DIY Home Automation doesn't have to be complicated

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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.

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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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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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Home Automation with openHAB

If you are getting started with openHAB, this guide is for you. Everything you need to know to get started with your Home Automation Project .
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4 Ways to Make your Smoke Detectors Smarter

  We all know that having smoke detectors at home is a must, they are pretty much a standard safety feature. Having said that, the traditional smoke detectors have a flaw, they rely on an acustic alarm to create awarenes…but…What happens if there is nobody home? Here is where Smart Smoke Detectors come into the […]

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