This Smart Home Isn’t Stupid

  • Published on Apr 10, 2021
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    Snazzy Labs gives you a tour of his smart house built on three distinct principles: (1) all smart devices must be controllable non-smartly-either via a remote or on-device button, (2) all devices must integrate into a singular, centralized app with a singular voice assistant, and, (3) automation must never get in the way. This is a smart home that’s not stupid.
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Comments • 70

  • Jeremiah True
    Jeremiah True 2 hours ago

    I decided to start using Smart Home stuff with homekit last year and after looking around a bit, landed on Caseta. Such a good system to use and setup. It went from a few key light switches to now ceiling fans, almost all of our house lights via hardwired switches or plugin dimmers and we couldn't be happier.
    The only mistake I made was plugging in a high amperage device (saw) into an outlet on one of the switched circuits (overhead plug-in basement lights rather than the 20A unswitched line) and cooking my switch. I ran out to home depot, bought a replacement and had it up and running on the system in 5 min.

  • Sean Su
    Sean Su 16 hours ago

    You lost me at "building a smart home that's not stupid" followed immediately by "apple users". Nothing against apple users, but the apple smart home ecology right now is pretty stupid.

  • Gucek001
    Gucek001 Day ago

    uhm.. soo.. what's that toilet's model?

  • Henrik Juhlin
    Henrik Juhlin Day ago

    I think you missed one category in homebridge. Items that don't have any support at all. I have a few of them at home and have started to write code to fix it. So now I have done a Nexa Bridge pluging and a pool water heater plug-in. Next plug-in to write is a AC controler plug-in, so I can make some nice automations that turn on the AC if it's over a temperature, close to bed time and we are home 🙂

  • hyperspace36
    hyperspace36 2 days ago

    Honestly, I like Alexa more than Siri, mainly because there are MUCH more smart speakers that support it and its generally smarter. Personally I use Homebridge with Alexa. Most IoT devices support Alexa, way more than HomeKit. So all of them are connected with Alexa and they communicate via HomeBridge to HomeKit. Thats my go to.

  • David Thaw
    David Thaw 2 days ago

    Ok, I didn’t realize that Snazzy was a GIANT. Seriously, how tall is he?!

  • Brianna Williams
    Brianna Williams 3 days ago

    4:03 "hey 'shithead,' turn on the lights"
    That's what you bleeped out, right? 😆

  • Aleksander Biegalski

    Well google has all of the features presented in this video. Also they always had more accessories than apple did.

  • Steve Torrence
    Steve Torrence 3 days ago

    At 17:10 what is the multi sensor you are using. Didn't find it in your links.

  • Vítor Flaibam
    Vítor Flaibam 3 days ago

    how are u getting more handsome by the day

  • Macho Sancho
    Macho Sancho 3 days ago

    "hey shithead turn on the lights"

  • Adam White
    Adam White 4 days ago

    In 2021 what are guest

  • Fang-Pen Lin
    Fang-Pen Lin 4 days ago

    Siri must sounds like a swear in the video 😂

  • Gaur8n
    Gaur8n 5 days ago

    My unpopular opinion is that all smartphones are dumb because all the voice assistants run from a server and not offline on the device itself.

  • Pierre-Jean De Villiers

    How will samsung's automation work as opposed to the home kit? You have great knowledge, but I am not up for all that tinkering?

  • s h a d ø w b a n n e d

    Way way way too many headaches still.

  • s h a d ø w b a n n e d

    Automated blinds should not be $500-3000. It's absurdly expensive.

    • Snazzy Labs
      Snazzy Labs  4 days ago

      You ever buy nice blinds that aren’t automated? They’re absurdly expensive as-is.

  • Chike Onyeoguzoro
    Chike Onyeoguzoro 5 days ago

    This video was absolutely well done, enjoyed watching it!

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    o_o 6 days ago


  • George Caplin
    George Caplin 6 days ago

    He got a thumbs up and a comment just for bleeping out “hey Siri”.

