Sometimes you want technology to look as good as it functions. When it comes to the best thermostat, a lot of them… well, a lot of them aren’t very attractive. In most cases, this is the piece of the Electronic House that you really wouldn’t want to call attention to. Well, times are changing—and so […]Get the Guide
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9 Top Questions When Starting Your DIY Smart Home
Today’s DIY smart home systems, from companies like SmartThings, Wink, Lowe’s Iris, iRule, Universal Devices, Vera, Insteon and others are fairly easy to install, setup and use. They’re also getting more affordable, so no longer are home automation systems only for the wealthy. Of course, there’s a difference between what a DIY smart home system […]Get the Guide
3 Home Security Cameras to Secure Your Entryway
Home security is a huge part of the Electronic House. It doesn’t have the same flash of a home theater, but it can certainly save some of that AV equipment from being stolen. And installing a few home security cameras around the house is a lot cheaper than replacing a big-screen TV. It’s also easier. […]Get the Guide
Peek At Pro Football Player Greg Jennings’ Smart Home Automation System
Finding the best home automation system is a subjective process. A custom integrator helped football player Greg Jennings pick the best one for his home.
Do sports celebrities really live differently than the rest of us? Well, that depends on what you mean by different, but when Minnesota Vikings wide receiver wanted to outfit his home with audio/video technology and home automation, he was looking for a great entertainment system and an easy way to control all aspects of his […]Get the Guide
Apple Homekit vs Google Brillo and Weave, More Alike Than Not?
In 2014 Apple announced that Homekit was coming to iOS, and predicted that it would enable broader adoption and easier implementation of the Internet of Things in the home—the smart home. Now Google, which already had its hands in the home automation cookie jar (Google owns Nest Labs and Dropcam, and Nest is one of […]Get the Guide
Free Special Report: Smart Home Automation System
Here are four of the best reasons to get started in home automation now.
The smart home and home automation market is rapidly expanding. Every week more products and features are becoming available, and the attractive prices make this the perfect time to check out smart home products for your family. Here are four of the best reasons to get started in home automation now: Stay connected to your […]Get the Guide
Home Automation Roundup
Your smart home starts with a good list of home automation options
One of the biggest challenges of adding technology to a home is finding and comparing the many options available. You can scour the Internet for hours and still leave scratching your head. While the selection of home automation systems may not be as immense as stereo speakers or smart TVs, it’s still impressive … and […]Get the Guide
10 Best Places to Add Home Security
A home security system is a lot like real estate. It’s all about location, location, location. Sure, everyone agrees that a security system is a critical element of home protection. But where should the devices that make up a system go? Few people would disagree that the front and back doors are prime candidates. However, […]Get the Guide
Ty Pennington: From Extreme to ‘First to the Future’
During his nine-season stint as Extreme Home Makeover’s leading man, Ty Pennington has designed and constructed more than 230 homes throughout the country, each mindfully created with the unique needs and lifestyles of the future families who would occupy them. Pennington has earned a reputation as a skilled craftsman with a heart, who, with the […]Get the Guide
Surge Suppressors Help Curb Energy Waste
As smart home devices continue their march toward mainstream adoption, people are finding that electronic products are playing an increasingly prominent role in their day to day lives. At a core level, these connected devices are miniature computers, built with sophisticated components, including network interfaces, on-board memory, and processors. Moreover, these miniature computers are susceptible […]Get the Guide