The network part 2 - routers, switches, and access points

We've looked at the criteria for setting up a home network, now lets start looking at the devices that are involved.

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The network part 1 - the heart of your smart home

Even if you're working to a budget, there are some things you simply shouldn't skimp on. One of those is the core network, so let's look at what we need and the options available to us.

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What is Automation?

Automation is a broad term, so what do we mean by it when automating a house, and how far can we go?

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Choosing a Hub

At the centre of all smart homes lives the 'hub', but what do they do, how do they do it, and what do you need to look for when choosing one?

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Smart bulbs vs switches part 2 - Smart switches

Smart bulbs are the place that most people start when it comes to a 'Smart House' - they're easy to fit, relatively cheap, and can talk to all kinds of home assistants, but are they always the best solution?

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Smart bulbs vs switches part 1 - Smart Bulbs

Smart bulbs are the place that most people start when it comes to a 'Smart House' - they're easy to fit, relatively cheap, and can talk to all kinds of home assistants, but are they always the best solution?

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Welcome!

Smart homes are cool. The idea of having our home respond to our actions via voice commands or based on what we do and where we are instead of pressing light switches has slowly moved out of the movies and become a realistic option for many of us, but how do you choose the kit that's right for you, and how do you retrofit it to an existing house?

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