  • pokefan pixel
    pokefan pixel 6 days ago


  • Commander ™
    Commander ™ 6 days ago +1

    Deja vu, the kid in the retro video is dressed just like the presenter in that infamous Konami E3 press conference. One million troopz.

  • Hunter Birtciel
    Hunter Birtciel 7 days ago

    post link to HomeKit wallpapers pls

  • emmgeevideo
    emmgeevideo 7 days ago

    Bidet? TMI 😂

  • Dan Johnson
    Dan Johnson 7 days ago

    That's a lot of D cell batteries per window.

  • Matt Nowak
    Matt Nowak 7 days ago

    Awesome video. I share a lot of what you've got set up here, Lutron, Serena, Abode w/Dhome via zwave, etc. You have to start working those Picos to control other things! I have a four scene pico that lets me activate four difference scenes - in my case a Morning, Evening, Shower Time and Kids Shower time scene. via HASS but I also port things into HomeKit

  • uploader755
    uploader755 7 days ago

    Your desire for homekit over the other offerings is that it works without an internet connection?
    Zigbee. You need Zigbee.

  • sunnyrogue27
    sunnyrogue27 7 days ago

    This was great. Thank you for sharing. Very useful for designing my home.

  • James Foster
    James Foster 7 days ago

    Your opening made me feel so old. LOL

  • ackly14
    ackly14 8 days ago

    i'm not trying to start an apple vs android war with this comment. BUT i did want to clarify something. Google home is also capable of multi-hub location awareness. in that i mean, if i'm in a room with lights, i can tell that room's google home to turn on the lights and they know what room i'm in. it's a default feature of the network and is something you're asked to set up when you add devices. (as in, it will ask "what room is this device located in", both for the light when that's added, and the google home as well). Just wanted to clarify because it felt like you were implying google didn't have this feature and i just didn't want there to be confusion.

  • Mo Hamza
    Mo Hamza 8 days ago

    I love your house! I feel like I jumped on hues and Google products way too early, smart switches have gotten so much better and I could've had blinds too!! I got some shitty IKEA ones that are REAL JANK CITY!

  • Michael Illingby
    Michael Illingby 8 days ago

    Personally I find it funny when people say such and such did like ten videos and failed and should have done it this way first. I am speaking of Linus for one, but I am pretty certain the only regret Linus had was he couldn't find a way to squeeze another video out of it. These videos showing how to and how not to do things all generate the same revenue if people watch them, and there is nothing people enjoy watching more than someone failing over and over again.
    So I say keep putting those comments up, the feed the algorithm and make the guy more money. upvote/downvote, makes no difference as it is all engagement.
    Personally I enjoy these videos, excellent production value. Keep it up Q.

  • TreyAllDay901
    TreyAllDay901 8 days ago +1

    Would love to see that VLAN video

  • Sarp Tekbaş
    Sarp Tekbaş 8 days ago

    11:55 Snazzy: "Old *2018* Mac Mini"
    Me: watches this video using PC from 2010 with intel pentium

  • Brian Van Peski
    Brian Van Peski 8 days ago

    Great reasoning to go with the Lutron Caseta! I've looked at them in the past but boy, I just don't like the aesthetic of those switches.

  • Stefano Trando
    Stefano Trando 9 days ago

    1:30 the blurred background text is a bad choice design wise

  • Jason McMurry films
    Jason McMurry films 9 days ago

    Dude... nice video. I have quite the smarthome set up going on as well. I'd love the shades...but a bit rich for my blood at the moment. lol...
    Anyway...I was wondering... I like the images you made to use in the rooms for the home app. Willing to share them by chance? Thanks!
    BTW.. this was the first video of yours I've seen. Planning to check out much more!

  • Andrei Neagu
    Andrei Neagu 9 days ago

    After seeing this video I feel like I need smart things in my home that I don’t need.

