This smart home system build is for people living in rented apartments who cannot modify their wiring or other aspects of their home. All device suggestions are wireless or non-intrusive so your landlord shouldn't have a problem.Read More »
Smart Home System Builds
Our readers often ask us how to figure out what devices work with other devices. They want to know what thermostat to buy if they already have a specific hub. We often hear from people who want us to tell them exactly what system to buy.
The example systems below are our answer to your questions. We have made sure that all of the components work together so you shouldn’t have any compatibility issues.
This example smart home system is built with the Wink Hub at its core. Wink works with lots of devices and we suggest the best plus alternate options. Be confident that everything works together.Read More »
This guide helps you pick accessories that work seamlessly with the Insteon smart home hub. You don't have to guess what devices work - we show you.Read More »
We help you select devices that work with the Samsung SmartThings hub. Build a full SmartThings system and know that everything will work together.Read More »
This is an example smart home system built with the Amazon Echo Plus as the main hub. We suggest accessories that are compatible with the Echo Plus so you don't have to guess what works together.Read More »
While the Google Home devices don't have any of the common home automation communications radios, you can still build a solid smart home around them. We'll help you select compatible accessories.Read More »
This is an example Apple HomeKit smart home system build. We recommend the best devices (and alternates) that work with HomeKit so you know everything will work together.Read More »