Steve’s Home Networking and Home Automation Guide

stevessmarthomeJust like our phones, our home are becoming smart. To make them smart they are being fitted with:

  • smart switches
  • smart lights
  • smart Locks
  • etc

These once normal household devices are being made smart by connecting them together over a network, and then to the Internet.

Because most Homes built today aren’t smart they will be made smart incrementally,by adding smart devices to solve present day problems

Perhaps you might need to install a security system, so you install a smart security system. Later you want to integrate it with your lights so you install a smart lighting system.

In order to do this you will need a basic understanding of networking and how, or if, they can be connected to each other.

About This Site

The aim of this site is help you learn and understand:

  • Home Networking basics
  • How these smart devices connect to each other and how they work.
  • Understand the technologies and protocols found in a smart home.
  • Solve common home automation problems
  • Create home automation programs. e.g skills

Getting Started

In order to build a smart home you will need to understanding how to setup a home network and how it works. -See Smart Home Networking

Follow my progress as I slowly convert my home into a smart home. – Making a Smart Home

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Questions

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Best Regards Steve

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