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Video: SmartThings + Hue + the Logic for Kids Bedroom Night Lights

A quick new video from the CNET Smart Home on lighting for kids bedrooms. The aim is to help children make it to the bathroom during the night without the need to wake other members of the household and the team use SmartThings logic to control Philips Hue lighting… cnet.com  :  @cnetsmarthome Want More? – Follow us on Twitter, Like […]

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Aeon Labs Tease with Aeotec Z-Wave Plus Doorbell

So this one’s a bit of a tease. If you’re on the look out for a Z-Wave doorbell then how does this sound… Load the Aeotec doorbell with your favorite tunes and include it to your Z-Wave network to rediscover one of the basic elements of every home. The Z-Wave doorbell is easy to set up and […]

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Video: Xandem’s Mesh of Nodes Provides Occupancy Tracking in Your Smart Home

Ah… smart home occupancy detection, that old chestnut. Xandem Home is a new system that promises complete coverage of movement and occupancy detection around your house. Their 2.4 GHz devices can be hidden yet see through walls and furniture. There’s real-time location tracking (and history) plus triggers and mobile notifications / email / text etc. Xandem’s algorithms process the […]

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Review: Aeon Labs Aeotec Z-Wave Plus Multisensor 6

We’ve had an Aeon Labs Z-Wave MultiSensor 6 since the summer and with the recent addition of a SmartThings hub in the Automated Home we’re finally able to test it. In contrast to so many smart home products over the years this unit looks good and a quick visit to the Aeon Labs website shows they care about design. The sensor is an ideal […]

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20th Anniversary Celebrations: Zipato Smart Home Prizes Worth €660

To help celebrate our 20th Anniversary we have a mountain of great prizes to give away thanks to some very generous support from our favourite smart home companies. This time we have Two Zipato Smart Home Kits Worth a Total of Over €660! Zipato are an innovative smart home company based in Croatia and with sales in 60 countries around the […]

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Video: Roost Wi-Fi Battery Upgrades Your Existing Smoke & CO Alarms

If you’re looking for a feature-rich smart home smoke (and Carbon Monoxide) alarm then checkout the Nest Protect. But here’s a clever device that promises to bring some of its best features to your existing detector. The Roost is a 9V smart battery that removes the chance of those annoying 3am ‘chirps’ from your regular smoke detector by notifying […]

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Sonos Sounds Like a Good Idea – Then You Use Their Customer Service

Way back in 2005 I reviewed a new-comer to the home audio market and I loved it. But what happens when you have to use Sonos customer service? A couple of weeks ago one of those original units finally gave up the ghost so I got in touch with Sonos on Twitter to see if […]

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Review: SmartTiles Puts Whole House SmartThings Dashboard on Your Tablet

Part of the big attraction of Samsung’s SmartThings system is its ability to work with an extensive range of hardware. But the more kit linked to your system, the more cluttered and inefficient the app can feel. SmartTiles SmartTiles is a a web client for SmartThings that started out life as an open source project called ActiON Dashboard. Now […]

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20th Anniversary Celebrations: Win a Vera Edge from Vesternet Worth £100

To help celebrate our 20th Anniversary we have a mountain of great prizes to give away thanks to some very generous support from our favourite smart home companies. This time we’re giving away a Vera Edge worth £100 courtesy of Vesternet! Vesternet was founded in 2008 by technology expert & entrepreneur, Dave Bell. After starting and selling the worlds first online […]

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Top 10 Smart Home Videos from CES 2016

The 2016 CES show was billed as the one about the smart home. With 56,000 sq ft of floor space given over to home automation, double that of the previous year, there was certainly plenty of new home tech to look at. Here’s a few of our favourites from the show floor. Netatmo are famous for their smarthome weather station. Now […]

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