Electrical & Smart Home

Complete Guide to Home Security – Advice & Tech

Home Security

Ultimate home security guide All you need to know on protecting your home against intruders. LOCKS Use both a cylinder lock and deadlock, a burglar can tell by pushing the bottom of the door if spring-latch is ready for ‘loiding’. Upgrade to BS3621 British Standard locks which most insurance companies required and change all locks to BS3621 certified when you …

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Robin Installs the Lindab MVHR System – Capel #13

Robin Installs the Lindab MVHR System

The Testo commissioning device was also supplied by and is available to buy from Lindab. What is MVHR and why is Robin so excited to have it as part of the Capel Build? Special thanks go to Lindab for helping Robin commission the system and make sure it is working perfectly. #Lindab #MVHR #CapelBuild

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Foscam R4M WiFi Home Security Camera with AI

Foscam R4M

Now you may remember I did a review of the Foscam power over ethernet CCTV system that uses a network video recorder. We also had a look at the nest system, but now we’re looking at cameras that you put inside your house. Foscam R4M The R4M is only £99 and it seems to have quite a few features. It …

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Bright Idea – Milwaukee Trueview LED light

Bright Idea - Milwaukee Trueview LED light

Robin loves to be in the spot light and Milwaukee’s range of Trueview LED lights cover every possibility. Milwaukee products featured in this video M18 ONESLDP LED Compact Site Light Charger M12 SAL LED Stand Light M18 ONESLSP LED Compact Site Light with ONE-KEY #MilwaukeeTools #LED #Worklights

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Hospital Project Hits Right Frequencies with Motorola Radios

Motorola two way radio

When you think of all the equipment and machinery that the modern construction industry relies on, one thing that is often overlooked is two way radio. Yet you would be hard pressed to find a project where wireless radio handsets weren’t used, such is their importance to works coordination, efficiency and health and safety management. Another illustration of this comes …

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Three quarters of Brits are fearful of connected homes

connected homes

Research undertaken by MoneySuperMarket has revealed that the nation has deep concerns about the impending smart home revolution, despite possible cost savings. 76% of Brits admitting to being ‘fearful’ of the smart homes concept, with unapproved data collection cited as the greatest worry. Other concerns about connected homes include the technology being hacked by criminals (51%), being made unusable by …

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Electrician killed in stepladder fall

Construction boss jailed

A Hull based bakery has been fined following the death of a self-employed electrical contractor who died following a fall from height. Hull Crown Court heard how the worker was contracted to complete electrical work at Greencore Grocery Ltd site in Hull. In October 2013, the worker was wiring a motor situated above a machine whilst standing on a stepladder. …

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CK Tools launches fixed blade VDE stubby screwdriver

VDE stubby screwdriver

Supplier of quality hand tools and security solutions Carl Kammerling has launched a fixed blade VDE stubby screwdriver. After undertaking research with professional electricians, Carl Kammerling identified that most carry a non-insulated stubby screwdriver. Despite understanding the importance of using insulated tools, electricians often encounter situations where their usual VDE screwdriver won’t fit. The new C.K Stubby VDE Slim Screwdrivers …

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PassivSystems partners with ENGIE

smart heating controls

Following ENGIE’s recent move into the UK home energy market ­ the energy and services company has announced it will provide smart heating controls from PassivSystems to customers choosing its new three-year fixed ENGIE Control tariff. The controls, which are part of the PassivLiving HEAT service, will provide homeowners with the ability to regulate their living space and water heating …

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ECA on look out for bright sparks

Power Players

A new industry-wide initiative, Power Players which will recognise some of the most talented individuals within building services engineering, has been announced by the Electrical Contractors’ Association (ECA). The initiative is aimed at those up to 39 years of age, who have already made a positive impact in their respective organisations. To enter the initiative, individuals will simply need to send …

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