When you add smart Water Management to your Alarm.com system you can save flood damages from plumbing leaks by having a smart valve programmed to shut off the water flow. Included in Alarm.com’s Interactive Gold platform, the Water Management system includes water sensor alerts
Back when I was installing smart home systems in Toronto only the very wealthy could afford them. The large custom homes in which these systems were installed often included impressive dedicated home theatres. These rooms were created to duplicate the theatre experience with big
Smart home technology saves the day when weekend traffic delays a trip to the Collingwood-area summer home. This couple can control everything from locks to lights to heating and cooling with a single app. Jerry Doyle watched with dread as brake lights flashed ahead.
When the blizzards blow and lake effect buries us in snow and ice, those of us who live in cottage country hunker down and wait for the plows. I look out at the white on white and wonder about those of you who have
by Bill Monahan If your home has a hard-wired doorbell, and you use a smart phone for apps, Homebuttons can provide and install a Nest Hello Video Doorbell for you. The product costs $289.99 plus tax and installation is an additional $75 plus tax.
by Bill Monahan, Homebuttons Since its inception in 1967 the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES), now held in Las Vegas in January, has introduced the latest electronic innovations to an awestruck public. Through the years these products have evolved from the first portable telephone
The Household Alert Systems from Skylink are a simple and inexpensive way of bringing some peace of mind to your home. These systems use dialers and web links to let you be your own monitor, along with chime/siren systems within the house. From motion sensors
I am often called to connect an audio system to a new TV and I’ve found that consumers are confused about “optical cables”. Not surprisingly, since optical cables have nothing to do with optics and instead are about sound. Almost all new TVs have
Listen to your music as you move around the house. There are many ways to send music from a central source to all areas of your home, using centralized amplification or individual amplification in each room, control from each room with keypads or volume
Control lights, thermostats, door locks, and provide security with the fully programmable 2gig system. It has full voice responses and can include date, time and weather display, 2-way voice communication, personal alarm, smoke and gas detectors. It can be controlled with a web-enabled smart