The best smart plug sockets for the UK in 2020 – Smart double sockets to retrofit existing plugs

The smart home industry is booming, and you can find Alexa in almost everything nowadays. For UK users, two things that don’t have a lot of options are our existing light switches and plug sockets. Last year Den Automation entered the market with a new and innovative solution, only to go bust a few months … Read more

The Best Home Automation Systems & Devices for 2019

Originally posted in March 2018, I have now updated the post for 2019 to reflect some of the new tech and suggestions. This includes some reader recommendations too In the past couple of years, the home automation industry has boomed, and the traditional Z-wave based systems have lost ground to the new wave of AI-based … Read more

Lightwave Generation 2 Review 2019 – (Link Plus)

I have previously reviewed the Lightwave Generation 2, but Lightwave has been kind enough to send me one of the radiator valves to review so I thought it would be worth redoing the review of the system and see how it has improved since its first launch. For UK users Lightwave is one of the … Read more

Lightwave Link Plus Review

I previously reviewed the Lightwave system nearly two years ago, and while I did find some issues with the lack of sensors and the proprietary communication technology, it is an excellent system and the only system available that offers proper built-in smart plug sockets. Smart Home technology has boomed since then with the introduction of … Read more

LightwaveRF Smart Home Automation Review

Lightwave has released a new controller that is compatible with Alex and you can read the review here LightwaveRF is a UK based company specialising in home automation / smart home products. In comparison to other smart home companies, LightwaveRF seems to sit a bit in the middle ground of products they offer. There are … Read more