Smart Apartment Tour: Starting from Scratch | Summary and Q&A

December 22, 2020
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Smart Apartment Tour: Starting from Scratch


Reed provides a tour of his smart apartment, showcasing various must-have devices and automations that are easy to install and perfect for temporary living.

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Key Insights

  • 🙂 Light strips are a popular and easy way to add ambiance and functionality to kitchen cabinets and other areas in a smart apartment.
  • 👾 Motion sensors can be used to automate lighting and make the most of limited space in a temporary living situation.
  • 🙂 Smart outlets provide control and energy-saving options for devices like cameras and Christmas lights in an apartment.
  • ⚡ NFC tags are an inexpensive and convenient alternative to smart light switches for easy control of smart lights in different rooms.
  • 📱 LIFX lights offer versatility and compatibility with various smart home systems, making them a popular choice for smart apartments.
  • 🤱 Dashboards, such as the Amazon tablet, serve as convenient control centers for managing smart devices and accessing security camera feeds.
  • 🤯 Smart doorbells, like the Ring Peephole Cam, provide security and peace of mind for apartment dwellers without permanent doorbell installations.


[Applause] hey what's up this is reed as you might have seen recently we moved out of our house and we're in an apartment now as we build and a lot of you asked for a smart apartment tour video and i thought this would be a great time to do one because we just moved in i set up all of my must have devices and automations while also keeping it lean ... Read More

Questions & Answers

Q: What kind of smart light strips did Reed install in the kitchen cabinets?

Reed installed smart light strips that can be dimmed, change temperature, and add color. The installation process was easy, and he didn't have to remove the cabinet covers.

Q: How did Reed automate the kitchen light strips with an Echo device?

Reed used an Echoflex with a motion sensor to automate the kitchen light strips. He set up Amazon routines to control the lights based on motion, and the setup took only a few minutes.

Q: How did Reed automate his WyzeCam V3 in the kitchen?

Reed connected the WyzeCam V3 to a smart outlet, which powers off the camera when he's home and powers it back up when he's away. This automation is achieved through two routines activated by setting Amazon Guard to "home" or "away."

Q: What smart device did Reed install for apartment security purposes?

Reed installed the Ring Peephole Cam, which alerts him when someone is at the door, when the button is pressed, or when it detects motion. It is easy to install and ideal for apartment living.

Summary & Key Takeaways

  • Reed gives a tour of his smart apartment, highlighting the devices and automations he has set up in each room.

  • He showcases smart light strips in the kitchen cabinets, automated with motion sensors and voice control.

  • Reed demonstrates automation with a smart light switch, a WyzeCam V3, and a robot vacuum in different areas of the apartment.

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