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4 Major Smart Home Trends for 2020

One seen as a far-off fantasy of the future, the smart home has become practically and financially feasible for the average person. Smart devices can make our homes easier, safer, and more even more affordable. The industry as a whole is experiencing massive growth -- by 2025 the industry is...

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8 Step Guide on How to Start Your Smart Home Installation Business

Are you experiencing increased competition in recent times and subsequently lower margins from your electrical and alarm install business? If so, how about checking out the bubbling smart home, expected to reach $45.5 billion by 2022! There are various claims of easy-installations in the...

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Essential Guide to Smart Bulbs and Lighting Control

Lighting control is projected to be an extremely fast-growing sector over the next five to ten years. In fact, according to a recent builder technology market study conducted by the Consumer Electronics Association, lighting control represents the second-biggest increase of any home technology...

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Essential Guide to Smart Home Safety & Security

Ensuring that your home is safe, especially when crime rates are rising during these recessionary times is extremely important to most of us. Recent data shows that a robbery takes place every 15 seconds in the USA! The repercussions of a break-in can be enormous. In addition to the damage and...

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Top 100 Must Read Smart Home Automation Articles

About Smart Home Automation The Best Smart Home devices of 2020 5 Things To Consider Before Wiring Up Your Smart Home Smart home Tech Pitfalls How to Wire a "Smart" Home When a Smart Home Is Too Smart for its Own Good How Can I Get Started with Home Automation? Controlling the ‘Smart...

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Independent Living: Did You Know Smart Homes Can Help Aging Adults? - Part 5

Credit This weeks video is a follow-up to Parts 1, 2, 3 and 4 in our little mini-series on how to utilise smart home systems to improve the quality of home life as you get older. THE RISK OF WANDERING…. Unfortunately the risk of dementia grows as we get older. One of the high profile...

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Top 10 Apple HomeKit Benefits - Why use the HomeKit platform?

As with everything in life, the benefits of motivating yourself and spending money needs to produce some tangible results! Although the benefits of adding automation to your home will vary from person to person, there are some general benefits that most people can enjoy as a result of adding...

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Independent Living: Did You Know Smart Homes Can Help Aging Adults? - Part 4

Photo Credit This weeks video is a follow-up to Parts 1, 2 and 3 in our little mini-series on how to use smart home systems to improve the quality of home life as you get older. MULTIPLE WAKING UP AND GOING TO BED TASKS Not such a problem when young, but daily tasks such as: Open...

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Smart Locks: Your Essential Guide - A smart lock for your home

It’s dark, you’re hungry, and you finally grab the right key, but now you can’t locate the keyhole. A bit frustrating...! Enter the smart lock an up and coming category of smart home devices that instantly recognizes homeowners as they approach, turning on the entry light above the front...

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Independent Living: Did You Know Smart Homes Can Help Aging Adults - Smart tech and loneliness

Photo Credit This weeks post is a follow-up to Part 1 and 2 in our little mini-series on how to use smart home systems to improve the quality of home life as you get older. LONELINESS Yep as we get older and our children leave the nest, then the noise levels decrease around the...

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