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Smart Lock Technology Improving Home Automation

The Smart Lock That is Rethinking Home Security The smart lock industry is changing the demands in tech and security. A smart lock is simply a lock that interacts with your smartphone, and integrates with other smart devices. The control that a user has over their smart lock will depend on the specific brand and product. Some can open the lock within a certain proximity to the door with Bluetooth signaling. Others use WiFi communication to be able to open the lock from anywhere in the world. The possibilities seem pretty endless for the applications and integration [...]

2017-04-25T03:23:23+00:00April 12th, 2017|

Too Many Remote Controls

Every consumer audio/video product has a remote control and once you have 3 or 4 devices attached to your TV, you have a coffee table full of remotes. Do you have too many remote controls in your home? Each device will claim how easy it is to use but when combined with the other devices, it is a disaster. Input 1 for this. HDMI 2 for that. Volume control on everything yet none actually controls the volume. And with the advent of apps for our mobile devices, we are promised even better ease of use with each [...]

2016-12-26T22:17:52+00:00February 13th, 2013|

A Really Useful App

We all know there is an app for everything. And although many provide hours of mental escape, most are admittedly trivial. But we are pleased to announce a family of apps that provide security, safety and reassurance. More and more customers are requesting surveillance cameras be included in the home electronics system design. First of all, the sight of a camera, and intruders do look for them, serves as a huge deterrent. But even a very low profile, aesthetic friendly camera greatly enhances peace of mind. • Check for flooding of storm damage while you are out [...]

2012-05-02T17:02:17+00:00May 3rd, 2012|

Tablet or Dedicated Touch Panel – That is the Question

Can an inexpensive iPad or mobile device app replace the need for a more expensive ‘purpose built’ control interface for your automated home systems. Great question, and the answer is, “Absolutely –your tablet or smart phone will work wonderfully-in most situations…” Tablets, like the iPad, or mobile phones are an excellent and cost effective tool for getting system controls for much less money than a purpose built device like the Crestron wireless touchpanel or handheld WiFi touchpanel. You can do everything on a tablet that a purpose built device can do. Control music, lights, heat and even [...]

2012-05-01T16:21:07+00:00May 1st, 2012|