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HomeToys Newsletter - Aug 1/17

How to Prepare Wi-Fi Networks for Smart Devices

HomeToys Newsletter
HomeToys Newsletter - Aug 1/17
Featured Articles

How to Prepare Wi-Fi Networks for Smart Devices

Before you plug in and fire up those smart light bulbs, appliances or television you need to prepare your Wi-Fi network to ensure your speeds and security are not affected by the presence of this new equipment.

2017 Tech Growth Exceeds Expectations: Industry Revenue to Reach Record Levels as Emerging Categories Soar, Says CTA

Industry to surpass $300 billion in revenues; drones, VR, OLED TV categories to cross $1 billion threshold

Family Starts with Small Time Automation, Then Goes Big With ELAN!

The centerpiece of the home's customization is the rooftop deck. Here the family can enjoy a 65" Seura outdoor TV with a multi-room audio system, a fire pit, and a full outdoor kitchen and dining set. The system's speakers are completely hidden in a small gap between the deck and the actual roof, creating a seamless audiovisual experience in a truly unique location.

Smart Home Security: Which Devices are Worth the Cost?

To help ease some of the stress of picking out the right smart security device, here's some of the more common ones and some advantages and disadvantages to help buyers decide if they're worth the price on the tag.

Case Study: Peerless-AV Creates Wayfinding Solutions for D.C.-based Government Facility

This custom interactive wayfinding solution is ideal for the government agency building's guests and employees as it allows the agency to make directional changes and updates at any time, with no additional cost.
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News Headlines
D-Tools and ProjX360 Integration Adds CRM and additional Project Management Capabilities to the System Integrator Platform
Platinum Tools® Showcases New LANSeeker™ Cable Tester at 2017 CEDIA Expo
More than 60% of U.S. Seniors Desire Independent Living at Home with Ease and Convenience
August Home Secures $25M in Series C Funding
LG Hom-Bot Turbo+ Robot Vacuums Deliver Smarter, Quieter Way To Clean
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Sep 05 - 09 2017, San Diego, CA
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Sep 05 - 07 2017, Shanghai, China
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Sep 12 - 13 2017, London, UK
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Featured Product

ELK Products -C1M1 Dual-Path Alarm Communicators with Remote Services

C1M1 offers a truly significant reduction in transmission time in comparison to other communicators that rely on dial capture or data bus decoding. This can result in quicker response time to emergency situations which could save lives and assets. By providing both IP and cellular pathways, C1M1 provides the reliability installers are looking for in an alarm communicator. C1M1 eliminates port forwarding and extra fees for remote access. Installers can remotely upload/download programming changes to M1 controls over IP or cellular using ElkRP2. Consumers can control the M1 remotely via the free ElkLink mobile app and web portal, as well as eKeypad and M1 Touch Pro apps. 

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Featured Company

DynaQuip Controls

WaterCop automatic water shut-off systems provide your home or office with round-the-clock indoor flood protection and works with wired and wireless flood sensors, wall switches, and most home security and home automation systems.

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