Smart Home Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals (Best of 2019)

It is almost the best weekend of the year. With Black Friday and Cyber Monday coming up it’s time to find the best Smart Home deals for this year. Your Smart Home is never finished, so this weekend is the best time to buy some new Smart Home gear for your house with a huge … Read moreSmart Home Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals (Best of 2019)

Howto make your Outdoor Landscape Lighting Smart

Smart Outdoor Lights

If you have read my blog before you probably know that I have a decent amount of smart products in and around my house. Pretty much all the indoor lights are Smart, but one thing still on my todo list was Smart Outdoor Landscape Lighting. The “problem” with outdoor landscape lighting is that, with the … Read moreHowto make your Outdoor Landscape Lighting Smart

Best Home Automation Ideas

Once you start with automating your home and you see the benefits of it you quickly want to do more, but what? The possibilities with home automation are pretty much endless so to help you get started I put together a list with some of the best home automation ideas. This list is created based on … Read moreBest Home Automation Ideas

Best Smart Thermostat on Amazon (2019 review)

Smart Thermostat on Amazon

A smart thermostat, the only smart device that can earn it’s purchase back with saving money on your energy bill. It’s 2019 and I can’t imagine that people still buy dumb thermostats. These thermostats maybe cheap when you buy them, but you will lose money every year while heating your house when you are not … Read moreBest Smart Thermostat on Amazon (2019 review)

Reset Unifi AP to factory Defaults

Reset Unifi AP with SSH

So you want to factory reset your Unifi AP, but probably the reset button doesn’t seem to work. Luckily there is another option to reset the access point. In this article, I will walk you through the step that is necessary to reset your access point. Using the Reset Button First, the simple way, using the reset … Read moreReset Unifi AP to factory Defaults

Using Z Wave Motion Sensors in and around your house

motion-sensor-use-cases

If you start creating your Smart Home one thing you probably want to add are Smart Motion Sensors. If you already have a controller then adding motion sensors is a really easy way to create a security system. But you can do so much more with them besides triggering an alarm when they detect motion. … Read moreUsing Z Wave Motion Sensors in and around your house

Updating Unifi Controller on Raspberry Pi

Unifi Controller Raspberry Pi

It’s important to keep your network product up-to-date. Most new firmware releases contain bug fixes, performance improvements and may contain support new technology/protocols. The Unifi Controller software is one of the most important parts of the Unifi network, so check regularly if there is a new firmware release. Or even better, signup for the newsletter, I … Read moreUpdating Unifi Controller on Raspberry Pi

The Best Home Network Setup: A Step-by-Step Guide

home network setup guide

Is your home network slow? Keep your kids calling “Dad! The wifi is down again!”? Let’s do something about that. Because a good and stable home network makes things so much easier. And a good home network setup isn’t expensive and pretty easy to setup. As an IT Admin, I get a lot of questions … Read moreThe Best Home Network Setup: A Step-by-Step Guide