15 January, 2021


– Security system, lights, shades, EV's, thermostats, showers, faucets, speakers, subwoofer in shower.

(upbeat music) Okay, it is time for anupdate of one of my favorite videos that we did on the house videos.

One of the videos that we didvery early on in the process when we just had the wood on the walls and wires just stickingout and going everywhere was all about the smarthome and the brains of our dream home.

And so now that our house is complete, we've been living in it forabout a month and a half.

We've had time to actually go through and enjoy the differentautomation and controls that we have in the smart system.

(upbeat music) It's time to show you whatwe did inside of the house and hopefully give you someideas if you're building a house or if you just want to seesome of the top technology that you could haveinside of a house in 2020.

Thanks to HartwalkerAutomation for installing all of this into our house.

And TruAudio for sponsoring this video and for putting the amazingspeakers inside of our house and in the backyard.

Before we even get insideof the house we have to stop at the front door to showyou what kind of things that we did.

And this is Klint, youprobably remember Klint from our other video, heowns Hartwalker Automation.

Klint and the other ownerSteve have been the ones that have helped us with this house and they've spent hundredsand hundreds of hours putting in the wires and thenmaking sure everything works and then coming backafterward to make sure that everything is fine tuned.

Because you can put inwhatever nice things you want that's automated but thereal magic is when you go in the back end of it and youactually get into the computer and you program everythingthe way that you want it for your house.

– So when you trying totie in an automation system it allows us to have like alot different aspects tied in.

So soon as we press thedoorbell we kind of can control the lighting in thehouse or we can kind of– (Nintendo music)- [Dan] What's in that? It's Nintendo.

– Play different sounds, whatever sound you like through the speakers whetherit's just on the entryway or out by the pool.

– So there's a video intercom system.

So there's a security camera I guess, a video camera on therethat goes to my phone that goes to all of thedifferent tablets inside of the house and you cananswer and talk to somebody.

Let's go inside.

Hi dog.

What he's worried, we'rejust doing a YouTube video.

That's it, it's just avideo, it's all right.

On our front door we don'thave anywhere for a key.

The lock is actually a touchscreen that you can touch, put in your code whateverit is, unlock it.

And then when you shut the door.

We programmed it at our house that after a certain time periodof the door being shut and no activity added, it automatically locks.

So Klint last time we werehere on the video we showed a ton of wires that was justlike a rats nest of wires.

Let's see how organizedyou've got since then.

– If you remember all thekind of lighting loads for the home we were coming into a few panels throughout the housethis being two of them.

So essentially all thelights were just for the home and located inside of these panels.

So each of these modules.

(lights clicking) That accounts for a lightsomewhere in the house, we just turned it off.

– We don't have thetypical lights that you see in most houses.

These have programmable buttons.

So this is the hallway righthere, there's the kitchen.

Hartwalker actually namedevery one of the light switches and then they've comeback a few different times since we lived here and said, okay you've been livinghere for a while now, which ones make senseand which ones bug you.

Should we change someof the light switches.

So we've changed some of them.

Say it's off, and we want it to go on, but I just want it to bedim, and not be super bright.

I can hold it down andthen just let go as soon as it's bright as I want.

So if I want it 20%, 30%, 40% I could just hold it.

Dimming, it's gettingbrighter, brighter, brighter, and it just programs and goes up.

We even have buttons in herethat you double tap on it and it shuts off all thelights in the entire house.

Or we have relaxed mode.

All of the cam lights turned off.

If it was night time youwould see that right up here we have some nice dimlights that are going up.

This is probably 15, 20% bright right there.

We can control with thesebuttons like we showed you.

I can control on my control phone app but then we also have this touch screen that we can control the lighting on there.

So we go to lighting, it'sgot every single light in the house, to porch, chandelier, we can turn it up to 100% to 0% and we have different scenes that are setup that's likewelcome turns the lights on to like a really nice one.

This one of my favorites right here, it's called Living Romance.

Check it out.

Boom, the fireplace just turned on.

Klint wanted to put somelike saxophone music on when that does that.

– Like bow chicka wow wow.

– I kind of vetoed that, I'm fine without the music but it is pretty funny.

So we can turn the houseon or off really easily with the touch pad.

But there is also onemore, we have Alexa enabled inside of our house and we can talk to it.

You've seen the video with our faucet and how we can just say, Alexa, ask Kohler to pour one cup of water.

– [Alexa] Okay, here's KohlerKonnect, dispensing one cup.

– Alexa, turn the house off.

– [Alexa] Okay.

– All the lights go out.

The doors just locked.

There's so many controls andthat's why we've waited so long to make this video becausethere's a learning curve.

We gotta learn how to use all these stuff and then re-program it theway that you want to use it.

Alexa, turn the house on.

