In this page we have tried to provide list of home automation/ smart home resources which will help you in your journey of Making A Smart Home !!

There are hundreds of choices available for Home Automation and it becomes confusing and overwhelming to select one device. Resources mentioned in this page will provide you a quick guide and help you in getting best device for your smart home.We will keep updating this page as we continue to learn or if a better product/resource comes into market.

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Smart Hub

Samsung SmartThings Hub, 2nd Generation connects wirelessly with hundreds of compatible smart devices, allowing you to monitor, control, and secure your home from anywhere.

Best Smart Hub available for your smart home: #3 is free if you have an iPhone

Wireless Camera – Indoor

Nest Cam Indoor security camera offers live streaming, Motion and sound alerts, Night Vision, Talk & Listen, Clear Zoom. You can pay little extra to get Nest aware which provides cloud storage, Powerful algorithms in the cloud to help filter out false alerts, alert summary etc.

Top wireless security camera system and Why you need one

Smart Thermostat

Ecobee3 Thermostat with Sensor, Wi-Fi, 2nd Generation, Works with Amazon Alexa

It comes with remote sensor which you can place anywhere to monitor and control temperature and can be extended for more than one room.

Best Smart Thermostats and why you need one

Smart Plug

iDevices Switch – WiFi Smart Plug w/ Energy Monitoring, No Hub Required, Works with Apple HomeKit, Android and Amazon Alexa

If you are looking for plug compatible with apple homekit then iDevices Switch is your best bet. It is competitive in terms of pricing with other smart plugs and this works with Amazon Echo.

Smart Plugs and switches: Easiest way to make your home smart

Smart Lights

Philips 456194 Hue White and Color Ambiance Starter Kit, 3 A19 Bulbs and 1 Bridge, (Old Model, 2nd Generation), Works with Amazon Alexa

Philips Hue smart light

Smart Lock

August Smart Lock (2nd Gen) – Keyless home access – Control with Amazon Alexa, Apple HomeKit or your smartphone (Dark Gray)

Lock and unlock your door, create virtual keys for guests, and keep track of who comes and goes, all from your smartphone. Auto-locks behind you for peace of mind and automatically unlocks as you approach. Turn on or off whenever you want.A 24/7 activity log tracks who enters and exits your home. And with unique keys for each user, you’ll always know who opens your door and when. Works with: Amazon Alexa, Apple HomeKit, Nest, IFTTT, Wink, Logitech Harmony, Logitech POP, iOS and Android devices.

Now Siri or Alexa can open front door for you – Hint: Smart Door Locks

Virtual Assistant

Amazon Echo – Black

Answers questions, reads the news, reports traffic and weather, reads audiobooks from Audible, gives info on local businesses, provides sports scores and schedules, and more using the Alexa Voice Service. Controls lights, fans, switches, thermostats, garage doors, sprinklers, locks, and more with compatible connected devices from WeMo, Philips Hue, Samsung SmartThings, Nest, ecobee, and others

Robotic Vacuum Cleaner

iRobot Roomba 650 Robotic Vacuum Cleaner

Roomba 650 is a robotic vacuum cleaner. You just have to press a button or set a schedule and it will go around your house vacuuming. Its sensors will detect dirt and remove it, once it is done cleaning it will go back to its base unit to charge. You may program it to clean when you are in office and once you are back you step into a clean house.

Roomba 650 Review

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