Panasonic Smart Home Feature Highlights

Wouldn’t it be great if you could monitor and control your home whenever you want, from wherever you are? Now you can with the new home monitoring system from Panasonic. Simple to connect, with a range of outdoor cameras, indoor cameras, motion sensors, door sensors and smart plugs, your home has never been so secure and with no monthly fees!

With simple wi-fi connection, this easy-to-set-up home monitoring and home automation system allows you to remotely activate lights and other appliances in your home, as well as check out what’s going on in and around your home at any time. You can actually create a smart plug schedule to turn devices on and off, and view a record of smart plug power consumption.

With one push pairing, setting up the Panasonic home monitoring system couldn’t be simpler. It easily communicates with any components such as the door and window sensors, and the hub can take a micro SD card to record images and vision from the cameras installed. With clear two way communication, you can even have the ability to remotely speak through the cameras. Featuring advanced DECT technology, this system has an uninterrupted range of up to 300 metres. You can register up to 4 cameras and 50 sensors or smartplugs.

You can use the sensors around your home on windows and doors, even in the cameras themselves, to trigger camera recording, call a preset phone number or notify you on your smartphone. Or you can use the sensors with a smartplug to turn on a light, for example, when you walk through the hallway in the middle of the night. Smartplugs can also be programmed to activate when your smartphone reconnects with your wi-fi router, for example when you return home in the evening a lamp can turn on in the front passageway or lounge room.

With remote operation from any smartphone or tablet via Panasonic’s home network app, you can control and keep an eye on your home from wherever you may be. And if anything does happen, you’ll be alerted immediately.

As you can see, Panasonic’s range of home monitoring and automation products are easily to use and provide peace of mind and control no matter where you are.

SwannOne Home Security Highlights

SwannOne is an integrated smart home and security solution. One simple application and one central device offers a range services including recordable video monitoring, alarms, and automated appliances. You can add sensors and cameras as you need, making it easy to customise and control your home from anywhere.

So how does it work? First, connect your smart hub to a power outlet and to your router using the included ethernet cable. Batteries are already inside devices such as key fobs and door sensors, just make sure the battery tab has been pulled out to activate them. Also plug your Cameras into a power outlet.

You also need a SwannOne account. You’ll use this to control and manage your SwannOne devices and services. It’s then a cinch to log in, set up your hub and camera and pair all your devices. When you download the SwannOne App for iphone or Android phones, you can receive alerts, watch what’s going on and much more.

You can also move your smart hub to another part of the room to ensure connection to all your different sensors and cameras – just make sure it’s within wireless connection range to your wireless router.

And check this out – SwannOne listens and learns with state of the art audio analytic technology. It has microphones in the smart hub, sensors and cameras that can recognise windows breaking, a baby crying and other important sounds. You can then decide how SwannOne responds – with an alert, start recording video, or activate a siren.

Here are some of the individual components that you can add to your SwannOne system. Some of these come bundled in various packages as well.

The soundview indoor camera has night vision, can detect motion and stream video to your smartphone. The outdoor camera does all that and is also weather resistant. The window/door sensor not only detects entry but also temperature changes. The motion sensor detects movement and room temperature.

The keyfob has buttons that let you activate the different modes of your system, home, away,, sleep and a customised setting. The keyfob can be allocated to a family member so you know when they have arrived home.

The Smart Plug can remotely control and schedule electrical devices that are plugged into it, and also monitor energy usage. This gives you more control over appliance usage and could help save money on your power bill.

In addition to the alerts and recordings that can be triggered by an event, the SwannOne siren deters intruders with a loud siren and flashing strobe.

No matter which SwannOne kit you start off with, you can expand on your original system with these different components, with easy pairing and quick and painless setup.

That’s smarter security with SwannOne.

LG 65UF950 UHD 4K TV Highlights

If you’re looking at upgrading the centerpiece of your home entertainment set up, then you’ll want to check out the brand new LG Prime 4K Smart TV with WebOS. This TV has exceptional design, picture quality and ease of use that will make your home TV viewing a world class viewing experience.

