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

4 Ways to Fix the Flashing Yellow Light on a Nest Thermostat and Heat Link

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Typically, a blinking yellow light on your Nest thermostat and Heat Link modules indicates a problem with their connection. In that case, it’s best to bring the thermostat closer to the Heat Link and restart your devices. However, if that doesn’t solve the issue, you might have to troubleshoot further, so let’s dig deeper. Why Your Nest Thermostat Starts Flashing Yellow When…

Step by Step Instructions to Factory Reset a Kwikset Smart Lock

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Understanding how to restore your Kwikset smart lock to its original factory settings is vital for enhancing its operation and fully utilizing all its features. Whether you’re moving, troubleshooting an issue, or simply starting fresh, a factory reset ensures optimum performance and security for your lock and your home. Below are simple, step-by-step instructions for resetting a wide range of popular Kwikset…

Smart Lighting Guide

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Installing smart bulbs is typically the first step in people’s smart home journey. With Philips Hue multi-colored bulbs and light strips stocked in almost every DIY store, it allows people to dip their toes into the waters of home automation!

9 Ways to Fix a White Rodgers / Emerson Thermostat with a Constantly Blinking Snowflake

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Thermostats from White Rodgers / Emerson are engineered with protective elements to ensure the security of your HVAC systems. One of these is the compressor lockout, which results in the flashing snowflake icon. Usually, this goes away after five minutes, but if it doesn’t you may have a problem that needs to be investigated. What Does the Flashing Snowflake Icon Mean? In…