"I'm moving into a new home soon and want to make it smart, how do I get started?" "How do I setup smart lighting on a budget?" "Alexa hates me!" "What's the best home security camera?" Do any of these sound familiar?
Joe Dugandzic has been helping people make their homes "smart" for many years. Known for his ability to translate "tech talk" into something the average person can understand, he launched the Smarter Home Life YouTube channel in early 2014. Millions of video views later, today he's a sought-after expert on the modern smart home and connected devices. People around the world benefit every day from his product reviews, technology and lighting expertise, and how-to guides.
Send in your questions below and they might be featured on the monthly Q&A videos! Got a home remodel / new-build project, or complex questions? Check the box for a Smart Home Consulting Session!
Q: What's included in a Smart Home Consulting Session?
A: Your session will be unique and generally tailored to your own needs. How you use the session time is entirely up to you, and Joe will attempt to answer all questions during the session, or will follow-up afterward with answers. An email will be sent after the session with a list of relevant and recommended products for your smart home / lighting project.
Q: Are these sessions free?
A: That would be really great! But…nope, the Smart Home Consulting Sessions with Joe Dugandzic are billed at $75 per hour USD. All of the YouTube videos and website articles are always 100% free! ;-)
Q: Can you really do smart home consulting remotely via video conferencing?
A: In short, yes! After many completed sessions, the interactions have been genuinely helpful to clients. You can choose to be on a desktop, laptop or mobile device during your session. Mobile is the best if you'd like to showcase the spaces that you wish to automate. Joe uses various types of video chat services for your convenience. (Check out the some of some of the glowing testimonials below!)
Q: What about when I need to buy home automation or lighting products?
A: Recommendations will be made for during your session for products that will fit in with your connected home. Depending on the package you choose and its included time, you should purchase those products in-between scheduled sessions. We'll provide a customized list to purchase the products from known retailers, such as Amazon. (Smarter Home Life does not directly sell home automation or lighting products.)
Q: What is the meaning of life?
A: 42 ;-)
Q: Are all submitted questions answered?
A: Generally, yes. And usually within a few days. The most interesting questions and/or those that would be useful to a wide audience have an excellent chance of becoming part of the monthly Q&A videos on the Smarter Home Life YouTube channel.