Ecobee3 – The Smart Thermostat for Everyone – A Review Ecobee3 – The Smart Thermostat for Everyone – A Review

By Art Feierman

The Ecobee3 is one very smart thermostat, and, it’s also worldly and friendly!  The Ecobee3 relies on Wifi for communications, so that you can control it from the provided App that you can download from the Apple or Google App stores.  You adjust the Ecobee3 with voice control from Apple Siri,
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By Art Feierman

The Ecobee3 is one very smart thermostat, and, it’s also worldly and friendly! The Ecobee3 relies on Wifi for communications, so that you can control it from the provided App that you can download from the Apple or Google App stores. You adjust the Ecobee3 with voice control from Apple Siri,
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Lightify GardenSpot Mini RGB Outdoor Lighting – A Smart Home Review Lightify GardenSpot Mini RGB Outdoor Lighting – A Smart Home Review

By Art Feierman

The Lightify GardenSpot RGB outdoor LED color lighting system is manufactured by Osram/Sylvania. The Lightify folks sent me one to install in our Dream Home project, for the purposes of reviewing it. One of our top awards – consider it an Editor’s Choice – or 4.5 out of 5 stars! I
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By Art Feierman

The Lightify GardenSpot RGB outdoor LED color lighting system is manufactured by Osram/Sylvania. The Lightify folks sent me one to install in our Dream Home project, for the purposes of reviewing it. One of our top awards – consider it an Editor’s Choice – or 4.5 out of 5 stars! I
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Philips Hue Personal Wireless Lighting Review Philips Hue Personal Wireless Lighting Review

By Lisa Feierman

Page 1 of the Philips Hue Personal Wireless Lighting Review: Hi all! I’m Lisa, daughter of Smarter Home Automation/Projector Reviews founder, Art. I received the Philips Hue personal wireless lighting system as a gift before Art was able to get his hands on some to review… So I’ll be the one w
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By Lisa Feierman

Page 1 of the Philips Hue Personal Wireless Lighting Review: Hi all! I’m Lisa, daughter of Smarter Home Automation/Projector Reviews founder, Art. I received the Philips Hue personal wireless lighting system as a gift before Art was able to get his hands on some to review… So I’ll be the one w
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MagicLight Smart RGBW Bluetooth Light Bulb Review MagicLight Smart RGBW Bluetooth Light Bulb Review

By Art Feierman

The MagicLight Smart RGBW bulb proves to be a pleasant surprise.  Available from Amazon for slightly less than $30, the MagicLight light uses Bluetooth which makes it interesting, both in capabilities and limitations.
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By Art Feierman

The MagicLight Smart RGBW bulb proves to be a pleasant surprise. Available from Amazon for slightly less than $30, the MagicLight light uses Bluetooth which makes it interesting, both in capabilities and limitations.
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Nexia Bridge – Z-Wave Home Automation Controller Review Nexia Bridge – Z-Wave Home Automation Controller Review

By Art Feierman

Six weeks ago a Nexia Bridge controller replaced the HomeSeer controller I had been playing with for many months. The HomeSeer is a bit old, so I didn’t want to launch this, our new site with a review of outdated gear. Let me start by saying that the Nexia Bridge is suitable for both the DIY crowd,
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By Art Feierman

Six weeks ago a Nexia Bridge controller replaced the HomeSeer controller I had been playing with for many months. The HomeSeer is a bit old, so I didn’t want to launch this, our new site with a review of outdated gear. Let me start by saying that the Nexia Bridge is suitable for both the DIY crowd,
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Kwikset Kevo Deadbolt Lock Review – Bluetooth – No Front Door Key Needed Kwikset Kevo Deadbolt Lock Review – Bluetooth – No Front Door Key Needed

By Art Feierman

Meet Kevo! Kevo by Kwikset is a unique security focused home automation product.  It’s a Bluetooth enabled dead bolt that also can use keys and FOBs. Need a “smart” deadbolt for your front door, or any door of your choosing? Kwikset’s Kevo is something very different from th
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By Art Feierman

