Secure Illumination Inspiration: Using Lighting as a Critical Component to your Home Security

Ever since the dawn of mankind light has been used to protect us from threats. There is no better security to man in the wild than a good shelter and a good fire. Your home should be a place of refuge, and the one place you can go for peace of mind. Incorporating light, properly… Read More Secure Illumination Inspiration: Using Lighting as a Critical Component to your Home Security

SwitchBot Hub Plus FAQ

Wondertech Labs has created the SwitchBot Hub Plus to help you remotely control all your Infrared (IR) devices such as your Air Conditioner, TV, DVD player, Blue-Ray player, media box, Fireplace and so much more. It also uses Bluetooth-Low Energy (BLE) to act as a bridge between your appliances and Switchbots (SwitchBot, SwitchBot Meter and SwitchBot Curtain) and integrate to your smart home ecosystems (Google Home, Alexa, IFTTT). You can turn on the coffee maker or flip a switch with the SwitchBot. The SwitchBot Hub Plus gives you the versatility to take simple switches and appliance buttons and turn them into smart-home devices.… Read More SwitchBot Hub Plus FAQ

Amazon Echo Show (2nd Gen) FAQ

The Echo Show (2nd Gen) has some interesting features that compete very well with the Nest Hub Max and make it a solid fixture for your smart home. However, in comparison to Amazon’s other models (Echo Show 5 and Echo Show 8), the new Echo Show (2nd Gen) has a larger 10.1″ screen, bigger sound, and has a variety of communication protocols that make it easy to connect to your home automation devices. You don’t need another Zigbee hub; The Echo Show (2nd Gen) has it integrated within their smart display. The Echo Show (2nd Gen) also comes with a button to disconnect the camera and microphones for personal security.… Read More Amazon Echo Show (2nd Gen) FAQ

Samsung SmartThings and Sengled Light Bulb – No Sengled Hub!

Setup via IFTTT Samsung SmartThings and Sengled Light Bulb – No Sengled Hub! Do you need a Sengled Element Hub if you have a Sengled Element Light Bulb? The answer is no if you have a Samsung SmartThings Hub. Light automation and therefore connection to other home automation systems becomes easy once you have the… Read More Samsung SmartThings and Sengled Light Bulb – No Sengled Hub!