What is Suburban Smarts?

Suburban Smarts is a bi-weekly newsletter about smart home tech for those of us who rent.


If you don’t own a home yet, no worries. I got you.


The focus of this newsletter will be on smart home tech and the ecosystems surrounding the technologies including, but not limited to:

  • Home Assistant

  • HomeKit

  • HomeBridge

  • Amazon Echo
    …and more.

You give me your email, you get:

Original Commentary - My thoughts on the news and scenes around smart home tech, the ethical questions and dilemmas it poses, and linked posts that elaborate on my thoughts. This will be a longer form newsletter, so expect to have a cup of coffee (or your beverage of choice), around 10 minutes, and a good, comfy chair.


Featured Dashboards - Home Assistant, Home+ for HomeKit, if you have a cool dashboard, I want to see it. You can send me your dashboards at dashboards@suburbansmarts.org


Critical Linking - Links to YouTube tutorials, articles, and other media on things surrounding smart home tech, networking, and how to build a smart home when you live in a small (or medium sized) place.


Project of the Month - I visit smart home forums a lot and sometimes there are cool projects that someone has built or open sourced. I will highlight them in this segment.

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Why Subscribe?

You love smart home tech but live in an apartment? This newsletter is built for you by someone who is just like you.


I will review new tech, share the latest news, and share tips I surface from trying and failing to edit enormous YAML files and other calamities.


And interviews. If you know of someone who is doing awesome things in this space, let me know at: feed@suburbansmarts.org.


For any questions or concerns, please email me at contact@suburbansmarts.org.