Baltimore Maryland

Baltimore Maryland in the summer is a hot, complex and uniquely beautiful city. We made it our home for 7 weeks as we upgraded and updated the home automation system of an incredible suburban retreat. Every time someone asks me how I’ve been or what I’ve been up to I have places to talk about.… Read More


One of our readers, Derek from Software Advice, sent me this link to an article regarding the benefits of energy management systems for apartment dwellers.  I am providing the link as a follow up to an article I posted a while back regarding Google PowerMeter.  I think the article is informative and emphasizes the point… Read More


I love my Google account.  No matter where I am, I have access to my mail, calendar, documents, pictures and news.  The free tools (Analytics, Webmaster, Places, Maps…) have been invaluable in my job as DC Home Systems webmaster.  So, when I read a recent blog about ‘Google PowerMeter’ my curiosity was piqued.  Google offers… Read More


I am excited to report that today I have seen an application of our home automation technology being put to use in caring for our elderly. I have have been noodling the concept for a few years and was pleased to find a company that has developed an engineered and scalable solution. The core concept… Read More


New technologies allow you to use your iPhone as a house wide remote control. Simply tap the screen to select movies, music and TV in any room or adjust volume, light levels and room temperature with just a touch. Using the home Wi-Fi network locally or the powerful 3G and EDGE networks remotely, total control… Read More