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Video: Clipsal Colour eDLT for C-Bus

A recent post on our C-Bus Forums highlighted a couple of new videos from Clipsal on their new eDLT (enhanced Dynamic Labelling Technology) switches… The best just got better with Clipsal’s eDLT (enhanced Dynamic Labelling Technology). The eDLT provides sophisticated and user friendly control of your C-Bus System and offers the ability to customise the colour […]

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Home Automation Case Study: Custom Controls

UK specialist Custom Controls recently undertook one of their most ambitious projects. Read on for all the photos and details… This project saw Custom Controls using and integrating just about every piece of automated control kit available including advanced audio, video, lighting and heating controls. This project covered a total area of 10,000 square meters, including […]

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Video: Leo Laporte Reviews Belkin WeMo Home Automation Modules

Here’s a great little 6 minute video from our favourite tech podcaster Leo Laporte.  His TWiT network show ‘Before You Buy’ reviews new technology and Leo puts the Belkin system through its paces, demonstrating a setup using the WeMo Switch plus Motion movement sensor all controlled from an iPad (there’s an Android app in the works too). Leo also […]

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Loxone Home Automation System – UK Case Study

Project Summary This archetypal semi-detached house just outside of Reading in Berkshire may look just like any other UK home from the outside, but inside it’s another matter entirely. The interior of this Home Counties home has been transformed by a dynamic young couple into a super swish Smart Home. They wanted to ensure that […]

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New LightwaveRF Video Explains Home Automation Range

The guys at JSJS Designs have just released this new 17 minute video.  It’s a great introduction to the LightwaveRF home automation range covering lighting, mood / scene switches, mains sockets for appliances, heating control, radiator valves and controlling it all from your smartphone.   Check out the full range of LightwaveRF modules on Amazon Want More? - Follow […]

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Spark Wi-Fi Adaptor Brings Internet and App Control to your Lights

Here’s another Kickstarter project to control your lighting. Spark is a Wi-Fi adaptor that fits between a light socket and the bulb (incandescent, dimmable CFL, or dimmable LED). With Internet connectivity and an API Spark promise interesting things to come from 3rd party App developers as well as their own free Apps for iOS and Android.  The […]

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Video : Transform Your Home into a Smart Home with Lightwave

Here’s a new video from LightwaveRF that gives a nice overview of their growing range of home automation products – including their new wireless radiator valves… Lightwave is a range of intelligent dimmers, radiator controls, sockets and sensors that are just that little bit smarter. While they look and work just like ordinary dimmers, controls […]

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Cytech Announce LightwaveRF Interface for Comfort Security System

Cytech have added yet another system to their list of devices that can be controlled from their Comfort security and home automation panel.  The new setup now allows LightwaveRF users to control their system from Comfort…. Today we are announcing that Comfort is now able to interface to the LightwaveRF system from JSJS Designs.  This requires the Universal UCM with Ethernet […]

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LIFX is Amazing New WiFi IP LED Multi-Colour Light Bulb

Kickstarter is always throwing up cool tech these days and this is no exception.  LIFX is a WiFi enabled, multi-color, energy efficient LED light bulb that you control with a free app from your iPhone or Android device. The system can address bulbs individually or as a group and they can even be used to flash as […]

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Fibaro Z-Wave Home Center 2 Mega Review

The fine folks at Fibaro and Vesternet were kind enough to lend us a sizeable home automation system based around Fibaro’s premium Home Center 2 controller, plus a bunch of their Z-Wave modules too. Ant Skelton has had the system on test for a few months and has given it a damned good seeing to. […]

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