Now, Your Home Will Call You When There?s a Problem

While away, temperatures in your home or business will be carefully monitored, and you will automatically be notified via telephone whenever there is a dramatic on-site change in ambient temperature or other conditions.

NuTone Sensonic? Subwoofer Is Out of Sight and Out of the Way

The SS4110PB is an in-wall subwoofer/amplifier combination, giving homeowners the chance to maintain high-sound quality without taking up unnecessary space

Part Two Matthews Light Paper

Second in a series of ?Light Papers? that address technical and aesthetic issues relating to the application of Matthews Designer Lighting in home theater environments.

PC ? Centric Digital Home Entertainment Driving The Next Revolution Inside The Digital Home

Existing consumer electronics devices suffer from the problems of being isolated and standalone in an increasingly networked world, of being complex to setup and use. The personal computer is the ideal platform to solve these problems and that will make the PC the center of home entertainment.

Personal Notification System Keeps Tabs on the Naughty and Nice

An important message, such as "I know when you are being naughty or nice," can be heard throughout the house and alert the entire family when a sensor is triggered.

Personal Video Arcade Products

Our goal with the product line was to create a universal game platform that could play virtually any game ever created using authentic arcade joysticks, trackballs, spinners, arcade monitors and flight sticks.

Personal Weather Stations ? A Home Toy that ?Works

Solar powered, wireless weather stations that "look good" and have a full range of Plug-and-Play OEM-approved and supported software drivers for most home automation control systems can be purchased for around $2,000. Weather information from these systems is networked through the home so that everyone in the family can know what's happening with their local weather.

Pitch Timbre And Quality vs The Subwoofer

Although the subwoofer is producing the fundamentals and some harmonics from a recording; the time or phase delay resulting from the alignment and mass differential (relative to the main speakers) causes the sounds from the subwoofer to become unrelated to those of the main speakers. This occurs even though the sounds were in sync and harmonically related when they electrically entered the respective loudspeakers.

Plasma TVs ? Installation Considerations

If you consider these issues in the design and building process, you?ll be assured of the outstanding performance you expect.

Plenum Rated Box

Concealing the amplifier and all equipment in one neat box mounted in the ceiling space.

Power Protection in the Home Theater Use of Surge Suppressors to Guard Expensive Electronic Gear

Projection Screens 101: How Big?

Once you know roughly how big the screen needs to be based on the audience area, that size may be modified based on the projection equipment you?ll be using.

Proper Staging Techniques for Multi-Stage Thermostats

The type of staging for multi-stage thermostats ranges from the very simple temperature based controls for inexpensive thermostats to the sophisticated dynamic staging that uses fuzzy logic mathematical algorithms for smooth, efficient control. The differences in control techniques should be considered when determining which thermostat will be connected to the manufacturer's equipment.

Protect Your Home Theater System from Power Surges

Power surges can travel on phone, Ethernet and coaxial lines as well as on the AC power line. If you have components connected to these lines, the surge suppressor should include jacks to provide the necessary protection.

Protect Your Home's Electrical Power & Technology

Always keep in mind that in order to have quality low voltage (home automation, home theater, etc.) you must first have quality high voltage.

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Light sockets; Not just for lights anymore

Light sockets; Not just for lights anymore

Smart Bulbs are out there and they can do far more then just provide light. Speakers, projectors, wi-fi extenders and more. The standard light socket that is wired up and ready to go in nearly every home in North America is now providing an easy and affordable option for home owners and renters alike to enter into the world of the "Smart Home". Here is a look at some of the Smart Bulbs and Smart Lighting options out there, and this list is just the beginning. In this ongoing article we hope to continue to add to and grow this list, so stay tuned!