Smart Home Convenience is a blog about one man's journey to change his house into an intelligent domicile that adapts to the family, maximizes their media ability to consume media and secures the family against intruders.  My name is Ben Wade and I live with my wife and dog, Mervin, in central Iowa and we love to cycle, work on the house, and most of all chill out on the couch and watch a good movie.

Our home offers a wealth of opportunity for improvements in home theater and entertainment, automation and security.  Over the next couple of years we are going to be working on some projects all around the house and here are a few:

  • Reworking the living room entertainment area into a system of convenience and ease-of-use for family get-togethers, music and beauty.
  • Remodeling the basement to include a home theater hidden in a home library, an area of cycle training in the winter, a small modular wet bar and a full bathroom.
  • Minimizing a TV experience in the master bedroom.
  • Build a whole home security, utility and lighting system that can be controlled anywhere in the world from our phones or laptops.
So join us while we break down our house and built it back up into a smart convenient home.