This Smart Home Guide 2019 helps to evaluate the smart home gadget or device you are considering. 8 items you should review before purchasing a smart device.
Review of the Brilliant smart switch and controller. Brilliant integrates with many leading smart home products for lights, heat, security, music, and more.
There are dumb light switches that do nothing, “smart” switches that have connectivity built in, and now intelligent lighting scenes which transform your living space based on activities. A review of Noon Home intelligent switches do layered lighting intelligently.
Review of the Rachio Smart Sprinkler Controller. The Generation 2 Smart Controller automatically adjusts based on weather & much more! All smartly!
Review of the August Smart Lock Pro which retrofits with your existing deadbolt lock & integrates with other smart devices. Operate it locally or remotely.
Review of the Xiaomi PHILIPS ZhiRui Smart Bedside Lamp which is an LED lamp with a variety of smart color scene options and lighting configurations.
Shopping for tech gifts for the holidays? Read the HighTechDad 2018 Holiday Tech Gift Guide of 25+ Products that have been reviewed on HighTechDad.com!
HighTechDad awards for tech companies at the PepCom Holiday Spectacular 2018 media event. These awards reflect a variety of categories for tech and gadgets.
As it monitors your home energy consumption by device, the Sense power monitor uses Machine Learning to discover electrical devices magically.
Earth Day is a reminder that we must preserve the resources and environment of our fragile planet. But using home automation & smart home technology, you can conserve energy automatically. Hive & OhmConnect have teamed up to help you save the planet with their services & technology.
Review of the Rachio Gen3 smart sprinkler controller that automatically knows when and how long to water your garden or lawn based on hyper-localized weather stations. A “set it and forget it” type of home automation makes your garden smart & helps conserve water in the process.
Review of Fingbox, a device and app that discovers all connected devices in a home network, and then provides parents with the ability to pause their kids’ devices based on rules, as well as secure their home network environment quickly and easily! $10 off code in the Fingbox review!
If you’re buying a connected gift this holiday season, learn about its privacy & safety. Review of Mozilla’s *Privacy Not Included guide & how it helps!
Review of the NETGEAR Arlo Pro 2 Wireless HD security camera & system which has 2-way audio, rechargeable batteries, 1080p resolution, & easy setup & usage.
Connected device manufacturers are not required to disclose privacy/security policies. It’s up to the consumer to know. Mozilla has a new buyer’s guide to help called *Privacy Not Included.