Sensors

NEST Protect Review

When we installed the Loxone system in the house the Loxone Air range was pretty small, and we ended up with a normal hard-wired heat / smoke detector. Our old unit had a CO monitor in it, but we ended up replacing it with a shinier, cleaner new unit. Of late i’ve had quite a few headache’s, and the wife started to get them too, so thought it would be a good idea, just in case, to get a new […]

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Home Automation

IOT & Smart Home Frustrations….

This month i’ve broken my “Only buy devices which have the ability to talk to the mini-server” again. The first time I bought the Netatmo weather station, which I fell in love with predominantly because of its “Apple-like” looks, it looks like it should (and is) be on sale in an Apple store. It has a great portal that shows me historical weather data since I installed it, but… and heres the kicker, I can’t do anything with the data live, […]

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Consumer Electronics Show

Whats In My Bag CES 2016!

Well the new year is almost upon us, and its not long until i’ll be flying out to Vegas for CES, i thought i’d document what i’m taking with me in my bag this year (I know everyone else does, so for once its my turn!). First off, not even Vaguely technology related, the MOST important thing is a good pair of shoes, with 2.8 million square feet of exhibition space there’s a considerable amount of pounding the floor to […]

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Networking

Synology & Netgear Bonded Network Connections

My home network has had some pretty major upgrades this year, I’ve moved away from having a Windows server running 7×24 to a Synology DS1815 NAS, which is probably one of the most full featured NAS boxes i’ve ever seen. I’ve also upgraded most of my AP’s, switches and routers over to Meraki units, with the exception of the 48 port Netgear switch. The Synology is an 8 disk unit, with 4 Gigabit network ports on board, which can be teamed up, […]

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Uncategorized

Not Long Till CES

Its not long now until CES 2016 begins, and I will be there! [wpdevart_countdown text_for_day=”Days” text_for_hour=”Hours” text_for_minut=”Minutes” text_for_second=”Seconds” start_time=”1449162417″ end_time=”33,6,51″ action_end_time=”hide” content_position=”center” top_ditance=”10″ bottom_distance=”10″ ][/wpdevart_countdown]