Smarter Homes Podcast

I am pleased to announce my Smarter Homes Podcast that can be found on Apple Podcasts. With the evolving world of technology, our homes need to be connected more than ever. Homeowners and residents are faced with many choices and decisions, and numerous...

Good morning

Imagine… Your alarm clock peacefully wakes you up at 5am. As you remove the bed covers, and your feet touch the floor, a suptle glow of light illuminates your path to the bathroom and robe, allowing you to change into your gym clothes in an unobtrusive, dimmed...

What is a smart home?

The words ‘Smart Home’ (sometimes known as home automation, intelligent home etc.), gets mentioned a lot, and can be confusing for many. I avoid using ‘smart home’ (or variations of), as it often implies the addition of unnecessary,...

Why I am CEDIA

After more than twent-six years in the consumer electronics and relating industries, I have joined CEDIA (Custom Electronics Design and Installation Association), and can now call myself a CEDIA Member. “CEDIA is the leading global authority in the $14 billion...

Connected home vs Smart home

  The terms Connected Home and Smart Home are often confused as being the same thing to describe a home with electronics and technology. However, they are very different – the connected home vs the smart home. Connected home Connect (verb): (with object)...

Ditch the switch

“While every person is unique, human behaviour is predictable” ~ Anon Our daily lives are mostly predictable, or at least very regular; from the moment we wake, to when we sleep. A well designed smart home can take advantage of regularity, to automate...

Enlightened Control

  “Design is not just what it looks and feels like. Design is how it work.” – Steve Jobs Most home owners give considerable thought to what their new home will look like – the floor plan, bench top materials, shower head type, curtain...