Why Do I Need A Service Plan?

Why do I need a service plan? We’re asked this question a lot – and it’s a fair point. While it’s true that a well-designed and properly-installed smart home system should last 3-5 years, there’s no guarantee the occasional issue won’t pop up. Smart home technology can be a big investment, so you should make sure […]

What is Home Automation?

Home automation is nothing to be intimidated by. No longer are systems overly complex or expensive to implement throughout your home. In fact, over the past decade home automation systems have become increasingly more attainable and realistic for homeowners.  As smart devices transition from integral parts of everyday life, it’s natural that we’ll continue to […]

Adding RGBTW Color to My Coastal Source Outdoor Lighting

I fell in love with outdoor lighting during the pandemic when Coastal Source sent me a truckload of gear to install around my yard. It took me a while to trench, dig, cut and cajole all the lights in place, but when I did, the end result was well worth the effort. My property stands out after […]

How Does a Smart Home Work? Let’s Break It Down!

Smart home automation is no longer something you’ll only see in sci-fi movies set in a far-off future. While we still quite haven’t figured out how to install KITT from Knight Rider into your refrigerator – you can just have about every aspect of your home linked up to your network. You’ve no doubt seen […]

How to Automate the Lights in Your Home

The advancement of technology has made our lives more comfortable and convenient, including automating our homes’ lighting. Automating your home’s lighting means controlling your lights’ on and off times, dimming levels, and color temperatures using your smartphone or voice commands. This can save you energy and money, enhance your home’s security, and create a more […]

Why We Use Mesh Networks for Home Automation

Nearly everything in your home can be controlled through automation, and mesh networks provide added security and reliability to your system. So much goes on behind the scenes with automated home systems, and it can take special consideration to make sure everything runs smoothly. After all, how awful would it be if your home security system […]

Wall-to-Wall Wifi for Home Automation

Have you ever had to struggle with faulty wifi?  We’ve all had that one room that always seems to have a spotty signal. Or maybe that one system that seems to go in and out of service. It can be frustrating to feel like your need to be tethered to a router to get a […]

Common Apple TV Issues and How to Solve Them

Apple TV is one of the leading smart home devices on the market today. With seamless screen-sharing capabilities, access to all of the popular streaming apps, plus a library of original content – it’s a popular choice as a home entertainment solution! But what happens when things don’t work as they should? While there are […]

How to Reset Your Samsung Smart TV

Ever run into problems with your Samsung Smart TV? Sometimes all you need is a fresh start! While not ideal, some technology issues can be resolved by rebooting or resetting your smart device – TVs included. In this article, we’ll go over a few ways to troubleshoot and reset your Samsung Smart TV.  A Simple […]