Britta O’Boyle

OpenTherm, Zigbee, Z-Wave and Thread: Smart home protocols – What installers need to know

Tech expert Britta O’Boyle details the smart home protocols worth keeping an eye on and where their futures lie. The smart home is a minefield of different protocols, standards and alliances, all of which set out with the aim of making everything easier to control behind the scenes. Ask a customer what controls a smart […]

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What is Matter and why is it crucial for the future of smart homes?

Smart tech expert Britta O’Boyle explains why Matter matters for the smart home future: Smart home tech has boomed over the last decade, but there’s still a huge frustration among consumers who adopt various elements, whether that’s smart thermostats or smart lighting –incompatible devices. Smart bulbs might be working perfectly, but the smart stat refuses […]

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