Reflections on 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. [...]

November 5th, 2015|

More on Energy Management

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 [...]

July 11th, 2011|

Google Powermeter

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 [...]

August 10th, 2010|

Electronics for Elderly Care

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 [...]

March 29th, 2010|

Apps For Home Control Systems

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 [...]

March 10th, 2010|