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“We Had To  Destroy It To Save It”

“We Had To Destroy It To Save It”

Back The Truck Up Before specializing in smart homes and home automation systems, I started my business providing technology consulting to individuals and medium sized companies.  You can see the details at rsdevelopmentgroup.com, my corporate parent. My early...

A Tale Of Two Pipes

A Tale Of Two Pipes

Like Fixing A Hole In The Roof Recently, I had the fun chore of finding and fixing two broken irrigation pipes for our sprinkler system. It seems every year, without fail, there is always a broken sprinkler head to adjust or replace, but this time, two different zones...

A FOMO Guide To Video DoorBells

A FOMO Guide To Video DoorBells

“In Any Moment Of Decision, The Worst Thing You Can Do Is Nothing” Theodore Roosevelt was on the right track.  Today we call it analysis paralysis. It may not be the most critical part of my smart home, but choosing the right video doorbell has been one of the...

Putting The “Why” Into DIY Home Automation

Putting The “Why” Into DIY Home Automation

What Is Professional Home Automation? This simple question generates and lot of different and unexpected answers. When I ask many people what they think distinguishes a Pro from a consumer DIY project, I get may different answers but the only thing everyone agrees on...

Back To Basics: DIY 3-Way Lights

Back To Basics: DIY 3-Way Lights

Da Ya Think I'm Sexy? With apologies to Rod Stewart, this week I am not writing about cool new gadgets or control systems.  I’m going back to basics to describe one of the most common smart home projects. This solves a real problem and is easy to implement....

Out With The Old; In With The New

Out With The Old; In With The New

Spring has Sprung! Now that we have swung full speed into Spring, it’s time to plan for re-planting the smart home garden of controllers, devices, and appliances. Every Spring I take an inventory of where things stand, what needs to be fixed or changed, and what I...