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Smart Oil Diffuser

Have you ever walked into your house and had that feeling where you just want to sprawl over your bed, put on some soothing music and have a fresh aroma in the background. Well guess what if you have an echo or the alexa app, along with the new smart alexa enabled oil diffuser, then…

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TT013: Home Tips While on Vacation – Tool and Tie

Taking a vacation? Did you know some of the biggest disasters in your home could occur when you’re away. From water damage to theft, home owners that left for a beautiful vacation would be coming home a disaster. There are however a few things a homeowner can do to minimize their chances of walking home…

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TT17: Cut the Cord – Tool and Tie

Many people have been contemplating whether they should cut the cord. The big question is whether they can stay away from that oh so convenient TV guide and the tons and tons of channels that come with those expensive cable packages. We contemplated the same and the result? Tune in to this weeks podcast as…

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TT23: Make Your Home Smarter – Tool and Tie

Smart homes are being a popular DIY project for homeowners. The desire to have everything at the control of their finger tips is often a discussion at social gatherings. They are in ooh and ahh of all the gadgets I have in my house. From being able to control my video door bell, to opening…

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Amazon Music Launches in Canada…Is Amazon Prime Worth it?

Today Amazon launched Amazon Music services in Canada. Amazon prime music provides Canadian’s access to over a million songs that they can browse. This service is not to be confused with Prime Music Unlimited which is an additional 9.99/month or 7.99 if you have a prime account. Earlier this year, Amazon launched video services in…

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Make Your Home Smart on a Budget

I recently reviewed the Zooz Zen 21 smart switch which allows you to use the switch in single pole or 3 way applications without dishing out extra dollars on a companion switch. I purchased the Zooz from Amazon for about $45 CDN. Install was simple and straight forward. Zooz customer support was awesome in helping…

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Control Home Alarm with Apple Watch/iPhone and Envisalink with Homebridge

Hi guys here is my latest video that shows you how to use the sample config file below and use it to control your home alarm with your watch. Amazon link to Envisalink: http://amzn.to/2xdtJ1T Sample config file: { “bridge”: { “name”: “Homebridge”, “username”: “11:22:AA:BB:CC”, “port”: 12345, “pin”: “111-222-444” }, “description”: “This is an example configuration…

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Wink hub 2 and Siri with homebridge

Hi Guys, I wanted to put together a comprehensive guide for you on how to setup a raspberry pi to work with your wink hub 2 and home kit. I’ve successfully got this to work with a raspberry pi 2. Here is a demo of the setup. In order to get homekit to connect with…

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