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HomeKit Automation Guide - Taking Automations Beyond the Home App
Hands-on testing backed by industry expertise.
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 outdoor lighting options offer convenience and security outside. Here are the best options in each category.
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.
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.
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.
Extending a Philips Hue Lightstrip is easy, but more advanced designs are possible if you want to do more than just make it longer.
Looking for a smart feature lighting solution? For the ultimate design flexibility, a unique lighting approach, and great software support, check these out.
Smart lighting control, multi-way switching, HomeKit support, and no neutral required? The Evvr Smart Relay promises it all.
Smart devices that monitor your home, including cameras, entry sensors, smoke alarms and flood sensors.
Upgrading your smoke detectors to smart ones can offer some useful utility and safety benefits, and First Alert has a simple, cost effective model that fits the bill.
Sometimes having your Ring Doorbell play the same sound as everyone else isn’t ideal. Here’s what to do about it.
If you have questions about Ring’s lineup of cameras and doorbells, we have answers and in depth guides right here.
Ring continues to push out new models of their camera and doorbell hardware. Take a look at what the latest Ring Video Doorbell has to offer, and if it stacks up to the competition.
Can you turn off a Ring camera? Effectively yes, and here’s the simple steps to do it.
We’re facing more subscription fees these days, but do we really need to pay for doorbell video storage? These are the best options to avoid that extra cost.
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.
Wireless doorbells have been around for a long time, but the latest models offer more features and better performance. Here are the best Australian models.
Devices that make your home smarter and your life easier, and the platforms that enable those devices to work together seamlessly.
This HomeKit-compatible air quality sensor brings PM2.5 and PM10 sensors to HomeKit at a great price point. We take a look at how it performs.
Siri has a number of options when it comes to language, voice, accent, and how it refers to us by name. Here’s how to access and change those settings, and why.
You’ve probably heard about license plate recognition, but have you considered the possibilities it presents to the smart home?
When looking to upgrade your thermostat you’ll probably need a c-wire, but what is it, and what can you do if you don’t have one?
Smart ceiling fans are a category that lends itself well to automation. Here are the best options for smart ceiling fans available right now.
There are more smart thermostats supporting Apple’s HomeKit now than ever, here we look at the best on offer right now.
Does Ring support thermostats directly? Yes, but only a few. See the best supported models, and ways to get other models to work in some way.
Choosing a smart thermostat in Australia is not as simple as it should be. Here’s why, and what your best options are.
Devices and protocols that enable the smart home, from Bluetooth to Z-Wave.
Getting Z-Wave into HomeKit used to be nigh on impossible. But now we have multiple options. We take a look at each of the solutions available to help you choose.
Learn the concept of LoRa, how it works, the various ways it can be applied to Smart Home Automation and more, in our guide!
When looking for a product, it’s common to look at overall brand quality as a way of filtering down your choices. It’s not always clear cut though. Here we look at router makers Linksys and Netgear and compare some of their newest offerings.
Adding Z-Wave to your smart home can provide greater flexibility and reliability, but which controller is right for 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?
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.
While there are some unofficial ways to get Z-Wave devices into HomeKit, Thinka has done it right with this native bridge device.
Consumer security cameras make things easy for us, but power users need to know more about the tech that makes things tick. Unpack the details behind your security cameras in this explainer.