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Nathaniel Lindley (@thanlindley) joins Jim https://twitter.com/jcollison and Mike Wieger from http://2980network.com/ for show #232 of Home Gadget Geeks brought to you by the Average Guy Network, part of http://thegeeksnetwork.com community.

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Home Automation / Security

https://theaverageguy.tv/2015/08/14/anear-led-spotlight-with-pir-motion-sensor/

 

SmartThings update. Added 5 switches including two 3-way pairs with garage.

Added Ecobee3  http://amzn.to/1Fxj1lk for one furnace/AC and added – so far so good.  needed 2nd remote sensor in kids room for prioritize night

Venstar Add-A-Wire

http://amzn.to/1iP84BO

$30 for “C”  wire for 2nd thermostat to add power and drain batteries less.   Converts 4 wire to 5 wire

 

Garage door control – GoControl GD00Z-4 Z-Wave Garage Door Opener Remote Controller, Small, Black by Linear Link: http://amzn.to/1KLql9Y $88

Network filtering /student safety at home.

 

OpenDNS Home VIP

https://www.opendns.com/home-internet-security/

 

OpenDNS family Shield

https://support.opendns.com/entries/46060260-FamilyShield-Router-Configuration-Instructions

 

Securly for home/parents

http://www.securly.com/

 

Block DNS forwarding on pfsense – prevents setting DNS on clients to bypass OpenDNS

https://doc.pfsense.org/index.php/Blocking_DNS_queries_to_external_resolvers

 

Sophos home router software – as router or behind router…this seems like too much work.  What about an appliance…like a Level 2 techie router?  something more than off the shelf wireless router and BYOD router/firewall.

 

Retiring my Drobo Gen2 – moving to WHS11 with DrivePool for RecordedTV and CrashPlan archives.

 

TP-Link AV 500 Nano Powerline Adapter Starter Kit – $37 on Amazon

http://amzn.to/1KLqqKC

 


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