There is often a lot of confusion over the neutral wire within smart homes. This is because many devices, especially smart light switches, require a neutral wire to function correctly. However, when homeowners remove the light switch, there is no neutral wire in the box! What gives? Is there any way to install a smart switch despite this? Yes, but it involves some planning and careful consideration.
HomeKit is an excellent way to implement an offline smart home without needing to get too much into the technical details. With many different technologies on the market, many may wonder if they can work together. Can HomeKit control Alexa? Unfortunately, no. There is no way to control Alexa from any external source as is, only the other way around with Alexa controlling other devices.
HomeKit is an excellent choice when it comes to smart home ecosystems. One of the common issues with anything involving Apple is the cost of using their products. Many HomeKit devices are indeed quite expensive, but that isn't the case for every available product. Here are 5 of the cheapest HomeKit compatible light switches and dimmers you can get!
HomeKit is Apple's smart home ecosystem, and as many competing systems require constant access to an internet connection, it is easy to see why many will assume HomeKit will also need a cloud connection. So does HomeKit work without internet? The short answer: yes! Stick around because we're going to be answering some more common questions about HomeKit.
With big companies like Amazon, Google, and Apple pushing hard into the realm of home automation, many may be wondering what the advantages of such a system are. As there are so many different systems, it would be impossible to list every benefit of every system, so here are 9 advantages of home automation that apply across the board.