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Nucleus Anywhere Intercom: A Better Way to Stay Connected

May 19, 2017

The Nucleus Anywhere Intercom is changing the way family members are communicating at home. It’s a video intercom unit that connects to the Internet via Wi-Fi or Ethernet, which means you can instantly have a live video or audio call with other Nucleus devices connected to your local network or with Nucleus devices in other households. By adding » Read More

Cat5e, Cat6, and Cat6a: What’s the Difference?

May 12, 2017

Having a smart home means there’s a good chance you might have to use Ethernet cable to connect various devices to your home network. Although some devices may offer wireless connectivity, a wired connection usually provides a faster and more reliable connection. But like everything else that has to do with technology, cables have also gone » Read More

Simply Automated 20% Off Sale

May 5, 2017

Now is the time to start building or expanding your smart home lighting control system! Home Controls and Simply Automated have teamed up to offer great savings on Simply Automated’s lighting control products. Through June, enjoy a 20% discount on every Simply Automated product available at Home Controls, including standard UPB lighting control » Read More

Common Mistakes in Smart Home Setups

April 28, 2017

There are common mistakes that can be made when setting up a smart home. Even though there are some D.I.Y. smart devices that claim they are easy to install, you could potentially disrupt your home automation system if you don’t know what you’re doing. But don’t be discouraged, adding smart devices to your home can vastly improve your » Read More

Inexpensive Ways to Simplify Life with Smart Technology

April 14, 2017

Turning your home into a smart home using inexpensive devices is a wonderful way to help simplify your life. Nowadays, there are more DIY home automation systems available than there were in the past that are affordable, easy to install, and simple to monitor. Just about any tech-savvy homeowner can convert their home into a place where lights, » Read More

NVR vs DVR Surveillance Systems: What’s the Difference?

April 6, 2017

When it comes to setting up a video surveillance system for your home or office, you’ll need to decide on what type of system to use: NVR or DVR? Which is better, or more importantly, which system is better suited for your needs? Both types of systems pretty much provide the same thing – a video recording of an observed area – but » Read More

34% Off: Zipato Z-Wave RGBW LED Light Bulb

March 10, 2017

The Zipato Z-Wave RGBW LED Light Bulb is now 34% off at Home Controls. Shop now before our inventory runs out! This dimmable Z-Wave bulb features five adjustable color channels (Red, Green, Blue, Warm White, and Cold White) so you can create thousands of different colors for various lighting events in your system. Have the bulb glow red when a » Read More