Are Smart Home Devices Worth It

Are smart home devices worth it? On most of my home automation videos I get questions asking why do we even need smart homes? I’ve spent years building out my smart home, adding lights, switches, locks, cameras, water sensors, motion sensors, voice assistants, and even more devices. Let's take a look at four of the big reasons why so many of us do it.

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Smart Home For Beginners - Technology

This is the start of a series on home automation basics. I’ll be covering some of the essentials like scenes & modes, automations, geofencing, voice assistants, and how to secure your smart home devices. For this first video I’d like to set a little bit of a baseline and cover the differences between individual smart home devices and the various smart home platforms.

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Tesla Killer: FUD and Competition

Tesla Killer: FUD and Competition. There are many people filled with fear, uncertainty, and doubt (FUD) when it comes to EVs and Tesla. Myths are spread by groups (teslaq) that have an axe to grind against EV adoption, and in other cases well-intentioned people who believe the reasonable sounding myths. Tesla earnings, finances, and business strategy are often brought into question. Let's take a look at what Tesla should do about the upcoming Tesla competitors and FUD.

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Smart Home Hub - Hubitat Review

I’ve been on a quest for the perfect smart home platform. A smart hub that can replace Smartthings and bridge the gap between Z-Wave, Zigbee, and WiFi smart home devices. A smart hub that’s platform agnostic and can work with Google, Amazon, and Apple. A smart hub that's easy to use and yet highly customizable. And even more important, a system that I have complete control over and has my privacy and data secured.

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Solar Panels For Home - 9 Months Later

Ever since I published the video about my solar panel system on my home earlier in the year, and my experience with the installation and energy production I’ve been seeing, I’ve been asked for an update on how it’s going. By a lot of people. Well, it’s time. How much energy production have I been seeing? How much money have I spent versus how much I’ve saved? I’m going to cover it all.

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One Year On YouTube - What I Learned

What I learned from one year on YouTube. I wanted to take a look back at where things have gone, where things are going, as well as to talk about some of the amazing people I’ve been able to meet and opportunities the channel has opened up to me. And is it too late to create a YouTube channel in 2019?

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