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The link between lighting and health explained

Topic: lighting

One of the many great features of a smart home is that it gives you elevated control over your lighting. Smart homes can control both natural and electric lighting, using local switches, web user interface, and occupancy sensors and presets. Controlled lighting saves energy and thus reduces costs in unoccupied...

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The link between lighting and health explained

Want to stop condensation on your windows? Here's how

Topic: ventilation

Condensation is not only an annoying form of damp, but it can also actually harm your property. Rotting wood, mould, damaged plaster, peeling wallpaper and even health issues could occur as a result of untreated condensation.

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Want to stop condensation on your windows? Here's how

Elderly care and technology: 4 features to reduce loneliness

Topic: assisted living

What's the link between elderly care and technology?

The relationship between technology and loneliness is one that has been increasingly examined in recent years, with the digitalisation of more and more aspects of daily life, such as supermarket checkouts. The increasing influence of social media (and all the...

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Elderly care and technology: 4 features to reduce loneliness

Worried about an elderly relative? Smart controls could be the answer

Topic: assisted living

The UK’s aging population has presented us with a increasingly important issue: how can we keep the elderly in their own homes, allowing them to maintain a good quality of life and a sense of independence?

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Worried about an elderly relative? Smart controls could be the answer

How can I control my smart home?

Topic: Interface, UI, entry

Smart home control explained. There are a number of ways that people can interact with smart homes and smart devices.

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How can I control my smart home?

Keeping your home safe - 4 smart features of automated gates and entry

Topic: entry

Automated gates can increase safety, privacy and comfort

Smart controls bring an elevated level of security to your property in many ways. You can set up lights to turn on automatically if movement is detected outside after dark, or use break-glass sensors on windows and doors to detect any breaches. Another way...

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Keeping your home safe - 4 smart features of automated gates and entry

A guide to home lighting automation and circadian rhythms

Topic: lighting, health

Home lighting automation can improve your sleep schedule.

You don’t need to be a rocket scientist to understand the importance of a good night’s sleep. Who hasn’t stared at the clock at 3am in despair, already anticipating tomorrow’s inevitable grogginess and irritation? But in fact, the need for good, regular...

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A guide to home lighting automation and circadian rhythms

Lighting for your garden: 5 beautiful design ideas

Topic: lighting, garden

Garden lighting is often unjustly overlooked. After all, you most likely to actually spend time in your garden during the day, or in warmer weather when it gets dark much later. But the task of lighting your garden is one that is immensely rewarding. Even the most simple of gardens can be enhanced by carefully...

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Lighting for your garden: 5 beautiful design ideas