Getting Started with Home Automation – Part 2: Lighting

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When most people think of a smart home, they think of automated lighting.  Automating your lighting is probably the easiest way to get started with home automation.  It also helps save money on electricity, adds a layer of security and … Continued

Samsung SmartThings Hub Preorder and Coupon Code!

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For a limited time, Samsung is offering it’s SmartThings Hub with a motion sensor and an open/closed sensor in their Customer Appreciation Bundle for $174.  The hub is compatible with ZigBee, Z-Wave and IP enabled devices (such as wifi).  To … Continued

Getting Started with Home Automation – Part 1: Planning

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Your house is likely the most expensive thing you own.  It’s your shelter, your security and the place you keep all your stuff.  But in the end, it’s just a big dumb box sitting on a piece of ground, left … Continued

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