The SMART Revolution: 3 Tips to future-proof your home
It’s happening right now. You see it all around, but you don’t really know how to stop that feeling that you’re kinda’ being left behind… The SMART revolution. Your phone is SMART, your television is SMART, even you some of your newest kitchen appliances are SMART! And most of these devices reside in the same […]
Home Security Systems – Do They Actually Protect Us?
This is why we consider them, right? For security. The question, however, is do you want to make you home more secure or are you in fact trying to make it safer? These are two very different objectives. Security systems protect our home. Our possessions and our assets. Creating a safer home means protecting our family . The people in our home. If you truly want […]
12 Things A Smart Home Can Do (That Your Home Probably Can’t)
1. Adjust inside lighting (and energy used) based on the amount of sunlight coming in. I think we’re all aware of the benefits of fitting movement sensors to lights to predominately reduce energy usage. But sometimes in the early mornings or the late afternoons there may still be enough sunlight around to partially light out […]
‘SMART’ SATURATION: Are all Smart Home devices really that intelligent?
As someone who advocates automated & functional design, I follow the links, shares and likes across all my social media pages very closely. I also spend way too much time Googling for snippets of new technology, particularly the smart devices for our homes. But this is where the problem lies… I used to come across […]
Selling a Smart Home? 5 tips to help estate agents do so effectively.
In many industries we need to evolve beyond what is just considered ‘need’ to know. If I think back to my origins as an electrician, there was only so much success to be found in the business if I simply continued to screw power points into walls and lights to a ceiling. As our […]
Not safe in your own home? The 5 reasons home security systems fail.
Have you got a security system you never use? Or are you of the opinion that you probably need one but are not actually sure why? Well, the average security system installation is destined to fail and here are five reasons why. You don’t know how to use it. Unfortunately this seems to be a […]
Tech-savvy home renovations: the 4 biggest myths with new technology
The time has come to renovate your home. You’re reading, hearing and seeing all these great new ways to use technology in the home and to perhaps future proof it for years to come. But what else is there to know about this stuff and what are they not telling you in those commercials and […]