5 Best Android Apps for Home Assistant – Remote control your home

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Home Assistant (HASS) one of the best open-source home automation platforms available today, other than maybe OpenHAB. This python based smart home automation platform integrates with over 1000 services and components, making it significantly more versatile than commercial smart home hubs such as SmartThings, Wink, or Vera. However, one of … read more

5 Best SmartThings Light Bulbs in 2018 – Reviewed and Compared

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While there are tons of smart home connectivity technologies, Samsung SmartThings ranks among the best. A bevy of hubs including the SmartThings Link for the NVIDIA Shield TV make cobbling together a smart home simple. Additionally, SmartThings supports loads of devices, from smart speakers to door locks, security cameras, and … read more

5 Best Smartthings Garage door sensors in 2018 – reviewed and compared

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Smart home technology offers many benefits. Namely, there’s ample opportunity for smart home automation. This works through device connectivity, where smart home gadgets communicate and trigger various events. While there are many communication protocols, Samsung SmartThings delivers top-notch compatibility. Since it functions with many protocols including Zigbee and Z-Wave, Samsung … read more

5 Best Z-Wave Garage Door Sensor options for home automation in 2018

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In the smart home space, devices connect using various protocols. Z-Wave is a radio frequency (RF) protocol which provides connectivity and interoperability between individual gadgets. It’s similar to Wi-Fi or Zigbee. Loads of devices utilize the Z-Wave protocol, from security cameras to door locks. Z-wave components are an essential part … read more