Security systems conjure unpleasant thoughts of burglary, vandalism and alarms blaring in the middle of the night. True, that’s what security systems do, but they can also add a new dimension of convenience and comfort to a new home if you plan appropriately.Read More
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Automated Shading: The Best Home Improvement Money Can Buy
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DMP Releases Wireless Smoke Detectors
The new 1161 and 1162 each use 2-way communication to confirm whole-house communication.
Digital Monitoring Products Digital Monitoring Products has some hot news. The company has announced two new products: the 1161 Smoke Detector with Sounder and the 1162 Smoke/Heat Detector with Sounder.Read More
Top 10 Tech Tips to Make Your Life Simpler
A collection of simple ways technology can make your daily grind easier to manage.
A collection of simple ways technology can make your daily grind easier to manage. For example, by replacing the existing lock on your front door with a fingerprint reader, you won’t need to fumble for keys to get into the house. Multiple fingerprints can be programmed into the lock, so there’s plenty of room for everyone in your family to use the device. View the other nine tips.Read More
Early Adoption: Worth the Risk
It’s not easy being a trendsetter. Sometimes, you end up falling flat on your face; other times you come out looking like a hero. Andre Walker fits into the latter category. He had the guts to install a relatively untried control system into his renovated 4,000-square-foot Southern California abode, a move that ended up saving him thousands of dollars in materials and labor.Read More
Stone fireplaces and impressive log construction coexist with a bevy of sophisticated electronic systems.
Stone fireplaces and impressive log construction coexist with a bevy of sophisticated electronic systems.Read More
Tackling a Tricky Installation
A custom installer takes on a challenging systems installation in his own home.
Few homes are perfect. Just ask Brad Smith of Audio Video Design, a custom electronic installer in Newton, MA. He’s had some head-scratching experiences trying to fit electronics in quirky homes — and that includes his own humble abode.Read More
Control Systems Lead to Cost Savings
You don’t have to spend big money for big benefits when it comes to technology for the home.Read More
10 Qualities You Should Look for in an Installer
Before you begin an electronic home project, make sure your installer is sending the right signals.
Before you begin an electronic home project, make sure your installer is sending the right signals.Read More
Security: Feel Secure Anywhere, Anytime
Today's security systems keep homeowners well informed about what's happening at home.
Today’s security systems keep homeowners well informed about what’s happening at home.Read More
How to Pay for Home Systems
Home theaters and home control systems are luxury items, so you need to budget accordingly. Here are a few financing tips.
Although electronic systems can fulfill some very basic needs — security, comfort and convenience — they are still considered luxury items and are therefore priced that way.Read More