Daniel founded Smart Home Perfected in 2019 as a personal passion project. With a Bachelor of Science (Hons) Degree in Computing and IT from The Open University, his 15 years experience as a software engineer is what initially inspired him to play around with home automation platforms.

A shed full of power tools and an eagerness to take on any DIY task have helped get his smart home to its current level. He has tested over 100 smart home devices over the last 4 years. As a smart home is never "finished", he's continuing to find more ways to automate and improve his home, as new devices are released and technology evolves.

Latest Posts

Fixed: Kwikset Smart Lock Beeping or Not Working After Battery Change

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Generally, swapping out the batteries in a Kwikset smart lock is a straightforward procedure. However, it’s vital to acknowledge that certain models have specific functions that could potentially cause unexpected problems with the lock. As a result, you could receive a low battery alert shortly after installing fresh batteries. In this article, I’ll walk through 10 troubleshooting steps to follow, if your…

Best Security Cameras & Doorbells that “Work with Alexa”

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Thinking about upgrading your home’s security system and already have an Echo Show, Speaker or Fire TV? It could be advantageous for you to select a video doorbell and camera that harmoniously works with Alexa. While most security camera brands have Alexa Skills, their levels of integration can be poor with missing features, delays in activating feeds, and then latency in the…

Kwikset Smart Lock Short Battery Life: 12 Tips to Reduce Battery Drain

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Smart locks offer a modern and uncomplicated way to regulate entry to your home. But, the continual need to change batteries every few weeks can be somewhat bothersome. A Kwikset smart locks battery life is impacted by numerous factors and identifying the source of increased battery drain can be tricky. In this article, I explore various ways to troubleshoot this problem. During…

eufy Video Doorbell Dual Review (18-Month Update)

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I’ve been using the eufy video doorbell dual for approximately a year and a half now, and I believe it’s time to reassess and update my first impressions. My goal is to offer an updated viewpoint that takes into account any recent experiences or changes. Key Takeaways Top of the list for me is the device’s reliability with very few (if any)…

Smart Home Wi-Fi Guide: Optimizing Your Wireless Network in 2023

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Understanding Wi-Fi and Smart Homes: A Comprehensive Manual: The crucial role Wi-Fi plays in modern homes cannot be disputed. Especially in the realm of wireless technology, the sovereignty of Wi-Fi is unparalleled, notably in its capacity to provide stable connections for devices demanding significant bandwidth. This includes a range of software like smart TVs and a variety of appliances such as media…

How to Fix the Orange Light in a Schlage Smart Lock?

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If an orange light is glowing on a Schlage lock, it might be experiencing malfunction. This could lead to issues like delayed entry or complete lockouts. Although it’s primarily used to indicate programming mode, the orange light can start blinking continuously if there’s an underlying battery issue or programming error. So read on to find out how to fix it. 1. Programming…

10 Best Smart In-Wall Outlets / Receptacles

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The integration of current technology into your home typically requires the maintenance of your established electrical outlets. Though, shifting from regular outlets to integrated smart ones within your walls can augment your command over your electronic devices while offering a better understanding of your energy usage. While smart plugs are a quicker alternative to gaining smart control over devices, smart outlets offer…