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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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Idratek Makes The IoT a Whole Lot Smarter

Idratek are an amazing home automation company built on decades of research. Their impressive system even powers the UK’s smartest home. If you needed any proof of the maturity of their tech just check out the version number of their latest software release. Cortex V27 brings with it a comprehensive Web API based on RESTful principles. Both […]

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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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[Sponsor] 20% Off Fibaro, Aeon, Popp & TKB – Today ONLY

Vesternet Mondays – 13th July ’15 – The Vesternet Mondays sale continues with spectacular savings of up to 20% on Fibaro, Aeon, POPP and TKB products today. Aeon Recessed Door Sensor – Save £10.40 Aeon Recessed Door Sensor Gen5 – Save £9.88 Fibaro Universal Dimmer – Save £9.12 Fibaro Relay (2 * 1.5 Kw) – Save £9.12 Fibaro […]

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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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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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