  • Andre Martin Espinosa

    ¡Vamos a la casa! 🏡 🤣 Loooved the video, specially this segment as I started to get obsessed with the Philips hue line ever since I bought the first kit for my home, I want every light bulb to be controlled by HomeKit but there are some limitations! Ps. If I could give this vid a double thumbs up I’d do it immediately!

  • Ralph
    Ralph 9 days ago

    I am in love with you

  • Patanjali Biswas
    Patanjali Biswas 9 days ago

    Please shift to google nest eco-system.
    It'll save you a lot of effort

  • Marques Oliveira
    Marques Oliveira 9 days ago

    Sooo… hear me out. Instead of spending a ton of cash on super expensive smart devices that work with the worst possible smart home “hub” you could just use one that has hundreds of thousands of supported smart things, is cheap, and works flawlessly….. like Amazon. Oh also, just in case you decide to jump out of the Apple walled garden someday, all your stuff can go with it…. This video if anything is a great expose on why to never use Apple’s smart home service

  • michaeltechroom
    michaeltechroom 9 days ago

    dude i like shrink wrap on you toilet seat

  • Edward Allen
    Edward Allen 10 days ago

    13:44 "Hey Siri, wash my butt."

  • Edward Allen
    Edward Allen 10 days ago

    Can I pretend that you hacked "Siri" to respond to "$hity?"

  • how r U
    how r U 10 days ago +1

    cool video

  • Seema Pandey
    Seema Pandey 10 days ago

    Good setup 👌

  • Seema Pandey
    Seema Pandey 10 days ago

    Smart-things hub setups are better because you don't HAVE to have an apple device for to use it. Look up technology connections video about smart home. It can easily also be supplemented by Google services.

  • Samy Abbas
    Samy Abbas 10 days ago


  • Erik Redfield
    Erik Redfield 10 days ago

    Please make a tutorial on how to setup any ip camera with homebridge

  • Juan Pablo Munoz
    Juan Pablo Munoz 10 days ago

    The main issue is that there isn’t one unifying protocol for smart homes. In an office building you have options for controlling an entire building but it is very expensive and very hard to put together. sometime this year apple, Amazon and google are supposed to release a protocol they have been working on.

  • skiman24
    skiman24 10 days ago

    Be nice if you share those wallpapers 😬

  • ps
    ps 11 days ago

    Great video! Most of the tech pretty cool; but I prefer simplicity. Just fast wireless internet, everything else can be a real switch/button, etc. The tech is getting there, but it's not really there yet. Also looks like an ongoing time and money investment to maintain it. Hopefully that super complex setup on your phone is easy to backup and restore if something happened. Usually guys are into the tech, but the wife is usually not so thrilled if/and/or when things don't work as anticipated. Very informative, I do like the light switch tech though...

  • high def
    high def 11 days ago

    Why are you all using these fking beeps? I have fking headphones man, just cut out the fking part like a normal person. ffs

  • ahale1987
    ahale1987 11 days ago

    This is a great video. Quinn, thank you for not just making a shake-y vlog tour of you changing the lights in a couple of rooms to different colors. It's nice to see that even in your older home, it doesn't look like a Best Buy forgot to pull out. Also, you dropped a bunch of smart-home knowledge that more people need to know (like how smart devices should be able to be used manually, and not EVERYTHING needs to be in the system, that it's ok to have an island or two in your setup).
    My only critique is that I don't think HomeBridge and Home Assistant are the same, though I believe they CAN be used to achieve the same thing. You nailed Homebridge being, well, a bridge and being a part of a HomeKit setup, but HASS is it's own automation platform, so it's more of an alternative to HomeKit for people who know what YAML is. I've heard of folks using HASS with HomeKit by putting devices into HASS and then exposing everything to HomeKit and using that as the front-end while HASS has all of your devices and automations.

  • Todd Pedersen
    Todd Pedersen 11 days ago

    I've done a little looking around regarding having multiple HomeKit Home Hubs and I haven't found anything saying that it's desired or helpful. All I've seen is that it helps extend the range to bluetooth devices. Some people say they have trouble with more than one hub, some say it's fine. Cant find anything from Apple about using more than one in a single home.

