Don’t Come Home to a HouseBoat.

Water damage can be extremely expensive. It can result from a variety of, let’s face it, simple causes; by the regular wear and tear of pipes, the failed couplings of washing machines or something as simple as a toilet bowl seal or a clogged utility sink. And it can cost thousands of dollars. You can […]

Make Smart Choices When Choosing Devices

From securing your home while hundreds of miles away and keeping your beer cold to making sure that your tropical fish are comfortable, smart home devices can perform tasks that are, frankly, nothing short of miraculous. And given all that a smart home can do, you’d think that getting set up would require a team […]

Why the Smarter Hubs don’t rely on the Cloud

If you’re new to Smart Home automation and looking to make your home smarter, there are a few things you should know. When you’re shopping for devices, such as hubs (aka “controllers”), be sure to choose a hub that will deliver on what you want… ideally, one that doesn’t rely on “the cloud.”  According to […]

5 Renter-friendly tips to smarten up your apartment

You don’t have to wait until you own a home to start a “smart home”.”  After all, a smart home can be an apartment, too. Simply because you don’t live in a house, doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the same “home” benefits; all with a quick and simple, wire-free setup.   Thanks to Ezlo and the […]

“Siri, change my vacation home temperature to 73 degrees!”

And guess what?  She did. Well, it wasn’t really Siri, but the engineering team here at Ezlo.  You see, until now, if you had more than one smart home location, such as a vacation home, a rental property, or a “man cave/cabin” in your backyard, it was not possible to run the devices in those […]

4 Tips on making a new home for your smart home

So, you’ve decided to pack your things and move into a new home.  Well, you sure don’t want to leave those beloved home automation devices behind! There are a few important steps you should take when moving your smart home technology and automation systems; first step, don’t wait until the last minute to get them […]

Smart device sensors. They’re awesome, aren’t they?

That’s a rhetorical question, by the way. These remarkable little devices ( yes, some of them are very, very small) are now so much a part of our daily lives that we don’t even notice them. They’re in our phones, in our cars (that vibration in the wheel when you cross the double line, for […]

Four ways to get smart [home] about summer vacation.

Four ways to get smart [home] about summer vacation. Labor Day will be here before you know it and with it, one last chance to get away before summer is completely over. Hopefully, you’ve taken the appropriate steps to ensure that your home, and your belongings, are safe and secure while you’re away.  What steps, […]

Make Smart Choices When Choosing Devices

From securing your home while hundreds of miles away and keeping your beer cold to making sure that your tropical fish are comfortable, smart home devices can perform tasks that are, frankly, nothing short of miraculous. And given all that a smart home can do, you’d think that getting set up would require a team […]

This was going to be a blog about Smart Home myths

As the title suggests, this blog was originally going to be dedicated to a discussion of the most common myths surrounding smart homes and smart home devices. Like the myth that they’re expensive, or the myth that they’re difficult to install, for example. It didn’t take long to see, however, that this topic has already […]