We've partnered up with finance comparison site MoneySuperMarket to help create their new Connected Home hub, filled with advice and ideas about the various elements of the smart home.

Featuring collaborators including Andrew Lucas, Ring, Nest the guide covers a whole host of topics surrounding the smart home, including:

– Cybersecurity and hacking – how to protect your connected network and how to approach getting a smart security system for your home.
– Smart home insurance – what is the cost of protecting your home, and how are businesses disrupting the insurance model?
– The future of smart homes – asking where the future will lead us, and imagining what the future of smart home technology is going to look like.
– Virtual reality smart home tour – explore the full possibilities of the connected home with a virtual reality smart home tour from Andrew Lucas. 

Featured in the Connected Home Guide:

The future of the smart home

Our chairman and founder Krystian discusses how the smart home is evolving, and what changes we can expect to see in the coming years.

“It seems likely that artificial intelligence will play a highly significant role in shaping our future homes," he says. "This is likely to be integrated into most of the devices in our properties, using predictive algorithms and deep learning networks to create a home that makes intelligent decisions based on external data and factors individual its occupants, such as body temperature, activity and even stress levels.”


Tour a virtual smart home

As part of the project, we've created an interactive smart home experience in VR, letting you explore every facet of the connected home, from security systems and voice recognition to media rooms and home cinema rooms.

You can tour this using a VR headset or on your web browser via the link below:


Security in the connected home

Along with other experts, we give our assessment on the digital and physical threats facing the home and how they can be thwarted through smart devices and careful user behaviour.

"Some attempts to infiltrate a home rely, quite simply, on the homeowner using their intelligence and staying alert to threats, notably those that use phishing and other forms of social engineering to acquire user data," explains Ben McCabe, editorial and marketing lead at Andrew Lucas London. "An example of this might be an email with a link asking the user to update your details. If malicious, this could take them to a fake website where their credentials are harvested and then used against them.”