Getting Comfortable With The Basics

– Smart Home

Smart Home Services, and Apps I use.

Here are many of the products and services I enjoy regularly. You may also find some interesting and useful. Any questions send me an email I’ll try to help.

Note: Items marked with “+” are my must-have apps, product, and services.

Smart Home

  • + Wyze Cam 1080p HD Indoor Wireless Smart Home Camera – 1080p full HD live stream direct to your smartphone day or night with night vision.
    • I also recommend Wyze’s other products they offer smart home cameras and devices packed with features at a price that is accessible for all. Wize is a great affordable starting point for most smart home products you might like.
  • + Google WiFi  mesh router it’s easy to set up and works great. One point covers up to 1500 square feet. You can always add Wifi points if you need more coverage. A 3 Pack covers most homes (up to 4500 square feet) and gives you faster speeds throughout your home.
    What is a mesh home network?
    Mesh networking is a way for information to pass through several nodes that are directly connected to one another. A mesh Wi-Fi router and its satellites act as extenders that allow you to get better Wi-Fi signals encompassing a larger area. With Google WiFi, the satellite mesh units connect wirelessly to the base unit but can also be connected using Ethernet cables.  My home network diagram.
  • Emerson Sensi Wi-Fi Thermostat for Smart Home –  Named the ‘Best Value’ smart thermostat of 2018 by USA Today’s
  •  MyQ Smart Garage Door Opener Chamberlain – Open and close your garage door from anywhere with your smartphone Easy-to-add functionality with existing garage door openers.
  •  Google Home – Smart Speaker & Home Assistant – Google Home is a powerful speaker and voice Assistant. Play your music. Call your friends. Ask it questions. Control your home.
  • Lenovo Smart Display with Google Assistant – The Lenovo Smart Display brings you the best of the Google Assistant with an enhanced visual experience. You can do more, like tackle a new recipe, watch YouTube videos, check the weather, or pull up your agenda. Just say “Hey Google” and you’ll see.
  • Leviton DW3HL-1BW Decora Smart Wi-Fi Plug-In Dimmer – Control your lights from anywhere using the free My Leviton app for iOS and Android, no hub required.
  • Sonoff Wi-Fi Smart Plug with Energy Monitoring – Smart remote control Socket: You can remotely/timely control ON/OFF any connected home appliance via APP eWeLink on your smartphone or tablet.

The below are not smart but are motion controlled.

  • Lutron Maestro Sensor – Motion Sensor Switch automatically turns lights ON and OFF
  • Dusk to Dawn Light Sensor Bulbs, 12W (100 Watt Equivalent) LED Auto On Off Light Bulbs, 1200 Lumens, Warm White 3000K LED Smart Sensor Lights Outdoor Indoor for Porch Garage Yard, 4-Pack
  • Motion Sensor Light Bulb Outdoor – 9W 4000k Dusk to Dawn Light RADAR SENSOR The built-in radar sensor is much more sensitive than the normal PIR sensor, it detects motion through the glass, wood, and stud walls.