Meet Kevo! Kevo by Kwikset is a unique security focused home automation product. It’s a Bluetooth enabled dead bolt that also can use keys and FOBs. Need a “smart” deadbolt for your front door, or any door of your choosing? Kwikset’s Kevo is something very different from th
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Belkin WeMo Light Switch – Smart and Simple Belkin WeMo Light Switch – Smart and Simple

By Art Feierman

WeMo Light Switch – Easy to use, Wifi based Belkin’s WeMo Light Switch, smart by way of Wifi, is the first piece of home automation to be installed in our Dream Home “Smarter Home Automation” Project.  That means we started it this past weekend.  March 8th to be precise.  I&#
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By Art Feierman

WeMo Light Switch – Easy to use, Wifi based Belkin’s WeMo Light Switch, smart by way of Wifi, is the first piece of home automation to be installed in our Dream Home “Smarter Home Automation” Project. That means we started it this past weekend. March 8th to be precise. I&#
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Featured Reviews

Ecobee3 – The Smart Thermostat for Everyone – A Review | March 27, 2016 - By Art Feierman
The Ecobee3 is one very smart thermostat, and, it’s also worldly and friendly!  The Ecobee3 relies on Wifi for communications, so ...
Belkin Insight Smart Switch/Outlet measures Energy Usage – A Review | March 11, 2016 - By Art Feierman
The Belkin Insight is an external power outlet and switch. It has a suggested list price (in the US) of $49.99. A less expensive but ...
SureCall EZ 4G Cell Signal Booster Antenna Review | February 22, 2016 - By Art Feierman
SureCall EZ 4G for the home (or office) that may have everything – well, everything but a decent strength cell signal for smart ...
Lightify GardenSpot Mini RGB Outdoor Lighting – A Smart Home Review | February 16, 2016 - By Art Feierman
The Lightify GardenSpot RGB outdoor LED color lighting system is manufactured by Osram/Sylvania. The Lightify folks sent me one to ...
Nexia Bridge – Z-Wave Home Automation Controller Review | July 31, 2015 - By Art Feierman
Six weeks ago a Nexia Bridge controller replaced the HomeSeer controller I had been playing with for many months. The HomeSeer is a bit ...
Kwikset SmartCode 916 Z-Wave Front Door Lock Review | July 19, 2015 - By Art Feierman
With this review of the Kwikset SmartCode 916, we have entered the world of networkable smart door locks. This Kwikset lock supports ...
SengLED Pulse – Smart Flood LED Light with JBL Speaker – Review | April 9, 2015 - By Art Feierman
The Pulse puts smart Dimmable LED lighting and JBL sound in your ceiling! Other places too!
Kwikset Kevo Deadbolt Lock Review – Bluetooth – No Front Door Key Needed | December 4, 2014 - By Art Feierman
Meet Kevo! Kevo by Kwikset is a unique security focused home automation product.  It’s a Bluetooth enabled dead bolt that also ...
Home Automation Review: Belkin WeMo Switch + Motion with Wifi | April 23, 2014 - By Art Feierman
The WeMo Switch + Motion is the 2nd Belkin device added to our Smarter Home Automation Dream Home project.  Belkin provided us with two ...
Belkin WeMo Light Switch – Smart and Simple | March 11, 2014 - By Art Feierman
Belkin’s WeMo Light Switch, smart by way of Wifi, is the first piece of home automation to be installed in our Dream Home ...

