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AN INTRODUCTION TO smart home technology

Everyone can expect some level of automation and remote control in their homes these days – but self builders have an opportunity to create integrated systems that help to make life easier. Emily Brooks investigates the options
Voiceactivated controls, like Amazon Echo, can be a part of both wired and wireless systems

Smart home products are rapidly becoming mainstream. Wireless technology has given us easily retrofitted DIY solutions, such as Philips Hue for lighting, Hive for heating and security, plus Google Home and Apple HomeKit that work to unite many separate functions. They’re quick to set up, inexpensive, and you can add more kit as you need it.

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Make a success of your self build home project with inspiring design ideas and practical advice from Build It magazine. Our October 2019 issue includes: - Smart Home Technology Special Guide - 10 Projects to Add Value to Your Build - Planning your Renovation Project - Learn from the Most Common Self Build Mistakes - Inspiring Reader Homes ... and more!