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What Is a Smart Plug? (and How It Can Make Your Home Awesome)

Rebecca Edwards | Dec 20, 2018 | Home Automation

What is a smart plug and what can it do for me? SafeWise answers those questions and more about smart plugs, smart switches, and smart outlets.

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How to Build a Smart Nursery for Your Baby

Kasey Tross | Sep 20, 2018 | Home Automation

Thanks to smart technology, you can harness the power of your smartphone to help you take care of your baby and simplify your life at the same time. Here are a few of our favorite ways to use modern tech to build a smarter nursery.

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How to Automate Your Home with Amazon Alexa

Monique Seitz-Davis | Nov 8, 2018 | Home Automation
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ADT Now Offers the Ring Video Doorbell – Learn About the Partnership

Alexia Chianis | Dec 18, 2018 | Equipment Reviews, Home Automation, Home Safety
Editor's note: looking for more info on smart doorbells in general? Check out our latest buyer's guide on the eight best video doorbells. SafeWise is dedicated to your family’s well-being. So we make it a priority...
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9 Ways to Stay Safe When You Live Alone

Rebecca Edwards | Nov 29, 2018 | Home Automation, Home Safety, Senior Safety

When you don’t have a housemate to help you lock up or call for help in the event of a break-in, you need other types of backup. Make sure you don’t get caught by surprise with these ten proactive solutions to help make your single-person household as safe as possible.

What Makes Your House a Smart Home? How Home Automation Protocols Work

Rebecca Edwards | Aug 8, 2017 | Home Automation

Home automation protocol is the language smart home devices use to communicate with one another. Because communication is essential for home automation, it’s helpful to understand how it works when deciding which type is right…

Energy Saving Tips to Make Your Home Energy Efficient Year Round

Rebecca Edwards | Jun 23, 2017 | Home Automation

With the change of seasons comes changes in weather, routine—and your home’s energy efficiency. Fortunately, a cold winter or hot summer doesn’t have to mean a spike in utility bills. Use our seasonal checklists and…

SmartThings Allows Total Control Over Your Home

Massiel Ramirez | Jun 15, 2017 | Home Automation

The Internet of Things has quickly become a popular concept among tech lovers and it’s only getting better. SmartThings, a home automation tool, has taken the Internet of Things to an entirely new level. This…

Canary Review: Everything You Need to Know

Rebecca Edwards | Jun 5, 2018 | Home Automation

Canary is a sleek, compact device that delivers big, all-in-one home security. Since its debut as a crowdfunded product on Indiegogo, Canary home security has grown, offering expanded support and technology in response to customer…