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10 Reasons You Need Automatic Window Openers

January 19, 2018

There are many great benefits to having automatic window openers in a home or business, from improving the air quality in an indoor environment to minimizing the use of air conditioning, which could help save energy all while lowering the monthly utility bill. But there are other important reasons you can improve your life by adding automatic » Read More

How a Central Vacuum System Made My Mother Happy

December 22, 2017

For the first time in her life, my mother saw how a central vacuum system works and I’ve never seen her so amazed by technology. I recently took her to see my cousin’s new house, which happens to be a smart home that has all the bells and whistles. It has an Alexa dot in practically everyone room, automatic lighting control throughout the » Read More

5 Benefits of Living in a Smart Home

December 15, 2017

Have you ever left home wondering if you locked your front door? Or have you ever been halfway to your destination only to realize that you forgot to turn off all of the lights in the living room? And because you were in a hurry, what if you left the garage door opened? No need to turn around and head back home. By upgrading your home into a smart » Read More

Smart Door Locks: Easy, Secure, and No Keys Necessary!

December 7, 2017

No House Key? No problem! Use a Smart Door Lock! What if you didn’t have to carry a house key on your key ring? What if you could have your front door unlock automatically as you drive up to your home? What if you could send an access code to the lock to let someone in your home for a service call or for an emergency? What if every member of » Read More

Holiday Lighting Control Using Home Automation

November 22, 2017

The holiday season is here, which means there are plenty of fun things to plan, from deciding which family member gets the most presents to what type of matching sweaters the whole family gets to wear for the holiday photo. And then there’s holiday lighting to think about. What type of Christmas lights do you plan on using to decorate your home » Read More

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