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Smart tech for a better lifestyle – tips for home owners and businesses

Smart tech for a better lifestyle – tips for home owners and businesses

<p><strong>Home and office technologies are now smarter than ever before. Not only are they simplifying our daily lives, they are also transforming the way we work and live.</strong></p> <p>Everything from entertainment and appliances to security, heating and lighting systems are now all interconnected and accessible from one&rsquo;s smart phone or tablet.</p> <p><strong>Looking to make your home just a little smarter?</strong></p> <p>Homeowners and business executives can now use a phone to arm a security system, control temperature gauges, switch appliances on or off and control lighting.</p> <p><strong>While still in its infancy, the number of smart home technologies is rapidly growing.</strong></p> <p>There are already a range of affordable smart technologies to enhance the home for a better lifestyle, ranging from intelligent energy saving eco-friendly cooling systems to sophisticated wireless communications.</p> <p><strong>More businesses and domestic consumers are turning to alternative energy sources to escape the high and seemingly ever-increasing tariffs.</strong></p> <p>There are a range of certified electrical solutions and alternative power solutions ranging from supportive supply to standalone back-up solutions to grid tie solar systems, generators, UPS and solar.</p> <p>Bertie Strydom, managing director of BT-SA, one of South Africa&rsquo;s leading ITC Infrastructure companies, says all designs should be based on efficiency and safety and are purpose-specific.</p> <p>&ldquo;We offer accredited, professional electrical design, installation and maintenance services for both commercial and industrial applications.</p> <p>&ldquo;Comprehensive testing and inspection performed to establish the safety of installations.&rdquo;</p> <p><strong>Another tip is to out-smart intruders by preventing break-ins before they happen.</strong></p> <p>Unlike traditional detection systems, modern alarms put deterrence at the forefront, to prevent breaking instead of react upon it.</p> <p>Take control of your system easily from your smartphone and stay connected to home.</p> <p>&ldquo;BT-SA specialises in perimeter security that includes physical and electric fencing, fibre optic, microwave and thermal intrusion detection.</p> <p>&ldquo;Some of the latest HD CCTV cameras on the market today cater for thermal, ultrasonic, microwave, photo-electric, gas and vibration detection and can be monitored remotely from your cellphone,&rdquo; he says.</p> <p>To enhance your smart home or business even more, a wireless communication solution is imperative.</p> <p><strong>Ensure that the wireless solutions are tailor-made to fit one&rsquo;s specific requirements, connecting all electronic devices on one network.</strong></p> <p>Also allow for upgrades and expansions to the specific building or home.</p> <p>&ldquo;We recommend a comprehensive network survey before you even start planning, to design and install the best network to suite your needs, both indoor and outdoor.</p> <p>&ldquo;Our qualified network technicians are equipped with all the latest technology and training to deliver any project within a record turnaround time,&rdquo; says Strydom.</p> <p>Lastly, BT-SA advises that when one installs any cooling system on the premises, whether it is at home or at one&rsquo;s business, one should always consider precision cooling that ensures intelligent energy saving, guaranteeing temperatures within the targeted environment.</p> <p>&ldquo;Remember to always ask your installer about the maintenance of any cooling system.</p> <p>&ldquo;Our service level agreements are simple, measurable and realistic to manage no matter what industry it is applied to,&rdquo; he concludes.</p> <p>Article from&nbsp;<a href="http://businesstech.co.za/news/industry-news/122351/smart-tech-for-a-better-lifestyle-tips-for-home-owners-and-businesses/">businesstech</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p>