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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Reducing Carbon Footprint

3 Ways Smart Technology Is Reducing Our Carbon Footprint

The earth is undergoing significant changes, and most of them aren’t for the best. Climate change is creating an increase in temperatures across the globe, changing precipitation patterns, causing sea levels to rise— and the list goes on. The bottom line is that it’s affecting the earth and all that live on it. There’s undeniable […]
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.

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