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Indoor and Outdoor Smart lighting, and the switching solutions that make any lighting setup actually practical.
So you want smart switches, but don’t have a neutral wire? This guide offers a variety of no neutral switches and other options to solve this.
Smart lighting control, multi-way switching, HomeKit support, and no neutral required? The Evvr Smart Relay promises it all.
The Philips Hue motion Sensor is a little more pricey than some, but if you have a Hue Bridge it offers a much better addition to any smart home.
LED lighting offers more than just power efficiency, such as the ability to create animated effects within the bulb. See how you can add convincing flame lamps to enhance your evening ambience.
Flood lights can really spruce up your home and yard at night, but adding WiFi brings a bunch of new possibilities. Here are the best products to use right now.
A smart light that can also help your security cameras see in the dark? The LIFX Nightvision offers something a bit different.
Smart outdoor lighting options offer convenience and security outside. Here are the best options in each category.
Smart LED strips are bright enough now to be a very versatile lighting option. There are a couple of basic rules to follow to ensure you get that soft, classy look though.
Smart devices that monitor your home, including cameras, entry sensors, smoke alarms and flood sensors.
HomeKit users now have more options for indoor security cameras to keep an eye on things, while still protecting our privacy. We look at the best options available right now.
With these building technologies, you will have more convenience and safety in your new home.
As we become more privacy aware it can be hard to know what we can do to reduce how much companies are tracking our online behaviors. Here are some actions you can take now.
Can you turn off a Ring camera? Effectively yes, and here’s the simple steps to do it.
Arlo and Ring are both big names in wireless security cameras, but how do you choose? Here we compare devices as well as the software platforms that run them.
Security cameras and video doorbells can really help with security at the front of your home, but what if you have an apartment or rental? You can’t drill holes or run wires in these cases, and that’s where peephole cameras come in handy.
We’re facing more subscription fees these days, but do we really need to pay for doorbell video storage?
Are you looking for great gadgets to make your home safer and more secure? If so, check out this list of home security gadgets.
Devices that make your home smarter and your life easier, and the platforms that enable those devices to work together seamlessly.
Discover what a MyPlace Smart Home is, explore its features, and view several reasons you should choose MyPlace for your new build.
If you struggle with getting 2.4GHz devices to play nice, you might think going all 5GHz is the answer, but it may not be so easy.
After a long dry spell, Australia is getting more HomeKit compatible smart plugs
Apple’s Home app may not seem to offer much complexity compared to more enthusiast focused platforms, but there is a lot more going on under the hood.
There are more smart thermostats supporting Apple’s HomeKit now than ever, here we look at the best on offer right now.
Technologically optimizing your apartment makes it super convenient. It’ll look and feel more stylish, and like your own unique home.
Sometimes our voice assistants can be a little too helpful. Here;s how to tone down Google Assistant when it’s getting intrusive.
Alexa has grown a lot in both voice and automation capability. Here we look at what you can do with routines, how, and what the current limitations are.
Devices and protocols that enable the smart home, from Bluetooth to Z-Wave.
Security, Reliability, Ease of Use and no hub? Check out what the newest IoT protocol on the market brings to the table.
WiFi is everywhere, and we all depend on it now, but are you up to speed on the current jargon? We’ve got you covered with this concise guide to all things WiFi.
You don’t always need WiFi in your router. Whether you want control, security, or performance, here are the top options for small wired routers.
When looking at top quality consumer mesh routers supporting Wifi 6, eero and Netgear have strong contenders. We look at what’s on offer, and how they compare.
Smart devices are well known potential attack vectors when they are connected to the internet, but Apple has a HomeKit feature that gives you easy control over those devices to stop them being used against you.
Ubiquitous WiFi access in our homes means less and less reliance on wired connectivity. It's imperative that we keep uninvited guests off our network while we're beaming it into the air. What is really needed to be secure, without being burdensome?
Adding Z-Wave to your smart home can provide greater flexibility and reliability, but which controller is right for you?
While smart homes have actually been around for quite some time, the advent of digital assistants and smart speakers has brought them much more into the mainstream, at least as a concept. But is turning something on with a voice command really smarter than using a finger?