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Sensative Strips

Ultra thin design (less than 3 mm ) for invisible mounting between most doors/windows and their frames. Auto-include for easy addition to your smart home hub. Simple to set up with the included adhesive backing and Long lasting battery life. (Up to 10 years). Strips is a Z-Wave Plus certified product. Z-Wave Plus includes a selected set of extended features and capabilities

REVIEW Ecobee3 Smart Wifi Thermostat

Today I’m going to replace my thermostat with the Ecobee3 smart wifi thermostat. And, in my home, I have a special circumstance in that I only have four wires that go from my existing thermostat over to my mechanical closet, so in addition to the Ecobee3 setup and review, we’ll also be installing the power extender kit.

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Ecobee3 Smart Wifi Thermostat

Works with Amazon Alexa for voice control. Smart, really smart – intuitively understands when to turn on your heating or cooling equipment based on your home’s unique energy profile, the weather outside, and thousands of other data points to make sure you’re comfortable at all times. Knows you have a life – senses whether anyone’s home and which rooms are occupied, delivering comfort when you’re at home and saving you energy and money when you’re not. Lowers your energy bills – ecobee saves homeowners an average of 23%* annually, paying for itself in energy savings (*Learn more at ecobee.com/savings)

Sun Joe iON 16 inch 40 Volt Cordless Lawn Mower

No pull cords, gas, oil, tune-ups, carbon emissions or tangled extension cords. Powerful brushless motor increases battery efficiency, maximizes motor performance, decreases noise and vibration and extends motor life. Compact design ideal for small to mid-sized lawns. 6-position height adjustment lever tailors grass cutting height from 1.18 to 3.15 Inch

iHome isp5 & isp8 WiFi Smart Plug Setup and Review

Setup & review of the iHome isp5 and iHome isp8 smart plug in modules. As a bonus, we’ll compare this plug in module to the WeMo and TP-Link wifi switches. To date, all of my reviews have been z-wave modules that require a smart home hub like the Wink Hub 2 or Samsung SmartThings.

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iHome Control isp8 Smart Wifi Plug in Module

Works with Amazon Alexa for voice control. Includes RF hand held remote. Allows others in the home to control connected devices without a smartphone. ( Remote works up to 35 feet away). Power monitoring feature, gives power consumption statistics for connected devices. ( Helps save money! ). Wi-Fi enabled. No Hub or monthly fees required. Control your plug globally with Wi-Fi access. Control lamps, space heaters, Air Conditioners, Fans, Holiday lighting and more up to 1800 Watts per plug.

iHome Control isp5 Smart Plug

Works with Amazon Alexa for voice control. Wi-Fi enabled. No Hub or monthly fees required. Control your plug globally with Wi-Fi access.  Works with Apple HomeKit & Siri, Nest, Wink, Alexa and Smart Things platforms. Control lamps, space heaters, Air Conditioners, Fans, Holiday lighting and more up to 1800 Watts per plug.