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Useful Gadget of the Week: Mobile Router with Wi-Fi Account Sharing

After we featured this nano router last month we were contacted by Automated Home reader Ken Watt, urging us to look at the Asus WL-330N3G as an alternative. Ken’s recommendation is a £26 Wireless N 3G Mobile Router offering six different modes – Network adapter, access point, wireless router, repeater, Hotspot (Wi-Fi account sharing), 3G sharing modes.  One […]

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Important Stuff – Securing Your Digital Lifestyle

If you weren’t following the horror story of Wired journalist Mat Honan’s personal hacking over the weekend, then do yourself a favour and read his article or watch his interview on This Week in Tech below. It’s clear that Apple and Amazon’s security procedures were less than impressive.  They have already been changed as a result of this […]

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AlertMe Launch Web and Smartphone Remote Heating Control with British Gas

AlertMe have just announced that its web and smartphone enabled remote heating control service is now available in the UK exclusively from British Gas.  The system allows the user to easily schedule their heating from their computer or phone as well as easily override the settings on the go via the web interface, Smartphone app […]

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My Automated Home: Nigel Giddings – Installing Broadband in a Rural Location

In this months ‘My Automated Home’ feature, Nigel Giddings shows us his ingenious set-up that grabs a 3G signal from one corner of his rural idyll, beams it 300 meters back to his home and redistributes it to the family.  If you’re in the countryside and conventional ADSL or cable broadband is not available, then […]

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White Paper on IP Signaling Alarms

White Paper on IP Signaling Alarms

Submission by Steve Nut, IP Alarms Ltd – PART 2 Can Be Read HERE Alarm Installers Guide to IP Signaling – Part 1 It is not the aim of this article to teach you how to become an internet expert – only to give you an insight into what you are likely to experience if […]

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ADSL Bonding – How To and Review

Submission by Paul Gale – In the desire to increase my upstream speeds as much as possible I did some research into ADSL bonding or MLPPP (Multi Link Pont to Point Protocol). A handful of ISP’s offer support for this (they tend to be smaller companies though rather than the likes of BT, Yahoo etc). […]

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New Site

Submission by Stella Plumbridge : HiddenWires is a new resource for those planning, designing, installing and using high-end home entertainment and automation. As well as a Product and Services Directory, it includes articles and whitepapers, case studies, product and industry news, and an events and training calendar.  Visitors can also sign up to the free […]

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New Site

New Site

Submission by Simon Colebrooke Hertfordshire based company Vispec have now added a home networking page to their website. This is due to the huge interest in home automation from multiple and private builders in the area. Vispec have over 16 years experience in the commercial telecommunications field, and are currently carrying out home infrastructure cabling […]

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Comfort Web InterfACE – Review

Comfort Web InterfACE – Review

“With this latest hardware and software upgrade, Comfort’s already impressive feature list now grows to include the ability to :- view real-time video images from cameras around your home, control lights and curtains, switch camera views, open the garage door and control the heating from literally anywhere in the world using a normal web browser […]

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Hope for ISDN Based Always On Connection?

Hope for ISDN Based Always On Connection?

Kwong Li brought this BT announcement to my attention yesterday. “Mr Danon finished by saying: “We recognise that the benefits of the new communications revolution are too great to leave people behind, but that there are technological limits to providing affordable broadband for all. So today we are also announcing a new alternative high speed […]

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