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Smart home technology for people with disabilities

When people consider smart technology, they often envisage the glamour, gadgets and entertainment a smart home can deliver. And yes, these things are indeed drawcards of the smart home, and they certainly contribute to its increasing popularity. However, at its heart an automated home is not about glitz and gadgetry. Its true and ultimate focus…

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Back to school in the smart home

Right about now hundreds of thousands of Australian households are preparing to head back to school. Whether you have tiny tots readying to enter school for the first time to savvy teens heading back to high school, the back to school routine places different demands on the average family household. If you’re looking to simplify,…

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The A-Z of smart home terms

The smart home industry is filled with a wealth of technological terms – some of which are simple, while others take a little explaining. If you’re dipping your toe into the waters of smart home technology and home automation, here’s the A-Z of smart home terms that you need to know. Automation Automation is the…

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The smart garden

When we think of the smart home, often attention turns to the interior – to lighting, entertainment and temperature control, but beyond the interior of the smart home, there’s also very real value in creating a smart garden technology. A place where lighting can be automated, temperature and soil conditions can be monitored and plants…

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Why automate blinds?

Imagine something as simple as your household blinds could be automated? They could rise to welcome the new day, sense the level of warmth of an afternoon and close, or acknowledge you are intent on watching the latest release movie in a cinema-style environment and respond accordingly? Well, automated blinds are just one feature of the modern…

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The power of the smart home scene

Imagine you utter a few little words in the morning and your home automatically springs to life…lights in the hall turn on, blinds open, the coffee maker quietly starts brewing a cup of the finest java and your daily appointments are read. Well, believe it or not, that smart capability is already at play and…