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Smarten up your home security for National Home Security Month

Smarten up your home security for National Home Security Month

  Smart technology is becoming more popular in many homes across the UK, with research revealing that there are now 15 million ‘smart homes’ in Britain. Advances in smart technology, and the development of smartphones and apps have allowed for

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The cleverest way to stay cosy this winter – The SHW Guide to Smart Thermostats

The cleverest way to stay cosy this winter – The SHW Guide to Smart Thermostats

As the days and nights get colder, many of us will be looking to turn up the heating and create that calm and cosy feeling inside our homes.   However, whilst switching the thermostat to full and leaving it there

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The future of smart home technology

The future of smart home technology

Technology is now a near-essential; with more and more of us turning to it to shop online, entertain us, keep us safe, and stay in touch with loved ones, friends and work colleagues. Our increasing desire for connectivity and connected

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How smart home tech can boost productivity when working from home

How smart home tech can boost productivity when working from home

The current global crisis has meant that many people are now working from home for the foreseeable future. Here’s how smart tech can help you get your job done more efficiently. The global coronavirus pandemic has meant that more people

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The smart way to save on utility bills while you’re at home

The smart way to save on utility bills while you’re at home

Saving money is a priority for many, particularly now as Brits feel the financial impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. Smart Home Week 2020 have provided some advice on how smart home tech can help you keep utility bills, and

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Smart TV

Smart TV: Everything you need to know

Smart TV: Everything you need to know

One of the biggest selling products in the smart technology sector over the past few years has been the smart TV. As streaming services such as Netflix and Amazon Prime exploded in popularity, the market for smart TV’s followed, allowing

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Cheat codes, raps and games – our top 5 secret tricks that you never knew Alexa could do

Cheat codes, raps and games – our top 5 secret tricks that you never knew Alexa could do

Amazon’s eponymous voice assistant has been helping to keep us organised and up-to-date on everything from the weather to the traffic for nearly six years, massively changing the way we live our lives in the process. However, helpful information and

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How the new age of 5G will benefit your smart home

How the new age of 5G will benefit your smart home

2019 saw the UK’s first 5G networks open their airwaves, creating a huge amount of anticipation around the quantum leap in connectivity and speed that the new system could offer. If you want to learn a bit more about what

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How could smart technology change the insurance industry?

How could smart technology change the insurance industry?

Following the round table discussion at the Smart Home Week Forum 2019, Mark Coffey of Swinton Insurance discusses how the advent of smart tech could impact the insurance industry…  Given that the majority of households in Britain now have at

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Numbers don’t lie: The simple truth about saving energy in your home from tado°

Numbers don’t lie: The simple truth about saving energy in your home from tado°

Do you turn off the lights when you leave a room? Or when you leave your home? What about the TV and stereo? Most of us turn them off too. We do it in order to save energy. We do

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