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Smoke Alarm Safety Tips for the Holidays

December 2, 2015

Smoke alarms save lives. Nearly two-thirds of home fire deaths resulted from fires in homes with no smoke alarms or no working smoke alarms. When there is a fire, smoke spreads fast and you need smoke alarms to tell you when to get to safety. Here are some Smoke Alarm Safety Tips, courtesy of Home Controls and the National Fire Protection Agency. » Read More

Smart Gift Ideas: Save Energy (And Money) For Christmas

November 24, 2015

Have your bills been taking bites out of your holiday savings? Did you know that with some practical holiday gifts you can save money this year and all the years that follow? Home Controls offers several energy-saving products that will not only fit into your holiday shopping budget, but also save you money for years to come! Water Saving » Read More

Smart Gift Ideas: ‘Convenient’ Gifts

November 23, 2015

Let’s be honest here: buying home automation products as holiday gifts can be difficult. Buying practical gifts for a friend or family member is always a gamble. You would have to know someone well – I mean, really well – to be able to buy them an accessory for their Omni automation control system, or the tool they need for their » Read More

How To Control Your Christmas Lights The Smart Way

November 20, 2015

When the holidays roll around, many people get creative with their Christmas lights by controlling them with home automation products. These festive smart homeowners turn their Christmas lights on and off with simple plug-in timers. If you want greater control of your holiday lights, then how about a just-as-simple remote control system from Home » Read More

$5 Holiday Shipping @ Home Controls

November 17, 2015

The Home Controls elves have been busy behind the scenes, and we’ve made some changes to our holiday shipping promotion that we think you’ll like! For a limited time, all orders ship for the low price of just $5. There is no minimum order size, and no promo code needed. Just shop and save! Of course, there are a few details and exclusions, so » Read More

How To Protect Your Refrigerator Full of Holiday Goodies

November 26, 2013

If you rely on electricity for the operation of essential equipment in your home, then a power failure can mean much more than an inconvenience. Gone undetected a power outage may cause extensive damage, loss of property and time. The POWER-OUT ALERT by Winland is a compact, easy-to-use monitor that simply plugs into any outlet on the (120 volt » Read More