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New smart home and cybersecurity partnership launched

UK communications giant EE has unveiled a new strategic collaboration with cybersecurity companies Norton and Verisure to deliver all-new customer packages for smart home and cyber security. [...]

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Fire safety

How often should you test your home fire and smoke alarms?

The size of your home will dictate the extent of your fire prevention systems. Small properties may only require a single smoke alarm, while larger residences can require multiple smoke detectors connected to a multi-zone fire alarm to keep them safe. [...]

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Aerials

What type of aerial do you need?

Depending on their viewing habits, homeowners will require different types of television aerials. In this blog, we’ll take a closer look at the options available and how a professional installation can be of benefit. Read on to work out what the best option is for your household. [...]

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Why home security installers should become pre-approved

By the nature of where they must perform their role, it’s a given that home technology installers must be tradespeople that property owners can trust. Fitting equipment in their personal sanctuary and sometimes in the presence of their pets and loved ones, most homeowners are picky about who they enlist the aid of. [...]

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What are the pitfalls of poorly installed CCTV?

Many property owners consider a DIY approach to installing home CCTV to be a cost-saving measure. [...]

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Yale voted best for smart home alarms

The Sync Smart Home Alarm from Yale was recently rated the most comprehensive wireless sensor system in the mid-price range. [...]

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Blinds

What are smart blinds and how do they work?

The latest home technology is engineered to make life easier for households and give residents simple-but-effective control over their living environment. Most smart technology automates home features, making them adjustable via a handheld device like a mobile phone, making usage convenient and labour-saving. In this blog, we’ll explore smart blinds, explaining what they are and the way that they work.

Defining smart blinds

Smart blinds are roman-style or roller blinds that are motorised and allow users to control them remotely. They are called “smart” because they can be activated using an application on a smartphone, table or laptop.

Instead of getting out of bed to raise your blinds in the morning or lower them when you want less glare on your television or computer screen, you can control them with minimal physical activity.

How smart blinds work

Blinds must be motorised and use a dedicated power source. This typically involves a plug and socket or battery pack, or the blinds may be hard wired into your property. The unseen motor lowers and raises blinds when activated.

Smart sensors are fitted within the blinds that allow the motor to be controlled via a smartphone app or, when connected to a home smart hub, by voice command. Some sensors can even automatically adjust blinds according to sunlight or temperature levels.

Installing smart blinds in your home

If you require an expert installer to fit smart blinds in your property, you can count on Getmedigital. Try out our useful search tool and track down a professional in your area.

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Building trust in your home technology business

If your firm specialises in installing technology in people’s homes, creating trust is crucial. [...]

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Smart Lighting

How smart lighting can help combat the energy price hikes

With the cost of utilities seeing a significant increase, many homeowners in the UK are looking for ways to reduce their electricity bills. [...]

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Why motion-detection is useful for smart home CCTV

Closed-circuit television or CCTV systems are a tried and tested security solution for homes. While CCTV was once only affordable for enterprises and the relatively wealthy, today, cutting-edge solutions can be purchased at affordable prices by all. [...]

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