Featured Image, Reviews, Smart Home, Windows / 02.08.2021

Smart gadgets can make life a lot easier for a homeowner. Connect an electronic, computerized device to a mobile app – or maybe a home hub – and we can save a lot of time an energy. The rise of assistive technology from Google and Alexa means that many homes now have smarter homes. The internet of things is expanding so that we can lock the door, turn on lights and use entertainment systems with voice controls. There are now companies that claim to have created systems for...

Featured Image, Home Security, Reviews, Security, Smart Home / 02.04.2019

An outdoor security camera system is the most effective defensive system to protect your home and family from burglaries and intrusions. It is kind of a network of multiple surveillance cameras designed to be used in outdoor settings. They are generally installed in doorways, walkways, driveways, and backyards. However, they can be installed anywhere you like, even indoors. The cameras are usually connected to a base station located inside the house, which transmits the visual footage to a smartphone or viewing device. The cameras are equipped with sensors that get...

Featured Image, Home Security, Reviews, Security, Smart Home / 02.04.2019

With most home alarm systems, you have to sign a contract and pay an external company or surveillance agency a monthly subscription fee so they can monitor your house 24/7. However, some people don’t like the idea of paying a monthly subscription fee in addition to their base payment for cloud storage and home surveillance device. Some people also don’t like to give complete strangers access to their homes, even if it’s for security purposes. That’s where self monitored alarm systems, also known as unmonitored alarm systems, come in. As the...

Electrical Work, Featured Image, Reviews, Smart Home / 02.04.2019

In order to turn your home into a smart home, you need to upgrade all your wiring and electrical systems so your lamps and appliances can be controlled remotely. Doing so usually necessitates hiring a professional to replace all your outlets with smart in-wall outlets. A smart outlet is a plug that you can connect to your traditional power outlets to turn them “smart” and integrate them into your smart home network. Doing so allows you to remotely control all your outlets, thereby allowing you to remotely turn all...

Featured Image, Heating, Reviews, Smart Home / 01.04.2019

Cooling can be extremely energy-intensive, and costly, especially during hot summer months. However, if you get smart vets and air conditioners, you can drastically reduce your energy consumption and optimize temperatures in your home. Smart vents and air conditioners are dynamic HVAC units that work based on motion and proximity sensors. As such, they only get engaged when they sense that someone is around to benefit from it, thus saving a lot of energy. Generally speaking, vents offer a single temperature for both cooling and heating purposes. Hot or cold...

Featured Image, Heating, Reviews, Smart Home / 01.04.2019

Homes consist of several different zones. You have your kitchen, living room, bathrooms, and bedrooms. And it’s likely that the temperature needs for all those rooms are different. Furthermore, depending on personal preference, you might also want different bedrooms to have different temperatures. Most simple thermostats, however, treat the entire home as a single heating zone. As such, everyone has to come to a singular decision about what temperature to set. And that entails a fair bit of compromise from all parties involved. That’s where the smart thermostats for multiple...

Home Security, Safety, Security, Smart Home / 31.03.2019

Outdoor security cameras are the most efficient means by which to keep track of everyone approaching your home. It’s the first line of defense you have against possible intruders. However, it’s important for an outdoor security camera to be a little discreet and stealthy. That’s where smart security lights with camera come in. Smart security lights with camera are essentially surveillance cameras that come attached to light fixtures. They may be LED lights, lampposts, or floodlights. As such, whenever someone approaches your property, the camera lens will capture their video....

Featured Image, Home Security, Reviews, Security, Smart Home / 31.03.2019

Are you concerned about your home security? Do you want to protect your home from burglaries, fire hazards, carbon monoxide poisoning and a range of other potential hazards? Do you lack the time or inclination to research specific products for all of those issues separately? If you’ve answered Yes to the aforementioned questions, then SimpliSafe Home Security Systems is perhaps the best solution for you. This is essentially a box solution comprising a range of different home security devices that can be connected to a single mainframe. As such,...

Featured Image, Heating, Reviews, Smart Home / 24.03.2019

Do you have a number of Z-Wave compatible smart devices in your home? If so, the best way to have them interact with your smart thermostat is to get a Z-Wave thermostat. Z-Wave is a wireless protocol that allows devices to communicate with each other across a network. It consists of a central hub (such as Samsung SmartThings or Wink) that can control all Z-Wave compatible smart devices, including Z-Wave thermostats. As such, Z-Wave Thermostats are basically smart thermostats that are compatible with the Z-Wave wireless protocol. They can appear...