Win A Free Xiaomi Smart Home Kit from Smart-Home Hobby: OVER

Win A Free Xiaomi Smart Home Kit from Smart-Home Hobby: OVER

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR WINNER, Will G! I've really enjoyed learning about this Smart-Home stuff and sharing it with all of you on this blog. Being able to control devices is a great first step, but adding sensors really changes the game. I've had a great time showing all of you how to start your own … Continue reading Win A Free Xiaomi Smart Home Kit from Smart-Home Hobby: OVER

Up Your Smart-Home Game, on the cheap, with the Xiaomi Aqara Gateway & Home Assistant

Up Your Smart-Home Game, on the cheap, with the Xiaomi Aqara Gateway & Home Assistant

In my search to add sensors to my cheap Smart-Home set up, I wanted to find something that was affordable, easy to use, and had a good build quality. I thought about Z-Wave but the start up cost was off-putting. A Z-Wave stick and a couple of sensors would easily set me back $100. Plus, dropping … Continue reading Up Your Smart-Home Game, on the cheap, with the Xiaomi Aqara Gateway & Home Assistant