Getting Started posts

The Best Smart Home Devices in 2020

February 24th, 2020 by

This is a brief breakdown of the Best Smart Home Devices of 2020 (At least so far). I will rank and break these down as best as I can but if you want more information on these, keep this page bookmarked or shared so you can refer back! 2020 is going to be a big

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How much does Smart Home Technology cost

November 18th, 2019 by

You could save £/$100’s every year by moving to Smart Technology and planning ahead. Most houses now contain what they think is a Smart Home, a Smart Home Hub, Smart Speaker and maybe some Smart Plugs / Smart Bulbs. If you haven’t already, I highly suggest checking out my blog post Do LED Lights Really

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What the light colors on your Amazon Echo’s ring mean

November 9th, 2019 by

Alexa constantly updates which bring newer light colors, keeping up to date with this can be frustrating, but this is my own little ‘notes’ blog post on what each of the mean. Can I use the Raspberry Pi with Alexa? Alexa’s Preferred Speaker Setup The light rings can pulse, flash and circle, each one with

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Alexa’s Preferred Speaker Setup

September 9th, 2019 by

A preferred Speaker is the default Speaker your selected Alexa device plays through, great for music in a room by room basis. This means that your Kitchen speakers will use one speaker and your bedroom another, to fully set the volume you expect in both scenarios. The Risks of Smart Home Technology & How to

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Top 10 Home Automation Routines you need

September 3rd, 2019 by

Getting into Smart Homes is like being a car fanatic, you want to and need to know the best options to make everything work smoothly. You want to know how to make everything as flashy as possible and as efficient as possible. It’s in our nature to make our life easier, so with these Home

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Magic mirror Raspberry Pi 3 / 4

July 25th, 2019 by

At the start of 2019 I promised myself I would make a Magic Mirror on my Raspberry pi 3, I put it off for so long, a few nights ago I sat down with the intention of staying up and getting it done. How to connect Alexa to your new smart TV Turn your dumb

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Will Alexa work without WiFi?

July 5th, 2019 by

Simply put, no, The Alexa devices will not work without a WiFi connection and cannot be localised as they need a constant connection to the Amazon servers. 5 Reasons Google Home Is Better Than Alexa Fix Echo “Having trouble understanding you right now” This is because of the way the devices work when you send

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My Top Smart Home Automation Ideas

July 5th, 2019 by

Home automation is literally something I live and breathe, I love making my life at home easier, especially given how unorganised I am. Here are my Smart Home Automation Ideas which I believe every user should consider. The key to a good smart home is a great foundation and a strong controller/operating system. How to

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The Risks of Smart Home Technology & How to stay safe

June 11th, 2019 by

Are Smart Devices Dangerous? What are the risks of smart home technology? The risks of smart Home Technology are queried as often as finding the definition of a ‘Smart Home’. In the grand scheme of things, everything which is an internet-connected device is potentially dangerous. In the grand scheme of things, everything which is an

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Top Tips for Smart Home Beginners

June 5th, 2019 by

Building a Smart Home This is the first of one of my cornerstone posts which I’ll update as I go with my personal experience and advice I think is perfect for users who are just getting into the Smart Home World. This post is geared towards New to Intermediate Smart Home / Home Automation users

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