Home HQ- An Aussie Smart Home Kit

[kc_row use_container="yes" _id="626019"][kc_column width="49.31%" video_mute="no" _id="719378"] Alice TowndrowArticle Author [/kc_column][kc_column width="21.85%" video_mute="no" _id="778802"] More Articles [/kc_column][kc_column width="28.8%" video_mute="no" _id="894057"][/kc_column][/kc_row][kc_row use_container="yes" _id="78692"][kc_column width="12/12" _id="134003"]A Watered down smart home from Origin Energy. Origin have just announced plans for a ‘budget’ smart home kit, but is it really all that? At just $199 and including a smart bulb, plugs and motion sensors, it does seem like the perfect, economical, way to get into the smart home game. Yet, despite novel ways to save energy and keep your home secure, like checking the lights are off or receiving an alert if the door is opened,

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Is the Aussie smart home getting closer?

Since the release of Google Home in Australia in July, some of Australia's household known big companies like Telstra, Optus, Officeworks and JB-Hifi have all started stocking connected home 'related' products. The Australian Market is still an enormous way away from the counterpart market in the US, or even the UK. All the above mentioned companies stock the Google Hardware line, including Home and the newest Google Hardware release from the October 4th event. Also a few other connected products like 'smart lights' (which is really just the bulb and a fancy app) or security cameras. As more of the Australian

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If you think your internet is slow lately, YOU’RE RIGHT

Yes, Its true all Australians will be experiencing slow speeds until an estimated time of mid-october. Internet users have been warned to expect a "serious slowdown", as a number of undersea cables connecting Australia's internet connection from Sydney to Hong Kong was damaged due to two typhoons.  The main damage has occured 54 kilometres off the coast of Hong Kong.  Internet service providers iiNet and Internode claim they have redirected the current connection via the US. The redirection is likely to cause slower page loading times and latency and pack loss problems. Here's to hoping we be effected too much.

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