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Happy Sunday Morning! All is good here in Ireland, the whole Covid thing seems to be improving and the weather is pretty nice today. I just back from a run and time to have a nice fry up! From a smart home perspective, here are some interesting news bites this past week: Bold Google 🗷 […]

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Good Morning and a Happy New Year to all our readers🎉 In contrast to December, week one of 2022 was busy from a smart home news perspective. To be expected, CES unveiled a raft of stories for us to digest, here are some ones that caught my attention: Eve in the Outdoors 🎍 Eve’s new […]

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Hiya on this wet Sunday morning here in Ireland! Due to brighten up later, no major news in the smart home world this week. Everything is gone slow due to holiday season, anyway enjoy the few snippets I came across this past seen days: Matter TV 📺 Controlling TVs from a smart home can be […]

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Good Evening everyone! It’s the holiday season and bought our Christmas tree yesterday and full family around to help me get it set up and twinkling later this afternoon. Speaking of Christmas 🤶 very little news emanating from the smart home industry players this past seven days. Here are a few snippets I gleaned this […]

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Good evening! Releasing this newsletter late today, driving around this morning, and dropping kids at different sporting events. All cool in this part of the world and hope those of you in the US had a great Thanksgiving holiday. Here are a few snippers of smart home news to check out this week: Ho Ho […]

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Hiya fellow smart homers, spent the last few days down with my parents in Cork and just back this morning. Looking forward to a relaxed Sunday ahead, here are some smart home news stories that came to light this past week. Smart Home Resignation 👋 One of Apples’ high-profile SH people moved on last week. […]

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Official Matter Site What is Matter and why is it important for your smart home? Wikipedia Matter Smart Home Page FAQ – frequently asked questions about matter All You Need To Know About The Smart Home Matter Protocol Connectivity Standards Alliance Twitter Page Interesting Reddit Thread About the Matter Smart Home Protocol Smart Home Matter: […]

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Morning everyone, hope all is good, getting ready for a long drive to my native county of Cork to watch our second youngest daughter play some sports. The weather is good and looking forward to the day ahead. Grab a coffee and enjoy some of the smart home stories that I reviewed this past week, […]

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Evening everybody, slightly later this fine Sunday evening; did a short run earlier and lots of kids activities for the rest of the day, here are a few smart home stories I caught sight of this past week! Smart Wellness 👩‍⚕️ There are a plethora of smart home air quality monitors available to consumers. And […]

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Happy Halloween to all 🎃😊 All good in this part of the world. Lots of activities here today with trick or treating with the younger ones and the older crew I believe are on the town tonight! On the smart home front, I’ve picked out some stories, that I thought you might enjoy this Sunday […]

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Hiya, Gerard here; hope your week is going pretty cool; no major news in this part of the world. Hoping for a relatively easy Sunday ahead! Check out some smart home stories I gleaned from the Web over the past seven days: Multiple HomePod Colors 📻 Although unexpected, Apple announced some iterations of its HomePod […]

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How’s it going, fellow smart homers? So like last weekend, had a packed weekend with family visiting us and had a great time. Bouncy castle out the back garden for the kids and lots of food and drink for the adults! And here are a few newsworthy stories I encountered these past seven days: A […]

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Good Morning…Just back from a short run in the rain, and looking forward to a relaxing day ahead! This week is very much a series of Amazon-centric smart homes: New Ring Features 🚪 At a recent Amazon devive event; one of its smart home divisions, namely Ring got a lot of mention. Here are the […]

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Morning smart home people! All good here in this part of the world, looking out the window and lots of clouds, which might put paid to my run this morning. Anyway’s here is the latest smart home scandals! Sonos Cinemas 📽️ There has always and always will be something cool about this company! Sonos pioneered […]

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Hiya, and how’s it going? Really nice Sunday morning here and running out the door to drop my son over to a scouting event. Otherwise, no more major news, all’s well in the smart home world, and here are a few nuggets of gossip to check out today: Z-Wave Bridge 🌉 It’s been a while […]

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Good Morning from Ireland and hope all is good wherever in the world you are living. I am a little late this morning due to Wi-Fi problems, so apologies for that. All relatively cool here this week and no major news, family back to full activities, work, etc…so busy times are back. And no shortage […]

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Happy Sunday Morning, here from this part of the world! Kids are all back in school and college, and having a little more time to grow the smart home training side of the business. And planning to start teaching the next cohort of Certified Next-Generation Smart Home Installer (NGSHI) Professional Program Training Program graduates towards […]

