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Diagram showing the recommended wiring for a smart home

Smart Home Choices Wired vs. Wireless

Introduction A question we get asked a lot by people doing major home renovations or a new build is whether they should include hardwired network connections throughout the home.  As with all questions there is no one right answer and the best solution for you will depend on a number of factors. As big fans of shows like Grand Designs, I [...]

6 ways to have fun with Amazon Alexa

6 Ways to have Fun with Amazon Alexa

The way that people are interacting with technology is changing.  Indeed communication methods have seen massive changes over the last decade.  A voice assistant can be used to help you get organised, call friends and family and have fun.  There is a growing library of things to try out from music, books and learning a new skill such as [...]

Smart home cyber security considerations

Smart Home Security Tips

One of the top reasons that people site when asked why they are not keen on adopting smart home technology is security.  There is a natural wariness about who has access to your data and how easy it might be for someone to enter your home through the internet connection to the devices you own.  This fear is not [...]

Take care of your body, it's the only place you have to live, quote by Jim Rohn

6 Tips for a Happier, Healthier Lifestyle

“Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live” is a quote from motivational speaker Jim Rohn.  Jim dedicated his life to teaching others about personal development and entrepreneurship. Here are six tips to help support your wellbeing and empower you to make small changes that will lead to a happier and healthier lifestyle. It can [...]

Amazon Alexa Show8 and Google Home Hub

6 Reasons Why You Should Invest in a Smart Video Speaker

There has never been a more important time to encourage access and inclusion for communication services. Even before covid-19 this was an issue recognised by the telecommunications industry and in particular the UK regulator Ofcom, who regularly monitor take up of services. It’s important that people are not disadvantaged or put off trying digital technologies, due to finances or technical [...]