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Categories Archives: Smarthome

What services do smart home technology consultants offer?

If you’re interested in automating your home so its features can easily be accessed by voice command, or from a swipe on your smartphone, such an epic [...]

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Four ways smart homes can help you relax

Smart home technology is designed to be dependable and convenient, saving time and energy while offering enhanced security. As a result of using [...]

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Google unveils smart home protocol

From smart hubs to smart lightbulbs, devices ranging from simple to all-inclusive require integration to operate effectively, leading many homeowners to enlist the aid of an expert home technology installer rather than tackle this tricky task themselves. [...]

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Do you need an Aerial?

Installing an indoor TV aerial

With a lot of people moving away from paid TV services such as Sky, you will need an aerial to watch Freeview services.   You may already have one, if you do, check that the cables are undamaged and that they are connected and routed to an aerial point in your home.  From your aerial point, you will need to plug the cable directly into your Freeview TV or recorder if you have one.

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Just what is Alexa?

Smart tech is here to stay, becoming more and more of our everyday lives.  However, it is still easy to get confused between the Google Assistant, Alexa, Google Nest Mini and the Amazon Echo Dot – all integral to controlling our smart tech at home.

Here is a quick download of exactly what Alexa is.

What is Alexa?


Simply put, Alexa is a device that will recognise your spoken commands and respond to you – this means you can ask questions to find out the answers and instruct your Alexa to play music for example.  The most common place to find Alexa is in the Amazon Echo – a range of speakers that come complete with the Alexa software.  However, with increasing use of virtual assistants you will find the Alexa software in the likes of cars and other third-party speakers.

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Grand Designs presenter advises on smart home tech

Ahead of a live London Grand Design event, televisions presenter Kevin McCloud recently shared his thoughts on home tech and some of the most cutting-edge options available.

When interviewed by [...]

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How smart homes help households save on energy bills

Smart home technology is designed to provide intuitive and convenient solutions for households looking to enjoy online media and greater security.

However, they are [...]

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New smart gym released for home workouts

Homeowners looking to weight train without ever attending a gym are sure to love a new smart home technology option that has recently entered the [...]

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How the latest smart home technology is securing homes

While advanced CCTV options and intruder alarms have always been a common choice for home security, smart technology is now opening up more imaginative and effective ways of [...]

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A guide to smart blinds and their benefits

High-quality smart blinds can do far more than just block out unwanted light. The latest smart blinds available can not only add a stylish appearance to interiors, but [...]

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