DIY Automation Projects are More Popular Than Ever

Some devices for automation do not come cheap. However, going with a DIY approach and some inexpensive components you can build your own smart home on a reasonable budget! Firstly, you have found the right place for the resources required to achieve your goals. Secondly, We cover some of the best and affordable IoT (Internet of Things) devices on the market. From reviews to step by step tutorials, we have you covered.

The one aspect many forget about when setting up DIY home Automation is How to Secure your IoT Devices. Well not to worry as we have you covered with that as well. We not only cover the basics but the networking side. Which in today’s age requires some form of security to protect you from malicious behaviors of the internet.


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The Back Bone to a Successful Smart Home!

Open source home automation controller that puts local control and privacy first. Powered by a worldwide community of tinkerers and DIY enthusiasts. It has a very wide range of device support. As of May 2020 it features support for over 1500+ plug-ins or add-ons with device integrations. These devices, systems and services are available as “integration components”. Actions controlling smart lighting, HVAC, entertainment systems, and appliances, can trigger a variety of ways. The Home Assistant web-based user-interface (Dashboard) used for control.

Smart Home Device reviews

Reolink Security 5MP Ultra HD IP PoE Camera Review

The Reolink RLC-520 is an affordable indoor/outdoor security camera built to withstand harsh weather. It offers a 5-megapixel resolution (2560x1920p), motion

Ecobee3 Lite Review – A Great Smart Thermostat

The Ecobee3 Lite is our favorite smart thermostat due to its ease of use, compatibility with other smart home devices, and

Sonoff Basic Review

In Review the Sonoff Basic is an entry-level WiFi switch. It allows you to control any electrical appliance up to 10Amps

KULED Smart Switch Review

In Review the KULED WiFi Smart Switches are devices welcomed by many as an easy solution to their smart home projects.

Latest Smart Home Tutorials

Install Home Assistant – Raspberry Pi

Home Assistant turns your Raspberry Pi into the ultimate home automation hub. With Home Assistant, you can focus on integrating your devices and writing

Flash Tasmota on the Sonoff Basic

The Sonoff Basic has been a go to DIY solution for smart homes. It is easy to load with Tasmota firmware and doesn’t require

Flash Tasmota on the KULED Smart Switch

The KULED WiFi Smart Switch has been welcomed by many as an easy solution to their smart home. Its simple to get it loaded

“DIY Home Automation and Smart Home products that are cost efficient but offer many additional features than the more expensive options which are great way to start.”but