Smart Home Automation


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Weekend Project: home automation with Raspberry Pi and OpenHab
2 April 2020
Brought to you by Make magazine, this tutorial video helps you to do your home automation with Raspberry Pi and OpenHab.

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All building functions integrated into one automation system
25 March 2020
LOGO! from Siemens lets you automate a variety of functions in your own home in line with your own ideas.

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Analog MEMS microphone expansion board
25 March 2020, Altron Arrow
For those interested in tinkering, this STMicroelectronics expansion board allows synchronised acquisition and streaming of up to four microphones.

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Overcoming SA’s educational digital divide during COVID-19
25 March 2020
Covid-19 brings into sharp focus the importance of universal broadband in South Africa for learning to continue at home.

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COVID-19 smart home impact
25 March 2020
Germ concern over shared surfaces will help push near 30% growth in smart home voice control.

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What if ‘home’ is not a safe place during lockdown?
25 March 2020
rAInbow offers a safe space for domestic abuse victims to get information without leaving the house.

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What are Alexa routines?
25 March 2020
Take charge of mundane household tasks using nothing but a few verbal commands.

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Five advantages of a smart home
25 March 2020
The smart home market has been delayed in South Africa due to Internet bandwidth constraints. But, with the launch of fibre and increased affordability of Internet packages, the country is primed and ...

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Pause before you install
25 March 2020, Kaspersky
Kaspersky researchers have uncovered a new method of distributing malware, using fake security certificates.

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Weatherproof Bluetooth padlock
25 March 2020
The new ABLOY BEAT locking solution includes a novel digital key, a mobile app and an IP68-rated, weatherproof Bluetooth padlock.

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Get the most out of Control4 Smart Home with OS 3
25 March 2020
Learn how you can use OS 3 to enhance your Control4 Smart Home with favourite rooms, devices, and scenes and organise them to your liking.

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The future of smart homes
25 March 2020
Here are a few predictions of the future of smart homes with technology fuelled by PoE and the IoT.

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Bored at home? Try a robotic ‘wall-sudoku’
25 March 2020
Scribit has launched a new series of puzzles developed together with the world’s top players, to help people break the lockdown monotony.

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USB charging sockets for latest SA electrical standards
25 March 2020
Legrand’s new USB chargers have been developed for quick installation, enhanced safety, user convenience and modern design.

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Work from home connectivity challenges
25 March 2020
Setting up employees to work from home is now a necessity for South African businesses, but connectivity can be a challenge.

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Dispelling smart home automation myths
25 March 2020, ET Nice
ET Nice debunks five of the more common myths about the complexity of implementing and running a smart home.

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Home Center – an advanced home management system
25 March 2020
Control of your home is achieved through a wide range of native apps, voice control by Amazon Alexa or Google.

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What is Z-Wave?
25 March 2020
As Z-Wave uses little power, devices using this technology do not need frequent battery changes, and sometimes this may only happen once in every ten years.

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Using AI to improve sustainability at home
April 2020
LG Electronics highlights the contribution of this innovative technology, incorporated into home appliances, to help households commit to sustainable practices.

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UPS range for continuity during power outages
25 March 2020
Legrand’s line interactive UPS systems comprise units from 600 VA up to 3 kVA single-phase. This range is ideal for small office and home use.

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