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Hiya and how is it going? Good morning; a busy weekend, an important birthday milestone in the O’Driscoll household today, so lots of activities to keep us busy. 🎂🎈On the smart home; here are some cool new stories for you this week. Enjoy! Faster Samsung Smart Homes 💨 Here is a little snippet for those […]

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Morning everyone; and hope all is well in your part of the world; nice and mild here today and forecasters are promising us an Indian summer this upcoming week, so fingers crossed! A few alarm bells in the smart home space this week to read into: Delays Matter! As you know I’m sure by now; […]

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Hi, fellow smart homers! Just back from dropping my son out at a local hotel 🏨, where he is doing some summer work in the kitchen. And it’s bucketing rain out there, hopefully, the day will clear later. Here are some smart home stories to check out: 1,100 Lumens 🔆 Hue gets brighter; with a […]

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Hi, How’s it going? And happy weekend, all cool here and back to the broken weather again. Summer is going by fast! Here are a few smart home stories to check out: Oh Oh! 🥺 Gotcha Google; the biggest search engine company on the planet leaked some unannounced Nest devices by mistake! Appearing on their […]

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Hiya, and good Sunday morning; overcast outside at the moment. In the mood to read a physical paper, which I haven’t done in a while! Must pop down to the shop later and pick up a copy of the Sunday Business Post! So, some cool smart home stories this week, and here they are: Thread […]

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Hi, Our heatwave has come to an end! Hope all is well in your part of the world. A relatively ‘quietish’ week on the smart home front, and here are some stories for you to peruse: It’s Brilliant So ‘Brilliant’ is a relatively new supplier of smart home equipment and debuted some devices at CES […]

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Hello, fellow smart homers! How’s it going; we have a mini heatwave here in Ireland this week, Yipee! Went to the beach, over in County Clare on Friday; and had a pretty cool day over there; so on the smart home side of the house, here are some snippets of news that might catch your […]

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Good morning to everyone! Hope the Summer is going well. We were promised a heatwave here in Ireland this week (common occurrence!), but nothing yet only lots of clouds so far! On the smart home, here are some stories that might interest you this Sunday morning: New Hue Bulbs 💡 Looks like some brighter Hue […]

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Hi, And good morning; had some time off this week! Ended up hanging out in Cork City on Thursday night, and thoroughly enjoyed the buzz around time. The great weather we are getting at the moment is a big help and raises people’s spirits. Let me now segway into the world of smart homes: Aqara […]

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Hiya, and gooood morning! Hope your weekend is going well. All cool here in Ireland; and a really Sunny day ahead ☀️; going to hang around and light up the barbeque later🍖. As expected news is slow in the smart home space this time of year; here are some interesting ones I picked up this […]

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Certified Next-Generation Smart Home Installer (NGSHI) Professional Program Training Program

The smart home market is growing at a very rapid rate. The market is projected to amass a value of around $313 billion by 2026. However, this figure could soar higher based on the popularity the home automation technology is getting. Nowadays, many home homeowners want to have at least one smart home gadget in […]

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Advantages and Disadvantages of the SmartThings Hub

Among all the automation platforms out there, Samsung SmartThings is among the most popular ones. Ever since it was launched back in 2013, SmartThings has been turning heads in the smart home industry. One of its biggest inventions to date is the SmartThings hub. Not only is this smart hub one of the most affordable […]

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The Best Google Home Compatible Devices

If you’re looking to automate your home, Google Home is one of the best ways to go. This is because Google Home compatible devices are some of the best you’ll find in the smart home market. Having Google-compatible devices in your home means that you’ll be using Google Assistant to control them. The best thing […]

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Why did Google choose Nest as its Smart Home brand?

Before the smart home industry buzz began, Google was mainly known for being a search engine giant. Other than that, the other aspects that users would ever associate Google with were pay-per-click ads and, of course, Google+. However, all this is not the case now. Ever since, through Google Ventures, the search engine giant now […]

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Google Nest Mini Vs Google Home Mini

Google is undoubtedly one of the biggest automation players in the smart home industry. The company is responsible for a significant share of some of the smart devices you see in the market today. The reason most homeowners prefer automating their homes using Google is that it is all-rounded. Google has a variety of all […]

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Howdy! Before we jump into the newsletter, I wanted to mention a few updates to my certified Next-Generation Smart Home Installer (NGSHI) Professional Program Training Program: I created a bunch of design cheat sheets to help you gather some useful information when discussing smart home requirements with an existing or potential client. This week ended […]

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Google Smart Home Pros and Cons

