Solar Power should ALWAYS be the last piece of the puzzle: The 3 things you must do before considering renewable energy in your home or business.
Renewable energy is a big thing. The International Trade Administration (US) is quoted as saying that renewables are “one of the most vibrant, fast-changing, and transformative sectors of the global economy. Global clean energy investment, including renewable energy, totaled more than $329 billion in 2015”. That’s a lot of money, particularly for an industry that […]
Smart Home Products and Apps that are so good…You don’t use them. Here’s 6 of the Best!
So what the heck am I talking about? Could this be true? In what kind of world is something so good it’s not useful? I didn’t say that. I said “so good you don’t USE them.” Nothing to do with being useful. In fact, is there anything more useful than something that does it all […]
So a ‘Glitch’ is now just normal right? My top 4 tips for avoiding problems with new technology.
Who hasn’t had to deal with a glitch in just the past 24 hours? WiFi that’s stopped working, software that’s frozen, an app that needs to be shut down and reopened, or perhaps your favourite Netflix show is pausing and pixelating from time to time. Oh well… A ‘glitch’ is by definition an irregularity […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]