Ring vs Nest Security, which one is better for protecting your family? What if I told you one of these popular security systems doesn't protect you from a fire? Get the facts.Read More
In this post we teach you how to install your nest thermostat if you only have two wires. The Nest Thermostat 2 wire hookup works for low voltage heating only and cooling only HVAC systems .Read More
Does Nest Work With Alexa? Yes, we teach you how to connect your Nest Thermostat, Nest Cameras or Nest Doorbell to Alexa for voice control of your smart nest device. We also provide you with the complete guide to Alexa voice commands to use with your Nest Thermostat, Nest Cameras or Nest Doorbell.
The Nest Thermostat will work with any Amazon Alexa Echo device but the Nest Cameras and Nest Doorbell require an Echo Device with a screen like the Echo Show or Echo Spot.
We cover all of the Alexa nest commands that work with nest devices for voice control of your smart home using Amazon Alexa Echo Devices like the Echo Dot and Echo Show. You can control your nest thermostat, nest doorbell and nest cameras with Alexa nest commands.
The Nest Protect Smoke Detector, Nest x Yale lock, nest security system and the Nest Temperature sensors don’t currently support Alexa Nest commands.
Nest voice commands that work with Alexa are a great way to add voice control and luxury to your smart home devices. If you already have several nest smart home devices you can enable additional functionality with voice control by connecting an Alexa device like the Echo Show or Echo Dot.Read More
In this post we will cover the best 2 wire wifi thermostats and how you can use a 2 wire smart thermostat in your home. 2 wire wifi thermostats are designed for HVAC systems that are either heat only or cooling only HVAC systems.Read More
In this video blog post we review the Nest Thermostat in 2019. The Nest Thermostat is one of the best smart thermostats in the market and we give you our take on the Nest Thermostat in 2019 and if it’s right for your home.
We also provide you with several ways that you can upgrade your Nest Thermostat that will increase the functionality of your Nest Thermostat.Read More
We review the Nest Room Sensor that helps you better control your heating and cooling throughout your house. When the Nest Room Sensor is paired with a Nest Thermostat it can help you heat or cool specific rooms to an exact temperature by using the room sensor.
The Nest Room Sensor can also be used to report the temperature in areas you might worry about it getting to hot or cold like a basement where the pipes might freeze.
In our Nest Room Sensor Review we cover the features of the Nest Room Sensor, the best use cases for the Nest Room Sensor and how it can help you better heat and cool your home.Read More
Is the Nest Thermostat worth it? Yes, in my opinion the Nest Thermostat is one of the best investments you can make in your home to save energy, live more comfortably and even increase your safety.
We explain how the Nest Thermostat works and why it might be a worthwhile addition to your home.Read More
Does Nest work with HomeKit? Yes and no. We explain how Nest works with your iPhone and what you can do do get Nest to work with HomeKit.
You don’t need HomeKit in order to to use your Nest on your iPhone. The main functionality that HomeKit add’s to smart devices is the ability to use Siri voice commands to control your smart devices like the Nest. But since the Nest is not a HomeKit certified device the Siri voice commands are disabled.
However you can still use your Nest with voice commands using Alexa or Google Home Assistant. There is also an iOS app that integrates with Siri and Nest to allow you voice control of Nest through Siri and will also allow you to control your Nest with voice through your Apple Watch.Read More
Learn what transformers you can use that are compatible with the Ring Pro Video Doorbell. We teach you what you need to know to identify the voltage of your existing doorbell transformer and what tools to use to upgrade your transformer to be compatible with the Ring Pro Doorbell. The Ring Pro Doorbell requires that the transformer supply between 16-24V AC to function properly. Depending on your existing doorbell setup you will need to upgrade to a 16V-30VA transformer or a 24V-40VA transformer for the Ring Doorbell Pro. www.onehoursmarthome.comRead More
How to control your nest smart lock with voice, using google home and google assistant. We teach you how to set up and control your nest x yale smart lock using voice commands and a google home or google home mini device. If you have a nest smart lock you can follow the the simple formula we provide to lock your front door with your voice. We also provide a video guide showing you how to connect the nest smart lock to google voice. Even if you don’t have a google home mini you can still set up your nest x yale smart lock to be controlled with voice using google assistant on your smart home. With our guide you will learn how to set up the nest smart lock so you can say “Ok, google lock my door” and like magic you nest smart lock will engage and lock with just the sound of your voice.Read More
We give you ideas for the Best-smart-home wedding gifts. Are you trying to pick the perfect gift for the happy couple? Wow them with a smart home device that is sure to please. We’ve selected a smart home wedding gift that is right for any couple and multiple options so you can find something within your budget and the tastes of the newlyweds.
