart Thermostats: Providing Real Comfort and Real Cost Savings

Tired of being either too hot or too cold? It’s maybe time to take a look at replacing your thermostat. Not only will choosing an updated thermostat allow you to feel more comfortable in your home, but it will also probably save you a bundle in decreased energy costs. In this article, we’ll discuss what...

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Top of the Class: The Best Smart Light Bulbs Full story

Posted in Smart Home | by Brittney Smart, on December 8, 2017

Top of the Class: The Best Smart Light Bulbs

It is argued that each generation is smarter than the generation before it. While that topic is, indeed, debatable, one similar conversation that’s less arguable is the one that claims that homes of today are smarter than homes of yesteryear. While smart homes can involve a mass of technological advancements in almost any area you...

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The Best Smart Locks – And Why You Might Need One Full story

Posted in Smart Home | by Brittney Smart, on December 1, 2017

The Best Smart Locks – And Why You Might Need One

In recent years, in the United States but also elsewhere throughout the world, smart locks have become some of the most popular home technology products…along with other home automation and home security system products and technologies. This could be due to a number of factors, but probably has no coincidental correlation to the number of...

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DIY Home Security Systems for Safety & Peace of Mind Full story

Posted in Smart Home | by Brittney Smart, on November 24, 2017

DIY Home Security Systems for Safety & Peace of Mind

The FBI estimates that a home break-in occurs every 14.5 seconds, which results in more than $15 billion in loss and damages each year. It’s no wonder that home security is becoming more and more important and utilized. Of course, there are any number of professional home security systems ready to be installed in your...

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