DIY Home Automation doesn't have to be complicated

Open Source

Using Open Source home automation platforms is not only better for security and privacy, but it is also the most flexible way to get your Smart Home up and running.

DIY Approach

The Smart Home Blog is for people that want to take a DIY approach to the automation process. Choosing the right gadgets from different manufacturers or even building them themselves.

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DIY Home Automation doesn’t have to be complicated. Most of the tutorials are written for beginners to intermediate users willing to spend the time to learn a new hobby.

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the Smart Home Blog

My name is David and I created the Smart Home Blog to help other people in the process of automating their homes using a DIY approach.

Here you will find step by step tutorials for beginner and intermediate users on everything related to Open Source Home Automation and Smart Home Products.

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Choosing a Smart Hub

Top 3 Most Compatible Home Automation Hubs of 2019

  As the quantity and variety of smart devices grow, smart hubs are becoming increasingly necessary. Traditionally, a hub was an additional piece of hardware, similar to a router. It allowed for control and communication with home devices, no matter what their frequency was—Zigbee, Z-Wave, Wi-Fi, and IFTTT to name a few. Then, came the […]
Smart Pets

Best Smart Home Devices for Pet Owners

  We’ve all had times at work when we wonder what our pet is up to and if they’re alright. As a pet owner, your pet’s happiness and safety are top priorities. Sometimes, thinking about them can cause a bit of stress. What if something bad happens at home while they’re alone? Although you can’t […]
EtekCity Smart Scale

Etekcity WiFi Smart Scale Review

It is time to review the Etekcity WiFi Smart Scale, a connected scale using Bluetooth and wifi which is able to measure your weight but also other interesting parameters like BMI, fat percentage, muscle percentage.
Smart Bulb Review (1)

Aoycocr Smart Home Devices

Aoycocr sent me a couple of samples to test their products, a Smart Bulb, and a Smart Switch. They both use the Smart Life App and the Tuya Cloud. I have tested in the past a number of products using the Tuya cloud, but never a Smart Bulb so I decided to start with that […]

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