What if you could use smart home products to improve your family’s security, safety & enjoyment levels?
Here are a four key everyday examples of how smart home automation could work in your life:
Smart Homes can deliver all of the above benefits; BUT you could be forgiven if you find the notion of connecting your home a bewildering, confusing and expensive process.
People generally buy different types of smart home devices from different manufacturers ending up with various smart home devices that cannot communicate with each other.
To avoid these pitfalls international smart home automation expert, Gerard O’Driscoll offers this course to show you everything from A-to-Z on how to create your Home Automation system, which will reduce energy consumption, create a comfortable family environment & protect your home against Intruders.
As someone who has already spent over $5,000 over the last year buying a variety of connected products that range from smart bulbs and thermostats to cameras and smart smoke detectors, I’m going to save you hours of frustration that I went through; and fast track building of your own smart home.
I take the guesswork out of creating your very own smart home.
Don’t want to spend money on a smart home system that does not work? Then Enroll Today in the most comprehensive course in the world covering the topic of IoT and smart home automation.
Gerard talks in detail about the physical and technical characteristics of the smart home hub you will be using as the brains of your new smart home system.
In this video lecture, Gerard un-boxes the center piece of your smart home security system – the hub.
In this video lecture Gerard shows you how to apply a personal name and photo to your home automation system. Setting the hub up to know your home address and establishing an invisible zone around your property are also explained in this video.
Students can self test their knowledge on how smart home hubs operate.
List of recommended smart home products for installing in your home during this course.
Testing students knowledge on smart security contacts.
In this video Gerard walks you through step-by-step how to use the app to configure the newly installed smart camera.
Self testing questions on smart cameras.
Self test on setting up a house to automatically change arm state.
This video starts with an explanation of smart smoke detectors. Key benefits of the Nest Protect and how it can be used to enhance safety levels is also covered in this video.
This video shows you how to use the Nest App to control your new Protect. Configuring check-ups, emergency shut-offs and auto away assist are all explained by Gerard in this particular lecture.
Self test students knowledge of smart fire safety detectors.
If you have an area of the house that you are worried about leaking (near the water heater for instance); then install a sensor that will send a notification once water is detected. In this video, Gerard teaches you how to connect a smart sensor with your home automation system.
In this video, look over Gerard’s shoulder and watch him setup his leak detection sensor to send him a text message if a leak is detected in the utility room. At the end of the video Gerard, shows you what happens once water is spilled near the sensor.
Self test questions on setting up a smart leak detection system in your home.
The Nest Thermostat supports advanced capabilities, namely, auto away, auto schedule, time-to-temperature, safety temperature and PIN protection. In this video lecture Gerard shows you how to use the mobile and Web app to set up these advanced safety measures.
Self test questions on the section covering smart thermostats.
Gerard is 46 years old and originally from Cork in Ireland, married to Olive with five kids ranging from 5 to 16 years olde – so a busy house!
Over the past 20 years, Gerard has served in a variety of management, engineering, and commercial positions in both public and private industry sectors.
Gerard is an accomplished international telecoms expert, educator, serial Internet entrepreneur, angel investor, and smart home automation integrator. Other professional achievements include the authoring of various technology books:
Over the years Gerard has been given the role as commentator on industry events and trends in the digital home industry sector and been quoted in a number of premier business publications. Additionally he has presented papers at a handful of conferences around the world.
In recent times, Gerard has become involved as an angel investor in a portfolio of start-ups & emerging growth companies in mobile apps, e-commerce, e-Learning subscription commerce, food, and digital home sectors.
Additionally, he runs a number of blogs including one that help people make their homes more secure, safer, more energy efficient and enjoyable!
On the education front, Gerard holds electronics and information technology qualifications from the University of Limerick in Ireland.