Category: Smart Home

Category: Smart Home

Smart Home with NO Internet or Power… Will I Survive?
December 22, 2019 Smart Home Lisa Lawson

One of the most common questions I hear is “how will your smart home work if the internet goes out?” I tested out what works with no internet in my home, and the results surprised me. I’ll share a few tips about what to look out for in smart lights and hubs when it comes

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Best Skills & Commands for Playing Music with Alexa
December 14, 2019 Smart Home Lisa Lawson

Play music on your Alexa devices like a pro! These tips will make playing music through your Echo Dot a breeze. Whether you want to know Alexa music commands, how to display lyrics, or how to automate your music with routines, we cover everything you need to know about playing music on Alexa in this

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Echo Flex Review and Where to Use It
December 9, 2019 Smart Home Lisa Lawson

Let’s test the Echo Flex’s microphones, speaker, and motion sensor and compare with other options. The Flex doesn’t use any counter space, so you can install it anywhere. I’ll share some ideas for where you could put the Echo Flex and its motion sensor around your house. LINKS (affiliate): Echo Flex with Motion Sensor: https://amzn.to/362t4xl

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What I Use to Make YouTube Videos: Behind the Scenes
November 23, 2019 Smart Home Lisa Lawson

Find out what gear I use to make videos! I’ll show you my current YouTube setup with the Sony a6400, plus my previous low budget setup for beginners who want to record with a smart phone. I’ll also review my Autonomous Kinn chair and standing desk, which both keep me productive and comfortable. LINKS (affiliate):

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10 BEST Smart Bulbs: Yeelight, Wyze, etc – Part 2
November 22, 2019 Smart Home Lisa Lawson

Get the best smart bulbs, without spending too much money. Following up on my previous smart bulb comparison, I gathered 10 of the best bulbs, including several recommended by some of you in the comments. Take a look at the brightness and colors of each bulb side-by-side for a clear comparison of which bulbs are

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20 Smart Lighting Ideas: Awesome Lights and Automations!
November 20, 2019 Smart Home Lisa Lawson

Transform your smart home with these smart lighting ideas! They say lighting is everything, and I have to agree. Whether you want to automate bulbs, switches, light strips, curtains, lamps, or outdoor lights, here are some of the best smart lighting ideas that will make your home amazing. LINKS (affiliate): LIFX Candle Color: https://amzn.to/2NR7eXt Nanoleaf

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Light Strips Falling Down? Best Solution
November 20, 2019 Smart Home Lisa Lawson

Keep your light strips from falling down! The 3M tape on the back of light strips isn't very strong, but I have some installation tips to help it last longer. In case they still fall down, I also share some helpful solutions for re-installing them so they stay up. LINKS (affiliate): Mounting clips: https://amzn.to/2GZZgan Gorilla

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25 Home Automation Ideas: Ultimate Smart Home Tour!
November 19, 2019 Smart Home Lisa Lawson

Make your house smarter with these home automation ideas! Follow me on my smart home tour through a typical day filled with automation. I use Alexa and SmartThings for most of these ideas, so you can easily copy them for your own house. FULL article with how to set all of this up: https://smarthomesolver.com/reviews/smart-home-automation-ideas/ Reddit

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How to Automate Your TV for Cheap
November 10, 2019 Smart Home Lisa Lawson

Automate your TV with your smart home without spending too much! Set up your TV to automatically pause if the doorbell is pressed. Or your lights can turn up if you pause your movie. In this video, I share several TV automation ideas like this and show you how to set them up using Harmony

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Nest Hub Max in My Smart Home: Face Match, Routines, Gestures, Video Messages
November 6, 2019 Smart Home Lisa Lawson

Use Nest Hub Max to control your smart home in one place! I tested the Nest Hub Max vs Google Nest Hub for a few weeks. In this video we'll look at their different features and sound quality to help you decide if the Max is worth it. I’ll also show you how I use

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