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8 Smart Home Products Under $50 Our Office Loves

March 26, 2018

Thankfully, for those of us who find budgeting important, it’s possible to smarten up your home without breaking the bank. When it comes to converting your home into a smart home, fifty bucks might not sound like a whole lot, but you would be surprised at what you can get for such a small amount of money. As technology grows each and every year, » Read More

A Deeper Look into the Keen Home Smart Zoning System

March 19, 2018

Home Controls is very excited to carry the Keen Home Smart Zoning System. This system allows you to create zones within your HVAC system, giving you temperature control over individual rooms rather than heating/cooling the entire house every time you operate your heat or air conditioner. Keen has measured as much as 8 degrees difference between » 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

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

Home Automation with Outdoor Entertainment

June 2, 2017

When it comes to outdoor entertainment, using home automation devices to control lighting and music distribution is a great way to easily set the perfect ambiance when entertaining guests in your outdoor living spaces. Usually, when one thinks of having a smart home, the frontyard and backyard are areas typically relegated for outdoor security » Read More

Nucleus Anywhere Intercom: A Better Way to Stay Connected

May 19, 2017

The Nucleus Anywhere Intercom is changing the way family members are communicating at home. It’s a video intercom unit that connects to the Internet via Wi-Fi or Ethernet, which means you can instantly have a live video or audio call with other Nucleus devices connected to your local network or with Nucleus devices in other households. By adding » Read More