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Line and Point drawing of a human running, sensation of speed given by the lines and style.

Like the human body, the backbone of your house network is one of the most critical parts of your house. It enables everything to talk with each other, lights to come on at the correct time, locks to unlock and to be there when you want to add something new. A badly installed or one that is too small for the house and your requirements,...

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Frustration - Man looking over his shoulder, saying 'Why?' . Here we mean why wouldn't you talk to Nifty?

This is not an existential question on the meaning of life or the reason for humanity, though clearly the only possible answer is 42 . Now we’ve put that to bed, why is Nifty here? For years, at different ends of the country, Curtis and I have installed, played with, exploded in frustration with, a huge amount of home automation gadgets and software. Some worked well, others...

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holiday home with views of a sea

Owning a holiday home is both a blessing and a pain from when you arrive to when you have left, there are checklists of things to do, meters to read and locks to shut. All of which can be summed up in:   Security The Environment The Welcome Back The Departure   Security How can you simply and effectively protect your holiday home when you are not there? Nifty...

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Footballers represented by Football with a red line through it

Sure if you want a Crestron, Control4 or Savant system, then you had better be prepared to pay for it, perhaps not a footballer but certainly not for most us. And that’s good, these guys have led the way for years, creating bespoke, high priced, closed systems for those who can afford it. But like all technology, along came companies who saw high priced, bespoke...

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Developers Hand holding a smart home controller looking at a house with icons coming out of it. The icons represent a number of services, Security, lights, heating, entertainment etc.

Be smart and sell homes   With the economy and a need for rapid house building, new homes are increasingly built to a cookie cutter template, with standardised fittings, exterior looks and aggressive pricing. One way to stand out is to enable the new home owner with the 3 C’s.   Control Customise Cost save   By building in smart home components at the start, the developer can quickly, efficiently...

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