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Tag Archives: Smart Homes


The New Tech Keeping Older Generations In Their Homes For Longer

Surveillance technology is raising privacy concerns around Australia, but it may also allow older people to stay in their own homes for longer. Chris Ketts is the primary carer for her 87-year-old mother, Jean Johnston, despite living in a different state. Without texting or calling, Ms Ketts knows if her...

Smart Home Trends 2020

Our homes are getting so smart, soon we'll be paying their tuition fees! Here are some genius products graduating out of the next decade. Smart Home Hub Here's a round-up of the new Smart Home Hub feature which contained some pretty impressive voice-controlled tech.  SyncWise Smart Building Solutions The...

8 Unmissable Home Show Features

From Street of Houses to Eco Town and Ask a Designer, check out these interactive experiences – found only at the Home Show over the last few years. Baahouse Smart tiny home & speaker series  Anyone who attended Brisbane Home Show this year will remember the mesmerising open plan...

Make Your Home Intelligent

Christian Schiemann of automation manufacturers ABB, delivered insights on holistic smart homes and their crime prevention benefits at the Home Show. “I met a person who bought a Google Home from Officeworks, plugged it in at home and said ‘switch on my lights’ and nothing happened. Surprise surprise!” Laughed Christian....

This Solar Panel Makes Water From Thin Air

A company based in the US desert presented a way to produce drinking water from thin air at the Home Show. It sounds biblical, but it's actually very scientific. Simplified, SOURCE Hydropanels is a cross between dehumidifier and solar panel, though they’re a little more complicated than that. Wake up...

These Power Points Will Shock You!

While the appliances we plug into the wall have changed drastically, the power point itself has always remained functional and forgotten, until now. The Home Show has seen sockets levitate out of work surfaces, include multitudes of USB ports and become an integral part of smart home integration. Let’s highlight...

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Three Steps To Smart Home Nirvana

A common misconception about home automation is that it's all-or-nothing, stone age cave or Iron Man lair. However, the reality is many of us already own one piece of the smart home puzzle already.  Smart homes sound like just another layer of complication in a life already overflowing with tech....

Elderly Loneliness And Tablet Addiction

Wall-E or Ex Machina? Cute or creepy? Useful or gimmicky? With a world robot population of 414,000, we’re at a turning point in history where robotics are now entering our lives, but are they welcome in our homes? The reality Whether it’s Will Smith’s I-Robot, Steven Spielberg’s A.I. Artificial Intelligence...