Tag Archives: Z-Wave

Get Smart: More Home-Hacking for the Handily-Impaired

Get Smart: More Home-Hacking for the Handily-Impaired

I am not a “handyman.” I am not “good with tools.” In fact, I’m not even the “kind of guy” who can do “simple home improvements” without “causing moderate bodily harm to himself and others.” Still, I’ve installed smart devices in my house, and you can too! Read More

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The Home of Tomorrow Today

The Home of Tomorrow Today

As I made my way through CES 2015, I couldn’t help but get the feeling that I’d been lied to. Allow me to explain: the future I was promised was big and shiny and festooned with silver lamé jumpsuits. And also robots. Lots of robots. Read More

Bring Your Home Into Harmony With the Piper Security and Automation Hub

Bring Your Home Into Harmony With the Piper Security and Automation Hub

With an effortless installation via your existing home wireless network and a ton of internal environmental sensors, Piper is an endlessly customizable home monitoring system like no other. In fact, my Piper has me thinking less of simple home security, and more about home automation. Whereas the Samsung SmartCam I reviewed last month made it easy for me to receive alerts about motion or sound events that may indicate treachery is afoot in my humble abode, Piper instead offers all this with an unprecedented level of added granularity. Read More