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Choosing the right smart home platform

Choosing the Right Smart Home Platform [2023]

With plenty of options out there, selecting a smart home solution might seem daunting. So I’m here to break down the decision into nice, simple steps. Let’s delve into some of the major players on the scene and how they match up on compatibility, user-friendliness, and other important factors. Alexa: The Integration Powerhouse Alexa, developed […]

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Smart home protocols: how your devices talk to each other

Smart Home Protocols: How Your Devices Talk to Each Other

Getting your smart devices to talk to each other is beyond frustrating. This primer will give you the rundown on all the major smart home communication protocols, which ones you need to care about, and how to choose between them. Smart Homes Need to Communicate Before home automation, your devices all worked individually. Sure, your

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11 types of smart devices you need to know

11 Types of Smart Devices You Need to Know

Struggling to keep up with the world of smart home technology? Maybe you’re trying to find the best smart home device to enhance your home’s security, energy efficiency, or convenience. This article will take you through the most common smart home devices and explain what they do. Smart Device Types At-a-glance Device Type Primary Function

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What is Bluetooth? Does it still matter?

What Is Bluetooth? Does It Matter for Smart Homes in 2023?

By now, you’re probably familiar with Bluetooth connections for headphones and watches. But Bluetooth is so much more than that. If you’re considering intensifying your smart home setup in 2023, you need to know how Bluetooth plays its part in home automation. What is Bluetooth? Bluetooth is a wireless communication protocol, a technology that allows

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What is Zigbee? Does it still matter?

What Is Zigbee? Does It Matter for Smart Homes in 2023?

Zigbee is one of the least understood, and most important, words in all of home automation. Whether you’re a smart home newbie or trying to expand your knowledge, we’ve got all the info you need to understand this popular smart home device feature. What Is Zigbee? Zigbee is a wireless communication protocol designed to connect

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What is Z-Wave? Does it still matter?

What Is Z-Wave? Does It Matter for Smart Homes in 2023?

You’ve seen that Z-Wave logo all over smart home devices, but those boxes never explain what it means! Maybe you’re on the fence about investing in Z-Wave devices, given the array of smart home technologies available. Let’s help you understand whether Z-Wave is a worthwhile investment for your smart home. What Is Z-Wave? Z-Wave is

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