New Website Offers Consumers an Impartial Resource for Home Automation Research

Smart home technologies explained via video, system comparisons and professional articles

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 7, 2012-- As smart electronics continue to proliferate, consumers seek to automate their lives; creating the need for objective home automation research and education. HomeAutomationHound.com is an online resource dedicated exclusively to consumer education and comparative analysis among the major home automation systems and professionals in the marketplace.


This impartial, ad free, online resource explains home automation basics through easy to understand videos, graphics, and non-technical language while providing tools for researching and comparing products and professionals, by system, and by location. HomeAutomationHound.com offers educational whiteboard videos, home automation demonstration videos, graphics, reference articles, and a glossary of terms. For additional help visitors can use the "Ask a Pro" feature to speak directly with an expert. Home Automation Hound experts provide basic technical consultations at no charge. The automation experts may also be commissioned as paid consultants where appropriate.

This online consumer resource draws from the expertise of home automation professionals across the United States with near term plans to source information internationally. George Borghi, longtime smart home professional and president of Home Automation Hound, explains:

"Our goal is to be an ever renewing consumer resource that will grow with the home automation industry. We want to raise awareness of home automation in general and give consumers a place to go to inform their purchasing decisions. Home Automation Hound is a solid first step for consumers who are curious about these exciting home automation systems, products, and professionals. If we can continue to disseminate good objective consumer-centric information and raise the awareness our industry as a whole, everyone benefits."

For more information visit www.homeautomationhound.com .

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