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ebook Reveals The Steps Required To Control Your Smart Home With A Smartphone Or Tablet Device

Do you want to learn in 6 easy steps how to control your Home Lighting, Thermostats, IP Cameras, Music and Security Alarm systems on your Smartphone or Tablet device, but don't know where to start? You are in luck! Thousands and possibly millions of people around the world are interested in...

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Did You Ever Come Across This Wireless HDMI Stuff?

I didn’t until recently to be honest; I did research Wireless HDMI products a couple of years back from a company called IO Gear and a commercial relationship never materialized. In recent times, an electrician reached out to me – As they say in the States and had the following issue. A 30...

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Home Automation And The O’Driscolls 2012 Christmas Tree

Photo Credit Hmmm… so what’s Smart Home Automation got to do with a Christmas Tree? We are big fans of natural Christmas trees; in other words none of those Plastic branches in our house…. Anyway, ended up buying this humongeous tree this year for €70 from one of these guys on the side of...

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Smart Homes & Rental Properties

Photo Credit Do you want to use your smart phone or tablet to remotely manage a second rental property? In this post I explore aspects of Smart home Automation that will help you make a life a little easier when it comes to managing a second or even a third property! Here are my top 3...

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10 Steps - How To Build an iOS or Android Smart Home Automation System in 2012?

Are you Interested in controlling your home on your Smartphone, iPad, Nexus 7, Kindle Fire over the Internet, but don't know where to start? I was three years ago but not anymore! After years of research and some hard work : I have put together this post to provide you with a high level...

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Why Our Neighbours Are Not Using Home Automation?

Although the concept and vision for Smart Automated Homes has been with us for God knows how long; it has never gained any traction amongst the general population. Despite the fact that you can pick up light switches, door locks and thermostats for less than €100, so why have my neighbours not...

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5 Things You Must Know About Apple’s Airplay

For the past few months I have been ‘sussing’ Apple’s new Smart Home Automation feature - AirPlay technology. It’s a game changer folks and here is a short overview of what I am after learning recently about the technology: #1: WHAT IS AIRPLAY? For those of you who have not come across the...

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Gerard’s Rant On The Benefits Of Smart Home Automation Systems

Do you ever get the ‘eyes glazed over, get me out of here’ look when explaining to friends and relatives why they should at least examine the possibility of adding smarthome automation capabilities to their phones? For me personally, that has been the case for a while; however, recently I have...

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2012 Common Myths That Keep People Away From Installing A Home Automation System

Photo Credit Have you heard some of the myths and misinformation being spread about home automation in 2012? This blog posts takes a look at the top ‘3.5’ myths that are doing the rounds in 2012. To start with Incorporating a full smart home system into a house requires a significant upfront...

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