Featured Articles

Lutron Caséta Wireless Bridge, Light Switches and Dimmer | May 18, 2016 - By Lisa Feierman
The Lutron Caséta is a lighting control system that primarily consists of a smart wireless bridge, light switches (in-wall or plug-in), ...
The Fibaro RGBW Micro Controller System | May 17, 2016 - By Lisa Feierman
The Fibaro system is a smart, wireless, Z-wave compatible, 4-color, controller for LED light strips. It supports the 3 traditional RGB ...
LIFX Wi-Fi Smart LED Light Bulb Series | May 16, 2016 - By Lisa Feierman
LIFX is a Wi-Fi-enabled smart LED light bulb brand with four current models: the Color 1000, the Color 1000 BR30, the White 800 and the ...
Roost Smart 9V Wi-Fi Battery | May 4, 2016 - By Lisa Feierman
The Roost battery  makes it easy to make your smoke, carbon monoxide, and other monitors or alarms smarter! The Roost is a 9v battery ...
BeON Home Smart Light Bulb and Home Protection System | May 1, 2016 - By Lisa Feierman
The BeON Home is part-smart light bulb, part-home protection system! The idea is for your house when you’re home to be virtually ...
Nanoleaf Aurora Color-Changing LED Panel Smart Lights | April 18, 2016 - By Art Feierman
The Nanoleaf Aurora is as much a minimalist, modern art installation as it is a lighting fixture. It is outfitted with color-changing ...
The Physics of Christmas – Would GeoFencing Help Santa? | December 24, 2015 - By Art Feierman
Santa’s got a problem!  Every year he’s expected to visit millions of homes and deliver hundreds of millions of presents. ...
Next Home Automation Review: Samsung SmartThings Hub | October 30, 2015 - By Art Feierman
The Smart Home is coming your way, and we want to help out by reviewing some of the hottest, and leading edge products.  I’m ...
Is Home Automation on the Monthly Plan For You? AT&T, ADT… | September 22, 2015 - By Art Feierman
There are lots of ways to plan your smart home, not just in terms of equipment, but how you go about getting all that home automation ...
Searching for the Meaning of Apple HomeKit | August 15, 2015 - By Art Feierman
It’s about a year since Apple announced HomeKit.  I’ve found it hard to get a good handle on where Apple was going with it. ...
Welcome to Smarter Home Automation – Our New Website | August 5, 2015 - By Art Feierman
Although SmarterHomeAutomation.com launched in August 2015, you’ll now find here, a number older reviews and articles relating to ...
Bulletproof Wifi – Key to Successful Home Automation | July 28, 2015 - By Jon Luna
Wi-Fi internet is the glue that holds together our digital lifestyles. Reliable Wifi is extremely important to a proper home automation ...
Smarter LED Lighting such as Philips’ Hue, Saves Money, Creates Scenes, Changes the way we use Lighting! | January 20, 2014 - By Art Feierman
LED lighting is great.  RGB LED lighting is even better, and making them Smart, allows one to completely rethink how one uses  lighting ...
Smart Home Theater: Projector, Sources, Lights, Shades, Automate | December 30, 2013 - By Art Feierman
For those of us who are home theater enthusiasts, it’s the home theater itself that is most likely to be the first part of a home ...
Smart thermostats Like Those From Honeywell, Ecobee and Nest, are Capable, Provide Savings | November 10, 2013 - By Art Feierman
Over the next couple of years we’re building out our Dream Home Project featuring  smart and affordable home automation ...

Featured Videos

Using the KwikSet SmartCode 916: Keypad Features | November 2, 2015 - By Lisa Feierman
This is the second of two videos about the KwikSet SmartCode 916. This one focuses on using the keypad features. Check out the full review.
Using the KwikSet SmartCode 916: From the Inside, Internals | November 2, 2015 - By Lisa Feierman
This is one of two videos showing the KwikSet SmartCode 916 (click for review) in action. This one focuses on viewing the lock from ...
Using the Kwikset Kevo Bluetooth Deadbolt Lock | November 2, 2015 - By Lisa Feierman
In this video, Art walks through using the Kwikset Kevo Bluetooth Deadbolt Lock. Read the review here.
Using the Honeywell WiFi Voice-Controlled Thermostat | November 2, 2015 - By Lisa Feierman
In this video, the editor of SmarterHomeAutomation.com, Art Feierman, walks through using the Honeywell WiFi Voice-Controlled TH9320 ...
Installing the Honeywell WiFi Voice-Controlled Thermostat | November 2, 2015 - By Art Feierman
In this video, our editor, Art, walks through the installation of the Honeywell WiFi Voice-Controlled TH9320 thermostat. Read the full ...
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