About the author

Tony Dean

I'm a husband, dad and maker, interested in all things creative and constructive. Home automation and smart home gadgets are fun right now, plus arduino, rasp pi, solar heat, and lots of other stuff.


Looking for a Z-Wave Robot Vacuum?

By Tony Dean / February 25, 2019

Looking for a z-wave Robot Vacuum?  I was too. I hate to be the bearer of bad news but there are currently (Feb 2019) no Z-Wave enabled robot vacuums on the market that I can find. Sorry.  BUT There are of course tons of great options for robot vacs out there, our list is here, but there are other […]


How to Setup Z-Wave Smart Homes From Scratch

By Tony Dean / February 22, 2019

While there are many guides on which Z-Wave hub is best and how to set up specific devices, it’s rather difficult to find one that outlines exactly how to setup Z-Wave smart homes with limited prior knowledge. That’s why we created this article to help you turn your dumb home into a smart home even if you haven’t so much […]


Smart Oil Gauge Review [new device]

By Tony Dean / January 21, 2019

Keep tabs on your oil tank!I think we can all agree going into your basement to check your heating oil gauge is no fun at all. Thankfully that’s no longer your only option, and this article will outline how to avoid ever doing that again.  We are going to be covering a smart oil gauge manufactured […]


Smart Home Buyers Guide – Robot Vacuum Cleaners

By Tony Dean / January 15, 2019

What to look for in a robotic vacuum cleanerWhen you’re looking to buy a robotic vacuum cleaner, it’s important to look the following attributes:Battery LifeHow it cleans various surfacesHow it handles obstaclesHow well it operates without human helpIn addition to that, you’ll also want to look at customer reviews to make sure the product lives […]


Z-Wave Motion Detectors

By Tony Dean / December 24, 2018

Z-Wave Motion Detector ReviewsThe Best Z-Wave Compatible Motion Sensors on the MarketWe all want to keep our family and our home safe and secure. We also crave automation. It makes our lives easier and Z-wave compatible motion sensors offer both – security and automation. For years, people have had to settle for unreliable security systems. These […]

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