Posts tagged “smart homes”

If you’re considering buying a property that’s more than 20 years old as a renovation project, here are some things to think about. 
 
Your House Buyer’s survey doesn’t include and electrical inspection and condition report (EICR). A professional inspection of the wiring and any installations will confirm that the property is safe and help you to understand what you will need to do to bring it up to modern standards. 
With the increasing cost of residential care for older people and younger family members struggling to afford a home of their own, many properties now have to meet the needs of three generations or more. 
 
Smart technology is helping to provide a range of products that are easy to install and straightforward to use to meet the challenge. 
 
These can include everything from basic security floodlights, to closed-circuit security (CCTV) systems and smart door bells. 
The range of smart devices for your home is growing all the time. Here are some options to think about: 
 
Just connect a smart home ‘gateway’ to the internet and download an app to your smartphone, and you’re ready to go. 
Many products don’t need a router or hub. Some switches and sockets only need a remote control to turn them on and off. 
In a recent survey of 2000 people by a price comparison website over three quarters of the respondents said they were ‘fearful’ of the idea of a smart home. 
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