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Mixtile Relay Switch works with Amazon Echo now!

Mixtile Relay Switch with Amazon Echo/Alexa

“Alexa, turn on all the lights” Good news! Mixtile Relay Switch (MRS) can now be directly connected to Amazon Echo devices that has built-in Zigbee connectivity (check Compatibility for more details). If you have a compatible Echo device, you can connect MRS to it without needing a separate smart hub. What can you do With this […]

How can home automation help with sustainability?

Home automation technology for sustainability

At first, home automation technologies don’t appear to be green. If anything, IoT smart home tech would be a negative development in the fight against climate change. After all, we’re talking about more electronics doing things that previously didn’t require power (smart window blinds, anyone?). But this is all wrong. Allow me to explain. The […]

3 Steps to Secure Your Smart Home Device

Mixtile Hub Privacy assured smart home controller

Privacy has got even more important in 2020, as because of lockdowns and restrictions we spend more time online than ever before. Our devices are helping us with anything in daily lives which also means they now know everything about our work, study, friends, training, health, entertainment, communication, shopping, etc. Therefore, it becomes extremely important […]

3 Smart Product that keeps Elder People safer

Smart home and the Elderly

For now, smart home technology is more likely to be used by younger people. However, it could have a very meaningful use for our aging parents and grandparents. There are basically no limits on how to use this technology. It comes to our creativity to set up and combine different devices to make lives more […]

How smart home tech can help you avoid viruses?

Smart Home help you avoid virus and bacteria

Hand sanitizers and masks sold out, people asked to stay indoors and avoid social interactions – will this be enough to keep us safe from the virus? Most of us still need to go out for one or another reason, such as grocery shopping. Sure, we can wash hands and items bought from shops, but […]

How can smart home help with your Airbnb hosting issues?

smart home help with your Airbnb hosting issues

Are you thinking about listing your home on Airbnb for some extra cash? While it seems easy to let a few tourists stay in your place, in reality, there are many inconveniences and issues. To name a few, guests arrive late at night, they leave the stove on, and they host loud parties. So how […]

5 Things to Know Before You Buy Your First Smart Lights

5 Things to Know Before You Buy Your First Smart Lights

Thinking to go and buy some smart lights soon? This article will share with you 5 tips for buying your first smart lights. Smart lights are getting cheaper and more available than ever. Most of us choose smart lights as some of the first smart home devices to try in their homes. You can buy […]

Are Wi-Fi devices good for building a smart home?

Wi-Fi vs Zigbee Z-Wave?

Where do I begin? If you’re getting started with building a smart home, it is important to understand the different type of protocols available. The 3 most popular ones are Wi-Fi, ZigBee, and Z-Wave. Smart Wi-Fi devices are very convenient. All you need to do is connect them to your Wi-Fi network and you are […]