How can I make my dumb home more intelligent?
ACLAIRE DAVIES REPLIES: It depends on the type of smart home tech you want and the level you want to use it at – you’d be surprised at how many people own connected home products, yet haven’t scratched the surface of just how much these gadgets are capable of.
Wi- Fi plugs, smart speakers (see p100) and other voice assistant-based gadgets are useful around the house, but if you want something next-level, take a look at Wondrwall, a whole home system designed for intelligent living.
Wondrwall comes as a one-stop shop. The Base Kit (£499, wondrwall.co.uk) comprises a thermostat, alarm, a sensor-laden light switch and two smart key fobs (acting as the mobile connection to your home), enabling the system to control your heating, lights and security.
Essentially, Wondrwall learns which rooms you use the most and how you live in them. For example, what temperature you prefer in that room, what tech you use in there, and what type of lighting you prefer in that space. Wondrwall will automatically recreate that environment each time you step into that space. If you want to change any aspect of it, the system is activated by voice control ( Alexa Voice Service) as well as via app.