I’ve been asked to blog out my current home setup and this is an attempt to do that. As well, I’m also posting some video reviews of different HomeKit accessories. Work in process, but I’ll do the short version here. Apple HomeKit I chose to use the Apple homeKit framework as the base for my … Continue reading Home Automation Setup with Apple #HomeKit
Or why the partners are making the homekit ecosystem more painful than it needs to be. Apple Changes Things, I get it Apple homekit was first announced back in 2014. Three years later, we're just starting to see products hit the market that start to show the promise of this ecosystem. Unfortunately, Apple stumbled a … Continue reading Stop announcing HomeKit support if you haven’t certified
One thing all parents can agree on is that anything that can help to get our kids out the door to school on time is a good thing. Anyone who’s done any reading on parenting is familiar with the idea that a routine is the best thing you can do for your kids. So I … Continue reading SmartHome Makes School Mornings Easier
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The Lutron Caseta is my go-to standard for lights. It’s easy to get up and running. It’s blends into the house and it’s supports a lot of other partners so I’m not worried about moving to another SmartHome ecosystem if I decide I don’t like what Apple HomeKit is doing.
Apple HomeKit was the logical place for me to start. I’m sure the other systems are great and I might investigate more in time. But HomeKit is where I started looking.