On a recent Internet of Things Podcast episode, we took a question from Dave on our Voicemail hotline. Dave's landlord uses a SmartRent mobile app and Aeotec hub that connects to a smart Yale Assure door lock with Z-Wave. Dave wants to add a … [Read more...]
What are good wireless Z-Wave switch or button options?
On our most recent IoT Podcast, we chose an email listener question instead of a voicemail from our IoT Podcast Hotline. This week, Matt wrote in with a fairly specific question but it can be applied to any number of smart homes. Matt's current … [Read more...]
Why aren’t there any battery-powered Wi-Fi smart home switches?
On our most recent IoT Podcast, Keith called in with a unique question. He's using Wi-Fi devices exclusively in his smart home. That might sound like a good idea at first, but his specific question raises a potential problem. There really aren't … [Read more...]
Goodbye Z-Wave, hello HomeKit smart garage door opener
For the past four years, I've been using a GoControl Z-Wave smart garage door opener. Well, technically, I've been using it for about two years but it's been installed since 2017. Once I moved away from smart home hubs that support Z-Wave, the … [Read more...]
Should you sell all of your smart home gear to get ready for Matter?
On our most recent IoT Podcast episode, Josh called in to the voicemail hotline with a Matter question. He’s moving to a new home soon and has already packed up his smart home gear. That includes Insteon lighting products, Z-Wave devices, and a … [Read more...]