In the world of smart home automation, some products really fit in as a whole home solution, while others are more standalone products – even if they can be tied into integrated apps.

WiFi and Bluetooth SymbolsConsider most Bluetooth home automation products to be single room, because unless you are less than 30 feet away, you can’t talk to them. Range is key when choosing product for a whole home solution, and you’ll generally want WiFi enabled products if you’re looking to have a network.

If you have just an Amazon Echo, for voice control, controlling various products, that would be an example of a one room solution, but you can put them in every room to build a whole smart home.

SengLED’s Pulse light collection, the Eve line of monitoring outlets, and sensors, and many smart speaker systems are examples of single room Bluetooth products.

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By Nikki Kahl | February 28, 2017
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By Nikki Kahl | February 7, 2017
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By Nikki Kahl | January 25, 2017
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By Nikki Kahl | January 25, 2017
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By Nikki Kahl | January 20, 2017
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Eve Energy HomeKit Outlet Measures Energy Usage – Review

By Jake Zelinger | September 26, 2016
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SengLED Pulse Solo Smart LED Light Bulb with JBL Speakers – Review

By Jake Zelinger | July 15, 2016
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Roost Smart 9V Wi-Fi Battery

By Lisa Feierman | May 4, 2016
The Roost battery  makes it easy to make your smoke, carbon monoxide, and other monitors or alarms smarter! The Roost is a 9v battery that connects to your home’s Wi-Fi network and can be managed ...

Philips Hue Personal Wireless Lighting Review

By Lisa Feierman | October 29, 2015
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 ...
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