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The 12 Days of Smart Home Automation! Day 3: Garage Door Controls

Posted by Wes Hopkin on December 3, 2014 at 7:17 PM

'Tis the season to be jolly and we're spreading the joy with our own take on the 12 Days of Christmas. Each day we will feature a different aspect of home automation and integrating all the devices in a home which turn it into a smart home. On the 3rd day of a Smart Home Christmas, we bring 3 garage door sensors and controllers.

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Topics: Home Automation, smart home, smart home automation, smart thermostats, home smart

The 12 Days of Smart Home Automation! Day 2: Smart Thermostats

Posted by Wes Hopkin on December 2, 2014 at 5:17 PM

'Tis the season to be jolly and we're spreading the joy with our own take on the 12 Days of Christmas. Each day we will feature a different aspect of home automation and integrating all the devices in a home which turn it into a smart home. On the 2nd day of a Smart Home Christmas, we bring 2 Smart Thermostats.

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Topics: Home Automation, smart home, smart home automation, smart thermostats, home smart

The 12 Days of Smart Home Automation! Day 1: The Universal Hub

Posted by Wes Hopkin on December 1, 2014 at 6:26 PM

'Tis the season to be jolly and we're spreading the joy with our own take on the 12 Days of Christmas. Each day we will feature a different aspect of home automation and integrating all the devices in a home which turn it into a smart home. Today, we start it all off with the brain of any intelligent home, the universal hub.

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Topics: Home Automation, smart home, smart home automation, universal hub

Smart Home is the Next Step After Smartphones

Posted by Wes Hopkin on November 18, 2014 at 5:06 PM

There is plenty of talk today about the smart home. It's been discussed and reported in all forms of media, but for the most part only in generalities. An interview done by Bloomberg television discusses potential applications and predicted impact the industry will have on society with the CEO of Green Peak. Check out the video after the break.

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Topics: Home Automation, Connected Home, smart home

What is home automation? Here's an infographic giving you the basics

Posted by Wes Hopkin on October 15, 2014 at 4:35 PM


Home Automation, it's a term most of us have heard. But, do you really know what it means and how it can benefit you? Even if you're confident you know the answers, you may be surprised by how much there is to grasp on the topic. That's why we want to share with you an excellent infographic which the folks over at My Alarm Center have created for an introduction to the smart home. Check out the full article to see it.


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Topics: Home Automation, home automation system, smart home

5 Must-know things before buying a home automation system

Posted by Wes Hopkin on October 10, 2014 at 2:46 PM


There are many home automation options available to you today. Some are rather limited in their capabilities offering a single task solution (think a thermostat or door lock), while others allow you to take command of nearly everything in your home or even multiple homes. With so many choices and variations available many people find themselves overwhelmed and confused.

The best way of simplifying your search is understanding what you want to get out of a home control system and focusing on the options which best match your needs. Here are 5 questions to which you need to know the answers. Knowing them will help guide you to the right home automation system.


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Topics: Home Automation, Connected Home, Internet of Things, home automation system, Tips, smart home

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