Google Home, like most smart products of its kind, is giving homeowners a technological future just like they need it. When you have Google Home, you can ask it all sorts of questions, and it will answer you instantly. Whether you’re asking it to play your favorite song or the weather outside, it can do […]

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Howdy! And how’s it going; heading to my native County of Cork this morning and looking forward to some time meeting family and hanging out on the beach 🏖️. This weeks smart home news was dominated by some Apple announcements at their annual event, and is further evidence of how Apple is starting to double […]

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Hiya! And good morning to all! Up early this morning and heading off to the beach today 🏖️; so looking forward to that! Here are some interesting snippets of smart home news I came across earlier in the week, enjoy: Google and Apple Smart Homes Looks like co-operation between the big smart home behemoths is […]

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Hiya! Hope all is good; feels kinda ‘Summerish’ here in Ireland this morning, yep we got some sunshine in this part of the world finally ☀️☀️As always I have some interesting snippets of smart home news for the week: New Google Smart Home Web-site 🔖 Here is another interesting snippit that emanated from Google’s recent […]

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Advantages and Disadvantages of Digital Voice Assistants

Ever since Apple launched Siri for the iPhone, more voice assistants have been unveiled. Amazon has given us Alexa for its smart hubs while Google has followed suit with Google Assistant.   Microsoft and Samsung also have their own versions with Cortana and Bixby, respectively.. There is no denying that people with disabilities have been […]

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Smart Home Trends in 2021

It’s no secret that the smart home industry is growing at the fastest rate yet. According to various reports, the industry will be worth around a whopping $160 billion by 2023. These reports also suggest that over 300 million homes across the globe will have at least one smart gadget installed by the same year. […]

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Benefits of Homekit Smart Homes

Apple is one of the major companies that provide home automation solutions to homeowners. While you might think that all automation companies provide the same solutions to users, Apple Homekit is a bit different. Nowadays, most people view Apple as the future of home automation because it provides a unique vision to homeowners. This is […]

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Alexa vs Siri vs Google Assistant. Which is The Best Digital Assistant?

Automating your home has never been easier. Nowadays, you can control the functionalities of your smart devices anyhow you want. It can be via a mobile app, a smart speaker or a digital voice assistant. Voice assistants have become increasingly popular among homeowners because of their ease of use and their interpersonal relationship. Three digital […]

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In recent years, the home automation industry has been going through extensive developments. Back in December of 2019, the biggest one yet happened. The ambitious project CHIP was born, and ever since, smart home enthusiasts have been talking about what it could mean to the new age of smart devices. While the smart home industry […]

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Hi, And good morning to everyone! The weather is pretty miserable today here in Ireland and hopefully, it clears later. In the world of smart home, we had a pretty interesting week; here are the details: Alexa in Cars For those of you who are Ford car drivers, Alexa is coming your way. This week, […]

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Hi, First and foremost apologies for the slight delay this week. The smart home continues to expand, and here are the top stories for last week: HomeKit Fans Fans! a topic I rarely if ever touch on the subject because I live here in Windy Ireland. But…for those of you who live in Sunnier climates […]

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Hi, Happy Sunday, everyone! No major news in this part of the world this week, did go for a hike yesterday as part of our son’s 17 birthday, and the views were on a mountain near a village called Killaloe. So taking it easy today! Here are some smart home stories I came across this […]

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Next Generation Smart Home Automation System Chips and Vinegar

Hi, Morning everybody from this part of the world, hope all is good. No major news here, we do have a ‘bank’ holiday weekend, so tomorrow is a holiday, which is great! Hoping for some good weather. Here are this week’s smart home stories: And More Thread Smart Devices 🧵 Yep, I am going to […]

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Hi, Morning everyone; hope all is well, a great weekend so far, Sun melting the heavens yesterday, and got some lawns cut. And, have lots of burgers and steak ready for a big barbeque later today! On the smart home front, here’s what caught my eye this last week: A six-foot smart lamp 🪔 Yep, […]

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Honeywell RTH9580WF Wi-Fi vs Nest Learning Smart Home Thermostat

Honeywell and Nest are without a doubt the most popular manufacturers of smart thermostats. The two companies have been known to manufacture smart thermostats that are both energy efficient and convenient to use.  Among the best-selling smart thermostats from each brand is the Honeywell RTH9580WF Wi-Fi smart thermostat and Nest Learning thermostat. These thermostats have […]

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Best Smart Home Automation Hubs 2021 | Hubs Reviews & Buying Guide

