How to create a smart home—and why

A smart home is the smart way to save energy, entertain everyone and secure your home.

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Bill savings become your superpower
Smart lights and plugs can be automated for maximum efficiency (and power bill savings), and switched off from anywhere using your smartphone—did I leave the iron on? Is the hair straightener off? And with a smart speaker, you can voice-control your smart home too.
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Smart climate controllers
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Popular smart products for an efficient home

Popular brands for smart home energy use

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Home security that’s seriously smart
We’ve come a long way from the bleating alarms and keypads of old-school security. Protect your loved ones and home with sophisticated smart security that shows alerts and live camera footage on your smartphone.
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A smart entrance
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Smart security cameras
Smart motion sensors
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Smart smoke alarms

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Make every day a delight
Farewell shrill alarm, awaken to your favourite song instead. Ask your smart speaker if you’ll need an umbrella, to play something to entertain the kids, schedule mood lighting, and unwind with a bath playlist.
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Popular smart products for home entertainment

Popular brands for a smart entertainment set up

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Smart devices for an easier life
With the right smart home set up you can make cooking, cleaning and even finding lost keys so much easier. Here’s how a few smart devices can save precious time and energy in a smart home.
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Smart finders
Smart vacuums
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Popular brands to make daily life a little easier

Add a smart speaker for voice control

See smart home devices that work with Amazon Alexa

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See smart home devices that work with the Google Assistant

Strong, reliable WiFi is a must
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How to boost your WiFi signal

Start by trying these easy ways to enhance your home WiFi.

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Routers for better WiFi coverage

Sometimes a new router is needed to improve WiFi coverage.

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Geeks2U can do it all

An expert can set up your smart home for you. Let Geeks2U take care of it all.

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Try smart products in store

Talk and listen to smart speakers, compare smart security cameras and lights.

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How to Set up and Connect a Smart Home

Making your home “smart” has numerous benefits: convenience, security and cost savings. But it’s more than just being able to turn on a light from your phone—it’s about connecting an ecosystem of products that work together so they can be easily controlled. Here’s what you need to know to connect and set up your smart home.

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Smart Home Buying Guide

Thinking about a smart home? As technology continues to advance, home automation systems are becoming a staple in Australian households. With a range of smart home products to choose from, you can create the ultimate smart home or smart office for your convenience.

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Smart Lighting Buying Guide

Ever find the warmest, comfiest position in bed then have a little dread settle in when you realise someone’s got to get up turn off the lights? Stay toasty in bed with the help of Smart lighting, your new handy assistant that allows you to remotely control your lights.

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FAQ's

Helpful Smart Home FAQs

  • Q. How do I set up my smart devices?
    • Smart devices come with instructions to assist you in your setup and have corresponding apps that will guide you through syncing your devices. Most smart assistants and hubs will simply need to be plugged into your power source to kickstart use. It’s important regarding smart lighting and security equipment that you check the fixtures and mounting options to see if they are suitable for your area. If you are having trouble, the Geeks 2 U support service can assist you with any queries needed.
  • Q. How many devices can I connect?
    • There’s no specific limit on how many devices you can sync together in your smart home, but the limit of individual user profiles each can support varies across the devices you choose, so this is important to check as you set up your network. Too many devices can take up bandwidth on your home network however, so dual-band or tri-band systems are recommended to ensure stability and no loss of speed.
  • Q. Can I still access my smart devices when I’m not home?
    • One of many benefits of smart devices are- the apps you can install on your smartphone or tablet to enhance them! With an app, you can view real-time footage of your smart security camera, or double check that a package has been left at your door via your video doorbell, all while you’re out and about. You can also these apps to review your schedules and timers on lighting.
  • Q. What happens if the power drops out?
    • Smart appliances that rely on your house’s power infrastructure will be unavailable during a power outage but will be ready for use once your access to electricity resumes. Some smart security gadgets have backup batteries that will keep them operational during these times. For convenience, you can also see our range of backup UPS power sources to keep everything working when your power goes out.
  • Q. What happens if the internet drops out?
    • Smart devices require a WiFi connection for functions like voice assistance and setting schedules, so an internet drop out may hinder your use. For instances such as this, you can use a SIM card with a data connection as a backup in your smartphone via hotspot, or you can consider a home network system with a sim card slot as an alternative connection option. We also provide internet options via Accord NBN and Accord Mobile, so, if you’re having continued problems with your current connection, we can assist you with options.
  • Q. Will my smart devices work on a data sim/mobile network?
    • Smart devices are compatible data SIMs and the mobile network, however it is recommended that you do explore home network systems, as your smart devices take up bandwidth and can slow your connection down. Use mobile routers with dual-band technology for stability, or WiFi systems that use a 4G sim connection as a backup. If you don’t have a home internet connection, we can also help you out with establishing an NBN or Sim Card connection in your household via Accord NBN & Mobile with Officeworks.
  • Q. Can I record onto a physical hard drive/sd card?
    • Most smart security systems have the option to record footage to an SD card, with brands like Eufy offering a cloud subscription service for online storage. Products like the Ring Video Doorbell run use the cloud exclusively to store footage. Check out our range of SD cards to prepare your smart devices for recording and look at our SSD drives for collating past footage in the future.

Mesh Routers FAQ

  • Q. Will this connect to the NBN?
    • Most mesh WiFi systems have FTTP and FTTN compatibility, meaning they will work with your NBN connection. If you need assistance regarding the setup of an NBN connection in your home, feel free to speak with us regarding Accord NBN with Officeworks.
  • Q. What is the range of the devices?
    • The range of a WiFi system differs depending on the product, so it’s important to check the measurements of your area, and if the specific system in mind is suitable. Mesh WiFi systems come with extending notes, so you can place them throughout your house for a stable connection in each room.
  • Q. If I put this upstairs/outside will it extend this far?
    • When looking at a new home network system, it’s important to know the measurements of the area that you want your connection to reach, and the area the system itself supports. Mesh WiFi systems come with extending nodes in the pack, so you expand the stability of your connection to meet your household requirements.
  • Q. Can I connect this to an existing system?
    • A mesh WiFi system is designed to be an upgrade and replacement for your current network router. If you’re looking to simply expand the capabilities of your router, check out our range of WiFi extenders now.