Smarthome Compendium

Home Automation, Smart Home

What is Smart Home and how does the Smarthome Compendium help?

Many manufacturers equate a smart home with controlling technology via an app. However, many users and manufacturers forget that a smart home cannot be achieved by controlling technology via an app alone. Smart means that devices can talk to each other in order to increase the comfort, security and well-being of the house inhabitants. A smart home - or home automation - is therefore made up of a multitude of components that are very difficult to keep track of.
This difficulty makes it very difficult, especially for beginners, to find the right equipment. But also advanced smart home enthusiasts are always looking for improvements and have to put up with long internet searches. The Smarthome Compendium is intended to help by sorting the components on the market in an orderly fashion and presenting them clearly for the user. For this reason, the Smarthome Compendium enables the user to filter components by function and to find suitable extensions for his existing home automation system.
Currently popular
Nuki Bridge
Amazon Echo Dot
Amazon Echo Show
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Background to this project

It all began with the blog Hobbyblogging, which deals with the topics of smart home and technology. Here you will find a wide variety of posts that shed light on the subject of home automation and provide background information on this topic. Over time, however, one has to realize that a blog is a good help, but is not suitable for a clear presentation of different devices. Readers want a quick and easy way to bring the different components into a meaningful harmony. However, this can only be achieved with an elaborate search and a lot of personal initiative, which is often difficult, especially when it comes to the topic of smart home. Because the technology and possibilities are almost infinite.
The Smarthome Compendium aims to solve this problem by - as already mentioned - linking the components in a meaningful way and providing further information. The goal is to avoid long researches. For this purpose, the components are subdivided by manufacturers and provided with a transmission standard. As a user, you have the possibility to filter quickly and to select those components that are needed for your own project. By being able to rate components as a registered user, you can quickly tell other visitors your own opinion without stepping on the manufacturer's toes. Because the evaluation is completely anonymous. But you can not only pass something on as a normal user. Also Blogger have the possibility of attaching their contributions to a component and so the user and the user very specific information to pass on. So when you call up a component, you can access more information and thus directly view the linked posts and navigate to the respective blog post.
Each entry of a blog post is free of charge, but can only be made as a registered user. This procedure should help to avoid unnecessary spam and to be able to present the best information to visitors. The Smarthome Compendium should thus serve as a central contact point for every home automation project. In a way, it is a platform to aggregate knowledge and pass it on to the right people. Due to the growing importance of the smart home, the target group is of course constantly expanding and the information entered is becoming more. So if you have not yet found the information you are looking for, it is definitely worth taking a look at the site at regular intervals. Because just like any other project, this one has to grow with time. Very impatient people can of course contribute important information via the contact form, which after a short check will be gladly included in the knowledge collection. So if you have a certain interest in Smart Home, you can provide the community with valuable information through a little initiative, which you will get back again over time. This of course leads straight to the next point, which is about the support of the platform by the various users. As everyone knows, a platform lives from interesting information, which is mostly contributed by the users.
Support the Smarthome Compendium

The Smarthome Compendium project has been online since mid-2020 and has been growing since day one. However, as you can imagine, it is not easy to achieve a certain reach on the internet. While the goal of the project is not to achieve the greatest possible reach, you need to build a certain amount of traffic so that this project can help other people in their search. For this reason, here are some good tips on how you can support the Smarthome Compendium. The support is free of charge for you and does not require much effort from your side.
If you like the project and the idea behind it, you can easily support the Smarthome Compendium by telling your friends and acquaintances about this project and the site. A recommendation by a good friend is also very important in our modern times and usually means more than just a trivial advertising campaign. It is also helpful if you share the site in your social networks or even set a backlink to this page. Of course, you are free to choose whether you want to do this or not and it is also completely okay if you refuse this form of support.
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