Let’s start with the look. The LG Prime series has a sleek chrome design that even when turned off, is an eye catcher, courtesy of the integrated auditorium stand and stunningly thin ultra slim design that is 8.5 millimeters at its thinnest point. Turn the TV on and you’ll see that the image goes almost to the edge. And you can choose the screen size according to your room’s dimensions, with fifty five and sixty five inch versions available.

The big news here is the Colourprime technology, that increases the range of colours that can be displayed on the screen, creating image depth that almost feels real. Ultra luminance enhances the lightest and darkest parts of the picture, providing even more lifelike detail.

Still on the screen, the two hundred hertz screen refresh rate makes it ideal to see all the action with great clarity and virtually no blur – really important if you’re a sports fan! The IPS panel displays bright and vivid colours, perfect for a full house of guests watching a game or even the latest blockbuster movie. Local dimming means more detail and contrast in dark scenes so you get the cinema impact at home.

The LG Prime series features the latest Smart TV operating system called WebOS 2.0. It’s been designed to make using this TV really simple to use.

The launcher bar appears at the bottom of the screen and you can continue watching TV while you scroll.The launcher includes apps like Youtube, ABC iview, and SBS on demand, which you can jump right into and explore when you have an online connection, via wi-fi or ethernet connection.

There are also apps that help you connect different devices and walk you through the connection process of other devices to your TV.

Keeping track of what you’re watching and recorded are easy with the live menu. The electronic program guide lets you plan your current viewing, while the Time Machine function can record your favourite programs directly to a USB hard drive. You can even time shift for instant replays, an important feature for game day.

Because the LG Prime series TV is connected to your home network, you can use it to play back content from your other connected devices. Miracast is a direct connection between your Android smartphone or tablet and the TV. This lets you share the content on your mobile device with friends and family on the big screen.

And to compliment the awesome visuals, the 60W 3 way, 6 speaker sound system delivers hard hitting audio from the Harmon Kardon speaker setup. It’s a great way to enjoy blockbuster movies or your favourite television shows.

That’s LG’s Prime series of TVs – stylish, easy to use and superb viewing quality. It really is a world class viewing experience.

Samsung UA65JS9000 S-UHD TV Highlights

This is the ultimate in Samsung viewing technology – Samsung’s curved, SUHD TV, available now in a 65 inch screen. The SUHD TV is Samsung’s most advanced Television yet, with Nano Crystal technology offering colours, contrast and brightness that takes Ultra High Definition entertainment to different heights.

The subtly curved screen is designed to have an immediate impact in setting a design statement in your home, with a modern aesthetic that would enhance virtually any living space. The One Connect box provides a separate hub for your inputs so there’s minimal clutter surrounding your TV. This box also helps you keep pace with developing Samsung Smart TV and Smart Hub features.

But more than that, the images you view on the screen have an immersive and panoramic feel. Samsung’s own Nano Crystal technology provides more colours than previous Samsung TV models, delivering stunning and detailed images.

In fact, your favourite content can shine with brightness and vibrancy. Peak Illuminator technology precisely controls the LEDs behind the screen, boosting light levels in bright areas so that scenes can display with great punch and impact. Details in dark and shadowy scenes are also revealed with SUHD, with Precision Black Pro to produce deep blacks for great contrast and superb detail in dark scenes, making it an amazing viewing experience.

Samsung UHD, or ultra high definition, delivers amazing, detailed images that you seriously won’t believe your eyes. With four times the pixels of a Samsung full high definition LED screen, SUHD images can be so sharp that you may feel like you’re part of the story.

So let’s check out what this TV delivers aside from just a superb viewing experience. Samsung’s new Smart Hub makes it easy to find apps, watch live TV, or scroll through recently accessed content, all with the  clicks of the remote.

The icons that come up at the bottom of the screen give you the freedom to browse through your apps without having to give up the main portion of the screen. You can then dive into Netflix, iView, Youtube or other content based apps for big screen streaming.

Of course none of this would be possible or work and look this great if it weren’t for the octa-core processor that drives this Samsung SUHD TV. Apps, menus and content load quickly and smoothly with the latest Samsung TV processor technology.