In recent years, home automation has become very popular among many homeowners. Everyone nowadays is looking to ensure that all their home functionalities happen conveniently.  A smart hub acts as centralized control where you can connect all compatible devices. Equipped with digital voice assistants and a mobile app, you can control all your smart devices […]

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Google Max & Google Home Hub | Nest Mini, Nest Hub & Nest Hub Max

For home automation needs, Google offers users a wide range of Google and Nest products. These smart devices ensure that a Google-powered smart home is both high-performance and runs smoothly.  The list of home automation products offered by Google includes smart hubs and speakers. They include Nest Mini, Google Max, Nest Hub Max, Nest Hub, […]

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Pros & Cons of Smart Hub | Benefits & Disadvantages of Smart Home

Smart home automation is one of the greatest investments any homeowner can make. Home automation ensures that all your home functionalities run with ease while you’re enjoying all the comfort.  One of the most important smart devices you might need or not is the smart hub. A smart is ensures that your smart products from […]

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What is Apple Homekit & Smart Home App? | Homekit Compatible Devices

Apple Homekit is one of the most well-known home automation platforms in the smart home industry. This platform is made purposely for the Apple product owners who want to switch to smart homes.  With Apple Homekit, you can control any Homekit-compatible smart devices from the lights, door locks, doorbells, thermostats, smart cameras to motion sensors […]

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Best Smart Home Thermostats 2021 | Thermostat Reviews & Buying Guide

Among the most important smart devices, you can get for your smart home is a thermostat. Regardless of the season, a smart thermostat will intelligently heat or cool your home based on your preferences.  There are many companies that manufacture smart thermostats for the smart home industry. Google Nest, Ecobee, Honeywell, Sensibo, among other companies, […]

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Everything you need to know about Homekit Smart Home Automation Hub

If you opt for Apple Homekit as your smart home automation platform without a hub, you might notice something strange. You can’t actually control some of your smart devices remotely.  This is because they lack a common interface like iCloud that helps your Homekit communicate with your Apple device. You need the help of a […]

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Best Smart Home Devices & Systems of 2021 | Reviews & Buying Guide

It’s understandable that you might have a limited budget when you decide to purchase smart devices. Otherwise, you want to get the very best smart home device that the category has to offer.  Whatever device you get, you want it to fit your lifestyle and have the best functionality. It could be a smart bulb, […]

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Apple Homekit Smart Home vs Samsung Smartthings Automation System

If you’re looking to automate your home, you must have heard about Apple Homekit or Samsung SmartThings. This is because they are by far the most popular smart home automation platforms in the market.  These two brands have managed to stay at the top of the smart home industry for this long is because they […]

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Hi, Morning everyone; hope all is well, no major news here; the weather is a little overcast this Sunday morning ☁️. On the smart home front, received a new HomeKit smart smoke detector compliments of Amazon this week. And looking forward to setting up and posting the video into the ‘smart homes in 8 weeks’ […]

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Ultimate Smart Home Guide | How to Make a Home Automation System?

Making the switch to a smart home is one of the best decisions you can make!Here are the different ways to make a smart home: How to Make a Smart Home – Eve Homekit Technologies How to Make a Smart Home – Honeywell Smart Devices How to Make a Smart Home – Meross Smart Devices […]

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How to Make Honeywell Smart Home System? | Honeywell Smart Devices

The smart home industry is growing rapidly, and new companies are joining every day. All these companies are trying to get a piece of this ever-growing market while also working to provide more automation solutions to their customers.  As a homeowner, it has become a bit confusing to know which brand is suitable for your […]

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How to make Meross Smart Home System? | Smart Plug & Switch Setup

When you’re setting up your smart home, besides comfort and convenience, you’re thinking about the affordability of the home automation platform to use.  As much as there are many home automation companies nowadays, some offer relatively expensive smart products compared to others. This is a factor that most homeowners might be skeptical about since they […]

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How to Make Samsung Smartthings Smart Home Automation System?

Making the switch to a smart home is one of the best decisions you can make right now. You want to automate your home so that it can fit your daily routines and schedules. One of the best ways to get started on your home automation is to get a good central hub. A hub […]

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How to Make Hubitat Smart Home? | Hubitat Home Automation Setup

When you decide to switch to a smart home, comfort and convenience aren’t the only things you’re thinking about. You want to ensure that all your central hub and smart devices incorporate total privacy in their functions. The Hubitat Elevation Smart Hub was created for that exact purpose. Not only is this hub among the […]

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How to Make Yale Smart Home Automation System? | Yale Smart Devices

With the smart home industry getting overcrowded by the day, it’s understandable to get confused about what brand to go for. Although none of these brands are offering something that stands out, there is one that is guaranteed to offer you reliability and convenience for your home. That brand is Yale, and it’s also the […]

