This week the guys bring on fan of the show, fellow geek, and supporter Dennis Heinle to discuss home automation options, how to get started, pitfalls to avoid, and how the home automation space has changed even in the past few years.
Home automation made easy?
If you’ve been curious how to wire up your home, control your lights, manage your door locks, open and close your garage, and get notifications when windows are opened – you’ll want to check this episode out! The guys were surprised that the prices have fallen a bit even in the last 12 months and getting in is easier now than ever.
With that being said, it’s still going to require a bit of DIY initiative and elbow grease to make everything work well together and place nice. And there’s still not really a single go-to company that’s making a fully ready-to-go-no-tech-experience-required system that’s fully integrated and family friendly. Still, it’s a fun hobby to tinker with, and it’s finally getting to the point where you can roll it out in your home without upsetting your family too much!
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