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Why Electromagnetic Microwaves Don’t Cause Cancer

Topic: bluetooth

Mobile phones, WiFi and Bluetooth produce a low-level microwave background in most buildings. Since mobile phones became widespread, there have been concerns that they might cause health problems, with particular emphasis on cancer. Two decades of research has found no evidence that low power microwaves have any...

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Why Electromagnetic Microwaves Don’t Cause Cancer

Why Bluetooth Microwaves Are No Threat to Your Health

Topic: bluetooth

Atamate uses the Bluetooth Mesh wireless protocol to make a building smart, which introduces a constant microwave background.While extensive research has revealed no ill effects from the powerful microwave signals produced by mobile phones, we recognise that you might have experienced doubts about the safety of...

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Why Bluetooth Microwaves Are No Threat to Your Health

Bluetooth Mesh Connects Atamate's Internet of Things

Topic: bluetooth

Atamate has chosen Bluetooth Mesh as its wireless protocol for our next generation of products. Bluetooth Mesh connects the sensors and services that make a building smart into an internet of things, communicating on a frequency that is free in all countries. The mesh allows every Bluetooth node to relay messages...

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Bluetooth Mesh Connects Atamate's Internet of Things

How Bluetooth Can Turn a House into a Smart Home

Topic: smart home, bluetooth

The introduction of Bluetooth in new and existing homes is on the rise. In fact, ABI Research believes there’ll be 1.15bn annual shipments of Bluetooth smart home devices by 2023.So why is Bluetooth technology so effective in smart homes?Typically, a smart building uses a central hub to process inputs from a sensor...

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How Bluetooth Can Turn a House into a Smart Home

Passivhaus standard? SAP? Atamate controls make heating even more efficient

Atamate exceeds Passivhaus standards for a lower cost.

A real-world study of rental properties tested how much Atamate controls improve heating efficiency. Occupancy-based heating with demand control ventilation (DCV) cut heating energy demand by an average of 34% below standard assessment procedure (SAP)...

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Passivhaus standard? SAP? Atamate controls make heating even more efficient

Can offsite construction solve Britain's housing crisis?

Britain faces the dual crises of a serious housing shortage and a construction industry that's losing skilled workers faster than it recruits them. Offsite construction techniques might enable a smaller workforce to build houses faster, but only if the government takes a lead in transforming the industry to adopt...

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Can offsite construction solve Britain's housing crisis?

Constraints to offsite construction in the UK

While offsite construction offers many advantages to a developer, its use in Britain is mostly confined to large-scale developments. Here we discuss the constraints to its wider adoption, including poor understanding of the advantages among people who commission developments, an overly restrictive planning system...

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Constraints to offsite construction in the UK

Offsite construction: advantages in costs and efficiency

The British construction industry has been slow to adopt offsite techniques in spite of the savings in time and money they offer to developers when compared to traditional onsite techniques. Also, offsite techniques tend to cause less environmental damage and local disruption. Here we discuss their financial and...

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Offsite construction: advantages in costs and efficiency

Modern offsite construction techniques: an overview

A range of modern methods of construction (MMC) is revolutionising the construction industry. Many involve work being done in factories rather than building sites, hence the term 'offsite construction'. Here we give an overview of the types of offsite construction and the techniques behind them.

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Modern offsite construction techniques: an overview

Hot water in conventional and low energy homes: 3 important differences

The biggest expense in a conventional home is heating, which works by integrating central heating with the hot water system. A low energy home's insulation slashes the heating bill to leave hot water as the biggest expense, but also removes the need for a central heating system that the hot water can be integrated...

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Hot water in conventional and low energy homes: 3 important differences