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Smart Home System - what is it?
May 31

It is always great to bring your smart devices into a unified smart home environment so as to work solidly together. This article will reveal into the best smart home devices such as smart hubs, smart assistants, and wireless network protocols.   What is a Smart Home System? Before going into the best smart home systems setups, let’s cover what makes up the system itself. The fundamental parts of the system incorporate smart devices, smart hubs, smart assistants, and wireless network protocols. Smart devices are any electronics we have at home that can perform smart capacities. These are our everyday...

Blueprint Sharing Feature in Alexa Skills
May 31

Alexa, a virtual assistant developed by Amazon. It’s really mind-blowing that it can arrange an order for your lunch and even read you a news article every single day! Amazon's Alexa voice assistant is just so amazing, yet it's getting more amazing every day. Past having the option to control a large number of our smart devices, Alexa likewise has a whole lot of skills that provides the voice assistant new capacities. More so, there’s a number of Alexa compatible devices you can find in the market these days. In fact, you can uniquely design your own skills with no...

Smart Home terms everybody should know
May 24

If you are beginning with converting your home into a smart home, then you wouldn’t be aware of some terms related to the world of smart home. Here is a list of some common smart home terms you should know. Some of these are confusing so it can be like learning a new language.   Actuators: A device that moves or controls some mechanism is called Actuator. Actuators are increasingly being driven by software. They are able to turn things or off, shut things down, dim and so on. Light dimmers, motorized locks, motorized blinds are some of the examples...

Amazon Alexa Routines
May 24

Of course, you can use your smart devices like smart plug or smart light switch in order to turn your lights and appliances on or off and set them on timers. But smart assistants could help you do much more for the purpose of automating your dumb appliances. You can allocate various tasks to Alexa that would be achieved by a single command and that would really help you to simplify controlling your smart home. If you want to use commands in sequence, then setting routines is the best thing you can do. For example, set a routine to turn...

5 Strong Benefits of Home Automation
May 24

The simplest definition of home automation is a system that gives you the ability to control and manage the home appliances and lights at a press of a button. Lock your doors or control the house temperature or schedule your lights or monitor your security cameras - home automation system puts these tedious tasks in the background. Take full control over your lighting and appliances using an app on your smart phone or voice commands using a digital assistant.   A lot of people before considering the idea of home automation would think what’s in it for them? This is...

What to look for when buying a smart plug?
May 16

Wall outlets are there in every room in your house. They are dumb because all they can do is to turn a plugged in device on or off. No more use of the wall outlets than this. Now, if your idea is to make your home smart, you are going to need to change the way those wiring works so that you get the ability to control & manage the devices and lights. Call an electrician and ask him to get rid of every existing wall outlet in your house and get them replaced with smart in wall models. But this...