DIY or PROFESSIONAL INSTALLATION for your Smart Home?
As smart Home growing into the mainstream, smart devices manufactures are focusing on making them “do-it-yourself”, and consumers are faced with the decision of whether to do it themselves or to hire a professional to do the job. Everyone, at least once, whether it is big or small, must have experienced the frustration of a home improvement project when you try to do-it-yourself.
What is your most concern when it comes to your home? Without a doubt, safety and security of your home, properties and family must always be a priority. It is not any different in smart home market. As keeping family and property safe and secure is always a priority, the demand in safety and security smart home systems also has been the biggest and consistently growing.
Let your Christmas decorations be merrier and smarter with the Caseta Wireless Smart Lamp Starter Kit! Simply plug in not only your floor/table lamps but also your Christmas lamps into the dimmer and set up the Lutron Smart Bridge for control of your lights from anywhere using your mobile device.
As Holiday season is approaching you must be worried about your packages that are left at the door. As for a solution, we tried NEST doorbell with a camera called “HELLO” which is considered the best in the market and here is what we think.
Introducing Google’s new Google Home Hub! You can use your voice to get the best of Google—Search, YouTube, Google Photos, Calendar, Maps and more—right on Google Home Hub’s display. We got to have this on hand and experience it before it is available in the market, and here is what we’ve found.
Interview with a Smart Home Agent Program Customer
Last month, we had a Smart Home Agent project with Coldwell Banker completed. Our client, Daniel C. who recently bought the house installed with the smart home agent program would like to share his experience, lets hear about it.
Smart Home is growing into the mainstream, but we thought that there still are many households who are hesitant to get one for their homes. Why? Only because they have not gotten the whole experience of it. But it is like your smart phone. Once you use them, you cannot go back to non-smart what-so-ever!
Electrical panels contain fuses or circuit breakers that trip and shut off the power when too much electricity flows through them. This helps prevent fires caused by overheating wires, and if you have an outdated or defected panel, it can be extremely dangerous. You can check yourself with any signs of malfunctioning circuit breakers, or amps that is not sufficient enough to support the circuit in your home. Here is the list of outdated panels and signs of panel issues for you to see if you need an upgrade.
We’ve heard a lot about Smart Home these days. It doesn’t sound too futuristic anymore but rather it has become an essential part of our lifestyle just like a smartphone. We know that they are very common home devices that make our lives more comfortable and convenient, but what exactly are the benefits that we get? Let’s find out.
Did you know that Smart thermostats are the most popular Smart Home devices amongst others? They were among the first smart tech to emerge, and still leading its way to make your home a smart home. Smart thermostats allow users to remotely control their home’s temperature and to set temperatures at during different periods of the day and enhance the comfort of the home environment.
If you think about it, the only thing in your home alerting you from a fire is the smoke detector you haven’t touched since last year; it just sits there, offering a sense of security in the back of your mind. For the past several decades, home-installed smoke detectors haven’t changed all that much. They’re all white, circular in shape, and annoyingly beeps at you when its batteries are low. Most don’t even detect poisonous, invisible gases such as carbon monoxide.
You’re out and about. A burglar intrudes into your backyard. The Nest Cam Outdoor detects human motion. It notifies you through the Nest App. You check your live stream. You alert him to the camera that he is being watched. He runs away and your house is safe.
The Lutron Smart Bridge takes Lutron Smart Dimmers to the next level by enabling them with internet connection and allowing you to control your lights with your mobile devices (Android or IOS device). The Bridge connects to your internet router through an ethernet cable and acts as a “bridge” to all of the Lutron Smart Dimmers & Remotes, which are then controlled by the “Lutron Home Control” app and third party apps.
Correct lighting in the house during certain times can vastly change the ambiance and tone of your mood, but to get it right might sometimes prove to be difficult and tedious. The Noon Smart Lighting System Starter Kit aims to assist with getting your mood right by replacing your current light switches with smart switches allowing customizable lighting scenes which you can set using the switch itself or a smartphone.
If you want to create a smart home, then the first thing you need to keep in mind is lighting control. While some smart lights will offer plenty of control, not all models are designed with the utmost control in mind. The Caseta Wireless DIMMER PD-6WCL from Lutron is a great solution for people that want to control their lights. With Lutron smart bridge, you can even control temperature and light shades from a single tool.