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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Smart Appliances Getting Smarter and More Responsible

Visitors check out the LG TWIN Wash system at CES.

Smart appliances are making headway this year, as several leading manufacturers exhibited Internet-connected and app-enabled washers, dryers, dishwashers and refrigerators recently at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

LG, Whirlpool, Samsung, and others demonstrated smartphone-based control over washing and drying cycles, the ability to monitor those cycles remotely and receive activation cues from

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Apple HomeKit Smart Home Devices Unveiled at CES

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Although Apple didn’t exhibit at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas this year, its home automation platform, Apple HomeKit, was well represented by several companies that introduced new HomeKit-enabled products. These recent additions strengthen Apple’s play in the home automation marketplace and will likely encourage future developments from other manufacturers still scratching

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Pella Enters Home Automation Market with Window and Door Sensors

Lisa Montgomery
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Pella Windows and Doors, the name we’ve recognized since 1966 as a leading provider of quality windows and doors for new construction, remodeling and replacement applications, has branched off into totally new territory: home automation. It’s a big move for a company with strong roots in the construction industry, but one that they’re entering with

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