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Six specific ways a smart home can improve your lifestyle

When talk turns to smart homes, it’s easy to get caught up in technology and appliances. But the real essence of a truly smart home is that it can improve your lifestyle in a host of different ways.   Far from being a fad, a luxury or the latest tech trend, an intuitive, automated and…

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Where to start with a smart home

Whether you’re looking to create a smart home during the construction of your property or are seeking to retrofit your home for smart home automation, one of the most common questions people have is, where exactly do you start? And it’s a great question. Getting the basics of your smart home right from the get-go…

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Why automate your lighting?

When people look to create a smart home, one of the first features they often consider is automated lighting. Allowing you to set the mood for your home, control it at the push of a button and have your home respond to changing natural light, automated lighting is a truly convenient feature that creates ambience…

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Four reasons a smart home is a worthwhile investment

Just like any home improvement, installing smart home technology is an investment, and it’s one where homeowners should expect a return. Depending on their goals and aims, that return might be in the form of lifestyle, it might offer cost savings in the long run, or it could be a return that adds value to…

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Cyber security and the smart home

Over recent years there’s been a lot of talk about the cyber security of smart homes, with many people under the misapprehension that just because your home accesses the internet, the smart home devices within it may be subject to hacking and threat. The reality is, ensuring the cyber security of your smart home is…

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If it’s not simple, it’s not smart

Smart homes are all about convenience and lifestyle. But often there’s a misconception smart technology can be tricky to use or over-complicate otherwise simple procedures around the home. The truth is if your smart home is not offering you convenience and ease of use, it hasn’t been installed correctly. Or in other words, if it’s…

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Before we got smart

Think back 10, 20 or even 50 years and it’s incredible to think how far we’ve come in terms of smart technology that improves the comfort of our homes, along with our lifestyle. So, let’s take a walk down memory lane and look at some of the novel, fascinating and intriguing products that were par…

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Bill shock? how smart homes curb your electricity costs

Right about now there’s a little letter in the mailbox most of us are dreading – the quarterly electricity bill.   And after an icy winter where heating has been a priority, chances are the comfort of a cozy home is set to come at a high cost. Couple that with shorter days that see…

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Smart home basics you need to know

If you’re embarking on the smart home journey, chances are you have already started encountering a whole host of new concepts and terms that you’re steadily adding to your knowledge bank.   Words like router, hub, internet, sensor and activator, for example. All these are commonly used in smart home speak, but they can soon…

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Will your smart home installer work with you?

One of the key things to remember about installing a smart home is that it needs to service your lifestyle effectively now and into the future.   After all, creating a smart home is an investment, and if done properly, this investment should offer real value for your lifestyle and your property over many years…