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How to Control Leviton Omni Systems with Amazon Alexa

November 3, 2017

The Leviton Omni Security and Automation Controller series is one of the tried-and-true workhorses of the home automation world since about 1985. Along with providing rock-solid security, it allows for control of the major systems in your home such as lighting, temperature control, access control and other automation functions. It is one of the » Read More

Prevent Costly Water Damage at Home with FortrezZ

October 26, 2017

Stop the Leak Before it Floods Your Home! In North America, one out of every three homes are victims of water damage. The extensive damage caused by leaking and/or flooding can result in insurance claims upwards of $10,000, making water damage insurance claims the most expensive and common claim filed. And those numbers only count those that make » Read More

ZipaTile: All-In-One Smart Home Hub

May 26, 2017

Now you can put a large variety of smart home functions into your home in a very simple, all inclusive and inexpensive way. To this end, the Zipato ZipaTile is a great solution! The Zipato ZipaTile is more than just a smart home hub. It’s a complete, all-in-one smart home controller that can easily replace other home devices such as a security » 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

New Internet Video Door Answering Options

March 31, 2017

As fast as ideas are coming, new devices are coming equally as fast. The topic of Internet-enabled Video Door Answering devices is one that is very active and new products are coming out monthly, sometimes weekly. The sensation started, in earnest, with the Ring, a simple, easy-to-install device that mounts near your front door, connects to your » Read More

Where Burglars Most Commonly Break Into Homes

November 11, 2016

Feeling safe with the assurance that our personal belongings are secure in our homes may be something we rarely think about. When we leave our homes, we tend to focus only on locking the front door, while forgetting at times that windows are left open, garage and back doors are left unlocked, and the trees and bushes along the house have not been » Read More