I purchased the Eufy Doorbell a little over 6 months ago and I don’t regret it. It comes with nearly everything I could want in a video doorbell.
You’ve probably heard of the big names like Ring Pro and Nest Hello. Those are good products if you plan on buying in to their respective ecosystems.
But, if you prefer to avoid subscription fees and cloud storage, the Eufy doorbell is a high-performing option that is priced significantly lower than the other top options.Read More
UPDATED 12/13/2019: Please read the comments section. For some currently unknown reason this tutorial seems to work for some people but not for others. If you have any insight into why, we’d love to hear from you.
Many smart home products are compatible with Alexa, but far fewer are directly compatible with Samsung SmartThings hub. The SmartThings’ automations are more powerful so wouldn’t it be great if we could link these two universes together?Read More
LED strips are a DIYer’s dream come true. Believe me, I’ve gotten sucked into binge watching hours of LED project videos more than a few times.
Even though I found tons of really good ideas (and wasted many hours), I struggled to find one place where I could get all the information I needed to create my own project.
That’s what this guide is for.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
Smart locks are growing in popularity, and it’s easy to see why. After all, safety and security rank high among all of the ways new technology is improving our lives. With a smart lock, you’ll no longer need to rush home to make sure you locked the door. Instead, most allow you to check the app to see the lock history and lock the door remotely.
By the same token, if you misplace your keys, a smart lock means that you no longer have to call a locksmith, stash a key under the doormat, or climb in through a second-story window. And if someone like a housekeeper, friend or AirBnB guest needs access, there is no need to sneak out of work to let them in. You can easily grant guest access using your app.
With great features available like motion sensors and auto-unlock, it may be time to upgrade to a smart lock. But with all of the options on the market, how do you know which features are important and which smart lock to choose?Read More