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How Do I Build a Smart Home with Home Security?

November 11, 2019

Building a smart home with home security is not as hard as it would seem. There are plenty of home automation controllers that already include home security features that make it easy for you to connect to a variety of smart security devices. From smart door locks with keyless access control to door/window sensors that will notify you as soon as » 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

ZipaTile: All-In-One Smart Home Hub

May 26, 2017

Now you can put a large variety of smart home functions into your home in a very simple, all inclusive and inexpensive way. To this end, the Zipato ZipaTile is a great solution! The Zipato ZipaTile is more than just a smart home hub. It’s a complete, all-in-one smart home controller that can easily replace other home devices such as a security » Read More

Ultimate Guide: How to Choose a Z-Wave Smart Home Hub

July 22, 2015

Z-Wave smart home control controllers have burst onto the home automation scene in a frenzy that can only be described as, well, overwhelming. There are thousands of Z-Wave products on the market, and new hubs are released every few months by large and small companies alike. Here’s the Home Controls guide to what Z-Wave is and which hub fits you » Read More

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

Top 5 Z-Wave Devices Every Smart Home Needs

March 9, 2015

In our 25 years of providing smart home solutions, Home Controls has seen a lot of revolutionary technologies push the evolution boundaries of home automation. X10, UPB, Zigbee, EnOcean, Wi-Fi, RF, Wireless – we’ve seen it all. The one technology that is grabbing the industry’s spotlight now is Z-Wave. More and more home » Read More