Smart Home

Home Automation... What benefits will I get?

The benefits of home automation typically fall into a few categories, including savings, safety, convenience, and control. Additionally, some consumers purchase home automation for comfort and peace of mind. Here’s a closer look at some of the biggest benefits that home automation provides. Savings: Smart thermostats and smart light bulbs save energy, cutting utility costs over time. Some home automation technologies monitor water usage, too, helping to prevent exorbitant water bills. Certain devices even offer rebates. Safety: Many home automation technologies fall under the umbrella of home security. Consumers purchase these devices because they want to make their homes safer and more secure. Automated...

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7 Smart Home Products Ideas for Parents

Smart Home Products for Parents    This one here goes out to the parents. The ones who love smart devices and products, making life easy and convenient while some products might look intimidating, smart homes can help your parents in a variety of different ways. If you’ve got kids, you don’t need us to tell you how tough it can be to get things right. As the old cliché goes, there’s absolutely no instruction manual. We’ll take a look at how smart technology can help you as a parent. Today, we’re looking at eight devices that make sense if you’ve...

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What is a neutral wire?

Let's hear from an expert If you're just starting into building your smart home, especially smart lighting, you probably find yourself wondering what a neutral wire is and what if your house doesn't have one. We had expert Steve Lee back with us to answer the most common questions you may have about neutral wire.   What Is a Neutral Wire? Since most DigitalHome wall switches and dimmers require a neutral wire connection to operate, you need to know if you have one of these in place. A neutral wire is a type of wire in which carries currents back...

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Wi-Fi, Zigbee, and Z-Wave: What’s the difference?

Connectivity is something that we’ve all become so used to having, that many of us feel lost without it. With the rapid expansion of the internet of things, more and more objects are becoming connected. With so many people looking to have total control, the home automation industry is growing, and with that, so are the options for the way these smart home devices communicate. Most of us are familiar with Wi-Fi but are you as familiar with two other wireless protocols that are available? Two alternatives to Wi-Fi are Zigbee and Z-wave. Understanding the differences can be difficult, so...

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How to build an Alexa Smart Home

How to build an Alexa Smart Home

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