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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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New Phone, Same Home Automation System: How to Transition Smoothly

New Phone, Same Home Automation System: How to Transition Smoothly

When it's time for you to upgrade your smartphone, no doubt you'll be busy hashing out the pros and cons of various brands, operating systems, screen sizes, and so forth, as well as how aggravating it's going to be to do that pesky "transfer your contacts" thing. As you're weighing out your options, don't forget to consider how the upgrade…

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4 Steps to Take before Making the Switch to a Smart Home

4 Steps to Take before Making the Switch to a Smart Home

Have you been thinking about converting your home into a smart home? The idea of automating so many of the mundane tasks of daily life (e.g., adjusting the thermostat, locking the doors at night, etc.) is definitely appealing, especially when you can do it in such a cool, James Bond-esque manner. If you're ready to boost your home's IQ, be…

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Have Peace of Mind Knowing Your Elderly Loved Ones Are Safe

Have Peace of Mind Knowing Your Elderly Loved Ones Are Safe

Many of us have aging parents or grandparents whom we are responsible for looking after, and among the many things that we have to consider when providing them with adequate care is their personal safety. Aside from various aging-in-place features that can be added to their home, what else can you do to ensure that they'll stay safe? Below are…

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How Home Automation Can Help You Save on Your Heating Bill

How Home Automation Can Help You Save on Your Heating Bill

Way back in ancient times – you know, before computers and smartphones came on the scene – many of us remember our parents telling us to turn off the lights when we leave a room, or that we should adjust the thermostat if we were going to be away from the house for a long time. These were simple energy conservation methods…

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Essential Gadgets for Airbnb Hosts

Essential Gadgets for Airbnb Hosts

Vacation home rental sites such as Airbnb and VRBO have exploded in popularity in recent years, and along with essentially redefining the hospitality industry, these websites have created a demand for better products to help hosts manage and protect the properties they're renting out. As any seasoned host will tell you, trying to keep up with a busy listing, booking…

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Three Things You Need to Know Before Making Your Home a Smart Home

Three Things You Need to Know Before Making Your Home a Smart Home

Turning your home into a smart home is an exciting prospect, especially when you consider all of the extra convenience it can provide. Not only that, but let's be honest – it's just plain cool. Who wouldn't want to have lights that turn on and off by themselves, a thermostat that operates based on your regular schedule, or a coffee…

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