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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

Ultimate Guide: How to Choose a Z-Wave Smart Home Hub

July 22, 2015

Z-Wave smart home control controllers have burst onto the home automation scene in a frenzy that can only be described as, well, overwhelming. There are thousands of Z-Wave products on the market, and new hubs are released every few months by large and small companies alike. Here’s the Home Controls guide to what Z-Wave is and which hub fits you » Read More

Top 5 Smart Home Security Kits

June 26, 2015

Are you looking to protect your home with the latest “smart home” technology, but don’t know where to start? Home Controls suggests several innovative starter systems that can give you the basics you need to start monitoring your home, your family and your life. We’ve picked kits that are ideal for do-it-yourself installations, and » Read More

MyQ Garage Smart Garage Door Opener

May 27, 2015

Tired of wondering whether or not your garage door is closed? Get peace of mind when you install the Chamberlain “MyQ Garage” Universal Smartphone Controller. Grant Clauster of Electronic House says the MyQ is “a smart and simple-to-use device that does exactly what I wanted, and a little more.” The controller connects any » Read More

Skydrop Makes Smart Sprinklers Even Smarter

May 18, 2015

Since Home Controls is based in San Diego, we pay close attention to the current drought conditions our state is ensuring. That’s why we are excited to now offer Skydrop, one of the smartest – and easiest – water-saving irrigation controllers. Take the guesswork out of watering and control your sprinkler system the smart way by » Read More