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When you're given full control of your smart home products, it's sometimes hard to know what to do with them. Especially when it comes to knowing which ones work best together. We've featured common smart home scenarios that'll help you with you. Forget to lock the front door before you left home? Find which situations and products best suit you.

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I’d like to return to a warm home when I get in from work

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I don’t know if I turned my hair straighteners off when I left home

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I can’t remember whether I locked the front door when I left home

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I’d like my lights to automatically switch on at the same time every day

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I’d like to boil the kettle from upstairs while I’m getting ready

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I worry about the security of my home when I’m on holiday

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I only want to heat certain rooms in my home at a time

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I’d like to control my lights via my smart speaker

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I want to play music in different rooms at home

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I’d like to return to a warm home when I get in from work

Returning to a cold house can be horrible – especially in winter. Most smart thermostats let you set timers, so the heating clicks on when you need it to. Don’t know when you’re returning? You can switch your thermostat on with geofencing that turns the thermostat on when you’re nearly home.


I don’t know if I turned my hair straighteners off before I left home

Thinking you’ve left your hair straighteners or the iron on is a scary thought, especially as these are potential fire hazards. But what do you do when you’re miles away and can’t make it home in time? Smart plugs allow you to prevent potential fires, straight from your smartphone.


I can’t remember whether I locked the front door when I left home

There’s no worse feeling than thinking you’ve left your front door unlocked, especially if you’re nowhere near home. What if you could control your door lock from your smartphone or tablet? Now you can. Get peace of mind without the hassle and inconvenience of heading back home.


I’d like my lights to automatically switch on at the same time every day

Do you usually turn your porch lights on at the same time every evening? Or your back garden lights at night? With scheduling and timers, it just a lot got easier. You can control your smart lights via your smartphone so the same events happen every day, and fit into your routine. Your lights can turn on and off without you having to remember.


I’d like to boil the kettle from upstairs while I’m getting ready

Boiling the kettle from upstairs can save you time every morning, especially when it’s a daily occurrence. It’s not a lazy option – it’s an efficient one. And if it can be done, then why not? Focus on getting ready, then start your day the right way.


I worry about the security of my home when I’m on holiday

Leaving your home during the holidays is always a scary thought. You’re not sure whether your home will be safe, whether your belongings are secure, or even if you remembered to lock the doors and windows before you left. Luckily, smart security products give you peace of mind with smart home products that are accessible from anywhere in the world.


I only want to heat certain rooms in my home at a time

Leaving the heating on when you’re not home wastes energy, money and is harmful to the environment. It's the same when you heat the whole house when you only want to heat one room. That’s why it’s good to have a smart thermostat you can control from anywhere and set timers to turn the thermostat on at different times.


I’d like to control my lights via my smart speaker

Smart lighting has revolutionised the way people bring light into their homes, especially with capabilities like setting timers, schedules, changing colours and hues. Now, you can control your smart lighting with your compatible smart speaker. You don’t need to reach for your device or get up to switch them on. “Lights on please.”


I want to play music in different rooms at home

Got your favourite song playing and don't want to leave the room until it's over? You can now play the same song on multiple speakers throughout your home so your music isn't interrupted. Your friends and family can join in the fun. Anyone in the home can cast music to your speakers using their own phones with no additional set up required.

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Hive Smart Thermostat

Our expert Michelle says: “The Hive Active Heating Smart Thermostat is really easy to use and lets you take control of your heating anytime, anywhere. One of the really good things about this product is that it's a beautiful design with clever controls and easy to use features. Plus, it's likely to work with your existing heating system. And because you’ll never need to heat an empty home again, you could save up to £150 a year on your heating bills. Geolocation alerts you when you’ve left the heating on and you’re away from home, or when you’re coming back and the temperature’s set lower than you’d like. You’ll find Geolocation in the menu in the latest version of the Hive app.”

