Graphic: Home filled in with icons of technology and text: Smart Home Smackdowns Roundup

Smart Home Smackdowns Roundup

Are you interested in using technology to make your home smart?

If you’re like me, when you’re searching for new products to buy, you want to compare them quickly and easily with others.

If you know me, you know I hate duplication and recreating the wheels. Here are some kickass smackdowns (my loving term for comparison charts of popular products) for home automation and controls I found at while I doing some research for a recent presentation on how I use technology with Grandma.

Doorbell Cameras


Review of Doorbell Cameras at

Indoor/Security Cameras


Review of Indoor/Security Cameras at

Home Automation & Environmental Control


Review of Home Automation devices at

Smart Locks


Review of Smart Locks at

If you are an iOS type, here is a link to a guide on how to make your home an Apple smart home:

Guide to Home Automation with Apple

As I shared with you before, I chose to Nest hands down, because I wanted one comprehensive suite of devices and software. I don’t have time to piecemeal solutions.

My best advice when looking at upgrading your home to a smart home is to go with a company that has been around for a while, with a strong reputation and positive reviews. Do your research and find what works for your specific situation.