Schlage Camelot 619 Smart Lock Review Schlage Camelot 619 Smart Lock Review

By Art Feierman

The Schlage Camelot 619 is the third Smart Lock that I’ve reviewed.  It is a Z-Wave based lock, which I installed and have been using in our “dream home” – aka our Smart Home project – for the past 7 months.  It is a direct competitor of the last smart I reviewed; the K
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By Art Feierman

The Schlage Camelot 619 is the third Smart Lock that I’ve reviewed. It is a Z-Wave based lock, which I installed and have been using in our “dream home” – aka our Smart Home project – for the past 7 months. It is a direct competitor of the last smart I reviewed; the K
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Ilumi – The Smartest, Most Talented LED Lightbulb – Review Ilumi – The Smartest, Most Talented LED Lightbulb – Review

By Dave Duncan

“The Worlds Smartest Light Bulb”, is one lofty tagline. Ilumi’s lights featuring Bluetooth Mesh technology, on board ( yes in the bulb) processing and memory,  deliver on just that. These are the one bulb on the market that are a self contained solution. I was fortunate enough to h
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By Dave Duncan

“The Worlds Smartest Light Bulb”, is one lofty tagline. Ilumi’s lights featuring Bluetooth Mesh technology, on board ( yes in the bulb) processing and memory, deliver on just that. These are the one bulb on the market that are a self contained solution. I was fortunate enough to h
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Amazon Echo Dot, bringing Alexa to every room -Review Amazon Echo Dot, bringing Alexa to every room -Review

By Dave Duncan

The all new Alexa powered, Amazon Echo Dot is great option to bring the power of your voice to every room in your home.  The Amazon Echo has been wildly successful.  It is the first free standing personal assistant with voice control.  Now with the release of the New Amazon Echo Dot, there is an imp
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By Dave Duncan

The all new Alexa powered, Amazon Echo Dot is great option to bring the power of your voice to every room in your home. The Amazon Echo has been wildly successful. It is the first free standing personal assistant with voice control. Now with the release of the New Amazon Echo Dot, there is an imp
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Nest – The Trendsetting Learning Thermostat on its 3rd Gen. – A Review Nest – The Trendsetting Learning Thermostat on its 3rd Gen. – A Review

By Dave Duncan

Nest is the trendsetter in the thermostat space.  The original smart thermostat, they are now on their 3rd generation of the Nest Learning Thermostat and still delivering features and functionality that set them apart from the majority.    Connected to your homes WiFi and HVAC system Nest delivers a
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By Dave Duncan

Nest is the trendsetter in the thermostat space. The original smart thermostat, they are now on their 3rd generation of the Nest Learning Thermostat and still delivering features and functionality that set them apart from the majority. Connected to your homes WiFi and HVAC system Nest delivers a
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Lutron Caseta Wireless Lighting and Smart Bridge Review – with HomeKit Lutron Caseta Wireless Lighting and Smart Bridge Review – with HomeKit

By Art Feierman

In our review of the Lutron Caseta wireless system, we will discuss their Smart Bridge, individual dimmers and switches, interfacing their Smart Bridge with your Wifi, and of course, installing everything and using the Lutron app, and how the Lutron Caseta interfaces with voice control personal assi
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By Art Feierman

In our review of the Lutron Caseta wireless system, we will discuss their Smart Bridge, individual dimmers and switches, interfacing their Smart Bridge with your Wifi, and of course, installing everything and using the Lutron app, and how the Lutron Caseta interfaces with voice control personal assi
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Eve Energy HomeKit Outlet Measures Energy Usage – Review Eve Energy HomeKit Outlet Measures Energy Usage – Review

By Jake Zelinger

We’ve reviewed smart outlets for the smart home before, but the Eve Energy is unique due to Apple HomeKit compatibility, which allows voice control using Siri, and massive in-app features. With its suggested US list price of $49.95, the Eve Energy from Elgato is the type of well thought-out product
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By Jake Zelinger

