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Kisi Commands Your Access Control Systems

October 5, 2016

So you’ve added that electronic door lock, wireless video doorbell, and garage door opener to your home security system. You have your numeric passcode written down and memorized, your garage door remote on your keychain, and your video doorbell’s app on your smartphone. Despite having created an airtight access control system, » Read More

How to Upgrade From Analog to IP Surveillance

September 7, 2016

Surveillance systems made up of IP cameras and networked recording equipment are rapidly growing in popularity over analog surveillance systems for numerous reasons. As such, homeowners who have traditional analog systems are wondering how they can make the upgrade from analog to IP. While upgrading involves its challenges, the popularity of IP » Read More

Z-Wave Installation Training at CEDIA 2016

September 2, 2016

This year at CEDIA EXPO 2016, the Z-Wave Alliance will be offering free Z-Wave installation training courses for professional installers. Installers who participate in the Z-Wave training will earn CEDIA CEU credits. The course, “Z-Wave Technical Training: What You Need to Know,” draws content from Z-Wave’s full online training courses with » Read More

View Your Home Security Cameras On Your iPhone Or Android

April 4, 2013

Are you looking for a way to access your home surveillance system from your iPhone or Android? Speco Technology has the answer for you! First, connect your home’s security cameras to a Speco DVR and then download the free Speco Player app to your smart device. Presto! You are connected anywhere you go. The Speco Player App is designed to » Read More

Should DIY Alarm Systems Be Regulated?

February 8, 2013

Ok, we want to hear from you on this one – both professional installers and well as the do-it-yourself crowd. In this month’s issue of CE Pro magazine, editor Jason Knott wrote about a recommendation to regulate DIY alarm systems. Do you agree? Do you disagree? Let’s hear what you have to say! Here’s the » Read More

New: Stylish Security Remotes from Ecolink

November 8, 2012

Home Controls is thrilled to have added several new products from Ecolink. Check out the new 4-Button security remotes (available in both GE-compatible and DSC-compatible versions). Ecolink GE-Compatible 4-Button Remote Ecolink DSC-Compatible 4-Button Remote Ecolink Honeywell-Compatible 4-Button Remote The Ecolink 4-Button Remote  provides » Read More