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A big warm welcome from Ireland :-) Here is a short video I put together to explain a little further on what to expect over the next number of weeks.

In this lecture, we need to think through what to expect from your new smart home.

A snapshot of what's included in this week's challenge.

In this video lecture, Gerard provides some insight as to whether you need to make improvements or not in your existing Wi-Fi setup.

This video lecture describes options for improving your home WiFi.

This video describes the key elements of the end-to-end Smart Mesh Wi-Fi system.

Security is paramount when it comes to your home and is a major concern for most of us. This video lecture explains security features baked into your router and provides a few tips on how you might en ...

A recap of what we covered so far.

Now that you understand how Wi-Fi mesh networks operate it is time to identify mesh Wi-Fi equipment locations in your home. Not only will you need to maximize coverage inside your household, but will ...

In this video, the lecture watch over Gerard’s shoulder to see how he installed a new Nest Wi-Fi system.

In this lecture, Gerard demonstrates how he went about expanding the O'Driscoll mesh Wi-Fi system.

A snapshot of what's included in this week's challenge.

In this video, Gerard provides an overview of AI and smart speakers within the context of a smart home.

In this lecture, Gerard describes key features and building blocks of smart home speakers.

In this lecture, Gerard examines the privacy features of smart speakers.

A recap of what we covered so far.

In this video lecture, Gerard provides a step-by-step demonstration of how to set up an Amazon Echo Show 8.

In this video lecture, Gerard walks you through step-by-step how to set up a Nest hub.

In this video lecture, Gerard walks you through step-by-step how to set up a HomePod Mini.

A snapshot of what's included in this week's challenge.

Usually, a smart alarm is wireless, so they're less complicated to install than a hardwired system. This video lecture introduces smart alarms.

Smart wireless alarms have the very same components as a standard home alarm (control panel, keypad, activity sensors,  outside siren, and so on).  In this video lecture, Gerard describes the key el ...

In this video lecture, Gerard provides some tips about planning and setting up a wireless smart security alarm.

A recap of what we covered in this section.

In this video lecture, Gerard demonstrates step-by-step how to set up install, and configure a Ring smart alarm.

In this video lecture, Gerard walks you through step-by-step how to set up install, and configure an Abode smart alarm.

This video lecture demonstrates the setup of a HomeKit compliant smart alarm.

This lecture shows you how to integrate a new smart alarm with the Alexa voice assistant.

This lecture shows you how to integrate a new smart alarm with the Google voice assistant platform.

A snapshot of what's included in this week's challenge.

This video lecture introduces you to smart lighting.

Cost savings, improved home safety, easy setup, and having fun controlling lights on your smartphone are the key benefits of smart bulbs. In this video lecture, Gerard provides further detail on the k ...

In this video lecture, Gerard explains the basics of smart switches.

This video lecture, explains key features and steps associated with setting up smart plugs and outlets.

In this video, Gerard teaches the basics of wired-based lighting control systems.

A recap of what we covered in this section.

In this video lecture, Gerard walks you through step-by-step how to set up a Lifx Wi-Fi bulb.

In this video lecture, Gerard walks you through step-by-step how to set up a Philips hue smart lighting system.

In this video lecture, Gerard demonstrates how he went about linking various smart bulbs around the O'Driscoll household with Apple HomeKit.

In this video lecture, Gerard walks you through step-by-step how to set up an Amazon-branded smart plug.

In this video lecture, Gerard explains how to set up Hue smart lights on Alexa.

In this video lecture, Gerard demonstrates the integration of Hue smart lighting with Google Home

In this video lecture, Gerard demonstrates setting up a Wi-Fi bulb with Alexa.

In this video lecture, Gerard shows you how to connect a Wi-Fi smart bulb to Google Home.

A snapshot of what's included in this weeks challenge.

In this video, Gerard outlines define a smart thermostat, introduces you to some features compared to traditional thermostats, and concludes with an overview of how to control these smart devices.

In this video lecture, Gerard describes the key benefits of smart thermostats.

In this video lecture, Gerard describes the technologies and components that reside inside a smart thermostat.

As the name implies, Gerard provides some insights on some issues that you need to consider whilst planning a smart thermostat installation.

An article about smart thermostats worth checking out.

A recap of what we covered so far.

In this video lecture, watch over Gerard’s shoulder to see how Gerard arranged install of a Nest Thermostat.

In this video lecture, watch Gerard set up Nest thermostats within the Google Home app.

In this video lesson, watch Gerard set up Nest thermostats within the Alexa app.

A snapshot of what's included in this week's challenge.

In this introductory video lecture, Gerard introduces you to smart cameras.

In this video, I describe the key features and associated benefits of smart cameras.

In this video lecture, Gerard describes the technologies used by smart cameras.

In this video, Gerard provides some tips about installing a smart camera.

A recap of what we covered so far.

In this video lecture, Gerard walks you through step-by-step how to set up an indoor Ring smart camera.

In this video lecture, Gerard walks you through step-by-step how to set up an Outdoor Ring smart camera.

In this video lecture, Gerard walks you through step-by-step how to set up a Nest smart camera.

In this video lesson, Gerard walks you through step-by-step how to set up a Nest outdoor smart camera.

As the name implies, this short video lecture demonstrates the process of adding a camera to the Alexa app.

This short video lecture demonstrates the process of adding a camera to the Google Home app.

This short video lecture demonstrates the process of adding an outdoor smart camera to the Google Home platform.

A snapshot of what's included in this week's challenge.

This video lecture introduces you to fire risks and how to mitigate them.

In this video lecture, Gerard will take you through key features and building blocks of a smart smoke alarm.

In this video lecture, Gerard provides some insights and tips into planning an installation of single or multiple smart smoke alarms.

A recap of what we covered so far.

In this video lecture, watch over Gerard’s shoulder to see how he installed a Nest Protect.

In this video lecture, watch over Gerard’s shoulder to see how he installed a Nest Protect in 2021!

This how-to video lecture explains how to set up a HomeKit compliant smart smoke sensor.

A snapshot of what's included in this week's challenge.

In this video lecture, Gerard outlines how automation is structured.

In this video, we will examine different automations that can unleash the power of your smart home!

In this video lecture, Gerard walks you through step-by-step how to create smart home automations with Google Assistant.

In this lecture, Gerard shows you how to automate some of your lights.

A final few words from Gerard to say thank you.