Welcome to The Wi-Fi and Home Automation Revolution

Welcome to the “WI-FI HQ” website.  The purpose of our website is to bring you genuine and unbiased reviews on the best home automation technology and appliances available in the UK today.

wifi controlWe love to research and investigate the newest and the most reliable appliances for home and leisure and will try to keep you up to date with what’s available and what works.

We have detailed below many of the most common appliance types you can use to automate your home. We have then created a separate page for each type or catagory of appliance.

You will find below a link to each catagory page where we display a comparison table of the top five (or more) items in each catagory and list them according to best overall rating. So let’s begin.

Energy and Lighting

Smart Energy is where it’s all at today, so how do we stay smart? By using products that allow us to automate tasks around the home while reducing energy consumption at the same time.

From single products like programmable thermostats to more systemised temperature or lighting solutions which can be remotely operated, we now all have the opportunity to save both money and energy.

Programmable Thermostats

  • heatmiser programmable thermostatProgrammable thermostats allow you to customise the settings for your home heating. Used properly they will improve energy effeciency and help save money.
  • Remote activation through your smartphone or tablet app.
  • Easily programmed for best energy saving.

Wi-Fi Light Bulbs

wifi light bulb

  • Wi-Fi light bulbs are the latest innovation in lighting.
  • They can change colour and hence the mood of your room while offering a similar LED light with more efficiency, longer life and remote setting.
  • Allows for remote switch on with easy to use apps or can be programmed to come on at certain times.
  • Improved energy efficiency.

Power Monitors

  • power monitorPower monitors do exactly what they say – they provide the information for you to monitor your exact energy usage. This lets you make choices as to where and how to save and not waste energy.
  • They can cope with multiple energy tarrifs.
  • Choose to display as electrical units or currency used to clearly understand and assess your energy usage.

Read our Energy and Lighting Guide here

 

Remote Appliances

It is surely the dream of every busy housewife or indeed any busy individual to have someone take care of the day’s mundane tasks like vacuuming, cleaning ar cutting the grass (if your lucky enough to have a lawn). Voila! The remote appliance for todays home automation junkie.

Now you can settle back with your espresso and have a few minutes to yourself while (pet’s name of your choice) gets on with the chores.

Not too long ago this was fantasy but it’s now a very definite reality. Such appliances often receive top reviews from buyers.

Robotic Vacuums

  • robotic vacuumThese units can be used on both hard floor and short pile carpets but would struggle with long pile.
  • Inbuilt navigation sensors allow the robot to manouvre it’s way around the room
  • Dust must be emptied manually.

Check out Robot Vacuum reviews here

Robotic Cleaners

robotic floor cleaner

  • Robotic cleaners are a slightly different animal.
  • In addition to  the robotic vacuums mentioned above devices are becoming available to address other cleaning options like mopping or polishing the floor and even cleaning the guttering (rain water spouting).
  • We will highlight new appliances as they are developed.

Robotic Lawnmowers

  • robotic lawnmowerRobotic lawnmowers will cut your lawn without any human help whatever (once the grass is in a reasonable condition).
  • Most good automatic mowers are able to cut almost any lawn that an ordinary electric lawnmower would.
  • As we are into home automation here we should point out that most of these mowers can be fully programmed and operated remotely.
  • Some will automatically recharge themselves while others will sense when the grass is wet and decide to have another coffee.

Read our Remote Appliances Guide here

Monitoring and Security

Security and Cameras

Sensors and Alarms

Security Locks

Read our Monitoring and Security Guide here

Entertainment

Read our Entertainment Guide here

Lifestyle

Read our Lifestyle Guide here

Hobbies

Read our Hobbies Guide here

The future.