Smart home products and systems include high-end custom home automation as well as DIY home automation products like wireless lighting controllers and smart door locks. Smart home systems make your life easier by integrating common features of your home under one control interface, commonly via an in-wall touchscreen or smart phone app. With a smart home automation system, you can monitor your home’s security, operate the lights, locks, whole-house music and motorized shades, and receive automated alerts when someone enters your house.

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10 Key Features in a Home Automation System

Lisa Montgomery
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The ability to manage your home’s electronic systems from one main control system can make your household run smoother, feel better and save energy. The trick is to find a home automation system that will meet all the demands of your household, now and in the future.

Most systems can be tailored by a custom

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RTI Home Automation T3x Handheld Remote Now Available

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The T3x ($999) universal remote and home automation controller from RTI home automation has finally arrived after it appeared for the first time at CEDIA Expo 2013.

Normally, when we get a press release that a product demonstrated two years ago is now shipping, we relegate it to a blurb in our “Product Briefs.” But this

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Understand Smart Home System Wireless Networks

EH Staff
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The home automation systems of today, especially the DIY smart home systems, differ from the professionally-installed systems of several years ago in that newer technology is primarily wireless. We’re all so accustomed to wireless access 24/7 through our home Wi-Fi networks and our cellular data networks that we expect our smart home systems to

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6 Wireless Water Leak Detectors for DIY Smart Home Systems

Grant Clauser
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The biggest boost to the growing smart home market was pretty obviously the Nest smart thermostat. Who would have guessed that a thermostat would be the technology device to inspire people to start linking up systems in their homes through their smart phones? Could the next big thing for DIY smart homes be smart water

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