Smart home products and systems include high-end custom home automation as well as DIY home automation products like wireless lighting controllers and smart door locks. Smart home systems make your life easier by integrating common features of your home under one control interface, commonly via an in-wall touchscreen or smart phone app. With a smart home automation system, you can monitor your home’s security, operate the lights, locks, whole-house music and motorized shades, and receive automated alerts when someone enters your house.

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6 Wireless Water Leak Detectors for DIY Smart Home Systems

Grant Clauser
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The biggest boost to the growing smart home market was pretty obviously the Nest smart thermostat. Who would have guessed that a thermostat would be the technology device to inspire people to start linking up systems in their homes through their smart phones? Could the next big thing for DIY smart homes be smart water

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9 Top Questions When Starting Your DIY Smart Home

Grant Clauser
diy smart home automation

Today’s DIY smart home systems, from companies like SmartThings, Wink, Lowe’s Iris,iRule, Universal Devices, Vera, Insteon and others are fairly easy to install, setup and use. They’re also getting more affordable, so no longer are home automation systems only for the wealthy. Of course, there’s a difference between what a DIY smart home system can

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Great Home Automation Ideas for Beginners

Grant Clauser
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Smart home systems, or home automation systems, once were expensive luxuries (and professionally installed and custom programed systems still can be), but today many DIY products are actually very practical and reasonably affordable. If you hadn’t thought much about adding smart home devices to your home, here are seven home automation ideas for simple smart

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Your First Home Automation Project: Where Do You Start?

Grant Clauser
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By now you’ve probably read about many of the new smart home automation products on the market, seen some impressive new gadgets and heard that the Internet of Things is taking over the home. So you’re ready to begin your first home automation project. Where do you start? Visiting or talking to a

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Protecting Your Smart Home and Electronics Gear

EH Staff
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Investing in high quality home electronics and smart home automation systems is not something people take lightly. Even as popular products get cheaper and cheaper every year, we still want them to last. How many people have done a face-palm when they dropped their favorite smart phone and cracked the screen—a $24 case would have

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