Best answer: A smart home needs a fast and reliable internet connection to work its very best. Signal drops and dead zones can drive a need for wired networking options for smart home appliances and the devices that control them. Build out a mesh network with wired hubs to make sure your smart home works when you need it most. Speed and reliability The future is wireless with … [Read more...] about Why might you need wired connections for smart home networking?
Ecobee can’t seem to keep its smart home secrets to itself, seeing how its upcoming indoor video camera, intriguing contact sensor and new premium thermostat have been detailed early by Dave Zatz of ZatzNotFunny over the past couple months. But now, hardware retailer Lowe’s has apparently asked Zatz to hold its beer — by publishing a complete product page for … [Read more...] about This is Ecobee’s new glass-covered smart thermostat
Amazon has announced the Blink XT2, the follow-up to Blink’s XT camera that was released in late 2016. The Blink XT2 is built with a new chip, which yields a longer two-year battery life via two lithium AA batteries, and enhanced motion detection over the original. Best of all, it costs less. The Blink XT2 is now available for preorder at $89.99 per camera, each of which … [Read more...] about Amazon’s new Blink XT2 smart camera is cheaper than the original
This four-pack of LIFX Mini Day & Dusk A19 Wi-Fi Smart LED Light Bulbs usually sells for $109.99, but today you can snag them for $60.99. You may also see an offer for 30% off with a clippable coupon, which will drop your price even more. These smart bulbs work with Alexa, Apple HomeKit, and Google Assistant, as well as the free LIFX app. Setup is easy. Simply connect the … [Read more...] about Set the perfect ambience with four LIFX Mini Day & Dusk Smart LED Bulbs at a discount
It's no surprise that we are huge fans of smart home devices, and there are a ton of them out there that you can pick between. Something that you may not have considered adding smarts to is your garage door, but that is about to change. Right now, three of the best options when it comes to smart Wi-Fi garage controllers are on sale, and the best part is that with most of them … [Read more...] about Every home should have one of these discounted smart garage door openers