DIY Home Automation

Welcome to DIY Home Automation where you will find helpful information on smart home technology and home automation. Start making your home work for you and reduce your energy use! Check out the categories below to get started.

You will find expert advice on the industry standard X10 technology as well as emerging wireless standards Z-Wave and Zigbee. Learn about using your computer to control your home. (Tip: If you have plans to integrate your home PC into your home automation system, make sure your local internet service provider meets the requirements of your new system.) Check out the iPad home automation forum topic and learn how to control your home with your iPhone or iPad.

DIY Projects

In our projects section you will find links to articles and videos of DIY home automation projects on subjects ranging from a simple demo on how to install a Z-Wave module to a more complex explanation on wiring your home for a distributed audio-video system.


Smart Home Automation has come a long way since the early days of X10. With the advent of wireless automation technologies, home control systems and products are changing at a breakneck pace with a number of companies looking to develop the industry standard for home automation devices. Get the latest info on distributed audio and appliance control. Weigh the pros and cons of having a home alarm monitoring service. Wireless versus structured wiring. The list goes on and on.

Product Reviews

In our product reviews section, you’ll find reviews on the newest DIY Home Automation products from Ademco to Z-Wave to help you determine what smart home products will work for you.