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Your source for the latest smart home news, along with expert advice on all things home cinema and automation.

Lutron Homeworks

Lutron Introduces the All-New Smart Away Feature for Better Lighting Control and Security

13 Mar 2020 Lutron

By now, it’s no secret what a difference Lutron’s game-changing intelligent lighting systems can make to the way we experience our homes.

Time and time again, smart home installers and homeowners alike have raved about how it can create beautiful scenes in any environment for any occasion, all while keeping home energy usage at an all-time low. Read More


5 Home Automation Tools That Immediately Add Value to Your Property

20 Feb 2020 Home Automation

Whether you’re planning to put your property on the market in 2020 or are simply looking at ways to add some long-term value to your home, there’s no shortage of upgrades and additions you could potentially invest in.

Of course, loft, cellar, and even garage conversions remain popular, expanding the amount of available space so that your home proves an attractive proposition to growing families. Read More

Smart Home Automation

Your 2020 Smart Home Cheat Sheet: Everything You Need to Know for the Year Ahead

11 Feb 2020 Smart Technology

More so than any other year, 2020 is set to be a landmark 12 months for the modern smart home. As we head into the new decade, home technology is fast becoming unavoidable, evolving from additional luxury to every-day essential.

For those in the industry, that’s exciting news. According to the latest research, the smart home market is set to grow to $174 billion in the next five years, up from just $55 billion in 2016. Read More

Home Automation

Home Automation vs Internet of Things (IoT) vs Connected Home – What are the Differences

17 Jan 2020 Home Automation

It’s the dawn of a brand new decade, and you’re eager to finally bring your home into the 21st century by adding the latest smart home technology.

Yet when you start to do your research, the amount of jargon and confusing buzzwords can be enough to put you off for good.

Some people talk of a connected home, others talk of the Internet of Things (IoT), and others yet talk of home automation. Read More

Home Automation Gadgets

The 10 Best Smart Home Devices & Systems of 2020

06 Jan 2020 Smart Technology

A brand new year is upon us, and that can only mean one thing:

Time to take our annual look at the biggest and best new products that are sure to become an essential part of the modern smart home experience in 2020 and beyond. Read More