I like it better withthe lights on in here.

– [Alexa] Okay.

– The last time when wefilmed our video with Klint we just had an entire wallof wires just coming in and it was madness.

And so now here we areback in the same room.

It looks a bit more organized.

Do you know what all this stuff does? – [Klint] Oh yeah.

– [Dan] This looks likesomething that belongs inside of a business.

– A lot of it does, a lotof is commercial grade.

We kind of took a littlemore commercial grade approach on this.

This is kind of all our network gear so it's all the Internetstuff in the home.

The smart home processorsare kind of all down here.

We've got backup batteriesthat kind of store some energy for us if the power evergoes out so we can make sure the cameras are still recording and the network is stillkind of up and running.

Video distribution so we cankind of share all our video, all the Apple TV's, Blu raythroughout the whole home.

All our surround sound receivers and then these are all theamplifiers for the house.

So all kind of thesubwoofers in the house, all the speakers throughout the house, those are all the amplifiers for that.

– And then behind ityou can see the wires, they're all nicely and neatly brought in and they're all pluggedinto different places.

And pretty much anywhere inthis house there's a wire.

Whenever I'm like, youknow I'd really like to have the Internetright here in this wall that connects to my computer, Steve's like all rightwe can get the Internet, we got a wire behind this wall.

And he just like goes in and has it, so.

The Internet is one my favorite things.

Right now we have a gigabitup and gigabit down.

(bow chicka wow wow voiceover) To show you what I mean, this is a file from Easter.

We had the Easter Bunny come by our house.

Pretty cool, Easter Bunny just showed up.

And this file is 2.


So, if I go onto Google driveand I drop this file in.


9GB, to YouTuber's this means a lot.

I just pushed upload.

It says less than a minute left already.

At my old house we had 20 upload speed versus here around 900.

So this probably wouldhave taken me 30 minutes maybe an hour.

It just finished in less than a minute.

And now it's uploaded to the drive.

So my awesome editor can goin here and work with it.

But to show you, here'sthe speed test page.

Watch this.

Speed test, go! Here's the download speed.

We're pushing like 900.

To all my YouTube friendsthat are watching this.

This is a big deal, the download speed.

And now the upload speedwhich is not something that you see that often of theupload speed being very high.

Because most people arejust downloading Netflix and watching shows.

But for YouTuber's the uploadspeed is super important and look at that.

I'm pushing over 900 Mbps right now.

That is fast, that isfiber, that's gigabit.

(bow chicka wow wow voiceover) And you're probably like whydo you have so many amplifiers? Well we have lots ofspeakers in this house.

How many speakers do youthink are inside of our house? – I've been asked that a couple times.

I would say between like 150 and 200.

Maybe 180 or 200.

– [Dan] Are you serious? – I bet we're pretty close to that, yeah.

– (laughs) Oh my gosh.

So there is one speakerinside of the house that I need to get your opinion on.

And it takes some convincingto convince Leslie, so.

We're gonna go ask her about it on camera.

Let me show you the upstairsview of what this is.

(upbeat music) Okay, right now we are inside of the attic as you can see likethere's the roof up there.

And then there's a bunch of insulation.

Here's the air conditioner over here.

And a bunch of thatcotton candy insulation.

And then look right there.

That is a subwoofer.

It's a TruAudio subwoofer.

Right below there is the shower.

We have two speakers inside of the shower but they're like whydon't we put a subwoofer inside of the shower soyou can hear it better.

I think that's a great idea.

But in order to do that.

(groans) Oh, my gosh.

Okay, I'm back, I'm back in the house.

In order to do it, we have to cut the tile in the top of the shower.

It's a little bit of a process but we would have asubwoofer in the shower.

(upbeat music) Hey! – Hi! – [Dan] Okay, I needyour input on some stuff with the smart home.

– Okay.

– [Dan] This is Leslie.

– Sorry, my eyes arewatering, that was fun.

– [Dan] Wait, what?(record scratching) – I was watching moving YouTube videos.

– [Dan] What, moving YouTube videos? – No, like somebody was– – [Dan] You're totally like crying.

– Somebody just got theability to see in color.

It was real, he was getting married and his wife gave it to him.

It was really cute.

– [Dan] Aww, so in the shower we have those two speakers right there.

We were just talking about it.

Don't you think this roomcould use a subwoofer? – No! Klint, I said no like five times.

It doesn't need a subwoofer.

– [Dan] We just wentupstairs and guess what? It's already up there.

It's just sitting there.

Lonely and sad.

– It's not lonely and sad.

– [Dan] It's already above the room.

– No, it's just so not neededthough, it sounds great.

– [Dan] It sounds great? You don't want anymore bass? – No, I don't need anymore bass.

(buzzer) – If we did it, Klintshow us where we'd go and what we'd need to doto get this thing in here.

