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The importance of your family’s security cannot be overstated. For this reason, Home Controls offers a comprehensive collection of wired and wireless home security systems, including professional-grade security controllers, do-it-yourself security options, video surveillance, access controls, stand-alone alert products – plus all the accessories you need to protect your family and home.

Get Email Alerts when Alarm Sounds

February 23, 2009

Sensaphone – manufacturer of various remote monitoring devices through the phones – is introducing an all new web-based remote monitoring at an affordable price. The Web600 can be used to connect any security alarm panel and make them web-enabled. Additionally, the Web600 can also read values from humidity and temperature sensors, » Read More

High Current 220 VAC Relay

February 3, 2009

Do you have an application where you need to remotely control a high-current /220 VAC device?  If so, take a look at this product, the ELK9200 Heavy Duty Relay. The ELK9200 is essentially a heavy-duty relay contactor mounted in a lockable, metal enclosure.  Connect the high power  and load leads to the terminal strip, and plug the attached » Read More

“Warning Alarm System” Decals

January 12, 2009

Every now and the I get requests for “Warning Alarm System” decals and up until recently I didn’t have one that I liked. Thanks to the good folks at Elk Products I now have one that I can recommend. These come in either packs of 5 or 100. They measure 3.2 x 6.4 inches and look rather great. The official blurb goes like this: » Read More

How To Connect A 4-Wire Smoke Detector

October 1, 2008

I’ve received a few calls on how to connect 4-wire smoke detectors so I thought it might be a good idea to share what I know about these smoke sensors. Why is it referred to a 4-wire detector? As with just about all powered sensors, it requires four wire connections, two of the wires are used for power, typically 12 VDC, and the other two » Read More