We’ve reviewed smart outlets for the smart home before, but the Eve Energy is unique due to Apple HomeKit compatibility, which allows voice control using Siri, and massive in-app features. With its suggested US list price of $49.95, the Eve Energy from Elgato is the type of well thought-out product
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1More Triple Driver Premium Ear Buds – Model E1001 – A Review 1More Triple Driver Premium Ear Buds – Model E1001 – A Review

By Art Feierman

The 1More triple driver ear buds (with mic and controls) that I received couldn’t have come a day too soon.  These produce serious sound – unlike Apple earbuds (or for that matter, the ear buds that most people use). Here are the basic specs for these rather good looking, and sounding ear buds
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By Art Feierman

The 1More triple driver ear buds (with mic and controls) that I received couldn’t have come a day too soon. These produce serious sound – unlike Apple earbuds (or for that matter, the ear buds that most people use). Here are the basic specs for these rather good looking, and sounding ear buds
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AMAZON ECHO – Voice Control For Your Smart Home – A Review AMAZON ECHO – Voice Control For Your Smart Home – A Review

By Dave Duncan

Amazon Echo is a voice activated personal assistant, and so much more.  Designed to deliver superb voice control and instant access to information, including music, it can make your life easier and more enjoyable!  Amazon has done a stand up job taking hold of the IOT and bringing the cloud right in
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By Dave Duncan

Amazon Echo is a voice activated personal assistant, and so much more. Designed to deliver superb voice control and instant access to information, including music, it can make your life easier and more enjoyable! Amazon has done a stand up job taking hold of the IOT and bringing the cloud right in
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Wink Hub Review – Nest, Google, Echo and More! Wink Hub Review – Nest, Google, Echo and More!

By Dave Duncan

Can the Wink hub do it all? Is it the right smart hub for you? Will it connect to your home automation products? I hope this review will answer those questions and more. Home automation is growing rapidly, as we install devices in our smart homes to automate tasks. There are an increasing number of
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By Dave Duncan

Can the Wink hub do it all? Is it the right smart hub for you? Will it connect to your home automation products? I hope this review will answer those questions and more. Home automation is growing rapidly, as we install devices in our smart homes to automate tasks. There are an increasing number of
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LIFX Color 1000 BR30 Smart Bulb Review- Bright, Color Right LIFX Color 1000 BR30 Smart Bulb Review- Bright, Color Right

By Art Feierman

LIFX currently offers four different smart light bulbs for your consideration. These smart lights, including the Color 1000 BR30 – the first one we’re reviewing, all use Wifi  to communicate with the rest of your Smart Home, including, of course apps for your smart phones, tablets, etc.
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By Art Feierman

LIFX currently offers four different smart light bulbs for your consideration. These smart lights, including the Color 1000 BR30 – the first one we’re reviewing, all use Wifi to communicate with the rest of your Smart Home, including, of course apps for your smart phones, tablets, etc.
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This page includes all smart home, home automation, connected home, and assorted gear/ gadgets reviews by Smarter Home Automation, listed in chronological order. Each review details the triumphs and pitfalls of the products in question, giving you all the information you need when choosing the smart home automation product that best fits your interest.   As we continue to ramp up smarterhomeautomation.com our goal is to publish 4-6 new reviews a month.

Latest Reviews

Schlage Camelot 619 Smart Lock Review

By Art Feierman | December 28, 2016
The Schlage Camelot 619 is the third Smart Lock that I’ve reviewed.  It is a Z-Wave based lock, which I installed and have been using in our “dream home” – aka our Smart ...

Ilumi – The Smartest, Most Talented LED Lightbulb – Review

By Dave Duncan | December 17, 2016
“The Worlds Smartest Light Bulb”, is one lofty tagline. Ilumi’s lights featuring Bluetooth Mesh technology, on board ( yes in the bulb) processing and memory,  deliver on just ...

Amazon Echo Dot, bringing Alexa to every room -Review

By Dave Duncan | November 23, 2016
The all new Alexa powered, Amazon Echo Dot is great option to bring the power of your voice to every room in your home.  The Amazon Echo has been wildly successful.  It is the first free standing ...

Nest – The Trendsetting Learning Thermostat on its 3rd Gen. – A Review

By Dave Duncan | October 13, 2016
Nest is the trendsetter in the thermostat space.  The original smart thermostat, they are now on their 3rd generation of the Nest Learning Thermostat and still delivering features and ...

