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The Best Z-Wave Garage Control – Make Your Garage Smart in 2017!

By Tony / August 31, 2016

When it comes to automating your home, it’s easy to get caught up on interior devices like the thermostat and lights. However, you don’t want to neglect the exterior of your home. You’re not just automating your home to make it more comfortable, but also more secure. A big part of that is locks and entry sensors […]

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Discount Home Automation: Where to Find the Best for Less

By Tony / August 23, 2016

If you’ve shopped around, it may come as no surprise that home automation can be a very expensive hobby. After all, most devices cost $30+ and you need a lot of them! Don’t fret, however, because creating your smart home on a budget is very possible; You just need to know where to look.  Many […]

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Fibaro Swipe: A Review and How to Use It with Vera

By Tony / August 16, 2016

If you’re a smart home enthusiast, you likely know Fibaro as a company that releases unique devices with larger price tags. Just look at the FGMS-001 “Cat Eye” motion sensor (one of our favorites) and the RGBW Micro-Controller, for example. Fibaro didn’t just build those devices to mimic everyone else, they innovated and created devices that were […]

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What Is the Best Z-Wave Controller? VeraPlus, of Course!

By Tony / August 1, 2016

Home automation is older than you think. At the 1933 Chicago World’s Fair, there was an exhibit called “Homes of Tomorrow.” This expo featured modern homes built with new materials and techniques but also the very first home automation gadgets. We’ve come a long way since then, all the way from pushing a button to open […]

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How Illuminating: The Best Z-Wave Light Switches in 2017

By Tony / July 14, 2016

“Clap on, Clap off. The clapper” ring any bells? This infomercial is long gone, and we all miss that catchy jingle, for fear this was the pinnacle of smart technology. But, thankfully, it’s not! What if I told you that there’s still hope – that controlling your home lighting can still be ridiculously effortless and, dare […]

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