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For me, this is one of the most frustrating categories in the Smart home market within the UK. There are several incredible smart lock brands out there; Yale, August, Kwickset, Friday, ERA, Schlage to name several. All of them come with their own designs, technology, ease of integration, power and configuration issues. Some look awesome and others look like something from a 1980’s hotel room door....

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What we did we do to help manage the pool work more effectively and to save the owner money? Step one - Understand the problem First of all, we set about understanding what the different components (pump, filters, heater etc.) did and what they needed to do to keep the pool healthy and fun. Once we understood  this and how the owner used them, we could then...

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This will be the first of a few blogs about the work we have done on removing some of the pain of owning and looking after a pool.   So first up, what are the pain points in owning a pool:   Running the pumps to keep the water moving Running the cleaning system to keep the pool clean and bug free Running the heating to keep the...

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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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Protecting your Elderly parent in a chair at home with a view of the garden. Sitting with glasses and a magazine on his lap

Problems: 1) I want to make sure my parents are safe 2) I don't want to put them in care   My parents want to live at home until the very end, I want to make sure that they are safe and enjoying their life with minimal intrusion and maximum dignity and fun.   I worry though:   Are they safe? Are they breathing? Have they fallen? Are they warm? Have they...

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Secure your home using a Hand holding mobile phone displaying a security app outside a home with a car in the drive

Securing your home It’s not about having an alarm that no one responds to, except to complain when it goes off, nor is it about cameras and electric door locks and sensors that tell you when the house is too hot and someone might be there. Securing your home is about giving you the ability to choose, what to protect, how to protect it and when to...

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Hand controlling a smart home using a Z wave controller

Home automation is the process of making your house smart. There are many “smart” devices that are available but if they are not aware of each other and don't work in unison then your house in neither smart or automated.   We will have all seen science fiction movies where this sort of thing is common place and it was thought of as being a lavish experience...

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