Like most people, we at WifiVigilante love new technology. There is nothing quite like un-boxing the latest gadget or device, finding out how to use it, and showing it to your friends and family.
Keeping pace with the latest trends and treating yourself to something new is fun as well as interesting. Automating your home using Wi-Fi enabled smart home devices is a fascinating journey.
If you are thinking of investing in smart home devices but are a bit unsure about this new technology, do not worry because we are here to help you.
As you will see, when you read on, we have been where you are now. We were unsure of what smart home automation was and whether we could benefit from using it in our own home.
Our Smart Home Journey
We first discovered home automation products when we needed to replace our old-fashioned wired alarm system with something new. The siren and cameras had been up for years, and they were starting to become unreliable. In addition, the fact that we could not upgrade or extend the system without spending a lot of money meant that our home was not as secure as it should have been.
Buying a Wi-Fi Connected Home Security System
The fact that our monthly alarm company subscription was going up every year meant that we were keen to find a system that was cheaper to run. That was the main reason we became interested in Wi-Fi connected home security devices.
We realized that installing one of these systems meant that we did not have to pay any monthly fees. It also meant that we could do all of the maintenance ourselves, as well as easily extend the system when we wanted to.
Finding the right wi-fi security system for our home took quite a bit of research. It took us a while to understand what was available and work out exactly what we needed. Having struggled to get our heads around everything during the buying process, we were a little worried about handling the installation part.
Fortunately, we were worrying unnecessarily. The installation part was super easy. It took minutes to add each camera to the network. Best of all because we bought the battery-powered kind we were able to put them all up exactly where we wanted them. Some of them had magnetic mounts, so we did not even need to drill any holes to put those up.
Helping Others to Understand Smart Home Automation
As soon as we started to show our friends our new wireless alarm system, we realized we were not the only ones who had struggled to understand this fantastic new technology. Quite a few of our friends were interested in installing something similar in their home but were worried about buying the right system.
Right then, we realized that we had built up a lot of knowledge that was worth sharing, and the idea for this website was born. It took us a while to work out what people wanted to know, do a bit more in-depth research, and write the content, but finally, here we are.
On WifiVigilante, you will find the advice you need to choose the right home automation devices for the way you live your life, as well as read reviews of the best smart home devices on the market. We explain what to consider when buying, how to set everything up, and importantly, how to keep your home wi-fi network secure.
We help you to make sure that you do not buy devices that do not have the right functionality. We explain how to buy products, which will allow you to adapt your network of smart home devices to suit the ever-changing needs of your family.
The Future of Smart Home Automation
As we mentioned above the first home automation products we bought were all security related, but we have not stopped there. Installing a wireless alarm system in our house opened our eyes to the potential benefits of smart home devices and gadgets.
In short, we were hooked. Today, we are continually adding new smart devices to our home network. For example, we have already invested in a smart home thermometer, wi-fi enabled light bulbs, wi-fi connected power sockets and a voice activated home automation hub. All of which were easy to install and have proved to be useful and well worth the money. Without a doubt, we are big fans of home automation.
Our experience and interest in the subject means that we are now helping others to take advantage of this fantastic technology. We are frequently asked for advice about which devices to buy. Our friends and neighbors now turn to us for help when they want to buy home automation devices or have a problem they need help with solving.
Over the years, we have come to realize that smart home devices have the potential to solve many day-to-day problems. For example, using a repeater to extend their home wi-fi network allowed friends of ours to install an outdoor security camera. This meant allowed their children to play safely in the garden.
Other friends decided that their elderly mother could safely continue to live alone, with the help of home automation products. They installed voice-activated devices to make doing day-to-day tasks easier, and set up a proper home security system. Included in the system was a Ring doorbell. This allowed their mother to see who was at the door, and thus avoid opening the door to potential scammers.
These experiences, and others, have helped us to realize just how beneficial living in a smart home can be. We want you and your family to be able to benefit from using wi-fi connected devices. Therefore, we are here to give you the advice you need to ride this wave of new technology and use it to improve your life and keep your family and home as safe as possible.
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