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How to Make a Switchbot Smart Home System? | Switchbot Smart Devices

With the smart home industry growing rapidly, many brands are entering the market to create a name for themselves while also providing automation solutions for users. SwichBot is among the fastest-growing companies in the smart home industry. The company has won many homeowners’ hearts since it launched its Kickstarter campaign back in 2016. If you’re […]

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How to Make a Fibaro Smart Home System? | Fibaro Smart Devices Setup

When you’re building your ideal smart home, you want to ensure that you’re getting your money’s worth and high-performance from your smart devices. With the numerous brands in the smart home market today, it might be quite challenging to pick the best brands for your automation needs. Some brands only specialize in the basics, while […]

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How to Make a Eufy Smart Home Automation? | Eufy Smart Devices Specs

If you follow the smart home industry closely, you must have come across the name Eufy. It is a division of the electronic company known as Anker, and it specializes in manufacturing smart home products to ensure security, comfort, and efficiency in smart homes. From its smart lighting, smart security cameras, smart locks to smart […]

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How to Make Wyze Smart Home Automation System? | Wyze Technologies

If you’ve ever wanted to turn your house into a futuristic home, there is no better time than now. Nowadays, their smart technology for almost everything out there, whether it’s smart lights, smart thermostats, smart plugs, smart security cameras, smart speakers, or smart doorbells, there are various devices to choose from. While most of the […]

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How to Make Abode Smart Home Automation & Security Cameras Setup?

While setting up your dream smart home, one of the most important things to consider is security. You want to ensure that your home will be safe whether you’re around or not. Many smart home brands and platforms have made security their main thing and have unveiled several products towards the same, but none of […]

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Philips Hue Adaptive Lighting competitor | Smart Home Theatre & Nanoleaf

Hi there, Good morning! I hope everyone had a good weekend; all cool here in Ireland, literally temperatues have dropped and lots of rain! Relatively busy week, welcoming some new students into the Certified Next-Generation Smart Home Installer (NGSHI) Professional Program Training Program. If you want to join the latest cohort, click here and use […]

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How to Make Eve Smart Home Automation? | Eve Homekit Technologies

Eve Homekit is a line of smart home devices that integrates and works well with Apple Homekit. Since its introduction, the smart home platform has been manufacturing high-end products to ensure that homeowners ensure efficiency, effectiveness, and comfort in their smart homes.  With recent updates, Eve systems incorporate the Thread wireless connection standard into their […]

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How to Build an Aqara Smart Home Automation? | Aqara Smart Devices

In recent times, smart homes have become increasingly popular among many people. This might be down to the fact that they provide an elevated sense of comfort, convenience, and safety for homeowners.  Many tech heavyweights have joined the race to control the smart home industry. Among those companies include Google, Apple, Amazon, and Xiaomi. Xiaomi […]

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How to Build an Ecobee Home Automation? | Ecobee Smart Thermostat

When home automation is mentioned, Ecobee is one of the names you’re likely to hear. Ecobee is a Canadian smart home company specializing in manufacturing smart thermostats, smart sensors, and smart cameras.  As far as the best smart thermostats in the smart home industry are concerned, Ecobee makes some of the best you can find.  […]

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Philips Hue smart lights | Philips Hue Play | Philips Smart Home System Description:

Philips Hue is an established line of smart LED lights and fixtures. It is without a doubt the most renowned smart lighting brand among many smart homes. From its fancy lights, popular multicolor lights, and the ever–affordable white lights, Philips Hue has smart lights suitable for every home’s needs. Whenever you’re planning on switching to […]

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Sonos Smart Home Automation System | Sonos Smart Speaker

Sonos is one of the biggest players in the smart home industry. What makes Sonos preferable for homeowners trying to switch to smart homes is that its smart devices are easily integrated into other smart home systems. The days requiring lots of wiring to set up a multi-room music system are long gone. Nowadays, with […]

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How to Build a Control4 Remote Control Smart Home Automation System

Control4 is without a doubt one of the most prominent and easily recognizable forms of smart home automation in the marketplace. Long before Google, Amazon, or Samsung made a mark in the smart home industry, Control4 was already an established brand. Control4 has been providing smart home solutions to their customers for years. The company […]

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Lutron Smart Home Automation | Caseta Wireless & Lighting Control

Lutron is a company that has been built and developed around manufacturing, designing, and selling products ranging from dimmers to smart light systems. Lutron smart lighting is commonly used in many smart homes around the world, and that trend doesn’t seem to slow down anytime soon. Lutron’s products have helped create comfortable and even safer […]

