How Do I Automate My House?


home automation

 

Most of you guys know that I built a house last year and finished up this spring.  For a long-time I have wanted to focus on automating your house as I feel this is the next BIG THING!

Below are some products I have either bought or plan on buying to automate my house.

If you have any recommendations or reviews of the products below PLEASE email me!

 

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I hate how vacuum cleaners are bulky and take-up too much space.  This is the perfect one.

 

2- Amazon Echo

I absolutely love my Alexa.  I haven’t integrated it with the lights, but I use it for radio, lists, jokes, and other random things.  My kids ABSOLUTELY LOVE THIS!

 

 

3- Amazon Dot

Because I love theAmazon Echo I might by this for my bedroom

 

 

4- Philips Hue Lights and Hub

Lighting makes a HUGE difference.  You can change the colors by how you feel.

 

 

5- Philips smart bulb

See above but in bulb form.

 

 

6- Wink Hub

This is the main thing you can connect all devices too and then connect this with Amazon Echo. I will probably buy this once I have bought the lights and the dot.

 

 

7- NETGEAR Gigabit WiFi Router

Looks a little weird but I’m REALLY surprised by the performance difference my router makes.  My old router broke in the move and I upgraded to this.  VERY IMPRESSED!

 

 

8- Nest thermostat

I had this in the old house and actually kept close track of the performance difference.  I had a positive ROI in 10 months!  You can’t get that in the stock market!  My wife installed it and I look forward to integrating it with Amazon Echo.

nest thermostat for home automation

 

 

9- Toilet seat light switch

This is the new hot thing and my wife is always looking for a way to keep me and my son from not peeing everywhere!

 

10- Nest cam

There is a much cheaper way to get a home-security set-up BUT this is by far the easiest.  So this will probably be what I go with.

 

11 – August Locks

All my friends that have these swear by them!  I hate how traditional locks look anyway.  The best part is the easy installation and bluetooth.  My friend has his sensor set-up to where it unlocks when he gets in the driveway.  This is super helpful when your hands are full.  Since I have 4 kids, my hand are pretty much always full!

 

Did I forget anything?

Email me and let me know!