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TP Link Wi-Fi Smart Plug

Our expert Alex says: “The TP Link Wi-Fi Smart Plug is really easy to set up, and makes it even easier to manage your household electronic devices anywhere in the world with a tap of your smartphone. Thinking you've left the straighteners on is a horrible feeling. The Smart Plug gives you peace of mind with the countdown timer feature, which automatically switches off running household appliances if you have set a time limit before. You can pair the Smart Plugs with Amazon Echo for voice control. And the free Kasa app lets you run them from your compatible Android or iOS smartphone.”

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Yale Smart Door Lock

Our expert Gill says: “With the Yale smart lock, there's no need to worry whether you've left the door unlocked, or if you're stuck at work with friends on your doorstep. You can control who and when people have access to your home. You can control, configure and unlock your smart lock via your smartphone, all via Yale's secure Bluetooth App. I like that you don't need to use keys. You can open your smart lock via your smartphone, Key Card or Key Tag instead. Another great feature is that it's designed for easy installation.”

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Philips Hue Starter Kit

Our expert Dunc says: “The days of setting those old plug-socket timers before you leave the house are over. The Philips Hue Starter Kit lets you experience peace of mind by controlling your lights from wherever you are. For your lights to come on at the same time every day, you can set light schedules in the Philips Hue app with a pre-set time, so the lights are on when you get home. You can even set rooms to light up at different times and let the lights turn off gradually during the night, so you never have to worry whether you've left any on. The Starter Kit always remembers when I don't, which is really handy. I'm excited to add more bulbs over time.”

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Energenie Mi|Home Starter Pack

Our expert Rob says: “The Energenie Mi|Home Starter Pack lets you set timers and control power sockets using your smartphone or tablet so you can actually boil the kettle from upstairs. Just turn the smart plug off and set the kettle to 'on' position, so when you turn the plug back on via your smartphone, the kettle boils itself. Timers and sockets can be controlled with IFTTT (If This Then That), which lets you to turn them on using other smart home products, including Philips Hue and Nest. It definitely saves me time in the morning.”

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Canary All-in-One Home Security

Our expert Lisa says: “The Canary all-in-one security solution comes with an HD camera, 90 decibel siren, and air monitor. You're always alerted when something goes wrong or when the air quality is bad. The video and audio footage is remarkable. The viewing radius makes sure your living room, nursery, kitchen or basement is entirely visible with superb clarity. It’s built to learn from your environment sends intelligent alerts with HD video and audio directly to your smartphone - that way you'll enjoy your holiday knowing everything is how you left it. It's great for peace of mind.”

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Energenie Mi Home Heating Pack

Our expert Chris says: “The Energenie Mi Home heating starter pack can save a lot of energy and cut down on costs. With the Starter Pack, you can control each radiator or room individually, rather than heating your whole house from a single thermostat. This is really helpful for when it's only me in the house. That means you only need heat the rooms that are in use. The radiator valves can be used with programs, which let you set certain radiator valves to a specific temperature and at specific time on your settings in the app.”

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Google Home & Philips Hue

Our expert Verity says: “Google Assistant (Google Home's voice assistant) and Philips Hue work together to let you control your smart lights via your smart speaker. After pairing them, just say “OK Google, turn on the lights.” You can turn the lights on or off with your voice, ask Google if you've left the lights on in the kitchen, set timers, change colours, adjust dimming, plus loads more. It’s simple and convenient – and is a really cool addition to your smart home. You can add more and more Hue bulbs to your ecosystem over time and your speaker will recognise them - I can't wait to add more.”

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Google Chromecast Audio

Our expert Sam says: “You can easily stream your favourite music through Wi-Fi with the Google Chromecast Audio. It's a small device that streams content straight from your smart speaker - including music and YouTube videos. Tap the Cast button from different music apps on your smart device, or use your voice to Cast. You can search, play, pause, queue songs and adjust volume from your smart device whenever you need to. My favourite feature is 'multi-room', which lets you group Chromecast Audio devices together so you can listen to the same song on multiple speakers at home. Another cool feature is that you can answer calls, go online, or leave the room without interrupting the music.”

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