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Things Installers Need to Know About Smart Locks

February 17, 2017

Smart locks have become more popular as home automation technology has grown in recent years and dealers should take notice since extra revenue can be gained by simply including connected locks in their home automation offerings. We live in a technological world where old, traditional things of the past such as phones, watches, and homes are now » Read More

Z-Wave Alliance New Security Requirements

December 29, 2016

It has been mandated by the Alliance Board of Directors that all devices receiving Z-Wave Certification must include new advanced Security 2 (S2) framework after April 2, 2017. Security 2 provides the most advanced security for smart home controllers, gateways, hubs, and devices in the market today. The Z-Wave Alliance, which is an association » Read More

Tips for Installing IP Surveillance Cameras

December 14, 2016

Installing an IP surveillance camera system can be a daunting task, especially when it’s for a large home or business. There are a variety of things to consider, such as how many cameras (indoors and outdoors) will be installed and whether or not the cameras will be connected wirelessly or with cables. So before your start drilling holes and » Read More

Top Smart Home Gifts of 2016

December 9, 2016

Christmas will soon be upon us and we have plenty of gift ideas to make the lives of your friends and loved ones easier and safer. Don’t even think about shopping for socks, neckties, or tacky home decor – those types of gifts can be a bit boring. Instead, shop for smart and practical gifts that will be appreciated for years to come. Shop » Read More

Where to Install Motion Detector Lights

November 21, 2016

  Your home is your sanctuary and you should feel safe in it, but after the sun goes down there are opportunities for burglars or unwanted intruders to hide in the dark areas of your property, leaving your home at risk for a potential break-in. One way to help keep that from happening is to add motion detector lights to your property because » Read More

Where Burglars Most Commonly Break Into Homes

November 11, 2016

Feeling safe with the assurance that our personal belongings are secure in our homes may be something we rarely think about. When we leave our homes, we tend to focus only on locking the front door, while forgetting at times that windows are left open, garage and back doors are left unlocked, and the trees and bushes along the house have not been » Read More