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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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Goodbye Keys – Yale Launches ‘Smarter’ Z-Wave Lock

Yale hopes the days of worrying that you’ve forgotten your keys are over, with the launch of their new Keyless Connected Z-Wave Smart Lock. This new smart lock allows you to access your home remotely, with the option to use a PIN code, key card, key tag, remote fob, or even a smartphone when connected 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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Tidy TV Installs with these VESA Mount Breadboard Trays

We’re all looking for a neat finish when installing our smart home systems (checkout #liveinstall for some great photos). Here’s a useful range of mounts to allow you to securely attach all those streaming pucks and baluns to the back of your TV using its VESA mount. The powder coated steel CMP-1 easily attaches to the rear of the […]

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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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Aeotec’s New Z-Wave MultiSensor 6

Aeon Labs new Z-Wave 6-in-1 sensor is a mini marvel. It can detect motion, temperature, light, humidity, vibration and Ultraviolet. With its tapered 42 mm body, the MultiSensor 6 is 70% smaller than its predecessor and it works for up to 2 years before you need to change the two CR123A batteries. The new unit also employs its vibration […]

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