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Philips Hue Motion Sensors in Wet Areas (Bathrooms and Outdoors)

Philips Hue Motion Sensor in an indoor bathroom wet area

Philips Hue smart lights are some of the highest-rated options on the market, with applications in almost every room of the home. One room that sees the most utility from smart lights is in the bathroom. Think about it: you need light during a midnight trip to the bathroom, but you don’t want to be … Read more

Ring and Nest: Video Management Support (Blue Iris, iSpy & ZoneMinder)

A Ring Doorbell Pro in-front of a D-Link ShareCenter NAS, and an SD-card adapter and Ethernet cable on the sides.

One of the key components of smart home security is a security camera. In the modern world, these cameras come in multiple forms: security cameras, video doorbells, and even built-in cameras on smart assistants (like the optional security feature in the Nest Hub Max). The ability to access these feeds at any time of day, … Read more

Multiple Philips Hue Motion Sensors (In a Room & Time of Day)

My Philips Hue motion sensor in setup mode

The true measure of a smart home is the amount of convenience it lends, paired with how much user intervention is needed for devices to operate as desired. The Philips Hue Motion Sensor allows your smart lights to react as programmed the moment motion is detected, but that isn’t to say they are without flaw. … Read more