By 2020 utilities companies must install 53 million smart meters across UK homes and businesses and while there is evidence to suggest that they do help to save costs, for example, a Uswitch poll showed that 52% are seeing their energy bills lower, due to the installation of a smart meter in their home, there […]
Britons are looking for new ways to automate their houses, with searches for ‘smart homes’ increasing yearly, according to research by Hitwise.
According to Ofcom research in 2015, two-thirds of people owned smartphones last year. The actual number will now likely be much higher, but are we getting the best out of our devices or do we really understand how they can be used to make our lives easier?
The UK is leading the world in terms of engaging consumers in the energy issue, but we still have a long way to go. The challenge we face is that growing demand for electricity due to the electrification of cars and heating will threaten our national grid infrastructure, which is not sustainable, so change has […]
Among its many other cultural and economic assets, Google is accumulating a comprehensive record of what is troubling us, and one of the things that appears to trouble us quite a lot is the perplexing question of the Internet of Things (IoT), in particular its relationship to smart home technology.
We’ve all read the articles and seen the demos about the future of the home — a future that sees your own fridge ordering milk online because you’ve run out. This is the Internet of Things (IoT), a simplified example, but it is paving the way to smart cities, homes, cars and more.
Unlike the home, business premises often remain unoccupied for long periods of time leaving them exposed to the threat of intruders who could steal or damage thousands of pounds worth of property, severely jeopardising the whole business. Consequently having a robust solution in place that keeps your stock, property and staff, safe and secure is […]
Thanks to iPhones, iPads and other devices, we as a society have never been more in tune with technology. Smart home technology continues to make home life more comfortable and efficient and is, without doubt, the future of 21st century homes. However, amongst the endless supply of smart home solutions now available, it can be […]
I have been fascinated with, and worked in technology for over 40 years, starting at the age of 12 as a HiFi hobbyist, then in my 20s designing LED displays to hang on the sides of blimps and more recently helping clients through the Smart Home minefield as part of our full service Interior Architecture […]
The rise of the Internet of Things (IoT) promises a brave new world of connected devices, smart cities and homes, and ultimately better living. According to technology research firm TechNavio, the number of connected devices is expected to pass 17 billion in the next five years. The ability of devices to connect to each other and […]
Technology has become smarter than ever, especially combined with the power of the internet. With over ten million things now connected to the internet, it’s no surprise that businesses are taking note.