Smart Solutions for Smart Meters

Imagine a world where during your normal morning bathroom rituals you can use the vanity mirror to make sure you are clean shaven or check your make-up, but also to check the contents of your refrigerator, plan that evening’s dinner, then invite family or friends simply by dragging their pictures into a message and sending the invite straight from the mirror. By using the same mirror you could check the real-time cost of energy from your utility supplier and decide whether or not it is a good time to switch on the dish washer or washing machine. Imagine another morning waking feeling under the weather. Instead of finding your phone and ringing up your doctor to make an appointment, you simply rest your hand on the mirror. All your vital signs are sent directly to your doctor who seamlessly responds back with a message indicating you have a slight fever and recommends you spend the day taking bed rest and fluids.

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How Times Have Changed

Being someone who all through their life has been interested in all electronic devices and especially audio / visual equipment, please try and understand how strange it now feels to walk into a major electrical / electronic retail outlet and head straight for the home appliance section. Now some of you reading this will no doubt be calling me a bit sad or even think that I have lost all my marbles. Well let me try and prove to you that those boring white metal cabinets that used to be hidden away from view in a utility room or behind fitted kitchen cabinet doors are now becoming objects to be shown off and be proud of.

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