About our Smart Home

We are technology enthusiasts exploring do-it-yourself smart home technology and its benefits in our everyday lives.

About ten years ago we started tinkering with electronics in the house to try to make things easier and more efficient, starting with our home entertainment system. Before there was streaming Netflix and Hulu we were accessing our content from a Windows server with a Sony Play Station 3 to allow us to share pictures and music on our downstairs television.

In the last few years we have moved on to installing and tinkering with everything from our lights to our thermostats to our garage door. We are doing everything ourselves and accessing our gadgets with our Amazon Echo and occasionally our phones.

With the proliferation of smart home devices, we believe there is nothing in our house that can’t be automated and we have created this site to share our experiences and get your feedback and advice on what to do next.

We are Apple bigots so you won’t find any Android advice here – though we welcome you to share your Android equivalents in the comments.

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The words and opinions published on this site remain our own. Purchasing through our links helps keep AppMyHome reviewing new smart home products.

For your convenience, you can find links to most of the products we have tested on Our Smart Devices and merchants we support in our Smart Home Shop.

Thanks for visiting and we look forward to hearing from you.