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Air Conditioning, Climate control, Heating, Home Automation, Smart Home -

Climate Control Special Climate Control Solutions on offer in Australia   What are the most common types of climate control?In Australia we have a completely deregulated environment when it comes to climate control, meaning there are lots of different options on the market.Making them SmartOnce you know what you're dealing with, how do we integrate the system into a Smart Home offering?What are the benifitsNeed some stats and figures into Smart Climate Control Solutions? Here is a taste Having a Smart Climate Control Solution means that you can maintain a comfortable temperature while saving bucket loads of money in utility...

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Vera 7.29 Core Firmware Update This is a BIG one. For those of you who are new to the world of Home Automation, firmware updates of this magnitude are special. And those who have been waiting for this, wait no longer.In late April, Vera HQ released their biggest and boldest firmware update for all Vera Edge and Vera Plus controllers. You may recall that last year Ezlo purchased Vera, making this update the first major undertaking for the new owners. It is fair to say that Ezlo certainly impressed with the amount of time, effort and resources that they have...

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28 Genius Home Automation Ideas for Making Your Home Smart in 2019 If you’ve been searching for home automation ideas, you came to the right place. Whether you’re a first-time homebuyer ready to install smart home technology, or a tech wizard looking to incorporate the latest devices into your daily routine – we’ve got you covered. These unique ideas in home automation are great for taking the work out of owning a home. Smart Light ideas 1. Receive notice of important emails from designated people. Use IFTTT to automate your Hue or LIFX lights to flash when the message hits your Gmail inbox. If you’re new...

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Cameras, Home Automation, Home Security, Smart Home -

Cameras in a Smart Home Why Cameras?Cameras and surveillance have exploded in popularity and accessibility but why are they so important? And why is it so important to have a robust solution?One word: Proof.It is all well and good to see what your cameras see, but in the event of an emergency, you need to be able to show proof to not only the authorities but also your insurance provider. This will usually result in a lower premium and smoother claim process.We explain more below.  While every policy is different, having proper CCTV functionality in your Smart Home can often...

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Zigbee vs Z Wave: Which is best for your smart home? We look at the pros and cons of the two leading smart home wireless protocols. BY FREDERICK BLICHERT If you’re a smart homeowner, there’s a good chance you’ve seen the words Zigbee or Z Wave on items you’ve purchased. That doesn’t mean you know what either of them is though. Or, if you do, maybe you’re still unclear on how they differ. In short, your wireless smart devices need to co-exist, and they can’t do that if they all run individually, apart from one another.  MORE ON SMART HOMES The best smart home kits...

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