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 my own Smart Home and…

Reset Unifi AP to factory Defaults

I also work for a construction company and on the constructions sites, we use Unifi Access points. Sometimes if they get back they won’t connect to the controller anymore. Now you can reset them by holding the reset pin for 10 seconds. But this week I had one, a Unifi AC Pro, that I just couldn’t reset. Now I know…

Using Z Wave Motion Sensors in and around your house

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. And the great thing with…

Free Network Monitoring Tools

Are you going to be ahead of the problems or running behind it? Network monitoring, every IT Department should have it. Without a monitoring tool, you get a reactive IT department. If people can’t save their files anymore you are already too late. And what about disk swapping because you are running low on memory? These kinds of scenarios happen in every…

Smart home design

I am an IT guy, and hence the name of my blog, LazyAdmin, I like to automate as much of the boring daily tasks as I can. So that is what I did with my home. In this post, I will try to help you get started designing your own Smart Home. Where should you start, what do you need…

Best Home Network Setup

As an IT Admin I get a lot of questions about people’s home network. What is the best home network router? How do I optimize my wireless network? Which network switch should I buy? And I completely understand, these days there are some many products and the technology keeps improving (wireless B/G/N or AC? or 2.4ghz or 5ghz?) In this…