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5 Smart Home Challenges And How to Solve Them

Posted on 23rd Dec 2020 18:12:44 in General, Smart

As anyone who has started building a smart home will tell you, there are certainly some challenges that pop up in the process of setting up a smart home. While some of these are certainly issues unique to each user, there are quite a few common problems that are systematic in nature. Let's see the smart home challenges individuals and manufacturers will need to deal with to ensure widespread adoption.

Smart home challenges

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8 Rules For Building Successful Home Automation

Posted on 20th Dec 2020 20:05:05 in General, Smart

Building a smart home is really exciting and when you start you are eager to automate everything. If you've ever felt the need to automate the toilet or create complex systems to manage your lights, you might know that there is some sort of golden formula for successful automations. Some like to measure this using a "significant-other satisfaction index" which tends to be low when things go wrong or are a tad expensive. Let's take a look at 8 awesome rules for building great automations that everyone will like!

The rules of automation

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Do You Need a Hub For Smart Lighting?

Posted on 18th Dec 2020 14:39:06 in General, Smart

When it comes to smart lighting, many will often wonder if a hub is required. The short answer? No. It would be nice if that was all there was to it, but as usual, there are many different nuances that could affect the answer for you. We're going to see how hubless bulbs work and why it's almost always better to use a local hub.

Do you need a hub for smart lighting?

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Stop Worrying About Smart Home Power Outages With a UPS

Posted on 10th Dec 2020 20:56:53 in General, Smart

There is no doubt that everyone has experienced some sort of power failure in their lifetime. While power providers have been getting better at maintaining a constant service, situations do arise where it will be interrupted. Sometimes accidents happen and the power will be turned off for safety and other times severe storms can damage infrastructure. Regardless of the reason, the impact is always the same: you lose power to your smart home. Depending on your setup, this can be a big problem. Let's see how we can fix that.

Power outages can be made better with a UPS!

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Hub-Based Smart Bulbs Are Better And This Is Why

Posted on 5th Dec 2020 23:22:22 in General, Smart

Smart bulbs come in all shapes and sizes, with one of those being with a hub or without. The distinction is a bit more particular here when compared to any other smart device since many manufacturers use a proprietary protocol. That means that anyone looking to use their smart bulbs will need to continue buying products from the same vendor. Despite that, there are many advantages to using a smart bulb hub, and we will quickly see why they can be superior to their hubless counterparts.

Smart bulb hubs

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