Best Smart Home Systems for a Connected Home

From smart light bulbs and thermostats that think for themselves, home automation today can appear awfully sophisticated. The mixture of devices and apps are definitely a messy beast. Furthermore, installing the equipment is only half the battle. Getting it to work together smoothly and with...

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Back to School Smart Devices for Work & Play

It doesn't matter if your a freshman or a seasoned veteran, knowing what to pack for the term can be a big deal. This is especially true when you're getting ready to head off to college or university. Technology is by no means a new...

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Alexa Skills You Need to Know About

Amazon's virtual assistant, which is commonly known simply as Alexa, is a very powerful tool. She can stream music, control your smart gadgets, order merchandise from Amazon and even integrate with If This Then That (IFTT). These skills alone are rather impressive. However, she is capable...

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Home Automation Advantages: 7 Perks Worth Noting

If there was ever any doubt, we currently live in the gilded age of technology. One such element of the current age of technology the plethora of home automation advantages. Over the course of the past few decades, we've evolved from corded phones for the...

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Smart Home Ideas: Security & Safety Edition

What is a Smart Home? In the most basic sense, a smart home is a home with electronic devices that can be controlled remotely. A genuine smart home uses Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, or other similar technology to control many of the utilities and appliances in your...

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Home Lighting Automation Guide

Home lighting automation doesn't have to be complicated. There are many ways to set up automated lighting. However, the gear used is typically very straight forward. The correct technology and understanding a few key elements can make the installation of these systems a total breeze....

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Smart Home Pros

There is a vast array of smart home technologies that are in common use today. These technologies work together in harmony to automate your home's basic systems. Some of these systems include electrical, lighting, security and communication. Naturally, as with most technologies, there are a...

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Apple Home Automation via HomeKit

Apple's home automation capabilities are rooted in the tech giants HomeKit technology. Apple's HomeKit is by no means one of the most popular smart home systems. This is especially true when compared to the key players (ie Amazon's Alexa and Google Assistant). However, there are...

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Samsung Smart Home Adapter: A Quick Guide

The Samsung Smart Home Adapter is a nifty little device and is part of the Samsung SmartThings ecosystem. It allows you to monitor your Samsung washer and dryer from anywhere via your mobile device. You can also keep tabs on how much time remains on...

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Home Automation Companies: 8 That You Need to Know About

The modern home is a smart home thanks to the innovative technologies developed by home automation companies. Whether we're talking about smart door locks and home protection, climate control, or appliances, you can reign over your castle from just about anywhere. Here at Protect America,...

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