2019 was one to remember.
It was the year that work got underway on the Automated Home 2.0 – thank you for following along with our project.
Our Self Build blog takes more than a quarter of the top twenty this year with posts on our Floor Plan, Choosing our Architect, The House Design, and our PTZ CCTV building site watching camera all among your favourites so far.
Despite only being posted in December, the first part of our UniFi Network series saw amazing traffic and made it all the way to number 9 in a few short weeks!
We’re really looking forward to updating you on Loxone and UniFi in particular so look out for plenty more AH2 updates in the new year as first fix electrics continue and we head towards our summer deadline to move in.
The always popular Home Assistant features again this year in a mashup with MQTT and IFTTT. ComfortClick launched their new Colibri system in 2019 billed as the First Z-Wave Hub for Professional Projects and it made to number 18.
2019 was also the year that my electric dreams came true when the Tesla arrived after more than 3 years of waiting.
It was one of the first Model 3’s in the country and it has been a revelation. There are 2 Tesla posts in this years top 20 including my comprehensive review after the first 3,500 miles. As ever I’d encourage you to consider an EV as your next car.
Number 11 sees another innovation for Philips with their new Hue Play HDMI Sync Box. Judging by some of the comments in our new Automated Home Facebook Group Hue is by far your favourite smart lighting system.
The cool little Remootio garage door Bluetooth and WiFi remote seemed like an ideal DIY smart home project and made it all the way to number 2.
But there was nothing that even came close to our number 1 this year, as the traffic to this post was head and shoulders above everything else. It’s a bitter sweet affair though. The Den range of smart home products were launched in February and created a real buzz. However confirmation came just a few weeks ago that the company is heading into liquidation.
On a more positive note, on the 18th of December Amazon, Apple, Google and Zigbee revealed they are to develop a new Open Source Smart Connected Home Over IP Standard. Just a day later Z-Wave fired back with an announcement of their own. Could this be the standard the industry is crying out for? If nothing else it may confirm the smart home’s future is IP over WiFi, replacing the need for all those proprietary hubs.
Check out your entire top 20 below. Thank you for your support once again and a Happy New Year to you all!
BONUS: Top 20 Products
Here are the top 20 most popular items bought through our Amazon Affiliate store in 2019. This remains the easiest way for you to support this site – many thanks.
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