38 episodes

Join hosts Richard Gunther and Adam Justice as they explore the smart home and home automation universe. Interviews with smart home leaders, analysis of the latest smart home news and the occasional Q&A and product review. All smart home, all the time.

The Smart Home Show Richard Gunther and Adam Justice

    • Technology
    • 4.8 • 70 Ratings

Join hosts Richard Gunther and Adam Justice as they explore the smart home and home automation universe. Interviews with smart home leaders, analysis of the latest smart home news and the occasional Q&A and product review. All smart home, all the time.

    Episode 209 - Moving a Smart Home, Part 2

    Episode 209 - Moving a Smart Home, Part 2

    Adam and Richard continue their discussion of Richard's recent move to a new home. Richard explains the first devices he chose to set up, why he intentionally dragged his feet on some devices, and the mistakes he made with his existing Ring and Hue accounts. He also shares some advice for installing Zigby devices that may save you a huge amount of time, and a hack he discovered for making Sonos speakers - including first-gen ones - work in a HomePod-powered home. Plus: The smart home industry's "holding pattern" as everyone waits for Matter to drop.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Episode 208 - Insteon Goes Dark & Cloud vs. Local

    Episode 208 - Insteon Goes Dark & Cloud vs. Local

    Smartlabs, the company behind smarthome.com and Insteon smart home products, has shuttered operations. On today's show, Adam and Richard discuss how that sudden shutdown has impacted both manufacturers and consumers, and the trade-offs of communicating locally vs. over a proprietary cloud.

    • 1 hr
    Episode 207 - Moving a Smart Home, Part 1

    Episode 207 - Moving a Smart Home, Part 1

    Adam and Richard are back to discuss Richard's move to a new state, which required him to also decide which of his more than 100 connected devices would make the move, and which would be left behind. He talks about how he decided what would make the cut, and explains the settings that needed to be adjusted or turned off in both sets of devices, because "it's not as simple as unplug and go." Plus: The annoyances Richard ran into that device makers should learn from.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Episode 206 - Technology FM Fireside Chat with Seth Johnson

    Episode 206 - Technology FM Fireside Chat with Seth Johnson

    Adam and Richard catch up with Seth Johnson for the 2021 Technology.FM Fireside chat

    • 55 min
    Episode 205 - Matter Is Starting To Get Real, featuring Jennifer Pattison Tuohy from The Verge

    Episode 205 - Matter Is Starting To Get Real, featuring Jennifer Pattison Tuohy from The Verge

    Adam, Richard, and The Verge's Smart Home reviewer Jennifer Pattison Tuohy talk about the next-gen smart home standard Matter, previously known as Project CHIP. They explain what it is, why there's some cause for optimism that this will be the one standard to rule them all - and also who's currently missing, and what important questions have not been answered yet. They also talk about Athom's reinvented Homey platform, and settle the most important debate of all: Is candy corn bad or good?

    • 1 hr 23 min
    Episode 204 - A deep dive into the Basement Guardian Halo, the smarter sump pump

    Episode 204 - A deep dive into the Basement Guardian Halo, the smarter sump pump

    Adam and Richard are joined by Tom Flippin from Wayne Water Systems to talk about the Basement Guardian Halo, which Wayne developed with Adam's company ConnectSense. The Halo is a smarter sump pump - a device many homeowners don't see or think about until it fails catastrophically. The trio discusses what a sump pump does, how Wayne and ConnectSense thought about the ways hooking one up to the smart home could save consumers money and stress, and who the Halo is for. Plus: Adam and Richard talk about the Apple products they bought after last week's event, and answer a question from Bob H. about outdoor motion sensors.

    Buy the Basement Guardian Halo at https://www.waynepumps.com/product/basement-guardian-halo/

    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
70 Ratings

70 Ratings

Dave in Pgh ,

Great Show

This is a great podcast for Smart Home Issues! Keep up the good work!

jma0001 ,

Great Show with Knowledgeable Hosts

This is a terrific show whether you’re new to smart home automation or if you’re a veteran. Somehow these guys can make this complex topic both informative and engaging for people regardless of expertise level. I really look forward to each episode.

shaunm13 ,

Very Enjoyable Podcast!

Excellent podcast covering the Smart Home landscape. Adam and Richard cover current news, answer some questions, and cover different topics each show. Richard provides a good perspective on a technology’s ease of use while Adam provides a unique manufacturer’s perspective. I know it’s going to be an enjoyable drive to work when a new episode drops!

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