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Australian smart home study under way

An Australian study is set to examine how smart home technology alters the way we live, with four households currently being transformed into smart connected homes and used as ‘natural labs’. The study is being conducted by media agency Starcom in a bid to better identify changing consumer behaviour resulting from a more connected lifestyle,…

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Summer in the smart home

Summer is but a few weeks away, and with it comes the joy of outdoor entertaining, time spent by the pool and the welcome break of the Christmas holidays. As you ready to embrace all the fun and relaxation of another endless summer, here’s how it can be enjoyed in the smart home. Smart entertaining…

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Smart speakers drive IoT@Home adoption

The recent arrival of smart speakers to Australian shores is driving a rapid uptake of smart home technology surpassing the US, according to the latest report of VoiceBot. In their 2018 Australian IoT@Home Market Study, Telsyte found the smart home market had increased by 55 per cent in 2017, reaching a value of $583 million….

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The most popular features of a smart home

The automated smart home offers residents access to a host of great features that simplify, streamline and add extra convenience to everyday life. And when it comes to the functions within your home that you can automate, the options are almost limitless.  So, how do you go about selecting the right automation features for you?…

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The ultimate smart home checklist

So, you’re planning on embracing all the convenience that smart home technology has to offer, but aren’t quite sure where to start? No problems. At Lera, we’ve kitted out thousands of homes with all the latest automation. Here’s our smart home checklist to see you on your way to enjoying all the intuition that smart…

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The fascinating history of home automation – Part 2

In recent years home automation has become more affordable, more accessible and a more common feature sought by buyers and home occupants alike. It owes much of its accessibility and prevalence to the innovation of the latter part of the 20th century. In this second instalment of our two-part series we explore the fascinating history…

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The fascinating history of home automation – Part 1

While the truly automated smart home may be a relatively new innovation that comes to us courtesy of the internet and wireless technology, a stroll through the last century of history shows we’ve been transfixed with the idea of making our homes smarter and more intuitive for years. In this two-part series, we’ll offer a…