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The best reasons to add home automation technologies to your house

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The idea of home automation is not a new one. However, in recent years, an increase in the number of smart devices available has made it a much more practical proposition than ever before.

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The Internet of Things allows a whole range of devices from light bulbs to thermostats to communicate, allowing you to control them remotely and make your life more convenient. You can control a whole range of tasks from your smartphone or from a voice-activated hub.

Safety and security

One of the big advantages of automating your home is the ability to keep it secure. You can turn lights on and off when you are away from home, for example. You can also use remote cameras to monitor your property and your pets when you’re out. The latest generation of smart locks allow you to grant limited access for tradesmen or deliveries even when you’re …

A ‘revolution’ in home shelving

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Shelving has been revolutionised, according to gift and housewares firm Design Ideas. The company has unveiled a new MeshWorks shelving system that it says perfectly combines the flat surface of wood or solid metal with the dust-free appeal of wire shelving.

The system is based on expanded metal mesh that was first introduced to the domestic market in America by Design Ideas in 1986. Design Ideas’ president, Andy Van Meter, said that MeshWorks shelving offers the stability of a solid surface while still allowing air to circulate to prevent dust and preventing objects from falling through the wire.

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An alternative idea

Many people will never be tempted to veer away from traditional forms of industrial shelving in Ireland, England, America and around the world, but Design Ideas believes that the future lies in their expanded metal mesh, which apparently offers a combination of functionality, strength and style that …