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Ring Smart Home Automation | Ring Security Alarm & Cameras

With the increase in demand for smart home products, every day, there is a new company trying to enter the market. If you’re looking for one of the more reliable companies to help you realize your smart home transformation, Ring is what you need. Ring LLC is a home security and manufacturer of smart home […]

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Google Smart Home System | Google Smart Speakers & Smart Display

Smart homes are becoming increasingly popular by the day, and it’s just a matter of time before most of the world’s population gets in on it.  If you’re trying to convert your home into a smart home, you must have learned that there are too many brands to choose from, and it might become confusing […]

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Apple Homekit Smart Home | Apple Homekit Compatible Devices

The home automation idea would have sounded ridiculous some years back, but nowadays, it is a part of many people’s lives.  One way to set up a convenient and effective smart home is to implement Apple Homekit. Apple Homekit is a system that lets users of its iOS products control their smart home devices for […]

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Alexa Smart Home | Amazon Echo Models | ZigBee Controller

There is no denying that Alexa is one of the best and most popular digital voice assistants out there. Generally, Alexa has changed how smart homes function by adding a touch of elegance and versatility.  Nowadays, there are even more devices compatible with Alexa, which means you can now purchase smart devices based on the […]

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Samsung Smartthings Smart Home | Samsung Smartthings Hub

Samsung SmartThings is a comprehensive home connectivity platform that uses Zigbee and Z-Wave technology to enhance automation. It is regarded by many as one of the most efficient ways to automate your home.  Through Samsung SmartThings, you can connect all your smart devices and have them work together to create a smart home. Whether it’s […]

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IFTTT Smart Home Automation | IFTTT Motion Sensor & Homekit

IFTTT is a conditional programming statement that means ‘if this, then that.’ When a company uses the IFTTT, it offers a software platform that can connect with apps, services, and devices from other developers or brands.  This helps trigger more automation involving different devices, services, and apps. IFTTT works by use of Applets which connect […]

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Hi, Happy Easter everyone! Hope you are enjoying some Easter eggs! 🥚 The weather has been pretty nice in this part of the world and expected to stay with us for a few days. Here are the latest smart home stories this Sunday morning: Smart Switches are Problematic – 🔦 Yep, since the beginning of time, […]

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Smart Home Automation Companies Products | Best Home Technology

Due to the increased demand for reliable and efficient smart home automation products, the market has seen the emergence of many companies. However, apart from the big smart home industry players we already know about, there has emerged smaller companies that are manufacturing some of the best smart devices on the market, all at an […]

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Top Smart Home Automation Companies | Google & Apple Smart Home

Some years back, home automation wasn’t as common like the way it is today. Everyone looking to build or renovate their home is also looking to include home automation to it.  This recent interest in home automation is because people are seeking new and better ways to make their life easier, affordable, and safer, which […]

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Ikea Smart Home Automation System | Ikea Smart Devices

For years the company has been known as one of the world’s best in matters regarding home furniture. However, in 2012, the company started its smart home initiative to incorporate digital elements and technology into its products to offer solutions to homeowners.  The company has introduced several smart products under its Tradfri Homekit, which have […]

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Building a Smart Home Automation | Best Smart Home Devices & Systems

Nowadays, building or purchasing a smart home is what everyone is talking about. In a smart home, you can have your blinds going up and letting that morning sunlight in, home speakers playing your favorite music and the coffee maker brewing your cup of coffee all from the comfort of your bed or couch.  With […]

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How to become a smart home installer | Smart Home Automation Tips

Nowadays, almost every homeowner is either working on their smart home upgrades or planning on them. Not only do smart home installations make a home comfortable and convenient but also, they increase the value of the home if the owner is planning to sell.  Smart home installations also ensure that you save electricity used to […]

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Connected Home Over IP Chip | IP Based Home Automation System

Connected Home over IP (CHIP) is a royalty-free home automation connectivity project whose main goal is to ensure compatibility among different smart home and Internet of Things (IoT) products.  It is believed that these products that will be coming later on this year will be plug-and-play kind of devices. The connected home over IP project […]

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How to Start a Smart Home Installation Service? | Smart Home Training

Homeowners have in recent years opted to use technology to control systems at home. The process involves using Internet-connected smart devices, smartphones, and Wi-Fi to control lighting, heating, and other features in their homes. Owners of Smart homes have embraced the recent technology because it is efficient, time-saving, and convenient to use. Smart home automation […]