– Right in between those two speakers probably center it in the rain head.

We'd just cut a circleand it'd look just like those two speakers.

– [Dan] Oh, it'd be a circle like that.

– Yeah, the cut, it'd look justlike one of those speakers.

– But what if somethinggoes wrong with the tile? – This is a shower for three not for two.

(record scratching) – What? (laughs) It's for one.

– [Dan] He's talking about speakers.

– Oh! (laughs)- [Dan] Not people.

So it'd just be a circle right there.

So we just need to cut some of the tile.

– But do you think the tile will be okay? – I think it would be fine.

– We're gonna try this.

We're gonna put a card right here.

It's one of those things that you vote.

So we're gonna say, should weput a subwoofer in the shower? Go to this little card.

It's like this little eye thing up here.

Hover your mouse over or youtouch it with your finger and then you can vote yes or no.

So, go ahead and vote.

We'll leave the voting up for a week.

– Yeah, I'm fine with that ifthey say yes you can have it.

– See it's up to you guys.

(upbeat music) Inside of the master bedroom.

This is one of the biggesthits for the entire home show.

We had 26, 000 peoplewalk through this home and we also had some newsarticles written about the house.

They loved that we had hiddenspeakers inside of our wall.

This wall looks totally normal.

This is sheet rock right here.

And then on this side, beautiful sheet rock.

There is one thing downhere there's a big slit in the wall right here.

So that is unusual tohave a slit in the wall.

Master suite, listen, Dad's air play.

The only song we do for every video.

So instead of having bigole speakers in the wall.

We can hide them in thewall and I can control with my phone and thenyou just have music.

(upbeat music) I can hear the subwoofer in that wall.

And right here I can feel the bass.

And I can feel the speakerbut you don't see it in there.

Oh yeah, it's right there.

I can tell the difference when I touch it.

This is one of the coolest technologies that we have in our home.

And we did it in three differentrooms inside of the house.

I filmed the process ofhow they installed this because that's a big question.

How do you get speakersinside of your wall? Lincoln and I are gonna makea video on our main channel and we'll show you the wholeprocess of putting it in.

We'll take one of thosespeakers and take it apart because it's not like ausual speaker that you see.

– I think they're amazing.

Like I've never seen anything like– – [Dan] I can't hear you, you gotta talk louder.

– I know, I've never seenanything like it before.

I don't want to yell though.

– [Dan] I can't hear you what did you say? – I was saying that I neverseen anything like it.

When they showed it to me the first time I was like what on earth is this? This is so cool.

– This is the Piano Room and right down hereyou'll see a little slit.

There is a subwoofer in thewall right behind cello girl.

And then up here we havea couple more speakers that are way up there.

We don't have to have theactual visible speakers inside of this room.

We've got a couple that areup there and one over there.

Lincoln's room, same thing.

Also has a subwoofer that'son this side of the bed and then he also has aspeaker inside of the wall right there next to his bed.

So it's sounds really good.

He does use those speakers a lot.

Let's go upstairs and wegotta show you the Movie Room.

When you come upstairswe have what we like to call the Movie Room.

And this has a touch screen in here also just like every other room in the house.

And you can controleverything from the Apple TV to the lighting even thetemperature in the house.

You can control the temperaturein all the different zones inside of the house.

This was supposed to be our Game Room but then once we put inthese beds that come down.

You can see we have tomove the couch to even get the bed down, we wanted toput a pool table right here.

But once you put this middleone down there's really not a very good amount ofroom for the pool table.

So we had a better option for this room.

At least I think it's the best option.

We call this the Movie Room now.

And we put our OLED TV, thewallpaper TV inside of here.

We have the Select SeriesTruAudio speakers right here, right there, right there.

And then we have two giant subwoofers.

These are $5, 000 subwoofersretail value, each one of them.

They have 12 inchspeakers, two in each one.

Leslie, her mouth just, her jaw just dropped when I said how much they were.

– [Leslie] I can't believe that.

I just can't believethat's how much it cost.

– I know, 'cause theyare expensive speakers.

We did a video a coupleyears ago about Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos, and I wasat CES and I listened to it and it sounded really cool.

But now that we havethis five channel setup with all the speakers.

We even have a bunch of speakers up here all along the walls.

If you look up here and it saysDolby Atmos and Dolby Vision that means if you havea TV that is capable and you have a soundsystem that's capable.

The image of the movie or theTV show is gonna look so clean and crisp and also thesound system is gonna be full surround sound versus justtwo channel surround sound.

And that sounds way better.

I've watched the intro of Fordv Ferrari probably 25 times because the first few seconds it just does this awesome sequence wherehe's racing and it's loud.

You hear all the carszinging around your head.

I don't even know how heavy this thing is but I can barely lift it.

