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Below you'll find a list of all posts that have been categorized as "Home Automation"

Set Up Nest x Yale Lock with Bridge

Set Up Nest x Yale Lock with Bridge

Yale brings decades of lock manufacturing. Nest brings years of home convenience and automation. Together, they’ve created a sleek smart lock packed with features, including family codes, timed codes, auto-locking, tamper alerts and much more. The Yale x Nest lock is a tamper‑proof, key‑free deadbolt that connects to the Nest app through the Nest Connect bridge. Now you have the…

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What Can Your Smart Home System Control?

What Can Your Smart Home System Control?

Modern smart home systems can do a lot more than monitor your home’s temperature and keeping track of your home security system. With the full implementation of the IOT, or the internet of things, your smart home system can control almost every aspect of your home and automate your process to make your home energy efficient, safe, and comfortable. If…

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Do you lock your doors?

Do you lock your doors?

Chances are you do, but there are a sizable portion of Americans who do not. According to a poll from HuffPost and YouGov, about 7% of Americans leave their door unlocked when they leave home. The estimated U.S. population was approximately 326 million in 2017 (census.gov), which means there may have been roughly 22.8 million Americans who didn't like to…

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How to Come out on top of the Closure of Iris by Lowes

How to Come out on top of the Closure of Iris by Lowes

Do you own an Iris smart home system that you bought from Lowes? If you have your Iris registered through your email account you should have already received an email notification from Lowes leading you to this website telling you what you can do. Lowes will no longer be servicing the Iris platform, which means that if you have one…

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Why You Should Go Keyless With Your AirBNB Property

Why You Should Go Keyless With Your AirBNB Property

If you own an Airbnb property or manage multiple, you know the trials and tribulations that can come along with traditional lock and key style properties. From traditional homes to multiunit properties, transitioning to keyless locks can save you a ton of time headaches with all of your rental and Airbnb properties. Not only does going keyless give your renters…

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Turn Off Christmas Lights from Your Phone

Turn Off Christmas Lights from Your Phone

Brrrr... baby it's cold outside... and getting colder.  Do you really want to freeze your derriere off to unplug your outside lights?  We're from the Midwest and we sure don't!  Unless you're lucky enough to live in tropical latitudes this Christmas season we suggest making your outdoor lights controllable from your phone.  You won't have to stare out the window…

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5 Things You Need to Know about Kevo Convert Smart Locks

5 Things You Need to Know about Kevo Convert Smart Locks

The advent of smart home technology has brought us all kinds of nifty gadgets that can make life a little bit easier. While smart locks are among the most popular devices in this regard, many people are bothered by the idea that they will have to change out their existing lock for the sake of a smart lock that might…

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5 Unique Uses for Sensors

Home automation has afforded us all kinds of cool conveniences and creature comforts, many of which rely upon sensors to operate. While most of us are familiar with using sensors for home security and protection purposes (e.g., a motion sensor is triggered when a window is opened, etc.), there are a variety of creative ways in which these handy little…

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Would you give a key to Amazon? Share a key with people you trust.

Serious Question Would you share a key to your home with Amazon if they would deliver your packages inside your home? Or how about sharing one with Walmart if they would deliver the groceries into your refrigerator? These Ideas Are A Reality Keyless locks, smart home technology, and smart phone access give you the control. You can now share access…

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Creating a Smart Home: What Product to Buy First

Creating a Smart Home: What Product to Buy First

Smart home technology has become all the rage in recent years, and for good reason: It's super-convenient, it improves the energy efficiency of your home, and if we're being honest, it's just plain cool. Perhaps you've been thinking about "gadgetizing" your home, but you're not quite sure where to start. No problem! The following tips will help you narrow down…

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Smart Homes and Moving: What You Need to Know

Smart Homes and Moving: What You Need to Know

So you've installed a panoply of super-convenient smart home gadgets, and you've spent months optimizing the settings for each device to achieve full home automation glory. There's only one snag, however – when it comes time for you to move, what will you do with your smart home setup? If you're not quite sure what your next steps should be,…

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6 Ways to Keep Your Home Automation System Safe

6 Ways to Keep Your Home Automation System Safe

Home automation offers a litany of benefits – you can turn your lights on and off, lock and unlock your doors, monitor your property via video surveillance, and even adjust the temperature setting on your thermostat, all with just a few taps on your smartphone screen. While home automation systems are designed to make life easier, they can also be…

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