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.


Smart Home Trends for 2019 and Beyond

By Tony Dean / December 17, 2018

Quick Navigation Z-Wave HubsEveryday SafetyMoney-Saving Smart Home DevicesSmart SpeakersLightingSmart ThermostatsSmart KitchensSmoke and Carbon Monoxide DetectorsHome SecuritySmart Home Trends The U.S. leads the way in the smart home industry. 2018 saw revenue of over $23 billion dollars with over 27% of homes in the U.S. being smart homes. By 2023, almost 54% of homes will fit […]


Finding the Best Digital Multimeter for Your Electrical Needs

By Tony Dean / December 1, 2018

For those of us that like to take our home’s health into our own hands, owning, and using, a digital multimeter is a must. These devices are one of the best tools to have on hand for DIY projects, and can ultimately save you money in the long run by diagnosing different electrical issues in […]


How Much Does Smart Home Automation Cost?

By Tony Dean / October 22, 2018

How Much Does Smart Home Automation Cost? How Much Does Smart Home Automation Cost? Are you thinking about installing smart home automation, but wondering about the costs first? Read on to learn how much smart home automation costs. We live in the future. Our medical understanding is progressing by leaps and bounds every day, we […]


2018 Black Friday Home Automation Shopping Guide

By Tony Dean / September 17, 2018

Count down to Black Friday 2018 00 Days 00 Hours 00 Minutes 00 Seconds HAPPY SHOPPING DAY!! It has begun!! Amazon started rolling out black Friday deals early this year, check out their Amazon Devices here. This might be the best z-wave black Friday deal out there right now, 27% off the most important backbone piece […]


The Ultimate Z-Wave Thermostat Guide [NEW]

By Tony Dean / September 17, 2018

It’s Z-Wave Thermostats and other Smart Thermostats we want to talk about today. We’re going to compare them and break down the good, the bad, and the ugly with each one. If you’re looking for any other devices, we have 39 more right here, but this article is all about the thermostats. Here is our […]

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