best smart thermostat

Best Smart Thermostat Reviews 2017

Joseph Reviews, Smart Thermostat, Uncategorized 2 Comments

Most of us don’t give the purchase of a thermostat much more than a second thought, however there is a large range of features and performance that you will need to consider to select the best smart home thermostat. If something goes wrong with our existing thermostat our initial thought is to replace it with something similar, but that may …

Nest Learning Thermostat

Nest Learning Thermostat 3rd-Generation Review

Joseph Reviews, Smart Thermostat 0 Comments

Learns Your Preferences. Wi-Fi Remote Access. User-Friendly Design. Pricey. Sometimes the Thermostat Doesn’t Shut off. There is always one product in any product category that seems to rise above the rest and when it comes to smart thermostats the clear favorite is the Nest Learning Thermostat. This thermostat was actually designed by one of the original members of the team …

Venstar Wi-Fi ColorTouch Review

Venstar Wi-Fi ColorTouch Review

Joseph Reviews, Smart Thermostat 0 Comments

Built-In Wi-Fi. Time Period Control. Works with Alexa No Motion Sensor Technology. Requires the Use of Common Wire. The Venstar Wi-Fi ColorTouch thermostat brings smart control of your homes climate settings into the 21st century. With its time period scheduler, built-in security features, expandable SD card, and the ability to upload up to 100 pictures to be used as wallpaper …

Honeywell Wi-Fi 7 Day Programmable Thermostat

Honeywell Wi-Fi 7 Day Programmable Thermostat

Joseph Reviews, Smart Thermostat 0 Comments

Remote Control Via Wi-Fi. 7-Day Programming. Wink App Compatible. Old-Fashioned LED Screen. No Motion Sensors. No Learning Capability. There are a lot of great smart thermostats on the market today, but most of them are fairly expensive. If you’re not too concerned with all the bells and whistles and you want a Smart thermostat that’s fairly versatile with some programming …

Smart Home Device Privacy

Smart Device Privacy: The Elephant in the Room

Joseph Blog, Home Security 0 Comments

A smart device in itself is one of those ultra-connected environment of capabilities and services, which enables interaction between physical objects and their virtual representations based on existing technologies such as sensors, controllers or low powered wireless along with services available from the wider internet. This ultra-connectivity is why smart device privacy has become such a concern among the modern …

Honeywell Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat

Honeywell Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat Review

Joseph Reviews, Smart Thermostat 0 Comments

Compatible with Alexa. Wi-Fi Enabled. Energy Savings Mode. Not Compatible with Remote Sensors. Limited Customization Options. Requires a C Wire. If you were to look at the Honeywell Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat in complete isolation from other competing products on the market today you might think that it was an advanced thermostat with a ton of great features, and it is, …

Emerson Sensi Wi-Fi Thermostat

Emerson Sensi Wi-Fi Thermostat Review

Joseph Reviews, Smart Thermostat 0 Comments

Intuitive App Controls. 7-Day Programmable. Works with Alexa and Wink. Basic LED Display. No Remote Sensors. Doesn’t Learn Your Schedule. If you’ve been exposed to the Nest Learning Thermostat or the Ecobee 3 it’s difficult to look at any other Smart thermostat without comparing them to those two products. If you look at it that way then the Emerson Sensi …

Ecobee 3 Thermostat

Ecobee 3 Thermostat Review

Joseph Reviews, Smart Thermostat 0 Comments

Includes Remote Sensors. A Learning Thermostat. Wi-Fi Remote Control. Manual Controls Are Not Overly Responsive. Pricey. If there is a thermostat on the market that’s a close competitor for the Nest Learning Thermostat then it has to be the Ecobee 3. These thermostats are both in the same price range and they have very similar features, although I still think …

rasperry pi

Smart Home with Rasperry Pi – Rationalizing Raspberry

Joseph Blog, New Tech 0 Comments

Raspberry Pi is a micro PC with a size of a credit card. This single-board computer has nourished the thoughts / imagination of the public, bringing with it a boom in inventive approaches to computing. Embedded systems and technologies in today’s date plays a crucial role in everyone’s life. The electronics have evolved from manual to semi-automatic and now to …