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Tag - smart home

Redefining the Role of the Smart Home

Estimated reading time: 10 minutes When we think about smart homes we often immediately think of the latest gadgets and the tech giants driving negative behaviours of consumerism. The products and services available lack any sense of cohesion and can often seem to be missing real purpose other than entertainment and time saving convenience. But what if the smart home [...]

Diagram showing the recommended wiring for a smart home

Smart Home Choices Wired vs. Wireless

Estimated reading time: 10 minutes 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 [...]

6 ways to have fun with Amazon Alexa

6 Ways to have Fun with Amazon Alexa

Estimated reading time: 11 minutes 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 [...]

Smart home cyber security considerations

Smart Home Security Tips

Estimated reading time: 7 minutes 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 [...]

Amazon Alexa Show8 and Google Home Hub

6 Reasons Why You Should Invest in a Smart Video Speaker

Estimated reading time: 6 minutes 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, [...]

Smart Dolls House

The Smart Home Way to Home School

Estimated reading time: 5 minutes In preparation for “going back to school” after the Easter holidays, we thought it would be fun to share some worksheets and ideas with you to try at home. As engineers we have a huge passion for promoting STEM and getting kids interested in finding out how the world around them works. This blog is [...]

Bespoke WLED shelves with programmable colours

Thomas on Tech

Estimated reading time: 5 minutes In this instalment we interview our founder, Thomas Laurenson to find out more about his passion for smart homes and how people can get started with introducing some smart elements to their homes. What inspired you to create your business? I have always been interested in gadgets and fascinated to know not only how things work, but [...]