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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2014 Holiday Gift Guide: High-Tech Stocking Stuffers


The stockings are hung by the chimney with care. Now, are you just going to leave them hanging with a few lame candy canes? This Holiday Gift Guide will help you out.

Stocking stuffers are the perfect way to sneak in a little extra gift for the person that’s been extra good this year. When

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Smart Home Starter Kits and Hubs for Beginners

Grant Clauser
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Getting started in smart home automation is easier, and cheaper, than ever, especially if you’re looking for a DIY home automation system. Today, many smart home systems begin with a gateway or hub, which includes all the smart home technology such as Z-Wave, Zigbee and WiFi radios for communicating to the various devices around your

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Professional Budget Home Automation Systems

Grant Clauser
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Custom designed and installed home automation systems are the pinnacle of high-tech luxuries, yet the trend in the smart home market is DIY home automation and off-the-shelf Internet of Things devices and smart home products such as the popular Nest or Dropcam.

Easy-to-setup smart home systems you can buy online are nice, but they often

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