Category Archives: Smart Home Technology

5 Ways That Energy Management Can Add Some Green to Your Home (and Your Wallet)

When people hear “energy management” a lot of times the first thing that comes to mind is solar panels and windmills. However, some environments just aren’t conducive to trendy alternative energy sources such as photovoltaic or wind power based systems. If you’re in that boat, don’t sweat it; there are other ways to be good to both the environment and your pocketbook.

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Wireless Speakers: Home Network Streaming or Mobile Device Streaming

When selecting your wireless speakers or wireless music system, you generally have two choices when it comes to your music source: direct streaming from the home network or streaming from your mobile device (smart phone or tablet). Users and manufacturers have their favorites, but there’s good reason to consider, and use, both.

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Use a Lighting Control System to Create Your Ideal Atmosphere

Remember when the dimmer switch came out for household lights? Right, that was too long ago to be satisfied with it in this day and age. With the impetus of the home automation movement we’re about to leave the standard light switch in the dust. Here are a few examples of how you can improve your home with some creative lighting:

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Smart Home Technologies and Home Security Tips

Whether you live alone or are responsible for a family of your own, home security is likely one of your top concerns. Similarly, if you’re living on a budget, which almost everyone is, to a certain extent, then energy management is probably a close second.

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10 Most Important Add‐ons for Home Security System

Posted By Lisa Montgomery of EH Network | electronichouse.com
On March 2, 2015 @ 10:21 am In Home Security | Reprinted with permission

Imagine using your smartphone to see who’s at your front door while you’re thousands of miles away. Or hearing a unique beep when a door or a pool gate opens. Or having your home’s lights turn off automatically when you leave.

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Home Audio/Video: Anywhere and Everywhere

In movies characters are always leaping out of bed, roused into action by “Old Time Rock and Roll,” “The Final Countdown,” or “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go.” They shower, dress, make breakfast, and slide around their entire house in socks on hardwood floors, all to the same song.

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Roost—Smart 9V Batteries To Put an End to the 3AM Chirp

Straight From NYC’s CE Week, 2015

At this year’s CE Week, a consumer electronics show in New York City, I got to see and experience a whole bunch of personal and home products. With functions that varied from 3D printing images in your espresso to producing 3,000 watts of bass for your home theater, I got to hear, see, and even taste, the benefits of these devices.

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