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Wirelessly Link TV or Computer to your HiFI with Marmitek Audio Anywhere 685

Flat screen TV’s are great, but more often than not they sound terrible. Now the Marmitek Audio Anywhere 685 allows you to wirelessly link your TV to your HiFI or Home Cinema system, making all your fav TV shows and movies sound great, as well as all those digital radio stations on your telly. The transmitter connects to […]

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CommandFusion Announce New Solo Home Automation Controller

Ozzy smart home specialists CommandFusion have just announced a new all-in-one networkable controller known as the Solo. Designed for the home automation and commercial market spaces, the Solo provides a range of control ports that can be further added to via expansion cards. CommandFusion say the Solo is specifically designed to provide single rooms and smaller installations […]

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Kickstarter: MOVE Solar Powered Motorized Blind & Shade Controller

We’re back from holiday relaxed and refreshed and ready to hurtle towards an Automated Autumn (looking out the window at the UK ‘Summer’ that’s not hard to imagine). So here’s an interesting new Kickstarter for your perusal. The MOVE team promise a easy to fit $29 Bluetooth controlled motor for your existing indoor blinds and […]

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Loxone Integrates Your Electric Car With Your Home Automation System

  From today Loxone are offering the KEBA KeContact P20 electric car charger. The wall box can be integrated with the Loxone system (including a PV system) to offer an intelligent e-car charging solution. The Miniserver is able to collect all the data about charging necessary to qualify for the government’s homecharge grant (up to £700) and […]

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Zipato Z-Wave Mini RFID Keyboard Tracks Who’s Home & Away

Here’s a cool little RFID keypad ideal for tracking who’s at home and who’s not. The wall mount Z-Wave unit can trigger powerful macros too… Device can use up to 20 codes, RFID reader inside, 1 RFID Key tag included, could be used within a security widget and rule creator, Z-wave. Mini Keypad RFiD/Z-Wave’s indicator light […]

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Sim Racing Setup – 21st Century Mid Life Crisis?

Technology has given us so many ways to spend our spare time these days and now the Automated Home has a room dedicated to one of them. It’s been well over a decade since I built a PC but two new driving sims are making a bit of a stir at the moment and it’s time to build a new […]

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Watch This: Mat Smith’s DIY Arduino Home Automation Control Panel

Back in January we checked in with Mat Smith on the progress of his home brew control panel. Now after a year in development Mat has his first fully assembled unit. The feature packed home automation controller includes proximity sensing and uses MQTT messages to communicate with his openHAB server. This currently allows him to control music, temperature and his LightwaveRF […]

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[Sponsor] Schneider Electric Marries Style and Functionality with Next Generation of Wall Switches

Schneider Electric’s new Saturn eDLT range builds on the success of the C-Bus DLT switch by taking it to a whole new level of sophistication, by allowing the user to control 16 devices by scrolling multiple pages with one sleek switch. With enhanced colour, control and functionality options, the Saturn eDLT range offers a huge […]

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Popp Z-Weather is World’s First Solar Powered Wireless Z-Wave Weather Station

Z-Wave Europe revealed their new smart home weather station early this year and now it’s shipping under the Popp brand. With its solar power the makers claim Z-Weather is the first Z-Wave device that is self-sufficient without the need for any external power. Its integrated management system ensures that there is always sufficient energy available to report emergency weather conditions as well as twilight […]

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Video: Meet Nest Cam and the New Nest Protect

Nest’s latest announcements were far from earth shattering but here’s a couple of quick videos to introduce you to the latest versions of their smart home devices. Nest Cam This is the first Nest branded camera since the company acquired Dropcam last summer. The Nest Cam has full high-definition (1080p) video quality, a new stand design for […]

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