The chances are, even if you're new to the smart home game, you've probably come across some of the major smart home ecosystems (think Alexa, Google Home, SmartThings, Nest) as well as the main players when it comes to wireless smart home protocols (WiFi, ZigBee, Z-Wave etc). What you may not be as familiar with however, is the IFTTT service of web-based applets which … [Read more...] about The Essential Guide to IFTTT and IFTTT Applets for the Smart Home
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.
Building a fully integrated smart home is one of those tasks that can feel as though it's exclusive to those with a big budget, and to an extent, once upon a time, this was definitely the case. The truth today however, is that it's now possible to deck your home out with some of the very best smart technology devices for a fraction of the cost of even a couple of years ago … [Read more...] about The Best Affordable Smart Home Devices – The Best Cheap Smart Tech Options for Building a Budget-Friendly Smart Home Today
If you're on the market for a smart speaker with Amazon Alexa built-in, the options are greater than ever before. Not so long ago, it was definitely the case that your choices were pretty limited when it came to finding a smart speaker system that included Amazon's voice activated intelligence. In fact, if you were looking to capitalize on Alexa's voice control smarts, … [Read more...] about The Best Alexa Smart Speakers – Top Speakers with Alexa Built-In
Smart sensors and smart motion detectors come in a range of shapes and sizes, however all of them carry out effectively the same role - allowing your connected devices to sense and respond to the environment in which they're installed. In this guide, we've taken a look at the best smart home sensors to help you achieve full device automation in your home. The ability … [Read more...] about The Best Smart Home Sensors and Smart Detectors – Essential Guide to the Best Smart Home Sensors
Whether you're building a smart home system from scratch or adding to an existing setup, the ever-growing range of smart home devices out there makes finding the right bit of gear for the job easier than ever. What this means by extension of course, is that if you're looking to source the ideal smart home gift for someone special, there are a lot of choices out there when it … [Read more...] about The Complete Smart Home Gift Guide – The Best Smart Home Gift Ideas for 2019