Signs of Corruption – Arizona’s 8th District

The Debbie Lesko FEC investigation explained People are sick and tired of corruption, real and perceived, in Washington and local politics. Lesko Background Debbie Lesko is a politician running for congress from Arizona’s 8th district in a special election to replace Trent Franks. Her campaign is currently under investigation by the Federal Election Commission (FEC) for an allegedly […]

Halo Smart Smoke and CO Detector

UPDATE: Halo Smart Labs closed their doors in July, 2018. The devices are no longer for sale. The Halo Smart Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Alarm is a hard-wired connected smoke and carbon monoxide detector. It has a rechargeable backup battery the manufacturer claims will last for ten years. If you need a battery ONLY detector, […]

Logitech Harmony Smart Control is a Home Run

We’ve had our Logitech Harmony Smart Control hub and remote for a long time, long enough that it isn’t even for sale anymore in the configuration we have. The remote is so old the printing is wearing off the remote. What We Needed and Wanted Our requirements for a “universal remote” are: It has to control a […]

Samsung SmartThings Hub (v2) – Really Good

The most common challenge to automate a home is tying pieces together from multiple vendors and the Samsung Smarthings hub is up to the challenge. The SmartThings hub is the best combination of ease of use and interoperability on the market today. Installation and setup of the hub is simple, although your grandmother might need […]