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Top 5 Smart Home Security Kits

June 26, 2015

Are you looking to protect your home with the latest “smart home” technology, but don’t know where to start? Home Controls suggests several innovative starter systems that can give you the basics you need to start monitoring your home, your family and your life. We’ve picked kits that are ideal for do-it-yourself installations, and » Read More

X10 Introduces Glass Break Sensor

August 18, 2014

For the first time, X10 has introduced a glass break sensor to their collection of home security systems. When a glass window pane breaks, the X10 Security Glass Break Sensor detects the breakage and alerts you through your X10 security system. The sensor mounts on the window pane and detects both the vibrations and the high-frequency sound of » Read More

The X10 Powermid is Back!

August 8, 2014

X10 fans rejoice! After an absence of several years, X10 has re-introduced the popular Powermid IR Remote Set. This was one of Home Controls’ most popular X10 products, and we hope you will see why. Use your remote to control audio/video components in an entirely different room by setting up the X10 Powermid IR Remote Set. This complete » Read More

The X10 Mini Timer Is Back!

November 6, 2012

The original X10 Mini Timer is back! This is a great automation controller for less than $50. The X10 Mini Timer controls/dims up to 8 X10 Modules automatically or instantly. You can have your outside lights as well as inside lights and appliances go on and off at preset times to give your home a lived-in look while you are away. You can program » Read More

Control Your X10 System From Your Computer

July 27, 2012

The USB PC Receiver sends and receives X10 commands to and from your PC. You can use it to control X10 cameras (including the Ninja and Vanguard, with the appropriate software), lights and other modules. The receiver can also receive commands from X10 motion sensors and remote controls. It works with all X10 software. Control X10 modules with your » Read More

WebMountain Remote Universal Controller Revisited

July 6, 2012

Ever since WebMountain  introduced the RUC-01 Remote Universal Controller, I’ve yet to see a comparable controller. I mean, where can you find a controller that can handle UPB, Z-Wave, X10 and ESI installations for less than $280? With its built-in web server, astronomical clock and scheduling capability, the device is a virtual workhorse. » Read More