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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Savant Home Automation System Connects Two Townhomes Together

EH Staff
savant home automation controls TVs lights and shades.

Most people are more than satisfied when their smart home systems can integrate the various other electronics systems and products in their home. In this article, we see how home automation even integrated two separate homes.

Well, the homes were once separate, but some creative construction actually brought two New York City homes together via

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Is Your Smart Home Safe? Testing Smart Home Security

Grant Clauser
smart home security risks

The three pillars of the smart home are convenience, reliability and security (actually I made these up, but stick with me for a while anyway). If your smart home systems and devices don’t deliver on those three criteria, are they worth it, and worse, are they creating more problems than they solve.

Possibly, according to

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Great Home Automation Ideas for Beginners

Grant Clauser
home automation ideas

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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