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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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It’s turning cold and wet and while the dog seems to love getting muddy and jumping on the furniture, I’m less keen but it has given us time to play with sensors and other kit.   Today I set up a routine using:   Fibaro Multisensor Hue lighting Nest thermostat Nifty Brain™   I wanted to do a couple of things:     If the temperature dropped below 5 degrees – Change...

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The client caravan from the outside

This week it was my turn to jump on a plane and head up North to catch up with Curtis, check out our new Business cards and record some video and for the first time ever, stay in a caravan.   First off our Business cards, check them out, shiny gold!   Looking awesome, now we just need to head out to some meetings and visit a few clients to scatter...

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internet of things - Where Nifty is

What are your 3 favourite things in IoT?   Can I pick 3 things in a moment, because I think the the greatest thing about the IoT is that we can combine so many different sensors and kit into one seamless experience that allows anything and everything to be controlled in any way anyone sees fit.   But that’s cheating, so the 3 things in IoT that I love...

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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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