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How to Automate Small Appliances to Turn Off When You Leave

Feb 17, 2017

Ever left the house only to suddenly panic that you left the coffee pot or another appliance on? A simple automation rule is the answer.
How to Set Up a No-Show Alert

May 26, 2016

Want to know if your teen doesn't arrive home on time, or if your dog-walker doesn't show up? No-show alerts from are a smart way to stay informed.
How to Create Your Own Scene

May 12, 2016

The new Scenes buttons in your app let you control several smart home devices at once with a single command. Here's how to create your own for any occasion.
How to Create a Unique User Code

Apr 14, 2016

A user code is a four-digit code that gives a trusted guest access to your home when you're not there. Here's how to set one up, customize it, and delete it again when you no longer need it.
How to Create Your First Geo-Services Alert

Mar 23, 2016

Geo-Services is a really useful feature that enables your home to proactively take smart actions based on your location. Get started with this simple step-by-step guide.
How to Set an Reminder

Feb 17, 2016

Did you remember to lock your front door this morning? Are you absolutely sure? If you had an reminder set up, you'd never worry about it again.
How to Create a Santa Alert For Your Kids

Dec 21, 2015

Add a touch of smart home magic to Christmas morning with this five-minute project.
How to Create a Smart Nursery, Simply

Dec 09, 2015

You don't need to go wild with gadgets to benefit from the high-tech parenting trend. A smart home security system can give your baby's nursery all the technology it needs.
How to Save (Even More) Energy With

Aug 13, 2015

While a smart thermostat puts a sizable dent in the 'heating and cooling' portion of your energy bill, a fully-integrated Smart Home powered by will save you even more.
How to Start Your Day Better With

Feb 26, 2015

Are you struggling to get started in the morning right now? We don't blame you: it's been a long winter. But there is hope: turn your home into a Smart Home powered by and you'll start every day better.