Smart Apartment Setup – 10+ Ideas that are EASY to move

Smart Apartment Setup – 10+ Ideas that are EASY to move

If you want the best smart apartment tech, you’re in the right place. I’ll go through an entire smart apartment setup and share automation ideas. This video focuses on what’s easy to move and won’t cause any damage to the walls. You may be surprised at all of the possibilities with this minimalist setup!

LINKS (affiliate):
Ring Peephole Cam:
Wyze Lock:
August Lock:
Nest Mini:
Echo Dot:
Echo Show 5:
ZigBee switch (Third Reality):
Small spotlight lamp behind bed:
Amazon Smart Plug:
SmartThings Outlet:
Harmony Hub:
Fire Stick 4K:
Eufy Cams:
Wyze Cam:
Wyze Sense:
Wyze Cam sticker:
SmartThings sensors:
Ring Alarm:

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Smart bulbs compared:


Song titled Send Help by Nihilore
Song titled The End by EVA

Disclaimer: Smart Home Solver was sent the Ring Peephole Cam and Amazon Smart Plug for an unbiased review. Our opinions are 100% our own and not influenced. We have never been paid for any reviews.


  1. Christopher Lee on December 16, 2021 at 11:06 am

    How come apartment complex will not allow me to have my peephole camera

  2. Justz Paige on December 16, 2021 at 11:07 am

    I really like the doorbell

  3. Lauren Wells on December 16, 2021 at 11:08 am

    Half the stuff he saying idk half of it too techs but I love the tv pausing when when ring cam is touched

  4. Valérie Lépine on December 16, 2021 at 11:10 am

    Great video! Do you have an idea for an appartment friendly (no electrician required) smart ceiling light in a room with no overhead lighting? I think it’s a fairly common problem in appartments

  5. The unspoken one on December 16, 2021 at 11:12 am

    Where can I buy this oil please reply.🙏🙏🙏

  6. Chanda Aimé on December 16, 2021 at 11:13 am

    Thank you for this. I have an autoimmune disorder that’s affecting my cognitive abilities so this is great to have everything in one spot to cut down on mental confusion

  7. MzCarly Calabasas on December 16, 2021 at 11:17 am

    New subscriber here, love your channel I have been revving up my security for my home and you have lots of great ideals! With all that is going on these days, I’m working or turning my place into a fortress.

  8. Dave Campbell on December 16, 2021 at 11:17 am

    I am having trouble regarding my wifi in my apartment. My computer works fine, my cell phone has very few bars but when I go outside, the full row of bars show up. I have a wifi enabled item in my bedroom which is about 40 feet from my modem which is in another room. That items wifi does not work. Is there a way to increase my overall signal strength so that everything works?

  9. MobileGamerDude on December 16, 2021 at 11:18 am

    FYI as of July 2021 the light switch is not in stock with no restocking date

  10. pola hubain on December 16, 2021 at 11:19 am


  11. Cedric Bell on December 16, 2021 at 11:20 am

    What about the internet

  12. Lola Bunny on December 16, 2021 at 11:20 am

    Prepping for when I get my apartment next month. I think I’ll take everything.

