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How Much Does A Smart Home Cost?

January 18, 2018
One of the questions that always comes up when we meet with a potential smart home client is: How much does a fully integrated smart home cost, for everything? Although this is a very difficult question to answer because there are so many factors to consider, we will try our best to explain some

VoIP, SIP and Other Common Acronyms Explained

January 11, 2018
Here are the most common acronyms we use on this site – in simple terms:   The IT world is littered with acronyms and tech talk and while on this site we endeavor to eliminate the geeky IT talk as much as possible, sometimes it’s unavoidable. VoIP – Voice Over Internet

Ransomware, Are You Ready For An Attack?

January 4, 2018
  Ransomware, the anatomy of an attack.   Ransomware, is everywhere. Even after the infamous file-encrypting ransomware called CryptoLocker was defeated by law enforcement (which knocked out its infrastructure), it still came back, almost immediately and its close cousin CryptoWall are

What Stage Does Real IT Get Involved in My Project?

December 28, 2017
At what stage does Real IT get involved in your smart home

What is a Softphone?

December 21, 2017
Great news, you no longer need to remain tethered to your desk phone to benefit from all the great features of your VoIP phone system. With a softphone, now you can access VoIP from anywhere, anytime. With VoIP rapidly gaining popularity in New Zealand the term softphone is being thrown around more

Why Your Business Needs VoIP – 4 Reasons

December 14, 2017
Firstly, what is VoIP exactly? Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) is a type of technology that allows its users to make calls using the Internet rather than traditional fixed-line services (copper telephone lines). So, if you are using a VoIP telephone system, you are essentially using the

The Best Smart Home Scenes for 2017

December 7, 2017
For a moment, think about all the steps you take every night before you go to sleep. You lock the doors, turn off the lights, adjust the climate control and lower the window shades. In fact, you probably have many different routines of basic tasks that you go through every time you have friends

12 Questions to Ask Any Integrator To Save Time & Thousands of Dollars

December 7, 2017
Would you use an Architect or Builder that wasn’t certified or registered in New Zealand to design or build your house? Probably not. Then it’s about time the smart home industries secret got let out. “There is currently no overarching regulatory body setting standards or enforcing

8 Great Reasons to Automate Your Home

November 30, 2017
Why should I automate my home? What are the advantages of an automated home? And is a automated smart home really worth the investment?? These are some of the most common questions we get asked by first time smart home buyers. Besides increasing your homes resale value and impressing your friends

Why Modern Climate Control Matters

November 29, 2017
What is real climate control? To us, climate control is the art of balancing energy conservation with comfort and convenience. It is the intelligent system which controls all the factors that contribute to temperature changes in the home. This includes controlling obvious things like the air

6 Benefits Motorized Blinds & Shades Give Your Home

November 23, 2017
Imagine opening or closing all the blinds and shades in your home with the touch of a button. Now stop imagining because this technology exists and is fast becoming the latest ‘must have’ in the world of luxury automated homes and super yachts. Motorized blinds and shades, just like lighting

What Makes a Real Home Theatre?

November 14, 2017
When is a Home Theatre not a real Home Theatre?   While a seemingly obvious question, If you are considering investing in a dedicated Home Theatre or Home Cinema room you should know the answer. But do you? If you are like 90% of our customers, then you probably only have half the answer. This

What is PABX?

November 9, 2017
PABX in New Zealand, what is it and is it right for my business?   We get so many calls from people asking for PABX phone systems but when we ask them a few more questions, we soon realize that they dont really know what PABX actually means. If you fall in that camp dont fret,  hopefully this

Why and How Your Business Should Embrace Workplace Mobility

October 24, 2017
Why and How Your Business Should Embrace Workplace Mobility: A untethered workforce that relies on advance unified communication technology is coming fast, whether you like it or not, so if you haven’t been keeping up with the trends, and your business has yet to embrace mobility, now might be

9 Reasons You Need Lighting Control in Your Next Home

October 20, 2017
At Real IT, we love lighting control,  after all,  lighting is a fundamental part of the luxury, convenience, comfort, efficiency, and safety of your home. When it’s integrated with your smart home system the possibilities for increased convenience, efficiency and fun are endless! 1. Enjoy

How Much Does VoIP Cost?

October 18, 2017
“How much will VoIP cost my business?”   This one of the first questions many prospective clients want to know when they call our company. Although this is a very difficult question to answer because there are so many considerations, I will try to do my best here to explain some

Internet Connection Test – Are You Ready For VoIP?

October 9, 2017
VoIP Speed Test   The benefits of VoIP are undeniable,  so it’s no surprise that most businesses are choosing to switch to VoIP. Unfortunately as with most things in life, just because you want to switch to VoIP doesn’t always mean that you can. You see in order for VoIP to work

A Closer Look At Crestron Mercury – Video Conferencing & Collaboration

October 9, 2017
Video conferencing and presentation technologies allow for effortless communication and collaboration with clients and remote workers across the globe. Or at least that is what they are supposed to do. The reality of video conferencing for most of the end users we speak to has been quite the

Complimentary VoIP and Communications Assessment For Your Business

October 4, 2017
  If you are reading this post it is my guess is that you’re considering upgrading your phone system to VoIP sometime in the near future. To help you avoid making any mistakes and to help you navigate the endless number of choices, tech talk, conflicting advice, and confusion… Our team

Cloud or On-Premise -What Is The Best VoIP Deployment Method?

September 26, 2017
Should I host my VoIP system in the cloud or on-premise? Cant I just upgrade my existing phone system? What is the best method to deploy a VoIP system? These are all common questions we get asked at Real IT. The thing is, there is no straight forward answer because it really depends on what you are