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[Infographic]: 10 Things You Need to Know about Apple HomeKit Smart Home Automation System

Before choosing a platform and vendor for your smart home; here are 10 things about the new Apple HomeKit ecosystem that you need to be cognizant of. HomeKit Infographic - Some Cool Apple HomeKit Features 1. HomeKit consists of Three Different Parts The elements of An Apple HomeKit end-to end...

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14 Smart Home Systems I Use And Can’t Live Without!

A lot of people ask me what smart home systems I use, so I decided to write a post and share some of my favorites with you today! Below you’ll find a list of smart home hardware and apps I love, what I use them for and some insights you might want to consider before you start buying. SMART...

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Gerard’s Upcoming Book - Nest Smart Home Automation System Handbook

So for those of us in the smart home, home automation, digital home space for close on a couple of decades, Google is considered to be a new comer to the market. And I think the company is genuinely interested in this space and is backing their headlines with some serious cash. As most of us...

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Gerard’s Thoughts on Home Automation Courses

The smart home market has exploded in the past year - Did you know that more than 1.5 million smart home automation systems were installed in the U.S. last year! That figure is expected to grow to 8 million annual installs in 2017. SMART HOMES ARE GONE MAINSTREAM! We’re on the cusp of home...

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Gerard's Thoughts on Smart Home Developments at CES 2015

So; the Smart Home played centre stage at this years glitzy CES 2015! Well did it? Not so sure; here are brief thoughts on the various announcements... BELKIN WEMO – OPTIMISTIC Really like this one; Belkin the company that own WeMo have been doing some good stuff over the past two to three...

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Behind The Scenes of Nest Protect Installation at The O’Driscolls Smart House

In this follow up article to my recent post all about installing the NEST smart thermostat. I want to provide you with some details on the ‘ins and out’s’ of getting a smart smoke and CO detector up and running… SO WHAT ARE SMART SMOKE DETECTORS? Did you know that nearly a billion smoke and...

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Smart House Weekly News Roundup – New Podcast Episode, ADT And More

As always, lots going on in the smart home space this week. Here are a couple of news items that caught our attention: SMART HOME RADIO SHOW 009: GERARD TALKS STRUCTURED WIRING In this ninth episode of The Smart Home Radio Show, I chat with Darrel Hauk, the founder and CEO of Channel...

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Smart House Weekly News Roundup – More Smart Home Investments

As always, lots going on in the smart home space this week. Here are a couple of news items that caught our attention: SMART HOME RADIO SHOW 008: GERARD TALKS TO OMAR IN CAIRO! In this eighth episode of The Smart Home Radio Show, I chat with Omar Amir, who is buzzed about adding some Smart...

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Smart House Weekly News Roundup – Live Install Interview, New Smart Hub & More

As always, lots going on in the smart home space this week. Here are some of the news items that caught our attention: SMART HOME RADIO & BOOK SHOW PODCASTS LIVE ON STITCHER For those of you out there who don't use iTunes to consume Podcast; Stitcher just published the Smart Home Radio and...

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Smart House Week News Roundup - Smart Cars, Cheap Smart Home Kits & More

Photo Credit To help you stay up to date with smart homes and wearable technologies, here are some of the news items that caught our attention this week. USING THE CAR TO CONTROL YOUR SMART HOME CNET reports a mechanism that enables you to switch different items on your home with the car...

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