The iPhone X Review – Face the Future

After a weekend with the #iPhoneX here are some early thoughts....

Going Solar Part 6 – Entire First Years ‘Fuel’ Costs for Nissan Leaf EV – £235

Check out my costs for the first year in the Nissan Electric Leaf...

Drayton Wiser Smart Heating Controls Review Part 1 – Step by Step Installation

Drayton Wiser Smart Heating Controls Review Part 1 – Step by Step Installation Schneider Electric #hvac #smarthome #heating

Case Study: Going Off Grid for £2,000 with 2nd Hand Solar Panels

Fridge, lights, TV, computers? YES. Kettle, toaster, hairdryer, washing machine, dishwasher NO. These were the parameters for a minimalist off grid PV system for a friend’s pod. Low power but low price. Tempted by an ad for some second hand panels from Canada we were soon knocking on the door of Bimble Solar near Brighton. We fancied 4 PV panels and were shown into a large barn with stacks of panels up against the walls. [ 791 more words ]

Right to Reply: Z-Wave Responds to Controller Compatibility Controversy

Right to Reply: Z-Wave Responds to Controller Compatibility Controversy...

#zwave Z-Wave The Z-Wave Alliance #smarthome #homeautomation

[Sponsor] Will AI Control Your House This Year?

Free #smarthome Webinar - “Voice control for Smart home. What to choose and how to integrate?” - October 17th...

Introducing Sonos One

Sonos + #Alexa - Introducing the Sonos One smart speaker - Sonos UK

Great chat with Scott & Judith from Epitome Living at the The Luxury Home Show about the excellent Loxone UK #smarthome system

#smarthome #loxone 2020 architects

Home Automation at

It's #SMARTHOME DEALS WEEK at Amazon (apparently)

PSA: iOS 11 should hit about tea time tonight. If you want to check which of your existing apps aren’t compatible with iOS 11, go to Settings > General > About > Applications and there will be a list of those that aren’t going to survive the transition. At least not unless their developer takes pity and fixes compatibility in a future update. (Thanks TechCrunch )

AutoHome Rewards: 5 Pairs of Mpow Bluetooth Headphones to Give Away

Last few hours left for chance to win 1 of 5 pairs of wireless headphones...

Back to the Automated Home after 16 days of travelling.

And look at what's happened to our garden while we were away...

Thanks to "Elon" our Husqvarna #automower we're back to a lush, neat, carpet of a lawn. What a machine!

Timeline Photos

So the Royal Mail made my photo of the Giants Causeway Visitors Centre into a first class stamp that launched today 😎

Read the story of how it nearly didn't happen here - Royal Mail Royal Mail Stamps & Collectibles Giant's Causeway National Trust 2020 architects North Coast

Amazon Echo Show review

The Verge: Amazon Echo Show review -

New Vemmio Z-Wave Plus System Enters UK Smart Home Market

There's a new Z-Wave game in town. Vemmio is a smart home manufacture from Poland and their new range of Z-Wave modules have just gone on sale in the UK. They have been developing, manufacturing and installing fire protection automation for the past 10 years. Following their success in this area a new Z-Wave Smart Automation department was created. Thousands of hours of research, development and programming later, they announced their new Smart Security system at CES. [ 308 more words ]

Timeline Photos

This little fella just arrived. Excited to test out the Dyson 360 Eye #Robot vacuum cleaner. #smarthome #dyson #NamedItMusk

AmpliFi Brings Fast Friendly App Controlled Whole House Mesh WiFi

I had a look at the UniFi system back in 2013 . Since then I have installed 2 complete systems and I've always been impressed. Now Ubiquiti Networks have released the UK version of AmpliFi, billed as a top quality domestic system that promises to be "the ultimate Wi-Fi" whilst being even easier to roll out and maintain than the UniFi... [ 772 more words ]

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