DIY Home Automation doesn't have to be complicated

Open Source

Using Open Source home automation platforms is not only better for security and privacy, but it is also the most flexible way to get your Smart Home up and running.

DIY Approach

The Smart Home Blog is for people that want to take a DIY approach to the automation process. Choosing the right gadgets from different manufacturers or even building them themselves.

Step by Step Tutorials

DIY Home Automation doesn’t have to be complicated. Most of the tutorials are written for beginners to intermediate users willing to spend the time to learn a new hobby.

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the Smart Home Blog

My name is David and I created the Smart Home Blog to help other people in the process of automating their homes using a DIY approach.

Here you will find step by step tutorials for beginner and intermediate users on everything related to Open Source Home Automation and Smart Home Products.

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How to build ESP32 based CCTV and Face Recognition System

In this DIY tutorial, we are going to setup esp32 based CCTV and Face Recognition system, And how to do it with face recognition by building an IP surveillance CCTV with the ESP32-CAM module. ESP32 can actually broadcast the video streaming on the webserver over Wi-Fi with very good FPS, FPS means it can produce High frame Per second and the really good this about this project that we can access this product with any device from your network that comes with an internet browser, for example, laptop, smartphones, and any other devices which comes with Wi-Fi and internet browser.…
Reducing Carbon Footprint (1)

5 Actionable Tips To Help You Build A Smart Home

The modern world has become a global village because of miracles of science and technology. This technology has changed our modes, minds and living styles. It has given us opportunities to improve and modernised our life-style. Everyday life  has converted to new trends now. The advanced and smart appliances gives us chance to make our houses the smarter ones.
Reducing Carbon Footprint

3 Ways Smart Technology Is Reducing Our Carbon Footprint

The earth is undergoing significant changes, and most of them aren’t for the best. Climate change is creating an increase in temperatures across the globe, changing precipitation patterns, causing sea levels to rise— and the list goes on. The bottom line is that it’s affecting the earth and all that live on it. There’s undeniable […]
Choosing a Smart Hub

Top 3 Most Compatible Home Automation Hubs of 2019

  As the quantity and variety of smart devices grow, smart hubs are becoming increasingly necessary. Traditionally, a hub was an additional piece of hardware, similar to a router. It allowed for control and communication with home devices, no matter what their frequency was—Zigbee, Z-Wave, Wi-Fi, and IFTTT to name a few. Then, came the […]

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