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

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Four Ways Home Automation Can Protect Your Home When You’re on Holiday

21 Jun 2019 Home Automation

After that long, gruelling winter, the summer months have finally arrived and for you and your loved ones, that means only one thing:

Time to jet off into the sun and enjoy a well-earned summer holiday.

After all, you’ve worked incredibly hard over the past couple of months. If anyone deserves to truly put their feet up and let their hair down, it’s you. Read More


Smart Hotel

Five Reasons Your Hotel or B&B Should Invest in Smart Technology This Year

13 Jun 2019 Smart Technology

Somewhere between the iPad, the Internet-connected TV and the IoT refrigerator, smart technology has been taking over today’s homes at an ever-rapid pace.

While such technology may bring a whole new level of comfort and convenience to the life of the modern family, most smart home technology is far from a luxury; it’s an essential part of 21st century living that many people -including your hotel guests- have come to rely on. Read More


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Combining Stunning Interior Design with Innovative Smart Technology: The Easier Way to Enjoy the Best of Both Worlds

08 May 2019 Home Automation

There once was a time when the worlds of technology and interior design were just about as far apart as it gets.

With the latter focusing predominantly on aesthetic qualities and a touch of everyday functionality, there was seemingly no room -nor much need- for the gizmos, gadgets and complicated devices of smart home technology. Read More


Home Automation Updates

Home Automation Updates: The Latest and Greatest Innovations from Crestron, Lutron, and Control4

11 Apr 2019 Home Automation

When they say that the home automation industry is growing, they’re really not kidding. Last year, the industry was worth $20 billion USD in the United States alone, enjoying an annual growth rate of no less than 22%.

If Forbes Magazine figures are to be believed, that means that the average home spends around $490 USD on home automation installations and associated smart home technology. Read More


Home Automation London

The Future is Now: How Future-Proofing Your Home Automation Installation Could Save You Thousands

08 Mar 2019 Home Automation Installation

According to new reports from leading research firm ABI Research, spending on smart home technology will grow by more than 50% within the next three years, taking the global market from an already sizeable USD 53 billion to an unprecedented USD 123 billion.

Though the numbers are impressive, they’re by no means surprising.

Figures indicate that as many as 1 in 6 of us now owns a smart speaker device, with ABI’s research suggesting that such a number is growing to grow exponentially by 2022. Read More