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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

Home Automation in the Summer

June 26, 2017

Use home automation to help make the summer season a whole lot easier. Besides bringing blue skies and sunny days, summer is also responsible for increasing the activity around your home because it’s the time of year when the kids are out of school, the days are hotter, pool parties are being planned, and families get to go on their summer » Read More

Z-Wave vs Bluetooth: Highlighting the Distinctions

September 6, 2016

Wireless technology has become increasingly common in today’s environment. We use it every day with our smartphones, remotes, and automated technologies, among so much more. But wireless tech can be confusing when you’re trying to choose the right technology, especially when it comes to home automation. This week, I’ll help by » Read More

Ding Dong: Someone Is At Your Smart Phone

June 24, 2015

Whether you’re home or away, you’ll never miss a visitor at your door with the Ring Wi-Fi Enabled Video Doorbell. In a recent story, Forbes magazine explained: “The idea is simple. When someone walks up to your door, the motion sensor wakes up the doorbell and starts sending a video feed to the cloud. If the visitor presses your » Read More

weBoost DB Pro Cellular Signal Booster Goes 4G

August 15, 2014

Amplify cellular signals for an area measuring up to 5,000 square feet with the complete Wilson DB Pro 4G Medium-Size In-Building Cellular Signal Booster Directional Kit. Designed for DIY installation, this kit comes with everything you need to increase data speeds, boost signals, and extend battery life for any cellular device. Weak or shadowed » Read More

Elk M1 Can Provide Alerts via Email or Text Message

August 13, 2014

We’ve talked about the E-mail Notifier Module for the Leviton Security & Automation Omni system on our blog before. It’s quite a popular product. If you have an M1 home automation and security system from ELK Products, you might be a little jealous. But you don’t need to be. Why? The M1 can provide notification via email or » Read More

Power your Smart Devices with Trademaster USB Chargers

July 18, 2014

Here’s another cool USB charging device, now available at Home Controls. Charge all of your USB powered devices at once with the Trademaster Decorator 4-Port USB Charger. With a total charging capacity of 4.2A, this charger is powerful enough to charge four tablets simultaneously. It’s compatible with both USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 devices, » Read More