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Smart Home Reviews - Home-automation advice 

‘Smart Home – Home-Automation products to improve your Life! We make your life easier, more comfortable…  more awesome!’  

Therefore our goal is to help you to find and pick the best smart home products, -gadgets and home-automation-tools for your project. Whether you are someone who just loves the smart home niche or if you are a professional company selling and installing smart home components, we will be your source of information.

This means – we help you and your  home to get smart!

Let me introduce my self. My name is Greg and I am the founder of Tech Reviews. Let me share my story with you and help you on your journey to an easier and more convenient life.

It all started as a simple blog, but things changed quite quickly.

 


Today, according to Onalytica we are among the
TOP 100 INFLUENCERS
in the Smart Home & Home Tech (Gadgets) Niche.


 

How I got addicted to: Home Automation – SmartHome or often called: Hometech?


During the last 7 years I have gained a lot of experience in trying to create my perfect-idea of a Smart Home.  What I was achieving in the first place was the knowledge, that “the products that should make my life – easier” are often not at all easy to install, easy to control and – lot of them are quite expensive. Even when you manage to install everything properly – sometimes my purchased products refused to communicate with each other. For Short: I bought tech-gadgets for our home-automation plan, which at the end simply did not match!

Making a Plan - Smart Home - Home TechClue to this – I needed more detailed research before buying smart home products again to avoid these mistakes in the future.

And just then I realized how expensive my whole system will be and that I would not be able to realize my full home-automation plan in one single stroke. At that time I was a student, studying architecture and making my living with part time jobs to afford my little apartment.  I had do divide my “Smart Home Masterplan” in several, logical stages.

So I decided to make “one great plan”.  Starting with the questions:

    • ‘How should my desired idea of a perfect Smart Home look like?’
    • ‘What advantages should the Home Tech products provide?’
    • ‘How would these products improve the convenience and style of our all day family life?’ Or even better:
    • ‘How would it feel, living in my dream home automation loaded smart house?’
    • ‘Can home automation save me money in the long term?’
  • ‘How would I and my family benefit from all this?’

Oh, I forgot to introduce the rest of my family. I am married with my beautiful, absolutely (I really MEAN ABSOLUTELY(!) NOT technical at all) wife and we have two 6 and 2 year old sons.

My son is the greatest fan of my “great plan”!  And my wife … hmm, let’s say she always “helps me to get to the bottom of …. WHY DO WE NEED THIS EXTRA GADGET?” – maybe you know what I mean.

Over the last years I learned a lot about home-automation. I even learned that in my opinion the term itself is basically wrong. Not everything is about automation. A lot of the possibilities, these “let’s call them smart home or tech-gadgets” do nothing automated. But they can improve your life massively.

For example power-sockets with integrated usb-charging, or a lot of these little things that I control manually via my smartphone/iPhone or tablet.Smart home - Home tech


Smart Home – the Great Plan
Finally things went in the right direction!


– I´ve done a lot of extra work during the last years, even had two jobs at once to afford a lot of these smart-gadgets and apply them to my smart home grid, wich already existed. In the meantime I was using all my experience and expertise to start this  blog and help others – you – with your smart home project. 

Therefore I discovered what components work together and how to save money by combining more clever than before. This also lead to the idea of integrating normal “not smart” household products into my smart home project.

So step-by-step I reached the fulfillment of the once made “Great Plan”.

Or better to say: I ‘would’ reach the fulfillment when there would not always be something  brand new or better than the version before in the home-automation niche. ‘But this is another lesson I learned during this fascinating journey: The way is the goal’ – and the truly FUN – Part!

Always looking for something NEW, something better … something mind-blowing.

And this is where this site grew, from a little blog about my passion to a source of tips and product reviews for people who love a smarter future.

Now, we want to help people with the same idea or desire to build their Smart Home or simply discover amazing inventions and cool gadgets. 


This Website is Designed to Help You


  • Create and improve your desired, convenient Lifestyle!
  • find the best and most useful smart home gadgets in each of the BIG 5 categories: Smarthome simplified
    Different to other review pages, we ONLY review the top products of each category: that match with each other
  • Save Money by avoiding the hundreds of trial and errors, we made
  • Get Started – with our How to Start – The Easy Way! guide to your personal home automation plan
  • see clearly which items are worth your money in our – REVIEWS – Section
  • Use our Guides. Learn how to install products and how to improve your home in each review
  • Use our social media presence to exchange experience and tips with like-minded people

To be honest we also love all the wonderful ideas we get from you – our visitors.  

