Want an easy life? Us too. Our handy video guide to smart homes will help

Watch our beginner's guide to creating a smart home, plus enter to win a £1,000 Yale security bundle

Would you like to know how to control your heating, lighting or home security from your phone? Then watch our Real Homes Show National Smart Home Month special, in association with TechRadar

We've put together a beginner's guide to creating a smart home that's completely jargon free (promise).

In this special episode, tech expert James Peckham explains what a smart home is, how it'll make your life easier, and how to get started. He's also got the lowdown on security, and explains how to get the most of your voice assistant.

We've also teamed up with Yale to give away a Sync Smart Home Alarm Full Control Kit, £449.99, and Smart Home CCTV 4m 4 Camera, £439, plus free installation, worth £650. This competition has now closed, but to enter our latest giveaway, click on the top article here.

If you haven’t already, head to The Hub for loads of advice on all things home tech, and the best deals on the products you need.