Let’s make our old garage door smarter!

As part of our home automation project, we would like to get a smart garage door opener, one that can give us remote access and also alerts when we are away from home.  Have you ever have that question in your mind after you left your home and while...

OK Google, let’s be brief!

I’ve been using both Google Assistant and Amazon Echo devices at home, they are very handy devices that will listen to your voice commands and execute them, specially when your hands are tight up like cooking, holding a baby, or taking a shower. I will write a few reviews...

Alexa in your car?

Voice assistance devices are quite handy and can provide a pleasant hand-free experience in places where your hands are occupied.  So I was quite interested when I heard Amazon announcing the new Echo Auto, basically promise to bring Alexa into your car 🚗. This is not something new, car...

Z-Wave vs Zigbee

Home automation is quite popular now in most household and it is common to see retailers dedicate quite a lot of display space to them.  I was in a local Best Buy store recently, and was delighted to find a few aisles of home automation products on display and...

To Cloud or Not to Cloud?

It is a cloudy morning today, but we are not talking about the weather.  Cloud services are quite popular now and are available quite abundantly and down-to-earth.  There are many discussion in the corporate world regarding availability, reliability, and security for enterprise level type of cloud services.  But how...

Ready to make your home smarter?

Have you consider getting some of the advance techie stuff for your home? You probably already have them around without even knowing.  Do you have an automatic garage door opener?  Do you have a coffee machine that can be set to brew coffee at 6:30am every morning? that’s it,...