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What’s the Future for SmartThings in the UK?

Apart from buying direct from Samsung, the SmartThings system has been exclusively available from Currys in the UK. Stock availability has been frustratingly bad at times, especially during special offer periods and despite promises from ST staff on their forums, nothing much has changed. Today that exclusive deal ends as SmartThings becomes availabe from Amazon UK. However, most items have […]

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[Sponsor] Open Source Automation the Secret to Smarter Buildings

Modern buildings have made use of linear actuators during the automation process. The demand for smarter buildings is increasing steadily hence people are coming up with innovations to take advantage of the new market. Whenever individuals come up with innovation, the first thing they are likely to do is to license it or even start […]

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[Sponsor] Smart Locks Will Play a Major Part in the Move to Connected Living

London, September 2016 – Technology touches so many areas of our domestic lives. Homes are becoming automated, and increasingly filled to the brim with intelligent appliances. When we’re away, we monitor them with smart cameras, connected alarm systems and other sensors. We back up treasured photos, music collections and more with personal cloud devices. Yet […]

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You’re Hired: Smart Home Apprenticeship is Here Thanks to CEDIA

A group of 10 CEDIA members have formed a group to create a Smart Home Technician Apprenticeship standard. It’s hoped this will help to alleviate the current shortage of qualified engineers entering the smart home technology industry. CEDIA® is delighted to announce that The Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS) has approved the development of […]

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CEDIA Launches Online Community

Today CEDIA has launched a new online community, an exclusive CEDIA member benefit, designed to be another touchpoint for members to develop and sustain connections that will help them thrive in the industry. The new CEDIA community platform will provide a space for members to access downloadable resources, connect with peers both in their region […]

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[Sponsor] Vesternet Monday’s FINAL Summer Blowout

This year has been our biggest sales event ever – but its not quite over yet! On Monday 15th August we have one final Spectacular One-day Only sale event of the year. This is the biggest and the best of them all – because it includes every single product over the past 7 weeks’ promotions, in […]

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74% of Consumers Unaware of Smart Home, 19% Definitely Don’t Want One

New research from Harris Interactive has brought to light some interesting opinions on the Smart Home. The study surveyed “a representative sample of over 1000 UK respondents” and revealed that 74% are not aware Smart Home technology is already available and 19% definitely would not own a Smart Home System. Challenges and opportunities ahead for the industry. Read the […]

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Weekend: Top 45 Movies from Automated Home Forum Members

Last month we ran a competition on the Automated Home Forums asking members to vote for their all-time favourite movies. So if you’re looking for some inspiration on what to watch this weekend, here’s 45 ideas to try… Top Rated Movies The Shawshank Redemption (1994) – 14 Votes Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope (1977) – 10 Votes […]

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20th Anniversary Celebrations: Win a Yale Z-Wave Smart Lock Worth £190

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 Yale Z-Wave Smart Lock Worth £190! The Yale Smart Living range is designed to secure, monitor and control your home with a range of smart […]

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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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