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New Social Media Landmark – Thank You!

Thank you to all our 30,000 Twitter follower – you handsome intelligent lot 🙂 Remember you can keep in touch with Automated Home on all your favourite social media sites, join in on the links below…        Want More? – Follow us on Twitter, Like us on Facebook, or subscribe to our RSS feed. You can even get these news […]

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Top 20 Automated Home Posts of the Year 2016

2016 has been an interesting year, even the complicated world of Smarthome tech has been easier to follow than the politics. Before we start, here’s a special mention for Paul Gale’s guest post on using a Raspberry Pi to integrate SmartThings and Homebridge for Apple HomeKit and Siri control of a Christmas lighting and media setup. Also a […]

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CEDIA Unveils Education Programme for ISE 2017

CEDIA, joint venture partners of Integrated Systems Europe (6-10 February 2017, RAI Amsterdam), has announced an extensive education programme for ISE 2017, designed to boost technical skills and help drive business improvements for home technology professionals across the region… Attendees can access more than 30 high quality training sessions over four days at the RAI […]

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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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