How to make an improvised DIY water sensor for under $6

How to make a DIY water sensor for under $6

In the age of in-home personal digital assistants like Google Home and Amazon Alexa, I thought it would be fun to take a look at how simple solutions can cheaply and effectively solve problems around the house. So, let’s take a look at how you can make an improvised water sensor or diy water alarm … Read more

How to Keep People from Turning Off Your Smart Devices

BeON smart light bulbs

So, you’re getting into home automation and you won the battle (link to waf article) of teaching your spouse how to use your home automation. Congratulations, you’ve already made it farther than most and you should be proud of your accomplishment. I can imagine that you’re pretty happy with your smart home setup but if … Read more

What Are the Advantages and Disadvantages of WiFi for Home Automation

If you’re like me, you love the idea of new and innovative ways to make our lives easier at home. Home automation ideas can be fun to automate mundane tasks and keep our home secure. But, you may be wondering, are all of these special hubs and protocols like Z-Wave and Zigbee really necessary? Or, … Read more

Nest Thermostat E vs Ecobee3 Lite – Which One is Better?

When it comes to smart thermostats, two popular brands stand out from the rest – Nest and Ecobee. Today, we’re looking at the Nest Thermostats E and Ecobee3 Lite. Both of these big names offer advanced technology and features that you won’t find with other smart thermostats.  If you’re interested in adding a smart thermostat … Read more

A Look at the New DLink WiFi Water Sensor

D-Link Home Automation WiFi Water Sensor Feature

JodyHi, I’m Jody. I graduated with honors with a Masters of Science in Computer Engineering and have over 15 years of experience working as an engineer with electronics products. I’m a lifelong learner and tinkerer and enjoy automating things around the house so I can solve bigger problems than getting out of bed to check … Read more