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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 …

Why you should choose a cold room instead of an ice house

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Ice houses, which were used to store food at cold temperatures, were purpose-built brick buildings; however, with the advent of indoor refrigeration for the home, many ice houses fell into disrepair and disuse. The latest form of cold storage solution does not involve any construction; instead, it is now possible to get an indoor cold room for when you need substantial amounts of cold storage. Here we look at the advantages of these and the importance of storing food correctly to avoid illness.

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According to the NHS, there are some very basic rules to follow when it comes to storing food. Following these rules could mean that you are less likely to suffer from food poisoning. Although ice houses used to keep produce at cold temperatures, things have moved on. From a food safety point of view, cold rooms are much more hygienic.

Advantages of cold rooms