July 3, 2015

9 of the Top Home Automation Blogs

In just a few short years, the Internet has started to add connectivity to everything from home audio to even garage doors. Known as the ‘Internet of Things’ this growth in technology is now leading to affordable and easy-to-use systems, apps, and hardware for automating your entire home.

If you own a LiftMaster garage door opener, you may be familiar with the MyQ system that uses an app and Internet connectivity to allow you to open and close your garage door from anywhere!

However, that’s just one thing that home automation systems can do. In fact, they can also be used to control lighting, heating, security, and you may even be able to control all your appliances over the Internet one day too.

If you’ve always wanted to be able to open your garage door with your phone, adjust your thermostat without leaving your bed, or you’re simply curious about the Internet of Things you should check out these home automation blogs below!

Lifehacker

http://lifehacker.com/tag/home-automation

Lifehacker is an extensive blog that includes topics on ‘life hacks’ including productivity tips & technology. Their home automation section includes product reviews and guides for creating a high-tech home.

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Lifehacker

Bosch ConnectedWorld Blog

http://blog.bosch-si.com/

Bosch’s ConnectedWorld Blog covers the entire spectrum of the ‘Internet of Things’ from connected cities to mobile technology and the growing popularity and potential of home automation.

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Bosch ConnectedWorld Blog

SmartThings

http://blog.smartthings.com/

SmartThings provides hardware and software for automating various parts of a home. Their blog shares tips and ideas around home automation and the Internet of Things.

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SmartThings

Open Home Automation

http://www.openhomeautomation.net/blog/

Open Home Automation provides resources and guides for those taking a do-it-yourself approach to home automation with hardware such as Arduino and Raspberry Pi. The blog includes project ideas and guides for amateurs and experts alike.

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Open Home Automation

Loxone

http://blog.loxone.com/

Loxone is a home automation system that controls lighting, climate, multimedia and other areas of the home. The blog shares news, guides, and ideas around smart home technology.

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Loxone

Arrayent’s Internet of Things Blog

http://www.arrayent.com/blog/

Arrayent is a provider of an Internet of Things platform, and their blog focuses on industry insights and news. The blog is a good resource for understanding the state of the industry and how businesses see this technology.

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Arrayent’s Internet of Things Blog

Smarthome

http://www.smarthome.com/

The Smarthome Blog features home automation products from energy and power management to home security and lighting.

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Smarthome

HomeMonitor Blog

http://blog.homemonitor.me/

HomeMonitor is a wi-fi based camera and security system. Their blog however expands beyond security alone and features Internet of Things topics around smart home ideas, power & energy management, gadgets and apps.

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HomeMonitor Blog

Control4 Blog

http://www.control4.com/blog

Control4 is a home automation system that can control home audio, video, lighting, climate and security. The blog shares tips and ideas for automating your home, as well as industry news.

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Control4 Blog

We’d love to hear your thoughts! What’s your favourite website on the list? Are we missing anyone that you would like to recommend? Please leave a comment below!

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