Kasa Issues After A Power Outage: What You Need To Know

Someone lighting a match due to a power outage

Power outages and rolling blackouts are the smart home tech fans’ worst nightmare. Every smart device brand has trouble when the power is flickering, but there are some specific Kasa problems that we need to look at. Kasa smart devices can experience connection problems during a power outage. These devices will automatically reconnect to the … Read more

Zigbee vs Z-Wave vs WiFi vs Bluetooth: What’s Best?!

A diagram showing how Google's Wi-Fi router and points work, and how they extend your house's WiFi coverage (even to outdoor WiFi products).

I remember when I first started getting into smart homes. I was happily running a few (WiFi based) Echo speakers, but I started to hear terms like ‘Zigbee’ and ‘Z-Wave’ thrown around too. I was also (obviously) aware of Bluetooth, but I’d mainly seen it used in headphones and mobile phones: so it seemed odd … Read more

Changing WiFi Info On All Devices (Echo, Home etc) At Once?

A screenshot of the BT Smart Hub 2 (internet router) wireless configuration page, showing which details to change.

When thinking about the disadvantages of smart homes, I remembered a time when my internet router broke. I changed this, and so I had to manually re-configure 5 smart home devices… along with a couple of TVs, my printer, two tablets, two Kindles, three mobile phones and two laptops. Ugh – changing 17 devices manually … Read more

My Amazon Smart Plug Says “Provisioning Failure” (How To Fix)

Amazon Smart Plug provisioning error

Smart plugs have some of the coolest potential when it comes to smart technology. These little devices bridge the gap between smart technology and yesteryears electronics. For the smart home wizard, a few smart plugs are a must. This isn’t to say they aren’t without their tech issues. What tech isn’t? There are a few … Read more