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The Ultimate Guide to Smart Home Tools

Posted on 1st Dec 2020 16:42:34 in DIY, General, Smart

Smart homes will inevitably include some amount of DIY work here and there - especially as it is uneconomical to call a professional every time a small change needs to be made. One thing most smart home owners are not prepared for is the number of tools required to do a good job. There aren't too many, but trying to complete certain projects without them will be challenging to put it lightly. Here is a list of the most important tools when building a smart home!

Smart Home Tools

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3 Simple Ways To Extend Zigbee Range

Posted on 26th Nov 2020 16:51:31 in General, Smart

Zigbee is a protocol that has gained a foothold in the smart home market with products like the Amazon Echo, relying on it to function at all. As with any wireless system, there is a maximum range in which the signal will be able to travel. Anything further away will not be connected to the network and hence not be controlled. How do you extend the range? Maybe use a Zigbee range extender? Do those even exist? Let's find out how regular devices can be used to extend Zigbee's range!

Zigbee Range Extenders

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7 Amazing Smart Home Essentials For Living Better

Posted on 24th Nov 2020 16:37:05 in General, IoT, Smart

Smart homes are great for a multitude of reasons, they let you lower how much work you need to do around the house, they can help remind you of things, and they give you peace of mind while you are away. Despite the utility provided, many either don't have a smart home or aren't getting the most out of it. Here we are going to go over 7 smart home essentials for living in your home so that you get a better idea of what smart homes can do for you.

The smart essentials

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How to Keep Your Smart Home Safe From Hackers

Posted on 22nd Nov 2020 17:56:08 in General, IoT, Smart

A smart home is really just the common term for a house that has a multitude of network-connected devices. They can talk to each other and automatically react to certain situations as you program them. As great as this technology is, there are certainly some problems that come along with the benefits. The biggest problem tends to be security, as the more connected a home is the more dangerous it is if an unauthorized entity gains access.

Cybersecurity

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How to Use NFC Tags As Powerful Home Automation Sensors

Posted on 20th Nov 2020 17:03:40 in Home Assistant, Smart, Tutorial

Smart homes often include little quality of life improvements such as automatically turning off the lights after everyone has left a room or reminding you of certain things. A challenge regularly faced by homeowners is the method of detection for determining that a certain situation has occurred. Sensors provide good feedback but are often hard to get in the right place or are simply too difficult to install in a certain location. Enter NFC, a technology that can embed an action into a sticker that can be placed anywhere!

An NFC tag

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