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Tag Archives: Automation


Smart Outdoor Blinds: The Future Of Technology

How smart are our homes? Smart technology is becoming more integrated with our daily lifestyles and will only continue to grow. The introduction of devices such as Google Home and Amazon Alexa means many homes can become “smart homes”. This allows users to control aspects of their houses via voice...

Smart Home Trends 2020

Our homes are getting so smart, soon we'll be paying their tuition fees! Here are some genius products graduating out of the next decade. Smart Home Hub Here's a round-up of the new Smart Home Hub feature which contained some pretty impressive voice-controlled tech.  SyncWise Smart Building Solutions The...

Make Your Home Intelligent

Christian Schiemann of automation manufacturers ABB, delivered insights on holistic smart homes and their crime prevention benefits at the Home Show. “I met a person who bought a Google Home from Officeworks, plugged it in at home and said ‘switch on my lights’ and nothing happened. Surprise surprise!” Laughed Christian....

This Solar Panel Makes Water From Thin Air

A company based in the US desert presented a way to produce drinking water from thin air at the Home Show. It sounds biblical, but it's actually very scientific. Simplified, SOURCE Hydropanels is a cross between dehumidifier and solar panel, though they’re a little more complicated than that.  Wake...

These Power Points Will Shock You!

While the appliances we plug into the wall have changed drastically, the power point itself has always remained functional and forgotten, until now. The Home Show has seen sockets levitate out of work surfaces, include multitudes of USB ports and become an integral part of smart home integration. Let’s highlight...

Your Home Doesn’t Need a Heater

Australia has the lowest energy building standards compared to developed countries, which means a considerably higher energy cost for you and carbon cost to the planet, but a revolution is quietly underway to eliminate the need for heating entirely. Doom & Destruction The words ‘minimum building code’ send shivers down...

Three Steps To Smart Home Nirvana

A common misconception about home automation is that it's all-or-nothing, stone age cave or Iron Man lair. However, the reality is many of us already own one piece of the smart home puzzle already.  Smart homes sound like just another layer of complication in a life already overflowing with tech....

Elderly Loneliness And Tablet Addiction

Wall-E or Ex Machina? Cute or creepy? Useful or gimmicky? With a world robot population of 414,000, we’re at a turning point in history where robotics are now entering our lives, but are they welcome in our homes? The reality Whether it’s Will Smith’s I-Robot, Steven Spielberg’s A.I. Artificial Intelligence...