We are very interested in helping you with your home or business automation, from Consulting, Installation, Configuration or Maintenance to inhance your Smart Home or Smart Office experience.
Home Automation is a fast moving technology and some of our data and information is a bit out dated. We are making an effort to correct this, but it will take some time.
Mastermind: Mastermind lets you send and read SMS text messages, make and answer phone calls, get caller ID, find your phone, get notifications and launch apps on your mobile device and television via Alexa's voice-enabled services.
I have found this Alexa Skill to be a true delight. As I try things, I find it working well with my Android Phone. iPhone to come. I have an Echo Show in my work area and I get to see all the notices, SMS messages etc., Just fantastic tech.
For information you can check out Mastermind
LIFX (Life X): The LIFX Skill lets you control LIFX Lighting Products with Alexa Vocie Commands. I found this skill very easy to configure and get working. I found these devices on the $pendy $ide but, they work well.
I found that this skill works well with IFTTT (If This Than That). I have my front room lamp blink 4 times when I get gmail and it turns on White when I get home. There are many varations and I have yet to test all.
For information you can check out LIFX
Harmony: The Logitech Harmony skill is the center of my Smart Home Media Center. I use it to control my TV, Xbox One, DVD player, Direct TV DVR, Reciever/Amplifier and speakers. If you are going to purchase a Logitech Harmony I strongly suggest you purchase the Harmony Companion (comes with Hub and Remote).
I have found it to work well, I even had to teach it about my TV as it is fairly old and not very smart. I just say "Alexa, ask harmony to turn on TV", and on comes the TV , Direct TV DVR, Reciever/Amplifier to the last channel I had running. This allows me to control all equipment without grabbing a different remote.
I just completed my new project. I have created the ability to control two TV's, one in Bedroom and the other in the Front Room with just one Harmony and Alexa. For information on how I did this, just contact me.
For information you can check out Logitech Harmony Companion
With your Alexa-enabled devices you can now get creative with lighting. Create the incredible atmosphere you have always wanted in your home with just voice commands. I suggest you do some real homework before picking witch devices you are going to use. Some require a hub, others may or may not be easy to configure.
The ultimate Smart Home requires effortless control of your thermostat. The correct temperature creates comfort within you home.
Crawling into bed, only then realizing your room is way too warm is not a good feeling. Instead of getting back up , you can use Alexa to lower the temperature.
Dumb appliance's are ones that don't have the ability to be controlled by a smart device. This could be a Coffee Maker, TV, Floor Fan, etc. You can make just about any dumb appliance into a smart one, simply by plugging the dumb appliance into a smart outlet that can be contacted by Alexa or others.
I will place information and design information in this area. Working on first one now !
The first database covers what to say to your device, the second is about Smart Home Terms (vocabulary).
If you are not sure of what can be done to get started with your Smart Home or Business you might want to check out Amazons information. Alexa Smart Home.
Amazon Alexa is not your only choice for The Smart Home or Business but it is the most able by far. In most cases you can also control your Smart Home Devices via a Smart Phone Application. Some can even be interfaced with your computer.
For the best results in your starting and growing your Smart Home, we suggest you develop a plan: Set a budget and look through all the options. I suggest you look at most if not all choices, as some can only be configured and programmed by your smart phone while others can use a computer. It is your choice but be sure to check before a purchase is made.
Decide what you want to do and start small. This can become expensive quickly, However even small changes over time will make a big difference in the atmosphere of your home. We will be happy to consult with you and help get on a good path to a Smart Home.
You can click on one of the topics above to expand the topic and see the ideas for the contained topic. These Smart Home Products are just a few of all that are being produced. Feel free to ask us about a device or product you are interested in.
If you are going to want us to do some work for you then we request you fill in the Customer Information Form. If you are going to want us to help with your configuration remotely then please put a statement, that it is OK for us to hold your Login Information in our file system (Not on a Computer).
Please note that I plan to get a Google Assistant one day, but funds keep that from takeing place currently.