That’s Samsung’s Curved SUHD TV – Samsung’s best television yet, and you need to see it to believe it.

DELONGHI Heating Solutions

During the cooler months of the year, it’s good to know Bing Lee and Delonghi has you covered when it comes to keeping you and your loved ones warm. Here are three great choices for keeping your family comfortable during winter.

This two thousand four hundred watt oil column heater features thermal slots within the fins that are designed to increase heat distribution through convective air movement, and the lower surface temperatures increases safety.

To really warm your room up quickly, this heater has a booster fan to increase heat distribution uniformly through your living space.

The 24 hour timer is easy to program to make sure you have a warm room when you need it most. And there’s no need to pick this heater up, just roll it into position with the pre-mounted castors that require no assembly. Just unbox and warm up!

Delonghi’s ceramic tower heater is great for personal heating, with a high end electronic look, soft touch control panel and variable heat settings to customise your heating needs. This heater has been styled in an extremely modern and sleek way. Its slim and very small footprint ensures space saving where you don’t have lots of room but need good heating.

The eco plus function delivers the correct level of comfort by regulating power flow and temperature levels. This feature optimises energy use, helping you manage power consumption and electricity bills.

This tower features a motor-driven swivelling structure, to distribute warm air to more parts of the room quickly and efficiently. There’s also an electronic tip over switch that turns off the appliance if the unit falls over accidentally, while it maintains the previous settings you’ve entered.

Finally, Delonghi’s convection heater with timer features a double fan system that more effectively distributes heat throughout the room. The enlarged grill area assist with the heat being delivered to a wider area.

This panel heater includes wall mounting brackets so you can fix it to a wall, or it can remain freestanding. It’s compact, slim design helps it to integrate nicely to your home’s decor, and features a room thermostat to automatically keep the desired temperature.

Like other Delonghi heating products, it features a twenty four hour timer, selectable heat settings and automatic tilt cut off switch.

That’s just some of the Delonghi heating products available now, keeping you and your family warm in the winter months.

DYSON AM09 Hot and Cool Fan Highlights

Six years ago, Dyson engineered a new solution to the old problem of conventional electric fans by developing patented Air Multiplier™ technology. This meant that Dyson Cool™ fans could deliver powerful air projection without any fast-spinning blades or dusty safety grille guards. Since then, Dyson engineers have been relentlessly improving Air Multiplier™ technology in their range of fans and fan heaters, and there’s has been an exciting new development – Dyson Hot and Cool™, now with Jet Focus technology. Launching the AM09 fan heater – it is Dysons’ latest and quietest fan heater yet.

Dyson Hot and Cool fan heaters are fast to heat the room evenly. When you come home from the cold, you need to be warmed up quickly. The new Jet Focus technology allows you to choose between personal mode for long range powerful airflow or diffused mode for wide projection to circulate the surrounding air. That means you can select the heater to not only heat the whole room, but it would heat you personally too.

You can easily select the desired setting using the remote control. Here’s how Jet Focus technology works in the new AM09 fan heater. When you select personal mode for personal heating, air is drawn in by an energy-efficient motor and directed around the loop where it is heated by PTC ceramic plates.

Warm air is powerfully accelerated from the rear aperture; where airflow is channelled into a long-range jet of heat to warm you. In diffused mode, a jet of air is also released from the second aperture at the front, and as the two jets of air meet, the airflow is guided over a 45 degree projector, creating a wide stream of powerful airflow to reach across the room.

Whether you are heating just you, or the whole room, the AM09 fan heater offers precise, energy efficient heating up to 37 degrees Celsius. It uses an intelligent thermostat to reach and maintain the target temperature, reducing any wasted energy. Plus, with a touch of a button, you can easily switch to cooling mode – so you can use the Dyson Hot and Cool fan heater all year round, no matter the weather.

Now, not only can the new AM09 fan heater heat and cool the room quickly and evenly, it’s does it quietly. In fact, the latest Dyson Hot and Cool fan heater is 75% quieter than its predecessor and the only fan heater to be awarded the Quiet Mark accreditation – an international mark of approval. The quiet operation plus the new sleep timer feature makes it perfect for night time use, as you can programme the machine to turn off after 15 minutes or at a pre-set interval up to 9 hours.

