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If you look at the tech press and in fact the normal press these days, you will regularly see stories of people, businesses and hardware being hacked, ransoms being demanded, and devices being broken. We don’t deny that there are criminals out there who will look for any way to take advantage of technology to commit crime but there are also ways you can minimise...

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In our last Blog post we referenced our newest Animation ‘Liverpool Waters flat demo.’ This is a rendering and enhancement of our latest work. We have installed a system in a flat in the ‘Park Central, Liverpool.’   With the walkthrough we wanted to give people a detailed understanding of what Nifty™ can do, how easy it is to use and most importantly, how simple it is...

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It has been an interesting year for us all and we hope that you and your family have come through it safely. From a business perspective it has been a hard one for everyone and we have seen our major projects pushed back into 2021. The upside, we hope, is that 2021 could be a break-out year for us.   But despite one of us spending as...

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And in this time, we have seen slow times and fast times, hardware vendors come and go and unfortunately a few really irritating choices by massive companies.   What have we learned?   The rug can always be pulled out from under you   Not to rely on the big boys (Google, Amazon and all the rest.) When Google decided to kill WWN (Works With Nest) and force everyone to use...

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Eliminate low level stress Of the many physical things the Nifty Brain® can do for you, the one area we haven’t written about is an emotional one, the removal of low level worry and stress. No, we’re not saying that Nifty is now selling herbal remedies and cosmic karmic solutions but that what we install can help make life easier and calmer...

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Smart blinds

When I started writing this blog post, I was all set to launch straight into things to think about, link to our video and say what I loved about being relaxed (not lazy) and opening the blinds from the bed. Until this… Ikea is going to launch ‘Smart blinds’, in the UK, when is a different matter but they have already arrived in Germany and are...

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This is probably the number one question that people ask us. Generally the person most often in the house and the least interested in technology. It’s a pretty damn important question and the obvious answer is: You can. Unless you rip out all the switches, you will always be able to use a switch to turn the lights on and off. Our system is designed to...

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Houzz, has been an interesting experience for us.We decided to work with Houzz as we believe it is a great platform for us to communicate with a marketplace that is interested in building work and may already have projects in mind that need to be quoted on. It is also one that enabled us to really geo locate our limited marketing spend to focus on...

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Nifty brochue

So this is just a small one but we have just had our new brochure back from the printers and we are fairly chuffed with them.   They were tricky to design and write for, as we wanted to help people understand what they can do with a smart home and to see how much more they can get out of their house, with a little work....

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It’s a punchy title and most of us will fall asleep reading this but this has been a painful set of lessons in what to do when installing a Z-wave smart light switch. What are the components we use? We love the Fibaro Dimmer-2 module, Varilight light switches, plates and anyone for the Pattress boxes and wiring. What are the issues we face? Size, size and size again. Yes,...

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