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

Unlock the Future: 2024’s Ultimate Guide to Smart Home Ireland

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Exploring the most recent smart home data from CSO in Ireland is unquestionably intriguing. Smart Home Statistics for Ireland With the global smart home market set to reach 120 billion dollars in 2021 with 15% year-on-year growth, there is plenty of headroom in the Irish market for expansion. Research by Strategy Analytics indicates by mid-2023, half of all households in Ireland will…

How to Change the Batteries in a Yale Smart Lock

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It’s important to regularly replace the batteries in your Yale smart lock to avoid potential technical issues or lockouts. When the battery levels are down to 20%, the mobile app or touchpad itself will let you know that the batteries need changing.  In this guide, I provide detailed instructions on how to do so for your exact model. Let’s go!  Replacing the…

Fixed: Schlage Smart Lock Not Responding

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Potential problems with your Schlage smart locks’ functioning could be due to battery-related matters, weak signal strength, or specific lockout configurations. Below, I discuss 12 common causes and provide model-specific instructions on how to fix them to get you back up and running. Common Troubleshooting Methods Here’s what you can do to diagnose a Schlage lock that’s stopped responding. Preventive Measures To…

How to Change the Batteries on a White Rodgers / Emerson Thermostat

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To ensure peak performance and efficiency, it is strongly suggested to regularly swap out the batteries in your White Rodgers/Emerson thermostat. It’s especially vital to change the batteries without delay when you notice a low battery alert. A thermostat running on low batteries can disable Wi-Fi, create automatic temperature offsets or even power down and revert to default settings. So in this…

How to Fix a White Rodgers / Emerson Thermostat that’s Stuck on Hold

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If you’re thinking about altering your current configuration to align with a temperature setting that suits your individual liking, it would be beneficial to precisely adjust your temperature control equipment to an exact degree. In most models, you can cancel an existing hold by creating a new one or by pressing on the “Run Schedule” button.  So in this article, I’ll guide…