Being able to control your home with the touch of a button is the stuff that futuristic dreams are made of, so it only makes sense to include remote control blinds as a part of your techie home upgrade plan. Install motorized blinds in your home not just to look cool, but to effortlessly set the mood for different times of the day and even set a schedule that will help you to save energy.
Doing your homework eliminates any incompatibilities with gear in your current or future system, helps you decide what features you consider mandatory, and clarifies how much performance quality you're after-all of which saves you from potentially wasting copious amounts of time and money.
Electricity is one of the greatest inventions in the modern world and makes life easier for everyone. But we often take electricity for granted and forget to respect the potential dangers associated with electrical use in our homes.
With connected home devices proliferating the market, Echo/Alexa, among others, seem to tie all these IOT devices together seamlessly.
With software on board instead of in the cloud, Home Center Lite doesn't rely on an internet connection to operate effectively. The hub also features a built-in energy management dashboard available on the iPad app or desktop version, setting it apart from many other hubs.
With cool tech coming out like programmable lights and digital wall projectors, the newest smart tech can add a whole lot of to your home improvement projects. Here are the best ways to incorporate automation features while bringing some futuristic flavor to your decor.
We can only hope that the industry as a whole can understand the importance of the Systems Integrator and the role they MUST play in today's technology filled buildings.
The greatest initial growth for AI has been in IT (Information Technology) because we've been gathering data from everything and everyone so fast, people can't figure out what it means, what to do with it.
Research from Parks Associates shows that while familiarity with smart home products is still low, there is more and more interest from consumers to integrate connected products in the home.
The challenge for developers will be in building complex security structures that don't hamper device usability.
Negative feedback doesn't have to stay negative. At times, that can mean fixing the problem, improving customer service or something as simple as rewriting user/installation information.
While automakers are pushing the envelope for what's possible in a new vehicle, you may want to re-think exactly how much tech you really want in your next ride-or at least what kind.
A massive internet breach last October of the cloud-based internet performance management company Dyn left millions of homeowners open to hackers simply because their smart home devices were still using a standardized manufacturer's password.
The challenge is the individual things that are connected are targets for hackers, whackers and cyberthieves. Nothing worse than your thing(s) filled with malware or being held for ransom until you cough up a few hundred Bitcoins and hope there is such a thing as honor among thieves.
Future proofing your network now, in preparation for tomorrow's technologies, is worth the added expense. It can save you the hassle and cost of a complete rip and replace later down the road.
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INTRODUCING THE SIMPLEST WAY TO CONTROL YOUR ENTIRE HOUSE YOUR VOICE. Imagine this... We've all been there-walking through the door into a dark house, arms full. Wouldn't it be nice to tell your house to offer a helping hand? Now you can. A simple voice command-such as "Alexa, turn on Welcome"-lights up the hallway and kitchen, fires up your favorite Pandora station, while the door locks itself behind you. This is Control4 Home Automation with Amazon Alexa.