You can’t go wrong with a smart thermostat, smart doorbell or smart speaker as a wedding gift as all of these high quality gifts will keep on working for years to come and make married life even easier.Read More
We provide you the list of the best smart cameras that work with Alexa. We’ve tested each of the listed cameras and give our take on the smart cameras that work with Alexa.
When you connect your smart camera to Alexa it allows you to view the live video feed of the smart camera on your Echo Show, Echo Spot or Compatible Fire TV device.
Connecting your smart camera to Alexa unlocks additional functionality and provides you quick and easy viewing of your smart camera without the need for your phone.
We also teach you how you can connect your smart camera to Alexa with our step by step guide and detailed screenshot instructions.
Smart Camera Voice Commands that work with Alexa are a great way to add voice control and luxury to your smart home devices. If you already have a smart home cameras that works with Alexa you can enable additional functionality with voice control by connecting an Alexa device like the Echo Show or Echo Dot.Read More
We show you how you can connect your arlo smart cameras to the google home hub. We also teach you what google home hub can do with the arlo cameras and review other smart wifi cameras that work with google home hub.
Connecting your arlo cameras to a google home hub will unlock additional functionality and allow you to use your google home hub as a remote viewer for your arlo cameras. You can also configure the google home hub to be used as a baby monitor with arlo cameras.Read More
Do nest cameras work with google home hub? Yes, all nest cameras work with the google home hub with it’s 7” touch screen to display live streaming video from your nest cam.
We show you how you can connect your nest wifi cameras to the google home hub. We also teach you what google home hub can do with the nest cameras and review other smart wifi cameras that work with google home hub.
Connecting your nest camera to a google home hub will unlock additional functionality and allow you to use your google home hub as a remote viewer for your nest cameras. You can also configure the google home hub to be used as a baby monitor with nest cameras.Read More
Nest Thermostat Temperature Sensor Review, One Hour Smart Home Rating: 4.5/5
We review the nest thermostat temperature sensor and teach you how to use it to increase the comfort in your home, get better sleep, prevent freezing pipes and be more energy efficient.
After living with the nest thermostat temperature sensors for several months it has greatly increased the comfort in our home and will be one of the smart home devices we keep around. The nest temperature sensors allow you to control the temperature in any room you place them in and schedule your nest thermostat to maintain different temperatures in different rooms throughout the day.
If your house heats and cools unevenly or you want to make sure your pipes don’t freeze in a room that is typically colder than other parts of your house the nest thermostat temperature sensor is a great solution.Read More
We provide example views of the nest hello without any adjustment, how it looks installed with the nest hello wedge and the expected viewing angle when installed with the nest hello angle mount. The guide has comprehensive diagrams and illustrations showing you every angle option to optimize your nest hello installation.
We also have a full review of the nest hello and installation guide available here if you are still considering purchasing a nest hello or you can read our doorbell comparison guide.Read More
Does Alexa work with the nest hello smart video doorbell? Yes and No. We show you how you can connect your nest hello smart video doorbell to any Amazon Alexa device that has a screen. We also teach you what the Amazon Alexa can do with the nest hello video doorbell and what it can’t do with the Amazon Alexa. There is an alternative you can connect your google home mini to the nest hello if you want to use your google home mini as a chime for your nest doorbell.Read More
Does Wyze Cameras work with Alexa? Yes, both the Echo Show & Echo Spot work with all Wyze cameras. We show you how you can connect your Wyze cameras to any Amazon Alexa device that has a screen. We also teach you what the Amazon Alexa can do with the Wyze cameras and provide you the list of other smart wifi cameras that work with Alexa.
The Wyze cameras that work with Alexa are one of the best value options for providing live streaming video of your home for under $50.Read More