  13. HotFlash on December 16, 2021 at 11:23 am

    Great information IF one is an Alexa fan. It would be nice to hear options for both. Actually for all. I believe some people use iOS too. And some products work for both Android Google and Alexa. We already know that Apple doesn’t share and charge for photo storage even. SMH. Therefore I don’t play with them. However, if you haven’t it would be nice if each item were discussed separately. Example one video on light switches. Maybe one or a few that work for or with Alexa/Amazon. Along with some that work with Google/Android and yes maybe even some that work with iOS. Or not, we can leave them out too. ;-). Maybe a review of some of the different types again for the light switches in the pros and cons of each. And maybe what you thought was best of each. And of course if there’s a light switch that works with Android and Alexa. I usually go to cnet website for this type of information because they do exactly that. I came here for a video option. And because I have an apartment. I truly do appreciate your video but I am definitely a Google / Android girl so not much here is going to work for me. I do wish Google / Android would step up to the plate with a similar peephole like ring has. So far I’m not getting the peephole because it is only Alexa. And possibly to probably always will be only Alexa as my understanding is it is an Amazon product. I would also definitely love the products to work with any of these groups or companies whatever you call it. So that way if I decide I’m no longer a Google girl it would be awesome to just be able to keep everything I had and switch my assistant. Sorry for the long writing. I just wanted to make that suggestion to you. I do appreciate and I did like this video. Except for the part that most to all things were Alexa. And I am currently not going to be using the Alexa or Amazon assistant. So, yes it would be awesome if you made videos on like one video for light switches and options with different assistance. Then maybe another video with smart plugs, another with hubs, I’m sure the list could go on and on. Like my post. My apologies. I just love the video and was so disappointed that I didn’t see many Google / Android options for apartment dwellers. I’ll keep checking back though. Amazon/Alexa is usually trying to sell things or is charging for a service that Google gives for free. Well iOS charges for ridiculous things like photo storage that again Google gives for free. So ultimately I appreciate Google for that. Somehow they remained a business without charging 99 cents a month to every million customers. Charging nothing they’re still a big big successful thriving company. So again I just am a Google girl. Why pay for something you can get for free? If I ask Alexa to play me a song she’ll play a piece of the song and then want to sell the song on Amazon if I want to hear it all. Google we’ll play the whole song for me for free. And that is why I choose to support Google / Android when I can because I appreciate that. If they can offer it for free and stay in business so can apple and so can Amazon. Signed Google girl.

  14. ToxicTiki on December 16, 2021 at 11:23 am

    Paid storage? No thanks.

  15. Tiborco on December 16, 2021 at 11:24 am

    I love your videos and ideas … I have Ring peephole camera in apartment and using Yale Assure SL Connected By August Touchscreen Smart Lock … you don’t have to drill any new holes … it’s perfect for apartment …

  16. ISA IAH on December 16, 2021 at 11:25 am

    Why doesn’t the cam have night vision?

  17. Della Green on December 16, 2021 at 11:26 am

    This for daytime only, he doesn’t even talk about night time visions at a . Be aware y’all

  18. Shane Pacheco on December 16, 2021 at 11:26 am

    Simplisafe also has an internal deadbolt lock that doesn’t do any damage to the door

  19. CompliKaty on December 16, 2021 at 11:31 am

    Turn lights off when you start a show? That’s a home theater game changer.

  20. Axel Terry on December 16, 2021 at 11:31 am

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  22. Sukhpreet Singh Walia on December 16, 2021 at 11:38 am

    How you have configure light on and off with TV?

  23. Trevor Stepo on December 16, 2021 at 11:38 am

    Is there a name for that zigbee light switch the one place over your existing light switch

  24. San P on December 16, 2021 at 11:39 am

    Google Home has a routine capability through Assistant Settings. This was a hidden feature that took me awhile to search but I have been using it for over a year and works great!

  25. betovideos on December 16, 2021 at 11:39 am

    What Google? I don’t like amazon.

  26. xoxo on December 16, 2021 at 11:39 am

    Does the peephole cam send notifications about anything happening outside? Like my neighbours just walking by, for example…. And does it use a lot of internet data usage? I had a security camera once that caused my wifi usage to go over my monthly limit

  27. Catalin Chira on December 16, 2021 at 11:40 am

    Great video. I am currently starting slowly to automate my new house and doing also research on home security systems. What do you think of ecobee Haven security system ( the paid subscription version ). Thank you, much appreciated!

  28. Dustin Fausnaugh on December 16, 2021 at 11:40 am

    What kind of light is the one that was in the corner?

  29. pola hubain on December 16, 2021 at 11:41 am


  30. TheMochaangel on December 16, 2021 at 11:42 am

    Can you do a video on the ring apartment alarm please?

  31. Shazman Bound on December 16, 2021 at 11:42 am

    Nothing and I mean nothing that Amazon makes regarding "security " equipment is safe. They are just spying on your shit. Period!

