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How to Secure Your Smart Home Devices

In this digital age where everything revolves around technology, consumers need to be careful about how they handle their respective devices. With such heavy reliance on them, any complications might lead to huge losses or disruptions in people’s lives.   Smart devices, for that matter, have been known to be a target for hackers. This is...

The Convenience of Voice Assistants

If you are obsessed with technology, you’ll probably know that voice assistants are the hype these days. It is especially appreciated and used when it comes to smart homes. Prominent examples are Siri, Alexa and Google Assistant, among others. Music speakers are then used to combine with these voice assistants and, thus, create a voice...

Child Safety in Smart Homes

We all dream of the perfect family home. As a parent, you want your children to grow up in an environment that is safe and comfortable. That’s why, when buying or building your smart home, you want to have everything figured out. Most family homes are also centred on the idea that it will be the place...

Smart Switches: Innovative Lighting

Are you thinking of turning your house into a smart home, but you have your doubts? You can take baby steps and try out certain smart devices to figure out whether getting a smart home is for you. You can start off by incorporating smart lighting.     Great lighting is an essential feature of every home....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...