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Philips Hue Adaptive Lighting competitor | Smart Home Theatre & Nanoleaf

Happy Sunday everyone! All pretty good here this week, doubling down on a new program of mine that will teach people how to make money out of the smart home space, so super busy on that front and all the other stuff as well. Still in lockdown here in Ireland, but kids were back in school […]

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Benefits of Smart Home Installation Services | Home Automation Services

With the emergence of many do-it-yourself smart home systems, you might think that you no longer need to hire a trained professional for your smart device installation, and you would be wrong. Just because an installation project can give you a DIY experience doesn’t mean you should try it. Professional smart home device installers are […]

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Hi, Hope all is well! Getting the sense of spring in the air, the days are getting longer and weather is pretty okay here for the past few days. A short week with St. Paddy’s Day last Wednesday, so back to normality on Monday again! Plus kids are also back in school! Now let’s check […]

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Hiya, Hope all is good, wherever you are in the world, all well here, the weather has been miserable all week, however, did get delivery of our new Tesla this week! and looking forward to learning how the new toy will integrate with our various smart home devices! So back to business, here are this […]

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Hiya, Good morning on this Sunny and yet cold morning here in Ireland, a bit quiet around the area due to lockdowns but otherwise grand, so again this week, I have a whole bunch of smart home-related stories for you, so let’s check them out! Rotating Smart Displays 📺 So Amazon, have released another Alexa-enabled […]

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Thread Smart Home Devices Overview | Thread Smart Home Automation

Smart devices must be able to exchange information with one another in a connected world continually. To achieve this, they need to communicate through a common language, i.e., communication protocols. Protocols entail how signals are sent between devices to trigger specific actions like turning on the lights. Protocols are ‘spoken’ through wired or wireless layers, […]

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Hiya, I hope everyone had a great weekend so far and that your Sunday is off to a strong start. There’s a lot to discuss in today’s issue, so let’s jump right in. Ring Gets Smarter Yet another product feature announcement from Ring Ring this week, namely the addition of some cool artificial intelligence to […]

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Good valentine’s morning, lots of wind and rain outside today here in Ireland, let’s hope it improves later! 🧪 Smart Home Laboratory Looks like the Smart Home Hub grandpappy has added some lab functionality to its app. The new SmartThings feature is aimed at those of you who have already the Smartthings ecosystem and looking […]

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Philips Hue Adaptive Lighting competitor | Smart Home Theatre & Nanoleaf

Good morning everybody; things are pretty good over here in Ireland, the vaccine rollout is starting to progress, which should hopefully improve things for everyone. On the smart home front, it has been a relatively busy week in terms of new stuff and things breaking! Time for some coffee! so enjoy this weeks update: Video […]

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Philips Hue Adaptive Lighting competitor | Smart Home Theatre & Nanoleaf

Good morning everybody; hope all is well. ……All great here, our second-youngest is 12 today, so big day planned! Also, just finished charging the Ring gen 2 doorbell, so need to re-attach to the bracket later this morning. Otherwise, that’s it, enjoy some smart home stories I picked up this week on the Interweb! HomeKit […]

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Good morning everybody; hope all is well. Grabbed three smart home stories this week that I thought might be of interest, enjoy and touch base again next Sunday. Google Guests 🧑‍🤝‍🧑 Privacy is big nowadays, particularly when it comes to smart speakers in our homes. If you own a Google Home smart speaker and not […]

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Smart Home Coaching Calls Services Announced | Smart Training Course

Smart Homes School announces the availability of Smart Homes Coaching calls that provide people with a unique opportunity to avail of Gerard’s new 1-on-1 Smart Homes Coaching services. Sometimes, you just need a professional to offer perspective at a fork in the road or when the cloud of confusion is too thick to see beyond. […]

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Smart Video Doorbells Installation Setup | Benefits of Smart Doorbells

On investigating the cool features of smart doorbells, we’ll discover just how self-aware visitor announcement devices are becoming. This is a nascent market, but one that’s destined to catch up with more mature home security gadgets, such as smart locks and the ever-watchful entrance IP camera. Accepting Past Doorbell Limitations This is the age of […]

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What is a Smart Home Thermostat in 2020? | Thermostat Buying Guide

Here is the shortest post I’ve written in a while! The last number of years have seen rapid developments in the smart thermostat space. A smart thermostat, typically wall-mounted, connects to your Wi-Fi network and measures ambient temperature in the room using onboard or satellite sensors. Once you define a comfortable level the thermostat will […]

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Essential Guide to Smart Home Automation Virtual Assistants & Speakers

