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How ‘smart’ is your home?

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017 by

Let’s set the scene: you’ve put in the hard yards at work and are looking forward to crashing on the couch watching your favourite show.

No worries! Before you left the office, you kicked the heating into gear so the lounge room is toasty for your arrival. As you walk in the door the lights come on, and you grab your iPad and with the touch of a button, your TV show is on the screen, ready to go. In a matter of minutes, you’re rugged up on the couch with a cup of tea and in comfort heaven. You think you’re dreaming right? Well it can all become a reality with the right technology!

Last month, we took a look at being energy smart around the home, but this time we thought we’d show you the basics behind how you can build your very own smart home.

Home automation means that you can control just about anything (yes, anything) from anywhere by using your smartphone or tablet as a long-distance remote control. From your lighting, home entertainment, security systems, home heating and cooling, you can be in control whether you’re at home, at work, or even overseas!

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