It is so incredibly heavy.

I think we need to find afun way to break this thing.

(mechanical parts moving)Oh, boy! (upbeat music) I gotta break inside of the speaker and see what's inside of it.

All right, there you go.

Movie Room must have it's notyour traditional Movie Room with like movie chairs and all that.

But it's kind of fun 'cause we can all just kind of lounge in there.

Come in and out.

The security system, I'm notgonna show you every camera that we have inside ofour house right now.

So right now if you lookon our video camera footage it's tracking Klint and I justwalking down the driveway.

And it will follow us all the way to the end of the driveway.

And it has face trackingsoftware that will zoom in on people if we ever needto potentially identify somebody that snuck into our yard or broke into our house.

We have multiple cameras just like this.

Like I'm not gonna tell you how many but it's over 20 camerasoutside and inside of the house that are generallytracking us at all times of the day or night.

That aren't just connected to wifi.

We have our own serversthat they're connected to that are saving formonths and months of data.

Okay, so check it out.

Right now it's zoomed in on me.

Watch what happens when I run up.

Okay, I'm gonna run up thisway and watch how it tracks me.

Hi camera, I'm right here.

I see you on my phone.

Look at this.

It's still tracking me.

I'm coming around the corner.

Look at that, I'm coming around the corner and going inside the gate.

And it's still tracking me going inside the gate this same camera.


– To make sure that we had fullprotection around the house.

But we wanted to make sure we always had at least a minimum of two cameras picking up every location throughout the yard.

So we made sure that nomatter what there was always two different angleskind of picking up every spot.

Most locations there's three or four that kind of pick it all up.

It's a Lumens surveillance camera.

It has pan tilt zoom butit also has auto-tracking.

And so it'll track down.

We can setup face recognition if we'd like so it will not track certainthings or certain people.

And then it will also sendalerts if it finds someone that it doesn't like orit doesn't recognize.

It'll send us an extra alert saying, hey we've got someonethat we're picking up but it's not someone that we recognize.

– Obviously securitycameras aren't the answer to all things of security.

There's other things youneed to do to lock your house and just be safe at your home.

It does add some extracomfort as a homeowner.

Especially when we're somebodythat's online all the time to know that we do havethat layer of security over our home.

So yes, love the security cameras.

Security system, lights, shades, EV's, thermostats, showers, faucets, speakers, that's a lot of things that are connected.

Leslie, what is your favoritething about our smart home? – I mean I like beingable, it's just really being able to talk to it.

– Sometimes I feel like she talks to Siri more than she talks to me.

– Alexa.

– Hey Siri, text this person.

Siri, do this.

– I do all the time.

– Siri, tell me how to get home.

– Voice is super important to me.

So I would say, I thinkI talk to Alexa the most when it comes to the light situation.

– I think we're goingto see some huge leaps in as far as thetechnology goes with voice.

We're kind of scratchingthe surface right now.

I know Gary Vaynerchuktalks about it a lot that he loves where voice is going.

If you used voice enabledproducts in the past and you had a really bad experience.

Just know that they are gettingbetter every single year as more and more companiesadopt it into their hardware.

So thank you again to TruAudioand to Hartwalker Automation for installing the smart homeinside of our dream home.

These are things like yousaw in the video today that we never even thoughtof or when they asked us at the beginning wewere like absolutely no, we don't need to have that.

We never thought we'd have tolive inside of our home 24/7 because of the quarantine.

We'll get you in a second, dog.

She rings a bell when she needs to go out.

Check out our video onour What's Inside Channel where we destroy andtake apart a subwoofer to see what's inside of it.

One of the world's largest subwoofers.

If it's not out yet, it will be out soon.

Watch the video on ourWhat's Inside Channel on how we see what's insideof the in-wall speaker.

If you're interested in learning more about TruAudio speakersor Hartwalker Automation, I will put links in the description.

You guys can go checkthem out and you can learn for yourself or ask them questions about what things you might want to put inside of your house.

Whether it's a new buildor an existing home.

They can come in andreally upgrade your house and just make it smarterand more comfortable and make your quarantinetime a little less dull.

(dramatic music) And yes this is my tripod.

I used my recycling bin as my tripod at the beginning in this video.

(whistling) Was it Jake Paul? Did you get duped by Jake Paul's– – No!- Counter-blame video? Do you care for me more or Leslie more? – I'm okay with it, if you really want it.

I just don't want to jeopardize the tile and I don't want to pay more money.

That's all.

That's all it's about.

– Hi dog.

Why are you following me? Thanks to HartwalkerAutomation for installing.

(rewinding tape)(deep murmur) – This is a shower for three not for two.

Bow chicka wow wow.

– Oh! (keyboard clicking) Dad! (keyboard clicking) (dog screams)(bell rings).

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