HomeSeer really is dedicated to riding the Z-Wave. They’ve already got quite an impressive list of offerings that support the wireless technology, and now they’ve announced the Z-Troller controller.Read More
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Don’t fight the power — embrace it. Richard Gray has announced the PowerHouse 3X, a power-management product so strong, it’s normally hoarded by commercial applications.Read More
Got to hand it to the guys at Engadget — they got some tasty details on Monster Cable’s new home automation system, the Monster Einstein.
Yeah — Monster Cable. It’s ironic that a cable company would make such a commitment to HA land, but hey — they do a lot of other things!Read More
If you’ve been looking to shine a little light on your AC/DC addiction, now you can — literally.Read More
Say “hola” to Olé — the new interactive touchpad from Elan. Billed as the first in-wall Film Interactive Touchpad (FIT), this product could be one of the coolest controllers I’ve seen in a while.Read More
Lining your roof with solar panels may be expensive, but it can save you cash in the long run. Not only do you not have to pay for energy from the sun, many states have rebates and tax incentives that can offset some of the cost of home solar equipment.Read More
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
Joe and Pat Farinacci have lived many places: Chicago, New Jersey, Dallas, North Carolina and New York. But their favorite, by far, has been Dallas. “The people there are wonderful,” enthuses Joe. “Plus, our children and grandchildren all live there, and we like being in a climate where we can enjoy the sun all the time.” Given the Farinaccis’ affinity for the lone star state, it was the obvious locale for their retirement home.Read More
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
You may think that controlling your home’s thermostat from your home office computer is a geek thing, but how about controlling that same thermostat from your cell phone when you’re away on a two-week vacation? If you left and forgot to turn off the air conditioner, you can log on, make a change and save a ton of money.Read More