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Make your Smart Home a Whole Lot Smarter: Introducing our 3 Latest MyLights Features

Are you ready to take the lighting in your home to the next level? With the leaps and bounds being seen in the smart lighting sector, MyPlace Africa have added three new features to our MyLights Smart Home Lighting System to keep your home even more smart and agile. Read…

How MyAir can Benefit your Smart Home

It’s official: Smart homes are moving into the mainstream here in South Africa. No longer are they only for the early adopters, tech junkies and the wealthy, as they become more accessible to the average homeowner. In fact, The Smart Home Market Overview released last year reported that the global…

Building a new home? How MyAir can help you create your ultimate comfort zone

Whether you’re building a family home or an investment property, connected technology in the home is a smart idea. In fact, according to the Barclays 2017 Digital Homes Report, people surveyed were willing to pay more for a home fitted with technology than not. This is a great indicator of…

Why LED light bulbs shine brighter than halogen light bulbs

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LED (Light Emitting Diodes) lights are the most exciting technological advancement in the lighting industry. They’re small, solid light bulbs that offer the smartest solution for illumination. Because of this, they’re quickly becoming the preferred way to light the home. In fact, household penetration of smart LED lighting in South…

How’s 2018 shaping up for the smart home so far?

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It’s crazy that we’re halfway through the year already. It feels like it was only yesterday that we were waving goodbye to 2017 and cheering hello to 2018. To bring in the new year, we posted a blog titled, What does the future of the smart home look like in…

Why safety and security have become so popular in the smart tech world

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Surveillance and security have become a serious priority for South African homeowners. And it shows, with the global security industry predicted to surpass $100 billion by 2020 as more and more people invest in smarter home security systems. Nowadays, a strong deadbolt simply won’t cut it as we look towards…

Save money on your energy bill with these top 4 MyAir features

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Known for its cool and wet winters and hot and dry summers, South Africa experiences distinct shifts in the climate depending on the time of the year. In the summer months of November to March, temperatures can be sweltering and the humidity levels are high. Paired with its short heavy…

What does the future of the smart home look like in 2018 and beyond?

Imagine a world where everything in our lives is connected to the internet and to each other, from smartphones and tablets to our home’s lights and air conditioners. A world where all of these devices can be in constant communication and controlled by users remotely via voice command or a…

Can I Save with a Smart Home?

Turning off the lights when you’re not in the room, unplugging devices on standby and running appliances at off-peak power times - we’ve heard all these tips for lowering your power bill before. And thanks to all the power saving products now on the market, there are so many more…

Who Should Buy a Smart Home?

Smart homes are becoming increasingly popular in South Africa and are expected to continue to gain momentum in the property market in the years to come. As new home builds continue to gain popularity in South Africa and the average smart household penetration now at 3.6% in 2018 and expected…

Home is Where the Smart is: What to Expect from the Smart Home in 2018

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There’s no doubt about it: 2017 was the year of the smart home. In fact, the general consensus at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas at the start of the year was that 2017 was going to be the year of the smart home and so far they have…

How MyAir and MyLights Adds Value for Builders

As a builder, you’re always looking for ways to take your offers to the next level for the client. So why not include MyPlace Africa’s smart LED lighting and premium air conditioning management systems to your next home renovation project? With nearly a third of homeowners believing that a property…

Keeping your Home Safe with Smart Technology

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Your home should be your sanctuary. Therefore, you and your family should always feel safe and secure both inside and outside the house. However, with home burglary still a prominent issue in South Africa, many families are beginning to lose their peace of mind. Experiencing one of largest crime increases…

Come Visit Two of Our Specialist’s Showrooms!

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Good news for all the connected home enthusiasts out there - now it’s never been easier to install your MyAir or MyLights smart systems with MyPlace Africa’s diverse network of Specialists! Green Leaf Alternative Solutions and O2 Air are two such Specialist for MyPlace Africa with their very own showrooms…

How to Add Value to your Property with Smart Home Products

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How do I add value to my property? This is the main question South African home builders and investors are asking themselves. Ultimately, the aim of any property should be to increase your wealth. You want the property to be worth more than when you bought it, so if it…

Making the Switch to the Smart Home – 3 Distinct Advantages

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We already know how much convenience and efficiency have been brought to our lives by smartphones - and smart homes are the next logical step. As more and more South Africans continue to tap into technologies that aid the day-to-day running of our households, the smart home is soaring to…

Can LED Lighting Help Save on your Electricity Bill?

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Have you ever asked yourself, ‘Why is my electricity bill so high?’ Don’t worry, you’re not alone, with many South Africans asking themselves the same tough question in today’s consumer conscious landscape. With our national power supplier, Eskom, currently going through a major double billing crisis where customers have been…

The Smart Home: South Africa Ready to Embrace the Latest Technologies

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In this fast-paced, constantly switched on world, systems that simplify or completely remove complications from our lives are becoming increasingly attractive. So it’s no surprise the next technological trend to gain traction in South Africa is the fully integrated, fully connected smart home. Much like other smart products, such as…

Advantage Air’s Latest MyLights Project

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After weekends spent searching for the perfect location and hours of back and forth negotiating- congratulations, you’re finally a new homeowner! And now you’re in the development stages of building or renovating your new home, there’s a lot to consider. From the fit to the finishings to the furnishings, there’s…

“I Am Not A Technology Fan” – MyLights Reviewed

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A confession: I am not a technology fan. I am probably somewhere close to the late adopters of technology.  If the technology works for me then I will put the effort in to learning about it.  And it feels like effort.  I don’t use Facebook because I haven’t felt the…