Hiya, Gerard here, just spent this Saturday evening posting the Internet’s most detailed set of articles about smart speakers and associated virtual assistants, that’s a pretty big achievement on this windy evening here in Ireland 🙂 This guide (ten blog posts in total) is intended to be read by the following people: Homeowners interested in […]

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Smart Home Amazon Echo Show | Apple Homepod Smart Home Speaker

The Echo Show: A Window into Alexa’s Soul? Is there any gadget that doesn’t look just that bit cooler when a screen is added to it? The Samsung Family Hub Refrigerator incorporates a 21″ screen in one of its doors. Likewise, smart thermostats and now smart virtual assistants are taking that same approach. To that […]

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Smart Home Speaker Drawbacks & Future | Home Assistant Voice Control

The piecemeal adoption of different smart standards comes back to bite manufacturer (And us!) on the behind. You should be able to buy a branded smart accessory and know it’ll be recognized instantly so that the hardware plays nice with every other part of the system. That generally is the case, but there may be […]

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Smart Home Speaker Assistant Voice Control & Privacy Concerns

It’s time to play devil’s advocate for a little while. You’ve seen the reviews for all of the available virtual assistants. Maybe your favorite smart persona doesn’t have a product housing just yet, but you know it’s coming. Besides, there are smartphone apps that give you a taste of the future, but it is just […]

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Amazon Alexa Vs Google Home | Which Smart Speaker Should Purchase?

It’s a big question. Fortunately, it’s hard to go wrong, particularly if you’ve read the earlier pages of his electronic document. Two mainstream options are out there right now. Amazon Echo has been around the longest. It was released into the consumer wilds in the middle of 2015, although this release was limited to the […]

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Smart Home IFTTT Speakers Security | Smart Plugs, Lighting & Heating

Your smart speaker is equipped with a powerful Artificial intelligence. It’s built with a solid and expandable foundation. Bluetooth and Wi-Fi circuits are churning all day long while contacting natural language servers in the cloud. Simultaneously, the same communication modules are streaming music, fetching weather forecasts, reading football scores, and pulling up the next episode […]

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Exploring Smart Home Speaker | Internal & Outside Software Components

Your car is opening the garage door by calling up your voice assistant. An audiobook is using Amazon’s Whispersync or Google tech to pick up reading your New York Times bestseller in your car. It’s picked up the narrative at the same place you stopped at in bed the night before. The technology behind your […]

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Smart Home Assistant Devices | Smart Home Automation & Home Speaker

The Virtual Assistants you’re hearing about on the news and in tech articles are a direct result of artificial intelligence. The earliest examples of these pseudo personalities didn’t even have a cozy electronic processor to inhabit. These were the chatbots that represented the first generations of consumer-friendly smart interfaces. Regarded as simple computer programs, a […]

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A Guide to Smart Home Assistant Devices | Home Automation Services

Pull away from the circuits and codes. Knowledge of that abstract coding is handy, especially if you enjoy following developments in artificial intelligence, but too much conceptual thinking can cause headaches. So pull your focus away from all of this talk about software architecture. Instead, let’s strip things back by assuming a clutter-free stance. At […]

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Naming the Popular AI Powered Smart Home Speaker Systems & Devices

Four big names dominate the AI consumer Smart Speaker market. This isn’t a scenario where IBM and its Watson Cognitive Technology engine has a place, nor is it one where Google’s DeepMind can make inroads. No, in the grand scheme of things your device will mimic the capabilities of these globally adept machine services, but […]

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AI-Powered Smart Home Speaker Devices & Voice Recognition Systems

First of all, what is artificial intelligence? You know what it’s not. It’s not the HAL 9000 computer from 2001: A Space Odyssey, nor is it the calming tones of Jarvis, Iron Man’s own inbuilt virtual assistant. Movies tend to have an interesting take on how you’ll eventually interact with an Artificial Intelligence, but such […]

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Mesh Wi-Fi & Mesh Network Systems | Smooth Wi-Fi in Smart Homes

Nowadays, a modem router device is supplied by your broadband supplier, this piece of hardware not only interconnects your household with the Internet, but it also radiates a Wi-Fi signal. Not always but in some instances, your router can affect the performance levels of your smart home. On occasions, this piece of hardware may not […]

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Guide on How to Start a Smart Home Installation Business

Are you experiencing increased competition in recent times and subsequently lower margins from your electrical and alarm install business? If so, how about checking out the bubbling smart home, expected to reach several billion dollars by 2025! There are various claims of easy installations in the growing smart home market, the reality is many consumers […]

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