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Zigbee vs Z-wave devices

Zigbee vs Z-Wave smart home choice

When it comes to building a fully connected smart home system, Zigbee and Z-Wave are the two most popular wireless protocols. Compare to smart Wi-Fi devices, Zigbee and Z-wave devices offers mesh networking and only use a fraction of the power. If you are only interested in controlling a few devices, stick with Wi-Fi devices. […]

20+ routines ideas you can try with Mixtile Hub

Mixtile Hub and iphone on table

The biggest reason why you would need a smart hub is to create advanced smart home automation/routines. Routines make your life much more convenient. Today we’re going to give you 20+ interesting automation/routines you can try with Mixtile Hub. Routines can be created two ways: through the Mixtile app or through PaperUI. Some of the […]

How can smart home help you reduce your utility bill

Pie chart for Energy Usage

Smart home technology is designed to make your life easier and more convenient, but they can also be used to help you reduce your utility bill. According to the U.S. Department of Energy – Energy Information Administration (EIA), the average monthly utility bill in a typical American household in 2013 was $111.67, which equates to […]

Types of Smart Home Devices

From smart lights to smart toilets, the types of smart home devices are countless. At CES 2019 (Consumer Electronics Show), we have seen a smart toilet that plays music and changes the back-light color based on different “situations”, a smart pet dryer that dries your cat or dog in less than 30 minutes, a smart […]