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Hot Open Box Items at Home Controls

May 29, 2018

As a sharp online shopper, you realize that the biggest online shopping discounts are usually not high-profile events. However, we are going to share one of our best kept secrets to help you bargain shop for the biggest deals on “Open-Box” products. What does the term Open-Box mean? And why are these items so heavily discounted? We will » Read More

Renters Save Money With Smart Home Products

April 30, 2018

Looking for ways to save money and make your rented home smart, too?  You don’t have to own your home to reduce electricity bills with energy saving smart home products. Renting a home brings certain advantages including flexibility, less commitment, and the option to move around without maintenance or repair bills. You may not want to install » Read More

Use Smart Sensors to Optimize Your Home Automation Scenes

April 23, 2018

We’ve spoken about Z Wave before, but now we’re going to get into a little more detail on the usefulness and practicality of home automation. Typically you would look at a door/window sensor, or motion sensor, and expect that it’s going to let you know when the door or window is open and the motion sensor will let you know when there is » Read More

Use Home Automation to Check On Your Kids

April 2, 2018

Besides making life easier and more secure at home, smart automation and security devices can also be used to help keep tabs on your kids. There are many parents, both single and married, that have to work full-time jobs and can’t always be home at the same time their kids are home, especially after school. Nowadays, many parents rely on using » Read More

As a Home Renter, I Want a Smart Home Too!

February 9, 2018

I want a Smart Home as a renter, but how can I have the benefits when I am not allowed to make infrastructure changes to my rental?  How can I make my front door more secure, save energy with a smart thermostat, and remotely control lights and appliances without making changes to the rental and putting my security deposit at risk? What is your » 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

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