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Considering Using Apple Home App?

If you’re trying to decide whether to use the Apple Smart ‘Home’ App that appeared from nowhere in Apple iOS10! you’re in the right place. In this article, I’m going to cover the steps that I implemented to fully utilize the new Apple Home App. What is Home? More and more people are getting...

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

Photo Credit Hey everyone; welcome to Part 2 in our series all about how smart homes can help you to live more independently as you age. This weeks post is a follow-up to Part 1 in our little mini-series on how to use smart homes to improve the quality of home life as you get...

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10 Things You Need to Know About Smart Light Bulbs

Installing smart wall switches throughout a house can on occasions be costly and tedious because if often needs to be done by a qualified electrician. If that’s a consideration, then you may want to look into using Smart Light Bulbs to ‘smartify’ your in-home lights. Here are Gerard's top ten...

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

Photo Credit Hey everyone; aging is one of the few certainties in life. Getting ready for the aging process is important. Planning for retirement and getting old, might just involve the addition of senior smart home friendly technologies to your house. In this week’s independent living...

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7 Things You Need to Know About a Next Generation Smart Home Hub

Since there are more than a half dozen communication technologies for smart devices in existence today, a number of entrepreneurs have decided to build home automation controllers called smart home hubs. Here are some key characteristics of a smart home hub: SMART HUBS DEFINED A smart home hub...

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Smart Home Technology for Seniors

Did you know that you can use to use smart home technology to improve the quality of your life at home as you get older! Life gets more and more challenging as we get older. Here are 13 specific ideas as to how you might go about using next generation Independent Living (IL 2.0) smart home...

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Some Common Questions About Philips Hue Smart Bulbs

Did you know that Wireless Philips Hue LED bulbs are simple to use, but can be costly compared to dumb LED bulbs? Before going out and buying smart Philips Hue bulbs; you might want to have a quick glance through these questions that have come my way over the past couple of weeks: How do I...

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Working on Definitive Guide to Apple’s HomeKit Smart Home Automation System

Did you know that Apple are launching an initiative to bring Smart Home Automation to nearly a billion mobile devices? Well they are and it's called HomeKit. The main purpose of HomeKit is to simplify the management and control of a home that has various smart devices installed from multiple...

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New Online Smart Home Automation Training School Launched

For the majority of people the notion of 'smartifying' their homes is a bewildering, confusing and expensive process. There quiet clearly exists a need amongst the general public for greater levels of education to realize the benefits of smart homes, namely improved security, safety &...

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Everything You Wanted to Know About Samsung SmartThings Smart Home Automation System

Not sure if you heard, but I’ve spent the past number of weeks replacing various smart home gadgets around the house with a plethora of new next generation IoT based smart devices? So for the past few years; we’ve been using a mix of smart home products using hub systems such as Vera and...

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