  • Sinxn
    Sinxn 11 days ago

    Could we have these wallpapers ?

  • Austin Otto
    Austin Otto 11 days ago

    That hey Siri Beep is significantly louder than your talking.
    You also talk louder and quieter in different scenes and need to balance audio before releasing the videos to public’s it hurts

  • karlhalla
    karlhalla 11 days ago

    You would rock a awesome buzz cut

  • Vahid Massahi
    Vahid Massahi 12 days ago

    great job but you need better lighting and a better video title.

  • jcadlol olols
    jcadlol olols 12 days ago

    I hope you remembered to remove the plastic wrap 😂

  • Za Rand
    Za Rand 12 days ago

    Would anyone know how to force TP-Link kasa smart cameras to trigger 4 Kasa smart light bulbs? At the moment they only support three quick actions. One of which is being used in the basement. Only able to use 2 for my bedroom lights.

  • M arrizon
    M arrizon 12 days ago

    The Lack of M1 chips on your gadgets is killing your game. If you had M1 chips on your TV, apple TV, iphone, lights, toaster, microwave, stove, keurig coffee maler, and even something as lame as your server needs then you would have smart house.
    If apple don’t make it, is it smart then? Think about Snazzy
    Good video overall. M1 for life

  • Emma Bailey
    Emma Bailey 13 days ago

    This is a really great video bringing all your smart home stuff together, thank you for sharing such a detailed run down and tour! 😍 And I wish we could get Lutron stuff properly in the UK.
    I'm just dipping my toe into home automation, and right now I only have a couple of smart plugs with lamps attached that I control with Alexa and have automatically come on around sunset, but it would be better to have them be HomeKit. Also, the main one is an uplighter with two separate lights on it, which are dimmable using the controls on the light itself... not so when they're still just dumb bulbs in a smart plug. I also have three dimmable lights in my flat and four non-dimmable (I *really* want the bathroom to be dimmable, though it would involve replacing the mirror light for that... a separate nightlight type solution with motion detectors to operate only at night seems like it might be easier!), and smartening all of those up would be great.
    I'm on the brink of getting Luxaflex Duette blinds for my flat's two massive windows (3 actual windows and blinds in each one, both west-facing and on the 4th floor, with nothing in between me and the sun for a lot of the time... I live in a greenhouse), but apparently I can't add PowerView automation, for... reasons? I could choose two massive blinds covering the whole window recess and get automation possibilities, but by then the blinds would be about 5 inches away from the glass, meaning they're not going to be anywhere near as effective at blocking solar heat, which is one of their primary goals. But if I ever need to actually get up and out of the house in the mornings again, it would be *really* nice to have my blinds open automatically for me. No good options! I'm starting to wonder if I actually need day blinds and night blinds in my bedroom... automation-friendly ones to use at night, and solar control ones to close in the sunny days... 🤔
    I'm saving this video to revisit anyway :) P.S. pester Stephen to have you on Mac Power Users, and/or MacSparky & Rose to have you on Automators! [insert relevant emojis from the Relay Discord here] 👍🏻

  • Nicolas Braun
    Nicolas Braun 13 days ago

    This was awesome.

  • nagasai purvaz
    nagasai purvaz 13 days ago

    My uncle works in it so he made him self a smart assistant which activate everything from his water to charges his car

  • Steadfast Whiplash
    Steadfast Whiplash 13 days ago

    Hey have you thought of making the custom wallpapers you put together public for others who faced the same issues with the app that you did?

  • Balaji Vivekanandan
    Balaji Vivekanandan 13 days ago

    Beep sucks , in my headset

  • Toomany Francis
    Toomany Francis 13 days ago +1

    I wear headphones but I still commend you for bleeping the word siri.

  • PRIZ ;]
    PRIZ ;] 14 days ago

    and then you realize that samsung has like one app per smart thing they sell