So, don’t wait till it gets cold, get ready today. The Dyson AM09 fan heater has fast even room heating, powerful cooling, and now has Jet Focus control. To find out more about the new Dyson Hot and Cool fan heaters, visit the website or drop into your nearest Bing Lee store.

Samsung WD10F7S7SRP Washing Machine Highlights

If you have a big family but maybe not big on space, a washer dryer combo might be the answer to your laundry woes. This is Samsung’s Washer Dryer with Wi-fi, offering a 10 kilo washing capacity and 7 kilo drying capacity.

With this washer dryer combo , you can conveniently wash and dry your clothes in one single machine, great for wet winter days or apartments without clotheslines.

This model’s direct-drive inverter motor delivers power right to the washer tub from a variable speed, reversible motor. A beltless direct-drive motor generates a high spin speed of 1,200rpms for an effective, quiet operation. The washer also has few moving parts. This Samsung washer performs smoothly at top spin speeds, helping to minimize noise and vibration.

Diamond Drum technology covers the drum in deep, diamond-shaped depressions. This revolutionary texture and the fact that the water exit holes are so small, Samsung washing machines help keep your fabrics safe from snags.

Water temperature, spin cycle intensity, extent of clothing soil — chances are, there’s a combination of washer dryer settings that you use most often. The customizable My Cycle feature allows you to preset your usual settings, so you can start a load of laundry with just the touch of a button. It’s a convenience that helps make laundry less of a chore. With the Quick Wash feature, you can wash up to 2kg of lightly-soiled laundry in as little as 29 minutes, helping to save time.

Samsung’s Bubble Wash delivers cleanliness with fabric care. Bubble Wash combines water as detergent before the wash cycle commences.

Refresh your favourite clothing simply by using air after you’ve been at a party or have gone out (food, cigarettes). Non-stained clothing shouldn’t need to be washed, simply refresh them using the 2 available cycles for different fabrics.

You can also extend the life of your washer and keep it looking new, with the Samsung Hygiene Drum Clean feature. With the push of one button, heat and water combined with high-speed rpm, reduces detergent residue, dirt and the odour-causing bacteria that forms on the inside surfaces of the washer drum, for a sparkling finish and one that doesn’t require special washing machine cleaner or any harmful chemicals.

Samsung’s innovative Smart Control technology enables you to control your washer through personal technology devices such as smart phones. Smart Control allows you to monitor the washing process and lets you know when the cycle is complete.

The Smart Check automatic error-monitoring system detects and diagnoses problems and provides easy troubleshooting solutions using a smartphone App.

Fisher & Paykel WA80T65FW1 Washing Machine Highlights

Top load washers are a great option if you want to avoid excessive bending and crouching. Whether it’s your fav shirt or your most loved toy, this machine will deliver the ultimate clothes care.

This machine is powered by SmartDrive, a world-first technology that delivers better clothes care and reliability. Smartdrive top loaders spin to a maximum of one thousand rpm, removing as much as two and a half litres more water than other top loaders to reduce drying times.

Fisher & Paykel SmartDrive™ machines are made of just three main parts: a small computer, a flexible agitator, and a simple direct-drive motor. This means washing machines that can sense each load, use less water and run with less moving parts.

All smartdrive washers have a self cleaning lint disposal system. The water and lint are drawn down the agitator and through the inner and outer bowls, and the holes in the stainless bowl trap the lint, which is flushed down the drain. This is a hygienic way of dealing with lint, there’s no need for you to touch the lint and no contamination of micro-organisms growing in filters.

The smartdrive control system uses an in-built thermometer to precisely mix water to the required temperature. This helps save power by making washing in cooler temperatures possible throughout the year.

In the active Eco-Active™ Wash  cycle, a small volume of warm sudsy water is re-circulated through the clothes in a cascade effect. Then after this “pre-soak”, cooler water is added and it agitates to finish the wash. The Eco Activewash saves energy, but best of all it achieves a better clean.

