You don’t need a mechanical engineering degree. You don’t have to be a computer programmer. You can rule over your personal kingdom (a.k.a. your home) with just a tap, click or voice command. At least that’s the dream being sold in commercials.
But when you start to seriously research what it takes to make that dream a reality, you find a very different world. It’s a world filled with talk of networking, radio frequencies and protocols all served up in Raspberry Pi. Makes you start to think you’re not smart enough to have a smart house.
K.I.S.S. used to mean Keep It Simple, Stupid.”
In our house it means “Keep Your IT Smart and Simple.”
We believe you can become a great Smart House Manager no matter what your background or budget. And we’re here to help you do it. We’re ordinary homeowners just like you who have already gone through the sometimes steep learning curve to putting together the technologies that will help you control a growing number of home automation systems.
We evaluate the growing field of home automation devices available on the basis of:
- how smart they are – will they save you time, money or hassle, and
- how simple they are to learn, operate and integrate with other devices
All our review and ratings are independently arrived at. You can’t buy our SWAK love. We buy some products for review and borrow others.
However, we help to support the hours that go into our review process through affiliate commissions. When you click through one of our links and make a purchase, you will not pay any more than if you found that page on its own, but we will receive a small referral fee.
Our goal is to help you save time and money making your home work harder to serve you. Now that’s smart and simple.