Feb 2017

Smart Lighting

Overview Smarter automated lighting can be achieved a few different ways, but the end result could all be similar. In that, lights can respond in hue, lumens and brightness based on time of the day, events such as motion, open/closed door, temperature, music, waking up, mood, etc. Automated lighting can be implemented with one or more of the following, connected z-wave/zigbee switches, wifi/z-wave/zigbee smart plugs, wifi/zwave/zigbee bubls, or bulbs integrated

Feb 2017

The Smart Hub

Overview The next phase to a smarter home is to select a smart hub. There are quite a few on the market, which includes: Smart Things by Samsung, Wink 2, Hue Bridge etc. And there are a ton of reviews out there to help chose the right one. After a lot of reviews and research, I decided that the Smart Things starter pack was the best fit for my use