Lutron Caseta Wireless Lighting and Smart Bridge Review – with HomeKit

By Art Feierman | October 6, 2016
In our review of the Lutron Caseta wireless system, we will discuss their Smart Bridge, individual dimmers and switches, interfacing their Smart Bridge with your Wifi, and of course, installing ...

Eve Energy HomeKit Outlet Measures Energy Usage – Review

By Jake Zelinger | September 26, 2016
We’ve reviewed smart outlets for the smart home before, but the Eve Energy is unique due to Apple HomeKit compatibility, which allows voice control using Siri, and massive in-app features. With ...

1More Triple Driver Premium Ear Buds – Model E1001 – A Review

By Art Feierman | September 13, 2016
The 1More triple driver ear buds (with mic and controls) that I received couldn’t have come a day too soon.  These produce serious sound – unlike Apple earbuds (or for that matter, the ear ...

AMAZON ECHO – Voice Control For Your Smart Home – A Review

By Dave Duncan | September 1, 2016
Amazon Echo is a voice activated personal assistant, and so much more.  Designed to deliver superb voice control and instant access to information, including music, it can make your life easier ...

Wink Hub Review – Nest, Google, Echo and More!

By Dave Duncan | July 22, 2016
Can the Wink hub do it all? Is it the right smart hub for you? Will it connect to your home automation products? I hope this review will answer those questions and more. Home automation is ...

SengLED Pulse Solo Smart LED Light Bulb with Speakers – Review

By Jake Zelinger | July 15, 2016
A $59.99 smart LED bulb is nothing unusual but what sets this SengLED Pulse Solo apart is the pair of built in JBL speakers. A single room smart LED bulb that plays music, in stereo, straight ...

Ecobee3 – The Smart Thermostat for Everyone – A Review

By Art Feierman | March 27, 2016
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 ...

Belkin WeMo Insight Smart Switch/Outlet measures Energy Usage – A Review

By Art Feierman | March 11, 2016
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 similar switch, without energy monitoring is available from ...

SureCall EZ 4G Cell Signal Booster Antenna Review

By Art Feierman | February 22, 2016
SureCall EZ 4G for the home (or office) that may have everything – well, everything but a decent strength cell signal for smart phones and other devices. In our review we will first provide ...

Zipato RGBW Smart Light Bulb Review – Z-Wave Compatible

By Art Feierman | January 16, 2016
Zipato Smart RGB+W bulbs offer excellent color capabilities, and also very good cool or warm white! This smart bulb review starts with an overview, not just of the Zipato smart color bulbs, but ...

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 ...

MagicLight Smart RGBW Bluetooth Light Bulb Review

By Art Feierman | August 21, 2015
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 ...

Nexia Bridge – Z-Wave Home Automation Controller Review

By Art Feierman | July 31, 2015
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 ...

Kwikset SmartCode 916 Z-Wave Front Door Lock Review

By Art Feierman | July 19, 2015
With this review of the Kwikset SmartCode 916, we have entered the world of networkable smart door locks. This Kwikset lock supports Z-Wave or Zigbee, depending on how you set it up. We’re using ...

SengLED Pulse – Smart Flood LED Light with JBL Speaker – Review

By Art Feierman | April 9, 2015
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

By Art Feierman | December 4, 2014
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 ...

Honeywell WiFi Smart Thermostat with Voice Control – Home Automation Review

By Art Feierman | July 31, 2014
This smart thermostat – aptly named the Honeywell WiFi Smart Thermostat with Voice Control, is the newest addition to our Dream Home Project. In this review, we’ll start with an ...

Home Automation Review: Belkin WeMo Switch + Motion with Wifi

By Art Feierman | April 23, 2014
The WeMo Switch + Motion is the 2nd Belkin device added to our Smarter Home Automation Dream Home project.  Belkin provided us with two of the WeMo Switch + Motion packages.  We’re still ...

Belkin WeMo Light Switch – Smart and Simple

By Art Feierman | March 11, 2014
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 ...
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