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In business for more than 29 years, Home Controls is the premier national distributor for the most comprehensive and unique home automation systems.

Hot Open Box Items at Home Controls

May 29, 2018

As a sharp online shopper, you realize that the biggest online shopping discounts are usually not high-profile events. However, we are going to share one of our best kept secrets to help you bargain shop for the biggest deals on “Open-Box” products. What does the term Open-Box mean? And why are these items so heavily discounted? We will » Read More

Use Alexa to Update Your Home’s Intercom System

May 21, 2018

Do you have an intercom system in your home that was installed when the house was built? You know, the ones with a Master station, which has the AM/FM radio and a room station in most rooms of the house? If you have one and it doesn’t work anymore, you have options. We carry replacement systems that can retrofit into the same openings in the » Read More

Renters Save Money With Smart Home Products

April 30, 2018

Looking for ways to save money and make your rented home smart, too?  You don’t have to own your home to reduce electricity bills with energy saving smart home products. Renting a home brings certain advantages including flexibility, less commitment, and the option to move around without maintenance or repair bills. You may not want to install » Read More

Use Smart Sensors to Optimize Your Home Automation Scenes

April 23, 2018

We’ve spoken about Z Wave before, but now we’re going to get into a little more detail on the usefulness and practicality of home automation. Typically you would look at a door/window sensor, or motion sensor, and expect that it’s going to let you know when the door or window is open and the motion sensor will let you know when there is » Read More

8 Smart Home Products Under $50 Our Office Loves

March 26, 2018

Thankfully, for those of us who find budgeting important, it’s possible to smarten up your home without breaking the bank. When it comes to converting your home into a smart home, fifty bucks might not sound like a whole lot, but you would be surprised at what you can get for such a small amount of money. As technology grows each and every year, » Read More

A Deeper Look into the Keen Home Smart Zoning System

March 19, 2018

Home Controls is very excited to carry the Keen Home Smart Zoning System. This system allows you to create zones within your HVAC system, giving you temperature control over individual rooms rather than heating/cooling the entire house every time you operate your heat or air conditioner. Keen has measured as much as 8 degrees difference between » Read More

As a Home Renter, I Want a Smart Home Too!

February 9, 2018

I want a Smart Home as a renter, but how can I have the benefits when I am not allowed to make infrastructure changes to my rental?  How can I make my front door more secure, save energy with a smart thermostat, and remotely control lights and appliances without making changes to the rental and putting my security deposit at risk? What is your » Read More