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Life gets a little simpler when your home is a little smarter.
Let’s face it, home tech upgrades can be overwhelming at times; with so many areas to address and an array of products to choose from, you may be stumped on where to start. If you’re keen to dip your toes in, starting with a series of small but effective changes can make a big difference and set the tone for your home upgrade journey.
Recently, I was gifted a selection of tech products from Legrand Australia to install and test in my own home. These integrated technologies have made a big impact in keeping the energy bill under control, and adding another level of comfort, safety, and convenience. Here are a few of my favourite products from Legrand Australia to consider when preparing for your next home tech upgrade.
Light your home, lighten your energy
Lighting can have a remarkable effect on your home. It can completely transform the way a room feels, creating a relaxing atmosphere with just a flick of a switch.
The HPM Smart Downlights have enhanced my space, bringing a newfound energy to the living area. They’re easy to install and can be conveniently controlled via the HPM Connect app on a smart device or the Smart Downlight remote. The dimming function is great for energy efficiency, with a timer feature that can routinely turn lights on and off when not in use. The HPM Connect app also enables me to adjust the temperature of the lights. Depending on the occasion, I can easily change the lights from cool to warm, setting the atmosphere.
A charging option for every application
Next up are these amazing PowerPoints!
While they may seem like ordinary PowerPoints, the VIVO Double PowerPoint with USB Type A+C ports is the only fixture on the market that can charge two things simultaneously at full speed. They provide two high- charging-capacity USB ports, suitable for installation in plasterboard and wall cavities. I popped a couple of the VIVO Double PowerPoint with USB ports throughout my house – one in the kitchen and the other next to my bed – truly life-changing.
Home security is becoming more refined than ever, thanks to smart technology. Whether living in a busy street or quiet neighbourhood, devices like the Netatmo Outdoor Security Camera can offer comprehensive protection around the clock.
I decided to swap out an existing outdoor light in my front courtyard with the Netatmo Outdoor Security Camera. Its advanced technology allows me to see what is happening around my front entrance, and can distinguish between different people, animals, and cars, sending alerts if an unknown person or vehicle is detected on the property via the Netatmo Security app. Images are also accessible 24 hours a day from my smartphone, including night captures thanks to infrared vision. Most notably, I feel at ease knowing that its in-built LED lighting system and 105dB siren helps to deter intruders. The LEDs can also help light up the path at night!
Make sure you head over to the Legrand website and check out all their products – you’ll thank yourself for the smarter and safer home you’ve created.
- HPM Smart Downlight, prices from RRP $49, Available at Mitre 10 and Legrand Australia
- VIVO Double PowerPoint with USB Type A+C port, prices from RRP $57.00, Available at Bunnings Warehouse and Legrand Australia
- Netatmo Outdoor Security Camera with Siren, Prices from RRP $420, Available at Amazon and The Good Guys