There are 13 Lifestyle cycles including Allergy, Muddy, Sports shoes, Duvet/Doona, Nappy Rinse and many more.

Fabric Sensing is achieved using the flexible finned agitator; the computer measures the resistance of fabrics to specific agitator actions. It senses the average fabric mix and optimises the wash cycle for it, including water level, wash action, time and rinse. With just two button presses you get expert wash results.

Simpson SWT5541 Washing Machine Highlights

Perhaps you’re downsizing, or your nest getting empty with kids moving into their own places. Either way, you may want to consider a smaller washing machine for you or your newly independant kids.

This Simpson five and a half litre top load washing machine has a small footprint, great value for money and is extremely easy to use. The hardwearing design is both stylish and durable. Let’s look at some of the features of this small size top loader.

With a sleek control panel that’s simple to use and wipe clean, washing becomes that much easier. Designed with your needs in mind, the clever interface is clear and easy to read, and accessible even when the lid is up. With all of your wash cycles together on a familiar looking dial, you can select your wash at the touch of a button. And a simple wipe is all you need to keep the stylish soft touch buttons sparkling clean.

Designed to treat your clothes with the care they deserve, the gentle drum has thousands of holes to enhance the water flow rate so that detergent dissolves faster. This improves effectiveness and ensures a deeper clean.

Timing is everything. All models feature a time remaining display so you dont have to wait around for a wash to finish. You can better plan your day and get on with things you’d rather do.

You will open and shut the lid of your washing machine thousands of times. So the EZI Set washing machine features a redesigned lid that is not only stylish but also durable. It will easily withstand a basket full of wet towels thrown on top. And due to the smart design, you still have access to the control panel even when the lid is open.

With a gentle and effective agitator wash action, all of your clothes are in safe hands. Our proven top load washer agitator system ensures your entire load is washed evenly and gently. The agitator helps to prevent tangling during the wash and spin cycles. It also has an easy to clean lint filter.

Bosch WAY32540AU Washing Machine Highlights

Even if it does sound old-fashioned, Bosch are still building their appliances the way they did 125 years ago. Their standards have always remained the same: nothing leaves their factory until it is 100% perfect in terms of quality, performance and sustainability.

Their laundry products are a perfect example of this, and let’s look at one today – the 8kg Home Professional front load washing machine.

First of all, it’s very user friendly. Stylish, straightforward control panel with JogDial for easy selection of wash programs, spin speeds, temperature and other functions.

This front loader delivers gentler, swifter washing, thanks to the uniquely designed glass porthole window. The glass of the special asymmetrically curved porthole softly projects into the VarioSoft™ drum. It gently returns washing back into the centre of drum on each rotation, ensuring even circulation.  It’s also powerful, durable, quiet and efficient. That’s the brushless motor that provides better overall washing performance.

The unique system with its special vario-soft drum design, two drum action and asymmetrical porthole, ensures top washing results and longer lasting fabrics. The AntiVibration™ design of the side walls provides more stability and reduces vibrations. It also helps regulate noise levels, making it very quiet during the spin cycle.

This Bosch also uses sensors to make your washing cycles more efficient. A network of intelligent sensors automatically control the wash process that not only ensures perfect wash results, but minimal water and energy consumption. An automatic load sensing function, which adapts the water consumption to the relevant load size. This means that 1 kg of laundry can be washed just as efficiently as a full 8 kg load.

The AquaStop™ system provides 100% protection against water damage. Bosch guarantees it for the entire service life of the appliance.

This Bosch Home Professional front loader also offers special washing cycles. Allergy Plus uses a  higher water level, extra rinse cycles and a higher water temperature to wash away detergent residues left in the laundry for exceptional hygienic cleaning. Good news for those with sensitive skin.

The Express 15 is a short wash program of approximately 15 minutes for up to 2 kg of lightly soiled washing. Packing in a wash, two rinse cycles and improved rinse spinning, this is one of the shortest complete wash programs.

That’s the Bosch 8 kilogram Home professional front load washing machine with ecosilence – enjoy supremely quiet operation and excellent durability.