Smart Home

Smart Home

An automated home can help do several things for you and your family. A Smart Home will protect you by keeping you notified with a great Home Security system. Or you'll be able to turn on and off appliances and lights with timers, and with mobile apps on your smartphones or tablets. Your air conditioning and heating can also be controlled, with a thermostat that's connected to Wi-Fi also. Getting your house outfitted as a Smart Home is a great way to save money, keep your home energy efficient, and protect your family and property.

Ways to Use Skype You Weren’t Aware Of

How many ways to use Skype are there, do you think? Do you use it to simply type back and forth with friends or family? Maybe you use the voice option to actually talk with your "chat friends" and relatives.

Outsmarted By LG’s Smart Refrigerator

LG might have just done it. They may have created a smart refrigerator that is smarter than you -- at least in some things. After...

Apple Watch Home Automation is Fun with PEQ

With many traditional Home Security and HA firms getting in the Home Automation game, one upstart is garnering a lot of buzz for their innovative solution with a clean user interface. PEQ is something worth checking out if you are in the HA market.

Sengled Smart LED Lights Help Save on Your Electric Bill

Smart LED lights are a great way to reduce your energy consumption and save some money for other uses. We saw this market segment take off last year. Sengled was a standout at CES 2015, with their entry into this market segment. However, they've been ...

Converting to a Smart Home: Where to Start

Smart home and home automation are terms you hear everywhere these days, but what does it really mean and how can you start converting to a smart home? Smart home and home automation have become catch phrases that can cover everything from a...

Reduce Energy Consumption Using Technology

How to reduce energy consumption is a topic of intense debate. It's also a topic of intense confusion. "I can reduce the amount of energy I consume at home by installing solar power." I've heard people tell me they wanted to conserve energy by installing

Why Ikea’s LED Light Bulbs Are Better

For the past century or so, we've grown accustomed to using incandescent bulbs in our house or even at workplace. Only in the past...

The Age of the Smart Kitchen is Upon Us

If your house is equipped with an HA system, you can control lights, shades, thermostats, and even kitchen appliances no matter your location. We are entering the age of the smart kitchen.

Programmable Thermostats: ‘Cool’ in More Ways Than One

There are some technologies that get plenty of attention in the media, such as just about every new Apple product, but there are many...

Automate Your Home with Nexia from Schlage

The Nexia home automation and security product line from Schlage gives you control over an expanding range of components, allowing you to monitor and...