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Stringify Flows for Advanced Home Automation Setup, Review & Tutorial + IFTTT Comparison

Stringify is a cloud based application that can act as an intelligent service broker to improve your smart home automation. The video explains the differences between IFTTT and Stringify as well as helping you set up a basic flow with multiple constraints, triggers and actions. Stringify can be linked to the Wink Hub 2 and SmartThings to enhance shortcuts, robots and routines. You can also use the app to trigger really cool things using the Amazon Echo Dot.




DIY 3 Way Switch Lutron Caseta Wireless Dimmer Install with No Neutral Wire or Traveller Wire

DIY installation of the Lutron Caseta In Wall Wireless Smart Switch Dimmer. This video will explain how to install, setup and configure the switch in a single and 3-way switch installation. At the end of the video I will connect both the smart switch and the pico remote into the Wink Hub 2 using the Wink App.

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LUTRON P-PKG1W-WH Caseta Wireless In-Wall Dimmer with Pico Remote

  • Control your lights from anywhere within your home with the Pico remote
  • Works with 600 watts of incandescent/halogen, 150 watts of dimmable LED/CFL
  • For use in multi-location applications, replace existing switch with included Pico remote control 
  • Works with the Lutron Smart Bridge or the WINK hub 
  • Works with Alexa, Apple Homekit, NEST, Honeywell, Logitech, Serena shades and more 
  • In-wall dimmer kit includes (1) wireless dimmer, (1) Pico remote control and (1) coordinating screw less wall plate
  • White Neutral Wire not required for installation

Disability Access w/ Amazon Echo Dot, SmartThings, Logitech Harmony Hub & Smart Home Automation

Use smart home automation to help people with disabilities. In this episode, we help Bob, a quadriplegic, simplify his life with the use of smart home tech. Being disabled shouldn’t mean that accessibility is sacrificed, not in today’s day and age. Today we discuss how a simple solution using the Samsung SmartThings hub 2.0, GE In-Wall Smart Switches, the Logitech Harmony Hub and an Amazon Echo Dot can be a low cost setup to improve accessibility for those in wheelchairs or assisted living situations.

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How to Start Your Smart Home: Part 1 -Using the Wink and SmartThings Hubs for Home Automation Tech

The smart home is growing in popularity. This video helps you start your smart home by helping you create a solid plan. Home automation is about more than just the gadgets. Sure you can go out and buy an Amazon Echo or a Google Home and stitch together a few devices. But if you want a real smart home, you need to look at a smart home hub. The video will make the case for a real hub, and discuss lighting options for your new automation experience.

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Inovelli Z-Wave Smart Plug

  • Z-Wave On/Off Smart Plug that works with Alexa, and Google Home for total smart home voice control
  • Offers full control of 2 individual Smart Outlets (Smart Sockets) with 1 Home Automation Module
  • DISCLAIMER: Not All HUB’s are Compatible (See Product Description for Compatible Hubs) | Wink Users: Please see note in the, “Product Description” section about compatibility
  • Z-Wave Certified (ZC10-16010013), UL Listed (E464831) & works with 1500+ smart devices for your home
  • One of the best smart home devices to control lights or small appliances via IOS & Android thru IoT.

Google Home Assistant Review, Unboxing, DIY Setup

The Google Home Assistant is the latest voice assistant to hit the market. Today we are going to do an unboxing, setup and review of this cool new tech. Plus, we will compare it to the Amazon Echo and Echo Dot. And then, we’ll round it out with a few live tests centered on home automation and voice control.

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Samsung SmartThings Hub

Samsung SmartThings Smart Home Hub 2nd Gen.

New From: $74.99 USD In Stock

  • Your smart home needs a brain, so get started with a SmartThings Hub. It connects wirelessly with a wide range of smart devices and makes them work together.
  • Add smart devices and put your home to work. Choose from a wide range of compatible devices, including lights, speakers, locks, thermostats, sensors, and more.
  • Use the SmartThings app or Amazon Alexa to control your smart home. Teach your house new tricks by telling it what to do when you’re asleep, awake, away, and back home.
  • Requires an Internet-connected router with an available Ethernet port Requires the free SmartThings app for iOS (8.1 or later), Android (4.0 or later), or Windows Phone (8.1 or later)
  • Please reference User Guide and Specification Sheet below under ‘Technical Specifications’ for instructions on how to add devices and troubleshoot connectivity issues

GE Lighting Control Zwave Duplex Receptacle

  • Works with Alexa for voice control (hub Required, Alexa device and hub sold separately)
  • White lighting control matches most standard wall plates (wall plate not included)
  • Easily locate the receptacle in a dark room with the integrated blue LED indicator
  • Features one always-on pass-through AC outlet and one Z-Wave enabled outlet
  • Compatible with incandescent, fluorescent, compact fluorescent, xenon, halogen and LED lighting up to 600 watts
  • Compatible with any Z-Wave certified gateway, providing access from many popular home automation systems and applications (application software not included)
  • Can be controlled in groups of multiple lights or turned on or off within ambient interior lighting scenes.