Possibly more than any other device, the humble smart bulb could be considered as a prime candidate for 'most essential item' when it comes to the building a fully responsive smart home or home automation ecosystem. In fact, whether you're just starting out, or are already well underway on your smart home journey, the chances are smart bulbs are the first devices that make … [Read more...] about Let There be Light – The Best Smart Lighting and Smart Light Bulbs for use with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant and Apple HomeKit
Home automation is one of the ultimate objectives of every smart home ecosystem, with a connected setup intelligent enough to get the job done with minimal input from the user.
If you're looking to build a smart home with increased productivity, free-time, and ease of use at it's heart, then setting up a home automation system with compatible smart devices is the way to get it done.
If you're looking to set up a smart home, the good news is that it's never been easier to get started and some of the best smart home ecosystems are now available to help you get it done. In fact, with so many devices, platforms, and protocols out there, the biggest challenge can be finding the best gear for the job and making sure it all works together as … [Read more...] about The Best Smart Home Ecosystems for Creating a Connected Home
Smart sensors are the connected eyes and ears of your smart home ecosystem, allowing a level of automation beyond simply scheduling and triggering device activation. With the best smart sensors and detection modules able to pick up anything from light and motion to sound and changes in air quality, the possibilities of building a level of intelligent detection capability … [Read more...] about The Best Smart Sensors for Home Automation and Monitoring
When it comes to wireless connectivity in the home, as most of us have found out at some time or other, reliable coverage can often be patchy at best. Generally speaking, the larger the space and the more rooms in question, the more unreliable 100% WiFi cover is likely to get as your router or wireless devices struggle to reach every corner of the home. Luckily however, … [Read more...] about The Best Mesh WiFi Systems for Boosting your Home’s Coverage
Belkin's smart home brand WeMo has established itself as one of, if not the leading name in the world of smart plugs and switches for home automation and control. Stepping in to fill the gap between traditional lighting and electronic devices, smart sockets and switches offer an affordable alternative to upgrading your bulbs to smart lighting equivalents in every room while … [Read more...] about Getting Started With WeMo – The Essential Guide to WeMo Devices