07. What’s Hot in Smart Home Tech and Why It’s Sometimes No Tech, with Jonathan Krywicki

07. What’s Hot in Smart Home Tech and Why It’s Sometimes No Tech, with Jonathan Krywicki

The best smart home technology should be simple, robust, future-proof and non-invasive. So, are current smart home tech options up to the challenge, how is it changing, and how can we make the most effective use of it in our homes?

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On this episode we welcome Jonathan Krywicki. It’s not a stretch to say that Jon is a true smart home tech guru. After many years helping put together some of the most tech-smart homes and offices in the country, Jon now works as the smart home security guru for the RACV (Royal Automobile Club of Victoria), so you know he knows his stuff.  

Jon guides us through what we should be looking for in our smart home technology and how to best utilise it to improve our home lives, and why sometimes less technology is the best solution. Plus, he gives us an unique insight into what we can look forward to in the future.

Here’s what we plug into in this episode:

  • – Nutting out the home technology puzzle
  • – How tech is changing how we interact within spaces
  • – Why we need or want these smart devices
  • – Personalisation: the future of smart home technology
  • – Why there’s more to smart tech than choosing gadgets
  • – The challenges of implementing smart tech in new builds vs retrofitting
  • – Jon’s three keys for getting technology right in your home
  • – Future-proofing and the best way to go about it
  • – Why we need time away from technology
  • – What’s cool right now, kick-arse gadgets, and what’s around the corner



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