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A Feature Film of The Smart Home Ninja’s Automated Home

  This weekend I shot a film covering the Philips Hue, Logitech Harmony, Amazon Echo and other aspects using Alexa and Google Home.  This was my first attempt to create a video using the Adobe Premiere Pro software and I am quite impressed.  With only a few hours of time and being very new to it, it was quite easy to pick-up with tutorials online.  If you have any questions about any of the products or features - feel free to comment!   So if you're somewhat advanced. This is how you can set this up and to make this… Read More

Voice Commands Not Working? Echo and Homekit Quirks.

More things to keep in mind- sequence of events and which platform to keep at the top when controlling your Smart Home.  I found this out the hard way. And I'm going to share this experience with everyone. If you're going to control your house with voice but also want to control it with a smartphone or remote control, then you want to make sure to reverse engineer your setup. You want to make sure that you work backwards to your main control. What I mean by this is- inside of my home automation system exists the end-of-the-chain device. Let's… Read More

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