Why I switched to Siri in my Home Automation

I started with home automation the same way most people do. I picked up an Amazon Echo Dot for under $20 and simply plugged it in. I thought it was cool to be able to ask questions to Alexa and have her answer them. In the beginning some of the answers were spot on and … Read more

Why I use Smart Light Switches

One popular debate is if you should change the light switch or the bulb when automating the lighting in your home. I chose to convert all my regular light switches to Smart switches for a few different reasons. It was important to me that all the switches throughout the house were the same. I wanted … Read more

Using Automation to turn off lights

How to turn off lights Automatically with Homekit

One of the first things that I did when getting started with home automation was to set up an automation to turn off lights automatically. I was tired of running across the house and up the stairs to turn off the lights when my kiddo left them on in his playroom. I’ve written a story … Read more

Installing my First Siri Controlled Light

Lutron Caseta Switch

The way I got started with home automation was because I was lazy. I always thought home automation was kind of cool, but I also thought that was too complicated AND expensive for me to get involved with. Let me tell you that it’s no longer complicated. PLUS in the long run, it actually saves … Read more

What is HomeKit?

Home Pod mini with a MacBook Pro on a desk

Are you wondering what Apple HomeKit is? Do you want to get started with Home Automation, but don’t know where to start? Well, you have come to the right place. In this easy to understand article you will learn all about why Apple Homekit is the best Home Automation system. By the end of the … Read more