Home Assistant: Setup Guide

8/05/2019 3:04 PM

Home Assistant: Setup Guide

Learn to setup a low-cost automation hub with a Raspberry Pi and Home Assistant, the versatile platform making waves in the automation community. Simply follow the steps in this guide and you'll have your Home Assistant up and running in no time.

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2 Comments | Posted in SMARTHOME By Luke Bonnici

Home Assistant: Z-Wave Guide

7/05/2019 2:35 PM

Home Assistant: Z-Wave Guide

Are you running Home Assistant and want to integrate your Z-Wave devices? If so, this guide is for you. Learn how to set-up your Z-Wave network, add devices and create your first automation. Then tinker to your heart's content.

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Comments | Posted in SMARTHOME By Luke Bonnici

Amazon Alexa Australia - Missing Skills

Missing Amazon Alexa Skills? You are not the only one! We have written a quick blog that will show you how to gain access to all of the Alexa Skills available in the USA - whilst still keeping your Amazon Echo working in Australia.

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6 Comments | Posted in SMARTHOME By Stepas Jovaisa

20 fun things to ask your Amazon Echo

If you don’t know what an Amazon Echo Dot is, allow me to introduce you to the hottest gadget on planet earth right now. I thought it would be fun to take a look at some of the more ‘entertaining’ features of the Amazon Echo Dot. Try asking Alexa the following 20 questions next time you have your mates over!

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1 Comments | Posted in SMARTHOME By Assunta Truda

The Smart Home Robots are coming!

The future is upon us! Robots will be invading living in our homes before we know it. I thought it would be fun to take a look at some of the home robots that are available to buy right now… if you have the money and a futurist’s pioneering spirit...

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3 Comments | Posted in SMARTHOME By Brad Arthur

Apple HomeKit vs Google Brillo

In a galaxy far, far away… the battle for the unified smart home begins… Well, not that far away… here on earth actually. Both Apple and Google are waging a new "smart" war, each hoping to be the centre of your smart home. This is going to be a war of epic proportions... bring it on.

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Comments | Posted in SMARTHOME By Brad Arthur

Home Automation - Where to start?

25/03/2015 12:48 PM

Home Automation - Where to start?

If you are looking to start out in home automation, it can be a little daunting. In this blog post, I will take you through each of the major home automation technologies available, compare the product range, reliability, value for money and give you an overview that will hopefully provide you with the information you need to make an informed decision.

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13 Comments | Posted in SMARTHOME By Brad Arthur