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Articles by Lucas Concepcion

About Lucas Concepcion (22 Articles)
Contributing Author to homecontrolsblog.wordpress.com

Why Structured Wiring is Essential to the Connected Home

October 14, 2016

The ideal smart home automation system is built upon a strong foundation of structured wiring. While wireless systems are quickly becoming the new norm, having multiple wireless devices active at the same time in your home can weaken overall signal strength and create interference. Communication between devices can be slowed down or disrupted. » Read More

Kisi Commands Your Access Control Systems

October 5, 2016

So you’ve added that electronic door lock, wireless video doorbell, and garage door opener to your home security system. You have your numeric passcode written down and memorized, your garage door remote on your keychain, and your video doorbell’s app on your smartphone. Despite having created an airtight access control system, » Read More

New Industry Standard Apprenticeship In Development

October 3, 2016

At CEDIA EXPO 2016, it was announced that the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills approved a plan for a standardized apprenticeship program to introduce young, talented upstarts to the smart home technology industry. This new government funded program will streamline the hiring and training process for employers and ensure that the » Read More

Z-Wave is Now Open Source Technology

September 20, 2016

Sigma Designs, owner of the Z-Wave home automation protocol, recently announced that they have made the interoperability layer of Z-Wave open to the public domain. This means that any company, business, or developer can download the software for free and test out Z-Wave integration with their products. In addition, Sigma has also released the » Read More

Z-Wave vs Bluetooth: Highlighting the Distinctions

September 6, 2016

Wireless technology has become increasingly common in today’s environment. We use it every day with our smartphones, remotes, and automated technologies, among so much more. But wireless tech can be confusing when you’re trying to choose the right technology, especially when it comes to home automation. This week, I’ll help by » Read More

Z-Wave Installation Training at CEDIA 2016

September 2, 2016

This year at CEDIA EXPO 2016, the Z-Wave Alliance will be offering free Z-Wave installation training courses for professional installers. Installers who participate in the Z-Wave training will earn CEDIA CEU credits. The course, “Z-Wave Technical Training: What You Need to Know,” draws content from Z-Wave’s full online training courses with » Read More

Nortek Bridges the Gap Between Zigbee and Z-Wave

August 23, 2016

One of the largest Z-Wave manufacturers in home automation, Nortek Security & Control, has recently joined the Zigbee Alliance and will begin to add Zigbee devices and support to their product lines to reach more business and retail clients. This move allows Nortek to access a huge market of potential customers in the coming months. It » Read More