Surveillance on a Budget

Look to the left, look down, center the camera on that spot there, look to the right. Cover the whole room and get back to your vacation confident that all?s well. Cool, cheap, and it works. TrackerPod is a USB plug-and-play device that comes bundled with TrackerCam control software.

Surveillance with Your Sony Camcorder

The PowerPod-LANC is a compact dome shaped unit on which your camcorder mounts easily but securely. It interfaces to your PC via a USB port.

SURVEILLANCE: THE NEXT STEP UP FROM USB WEBCAMS

If you like what computer-based surveillance gives you but have been hindered by USB cable length or image quality, know your options and take a look at high-quality analog.

Switch off the TV when Christmas comes!

The NoviiRemote Blaster is an SD card that drops into your palmOne handheld and instantly converts it into a universal remote control. Take it with you wherever you go and you will be able to switch on the TV when a baseball match is on at a sport bar, turn off the volume of a screaming audio system at your friends? party, and to switch off the TV when Christmas comes.

Taking advantage of structured wiring for whole house music distribution system

This article describes ways of taking advantage of structured wiring for whole house music distribution system. It explores the problems and opportunities with structured wiring and offers solutions for whole house audio distribution. A brief review of the benefits and advantages of these novel solutions are also explained.

Technology Dislocation

The technology that has driven TVs ever since the TV was invented is the cathode ray tube. It's a wonderful technology, capable of delivering stunning pictures - and at very low prices. But it also has an important limitation: the larger the screen size, the larger the CRT - and that means weight and size that is unacceptable to many people.

Television Control Interface For Handicapped Users

This article provides an example of how the HomeVision? home automation controller might be used by a handicapped individual. Some such persons are limited to a "puff and sip" switch for controlling their home.

The 'Whole Home Systems' Vision Part 1 - An illustration

Just imagine how great your life would be if everything was easy to use, did exactly what you expected and really worked together.

The 100th Anniversary of Electronics

November 16th can be said to have been the 100th anniversary of electronics. On that day in 1904 Sir John Fleming patented the oscillation valve, later known as the Fleming tube.

The 411 on 10-31

Halloween time approaches. You love gadgets. You work hard. It's time to have some fun with the neighbors, or host your own haunted party. Halloween is the perfect time to automate your scariest ideas. Here are a few of our favorites from the Intellanet Home Automation Library.

The Audio Trilogy

Your entertainment system has the potential to perform many times better than ?stock? from the factory just by making some simple adjustments to the vibration of the things in your room and system that control the acoustical, mechanical and electrical energy.

THE CHALLENGES OF ROOM ACOUSTICS AND SYSTEM INTEGRATION

It is no longer necessary to endlessly fiddle with the many knobs on subwoofer crossovers that at the very best only approximate the right response and usually leave the consumer frustrated and feeling inadequate to the task.

The Cold Sweat And Hot Chills Of HVAC And Security

With the increased reliability of HVAC home automation solutions, you can enjoy the benefits of control, convenience and energy savings in your home. By integrating the security system to the HVAC system, you can greatly simplify the effort of pulling it all together. Now, there is no reason to have cold feet about implementing your own system. In fact, there is no reason to have cold feet at all!

The Connected Home'; Event Preview

The Connected Home? event on 24-25 September, London, will offer a practical focused two-day conference on the real implications, strategies and technology challenges for the profitable implementation of the connected home.

The design of an iHome Mac Thoughts

The personal computer, intelligent automated device and gadget market is rapidly increasing each year so it is well worth while watching the character of the iHome as it changes each year through what we may be able to put in it.

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Advanced UPB Lighting Packages from Simply Automated

Advanced UPB Lighting Packages from Simply Automated

Custom scenes (connecting up to 250 switches) in your living, family or great room, kitchen, study, master bedroom/bathroom, and office. Turn off all lights in your home at the touch of a button. Automatically (Timer Scheduler) turn on/off outdoor security lights, heating and AC, or provide night light convenience anywhere in your home. From creating a virtual 3 way switch anywhere in your home, to turning a group of lights when your garage door is opened, door bell or phone rings.