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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 connected…

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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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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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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 become…

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Half of all Australians have started the smart home journey

More than half of all Australian households ‘have started their smart home journey’, according to latest research from Telsyte, who recently released findings indicating five million Australian homes had at least one IoT@home device installed by the end of 2018. Meanwhile, that’s just a drop in the ocean of what’s expected to occur over the…

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How do I future proof my smart home?

Smart home technology has recently entered a new era of adoption, with appliances, ecosystems and wireless communications all attaining a level of commonplace within the home and office environment. In Australia, for example, adoption of connected appliances grew 57 per cent in the past 12 months to a value $1.1 billion, according to research form…

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I have aging parents – can smart home technology assist?

With more and more retirees and baby boomers looking to stay in their homes as long as possible, smart home technology is bridging the gap between aging, independence, peace of mind and wellbeing. In fact, smart home technology is emerging as a sought-after option for both aging residents and their families alike as it offers…

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Simple but smart – Door and window sensors

Sometimes it’s the simple things in life that add up to make a very real difference, and in the case of smart door and window sensors that’s definitely the case. When installed on your doors, windows, garage door or even cupboards, these tiny little sensors can bring a whole lot of peace of mind, convenience,…

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Lera at the HIA Home Show in Sydney on April 5

In just a few short weeks Lera Smart Home Solutions will again return to Sydney’s biggest home show of the year, where we will showcase all the latest smart home solutions and walk property owners through the process of home automation. Running from April 5 to April 7, the HIA Home Show is held at…

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Wi-Fi 6 and the smart home

Wi-Fi is set to get a whole lot faster, with a new generation of wireless technology being introduced later this year. Known as Wi-Fi 6, it’s set to double the speed of data transfer, while also allowing a more devices to connect over a single wireless network. So, let’s dive a little deeper into Wi-Fi…