  32. Coty Hoffman on December 16, 2021 at 11:43 am

    Would love to get to move basics for someone just starting out. Like very basics…

  33. Jessica C on December 16, 2021 at 11:43 am

    “Hey what’s up this is Reed.” The way you said it sounded funny as shit

  34. Seawolf on December 16, 2021 at 11:43 am

    Hey, thanks! I’m about to be moving in to a new apartment, and the last time I rented this whole smart home thing wasn’t a thing. Well now I want to play around with it, but unfortunately most of the videos on YouTube are about things that I simply can’t do. It would be great if I could break out an entire wall to install a Smart Lock, but I just can’t. Yes that’s hyperbolic, yes it was supposed to be.

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  36. Brittney Pearson on December 16, 2021 at 11:48 am

    “Mom will never know” lol 😂

  37. Tyler Wade on December 16, 2021 at 11:49 am

    This was helpful

  38. Lafayette Frierson on December 16, 2021 at 11:51 am

    For the keypad you can use Velcro and stick it where you want… they got velcro that is very strong and will hold the keypad in place and you won’t damage your wall…

  39. Cramer Ward-Collings on December 16, 2021 at 11:52 am

    you should review some Broadlink Products! I have my whole apartment set up with their bulbs and switches. The bulbs are under $10 and the smart plugs are only $7. They dont need an app to connect and work great with my Amazon Alexas. The echo Flex is also a really inexpensive way to get a motion sensor to work.

  40. x x on December 16, 2021 at 11:52 am

    i feel like there should be a disclaimer when suggesting amazon products that they are hoarding all your data which could be used nefariously by governments of other nations?

  41. Smart Home Solver on December 16, 2021 at 11:52 am

    Thanks for watching! You all have been submitting some great automation ideas from the last video. I can’t wait to start making videos about them!

  42. Ukulele Angela on December 16, 2021 at 11:54 am

    look forward to the google version of this video whenever its available

  43. P. Wingert on December 16, 2021 at 11:55 am

    I’m in a mixed-income building with middle and lower-income social assistance tenants in the building. One of my neighbors set up the peephole camera on the door face and the next day one of the other tenants on the floor attacked it with a baseball bat. He said he didn’t want this person spying on him and knowing who was coming on the floor and to what apartment. Many Eastern Europeans and persons from repressive regimes can have extremely negative feelings about surveillance as well. The attacking tenant Who was a member of a strict religious community also said that they were stealing his image and his soul and door camera tenant would go to hell. He threatened to smash this person’s head in with the baseball bat if he ever put another camera in the hallway again. He ended up kicking the door in and entered the apartment threatening the tenant directly. Luckily, security arrived before the tenant was harmed. Cultural issues are another key factor in deciding to place cameras in a communal area such as a hallway. Even if you exit on a street, it has become quite common to steal the camera or spray paint it if you’re a porch pirate stealing packages. So, I cannot recommend any solution that leaves a visible camera pointing into the hallway or externally accessible. It is a health and safety risk. There is a model of peephole camera that sits on the inside of the door and replaces the actual peephole that is available on amazon. Many buildings will not permit tenants to mount external cameras or alter the peephole in the door on their doors as it is a violation of federal Canadian and municipal privacy legislation. The landlord can place cameras in the hallways and communal areas for overall tenant security because they own the building and, in your lease, typically they have a paragraph or two about being surveilled in communal areas and what happens to that footage. You typically have to initial agreement to these clauses.

  44. Jonathan Cineus on December 16, 2021 at 11:56 am

    I’m mad that the Apple echosystem is not as smart or broad.

  45. Trevor Stepo on December 16, 2021 at 11:57 am

    Is there a name for that light switch

  46. Virendra singh pawar on December 16, 2021 at 12:02 pm
  47. Rylie on December 16, 2021 at 12:04 pm

    Smart lights I get 4 for $20 Merkury Innovations and can be bought locally like Walmart

  48. Patricio Gomez on December 16, 2021 at 12:04 pm

    What do you think about sonoff switches?

  49. DONN2COOL on December 16, 2021 at 12:05 pm

    How do I install the pep hole ring camera

  50. Luc BUGNON-MURYS on December 16, 2021 at 12:05 pm

    You have done an amazing joob ! weel done ! i would like to know witch program you are using at #5:00 to set up the push of the washing machin ended ?

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