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Articles by Kayla Eide-Hall

About Kayla Eide-Hall (15 Articles)
Marketing Operations Manager at Home Controls and contributing author to

How ABB Welcome Changed U.S. Home Intercoms & Security

October 19, 2016

When the ABB Welcome Door Entry System was introduced to the United States earlier this year, Home Controls and installers-in-the-know could already feel that U.S homeowners were in for a real treat. Now that months have passed, we know this feeling wasn’t just wishful thinking. ABB Welcome has changed the U.S. market for home intercoms and » Read More

How to Upgrade From Analog to IP Surveillance

September 7, 2016

Surveillance systems made up of IP cameras and networked recording equipment are rapidly growing in popularity over analog surveillance systems for numerous reasons. As such, homeowners who have traditional analog systems are wondering how they can make the upgrade from analog to IP. While upgrading involves its challenges, the popularity of IP » Read More

SkylinkNet Now Works with IFTTT! Get 5 Starter Recipes

August 25, 2016

That’s right, the do-it-yourself SkylinkNet wireless alarm system just got a lot cooler — it now works with IFTTT. Anyone who has the SkylinkNet Internet Hub can automate connected devices using custom IFTTT recipes, so not only do you get expanded automation options for your Skylink devices, you can also integrate third-party devices » Read More

What is Z-Wave, and Why Is It So Popular?

August 19, 2016

If you’re into smart home automation, you’re bound to hear about Z-Wave technology, or Z-Wave hubs, or Z-Wave something or another. That’s because Z-Wave wireless technology has become the go-to smart home communications protocol for the everyday homeowner who wants an affordable, do-it-yourself home automation system. But why » Read More

Latest Speakers by Nuvo Fit Any Space, Application & Budget

June 23, 2016

Bring luxurious audio into your home by adopting the latest speaker technology from Nuvo, a leading manufacturer of professional-grade whole-home audio systems. Perfect for your home theater or any room included in your audio system, the just-released Nuvo Series Two, Four, and Six in-ceiling and in-wall frameless speakers give homeowners the » Read More