What can be done with all these gadgets, because this is another lesson: You can give the same smart home- products to 10 different people and

You Will Have 10 Different Solutions!

 


Finally – It will be YOUR Journey – that motivates us!


Smart Home - Home TechComments or questions are welcome – If you ever need our feedback or support on your Smart Home-Journey, we are more than happy to connect. Simply leave us a comment below the article or review or send us a quick e-mail and we will help you.

Make sure you visit us regularly, because we are always updating the reviews and pages with new “crazy ideas”. 

We wish you all the best with your personal smart home plan. Thanks for stopping by! We are permanently adding new reviews and content, but if you are missing something or you want to get a good review on any smart home product – leave us a comment and we will contact you.

Cheers,
Greg

12 comments

Sarah May 10, 2017 at 9:13 am

hi Greg , Can you help to review our products ?

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Greg May 10, 2017 at 2:19 pm

Hi Sarah,

sure we can make an honest review.

If your products fit our Smart Home and Gadget loving audience.

Please send us an e-mail to: contact@smarthome-hometech.com to discuss further details.

Looking forward to our exchange.

Best,
Greg

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Alison Williams July 26, 2016 at 6:33 pm

Hi Greg,

Interested in sending you more information about smart home products and perhaps products to review. Let me know how to get in contact with you via email.

Thanks,

Alison

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Greg July 28, 2016 at 7:48 am

Hi Alison,

I will just send you an e-mail and we can exchange.

We are always interested in products that benefit our readers. Smart Home & Gadgets for our Tech-Savvy Audience.
You just would have to accept an honest review.

Best,
Greg

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Marie February 29, 2016 at 10:00 pm

Dear Greg, I am working from France on IOT product and I am looking for a US based specialist. Could you contact me ? Best, Marie

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Greg March 1, 2016 at 8:05 am

Dear Marie,

we will contact you via e-mail shortly. Looking forward to our exchange.

All the best,
Greg

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Renee Stanzione January 13, 2016 at 2:52 pm

Hi Greg,

I hope all is well! Great website you have here. Given the subject of the matter of smart home technology, I thought you would be interested in StratIS , an app based energy, access, and automation management and control system for the multifamily vertical including apartments, hotels, and campus communities.

It’s smart building meets smart home and provides property owners or managers and residents control over appropriate pieces (energy, access an/or automation) via apps for each.

Let me know if you would be interested in speaking with StratIS to learn more about its technology.

Thanks!

Reneé

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Greg February 4, 2016 at 6:55 pm

Dear Renee,

thanks for reaching out to us.

We always love to hear about interesting new products or solutions which our readers could benefit from.
Just reach out by mail so we can discuss more detailed information.

All the best,
Greg

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Robert Thompson December 15, 2015 at 11:19 am

Greg, I’d like to stay in touch for a product I’ll be releasing Q1 2016 for iOS with an Android version to follow. Could you e-mail me at the address I leave with this form so that I can follow up at the appropriate time for a review? Thanks, really like your site. ~ Robert

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Greg February 4, 2016 at 6:47 pm

Hello Robert,

thanks for your message, we always love to hear about interesting new products which our readers could benefit from.
Just reach out as soon as you have more detailed information for us.

All the best,
Greg

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John Cargile October 19, 2015 at 7:52 pm

Greg,

Saw you smart lock article and would love to share how RemoteLock from LockState is successfully taking a different approach with WiFi door locks and finding much success with property owners in commercial and rental properties.

Would love to connect.

John Cargile
Marketing Manager
LockState — makers of RemoteLock and ResortLock
1325 S. Colorado Blvd., Suite 400
Denver, CO 80222

877-254-5625 x 111

Linkedin.com/in/johngcargile
Twitter @lockstate and @remotelock_news
Google+ LockState

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Greg October 22, 2015 at 5:23 pm

Hi John,

thanks for connecting – glad you liked the article.
Already send you an e-Mail for further contact.

Have a great day.

Greg

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