Electrical & Smart Home

Dutch firm introduces customisable smart thermostat

customisable smart thermostat

With a focus on ease of use, a clean high-tech design and the possibility for customisastion, ThermoSmart has give Google Nest and Tado a run for their money. According to the company ThermoSmart allows the end consumer to control the temperature in their homes easily. The gadget like thermostat can be operated through an app, at home or remotely, using …

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How to install and set up a Foscam HD CCTV Security System

Foscam HD CCTV Security System

Roger Bisby shows how to install a Foscam HD CCTV Security System following which, Dylan Garton, Skill Builder’s technical expert talks through how to set up the system and breaks down some of the technical jargon associated with the technology. The system has several attractive features such as motion detection which means you can easily identify any incidents the camera …

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‘Ridiculous’ autumn statement has gaping £14 billion smart meter black hole, says GMB

smart meter black hole

This morning’s autumn statement has at least one glaring omission according to GMB, the energy union – £14billion needed for the Government’s flagship smart meter project. In his ‘mini-budget’ Chancellor Philip Hammond promised huge investment in infrastructure – but made no mention of the vast sums required to install the 53 million new meters across the country. The project will …

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Handheld insulation testing at up to 2.5kV

MIT2500 insulation tester

In response to demand for a dependable and versatile handheld insulation tester capable of operating at up to 2.5 kV, portable test equipment specialist, Megger, has introduced the new MIT2500 instrument, which offers accurate measurements up to 200 GΩ. The MIT2500 insulation tester has feedback-stabilised test voltages to ensure that tests are always carried out to Megger’s tight specification. The …

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Electricians pay rise agreed

Electricians pay rise

The electrical contracting industry has agreed a wage deal which will amount to a 10.25% pay rise over four years to take effect from January 2017. This is the first time that an agreement spanning four years has been determined between trade union Unite and the Electrical Contractors’ Association (ECA). Some of the key changes to be implemented include: Wage …

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