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Lighting Scenarios for the Smart Home

With today’s automatic sensors, lighting is more than just having your lights turned on and off. Most people think that lights have three settings: on, off and dimmed. Instead of thinking of your lights as merely a function in your home, think of automatic lighting as a lifestyle element that can be programmed into your…

What Will Smart Homes Look Like in 2025 and Beyond?

Most experts agree that the futuristic home, will look like the Jetson’s with robots, talking appliances, and voice automation. While these homes may look different and have integrated products, they will also get back to the basics using the mindset of “what’s old becomes new again.” Future homes will run off of solar power, wind…

How Can You Make Your Home Smarter?

From the easiest tasks of turning on your lights and locking your doors, to the more complex functions of controlling your thermostat, checking the food in your Smart Refrigerator, and monitoring your security cameras; you can make your Home a Smart Home.  The idea of having a Smart Home is no longer a futuristic idea…it…

Smart Home Simplified with Amazon’s Echo Dot

What is the Echo Dot? The Echo Dot is a device by Amazon that is about the size of a hockey puck. This innovation is hands free and uses voice control to execute your commands.  Alexa refers to the name of the voice service that receives your commands and speaks to you. The Dot can…

Keeping Tabs on Your Kids with Smart Cameras

When you think about your biggest investments in life, your kids and your home are probably on the top of your list. So why wouldn’t you want to protect both at all times? Good news…YOU CAN! With today’s technology, you can manage your household without even being there. Luma Surveillance Cameras Luma HD Surveillance Cameras…

Are Integrated Homes Safer?

Safety and security are two of the main reasons people consider home automation technology. Not only can smart home technology help users keep a better eye on their home, but there are a variety of features like smart locks, lights, and cameras that can help make a home more secure. Home Controls Vs. Residential Alarm…

What Will Smart Homes Look Like in the Near Future?

It’s hard to image that a living generation grew up without washing machines, microwaves, air conditioners, dishwashers, and many of the other modern home conveniences that so many of us take for granted today. Likewise, generations being born today will probably be equally amazed to learn that folks got along without robots, the internet, and…

Occupancy Sensing Lights for Inside the Home

Indoor occupancy sensors are small electronic devices that automatically detect motion in a room and turn lights on when someone enters and then turn the lights off when they leave. So how is this better than a switch? This little device saves you from having to feel around in the dark, but the real benefit…

Modern Smart Home vs. The Jetsons’ Home

If you aren’t familiar with this little piece of Americana, The Jetsons was a 1960’s cartoon about what life in America might look like 100 years in the future. It’s hard to believe this show first aired more than fifty years ago. We’re about halfway there! So where are the flying cars and robot nannies?…

Create a Smarter Home with Automatic Sensors

How would it feel to have total automated control over your life at home?  Did you know you can have customized control over your interior and exterior lights, HVAC system, security system, spa, music, and almost anything electrical?  Today’s smart home technology provides a “hands free” lifestyle, that saves money and is energy efficient. Lighting can be programmed with…