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4 Key Smart Home Safety Features to Invest In
Smart door locks offer keyless entry and added safety for your home. Image: August Home.

4 Key Smart Home Safety Features to Invest In

If you’re just starting to entertain the idea of installing smart security devices in your home, remember that these devices can sometimes carry a hefty up-front cost. It’s helpful to think about them as long-term investments—in your safety and in your finances.  Besides making your…

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Automating Window Shades in the Connected Home Era: Part 2
Automating your window shades is easier than ever. These Graber Mezzanine layered shades have onboard Z-Wave motors and work with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. Image: Digitized House Media.

Automating Window Shades in the Connected Home Era: Part 2

As we wrote in Part 1 of this series, motorized shades and blinds are moving rapidly into the DIY connected home mainstream. You may no longer need to hire a CEDIA (Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association) professional or engage with specialized window covering installers…

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Automating Window Shades in the Connected Home Era: Part 1
Graber Layered Shades with Virtual Cord Motorization. Image: Graber.

Automating Window Shades in the Connected Home Era: Part 1

Once a bastion of high-end home automation systems, motorized window shades are moving into the DIY connected home mainstream with product offerings from a number of major window covering manufacturers and big-box home improvement retailers. And if one chooses wisely, shade motorization can be integrated…

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Yale Assure smart lock: Unboxing and installation video
Yale Assure Lock with Bluetooth

Yale Assure smart lock: Unboxing and installation video

In this video, we walk through unboxing and installation of the Yale Real Living Assure Lock with Bluetooth and Z-Wave in our smart-home labs. With this lock, Yale presents homeowners with what is arguably the broadest range of secure connected living usage models and smart-home…

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