Until recently, I didn’t have any need for an IP cam. Now that I’m a home owner, I’m thinking a little differently.
However, I’m not interested in spending a bunch of money or having a monthly subscription to a home monitoring service. I just want something that’ll let me know if someone is trying to jimmy the door to my garage, or if a porch pirate is rummaging around my front door.
I kept seeing the Wyze cam pop up in my home automation groups, so I finally decided to check out what all the hype was about.Read More
The average American spends 90% of their time indoors.
Like it or not, we are constantly breathing conditioned air. And it turns out that indoor air is usually more polluted than outdoor air because stagnant air can accumulate dust and other toxins much more quickly.
A smart air purifier cleans your air just like a normal air purifier, but also gives you real time feedback and control of your air purifier and your indoor environment.Read More
My wife has been adamant about getting some kind of security system for our new (new to us) home. There tends to be some shady characters passing through our neighborhood from time to time. So, when I got the opportunity to test the new smart lock from Gate Labs, it was perfect timing.Read More
For the past couple years, I’ve been patiently waiting for a truly smart thermostat to be created for line voltage heaters. People with low-voltage systems have had Nest and ecobee to play with for years, but people with line voltage systems have been left behind. That’s about to change.Read More
You have electric heat in your place. You probably have multiple thermostats to control that heat. Now you’ve decided it’s time to get those heaters some smart control. Is it even possible without spending hours hacking together a DIY solution? Of course it is. All it will take is a quick read of this article. I’ll fill you in on the latest products available and which ones will fit best in your home.Read More