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Eric Welander

Hey, I'm Eric Welander

I'm a YouTuber and software developer helping you build an effective Apple smart home by leading you to the best products and automation for your setup.

I created this site to serve as a reference for what I'm doing and what I've learned along the way. Hopefully, it will save you time and give you some useful ideas.


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    Recent Posts

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    What nobody tells you about Apple HomeKit

    This video is an idea and project I've been iterating on for months now and really frames a lot of my principles for my smart home in 2022.

    What nobody tells you about Apple HomeKit
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    The new Eve Outdoor Cam

    Eve's new Outdoor cam is a new option for an outdoor, wired camera that supports HomeKit Secure Video. There are some circumstances where this camera makes a lot of sense, but is it the ideal option for your setup? Get an Eve Outdoor Cam on Amazon Learn more and buy

    The new Eve Outdoor Cam
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    Inside your future smart home with Matter

    Matter is supposed to be the exciting new standard that simplifies and improves our smart homes to be everything we ever hoped for and more...right?!? Well yes and no. The future of Matter is getting clearer over time but is still a bit fuzzy. In this video, I break

    Inside your future smart home with Matter
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    Your smart home questions answered (Q&A)

    This week I'm answering your questions about smart home tech and also about my side business here on the internet. Related videos mentioned: Ring Alarm ReviewPrevious Arlo Video  HomeKit Secure Video Worth It?Arlo Pro 3 ReviewApple HomeKeyUsing Nest with HomeKit Ecovacs Deebot N8 Pro+Chapters00:00 Intro00:15 Ring

    Your smart home questions answered (Q&A)
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    Why I bought a Ring Security System for my Apple home

    After struggling to get my Abode security system to work reliably, I decided to switch to Ring. After about 6 months of use, I'm happy with the result, aside from a few downsides. Get a Ring AlarmGet a Ring Alarm ProGet a Hoobs box for HomebridgeChapters00:00 Why I left

    Why I bought a Ring Security System for my Apple home
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    How to install a Lutron Caséta Dimmer Switch

    This week I wanted to show you that installing a Lutron Caséta Wireless Dimmer is easier than you might think. Here are some helpful links mentioned in the video: Get a Lutron Caséta starter kit Just the dimmer (Lutron bridge required)Circuit TesterLutron Claro Switch PlateLutron LED Compatibility ToolDon’t

    How to install a Lutron Caséta Dimmer Switch