An OverView of Consumer Electronics Connectivity

Familiarity with the options available on contemporary components will allow you to make an informed decision and, when all is said and done, end up with a home theater or music system that provides the level of performance and convenience you envisioned.

And the Answer is: A Motorized Ceiling Projector Lift What Was the Question?

Before you make the final decision of what to buy you must be satisfied with three important elements: price, technical support both during and after the sale, and product performance.

Anywhere that Style Matters

The possibilities are endless. You may want the family portrait, a brick fireplace, or an aquarium in front of that TV. Perhaps you mounted the marlin you caught off the coast last season or finally framed the autographed baseballs you collected since you were eight years old and didn't have the perfect place to display them. Now you do!

Arc-Fault Circuit Interrupters Bringing Safety and Technology Together

The National Electrical Code requires that AFCIs be used to protect circuits in residential bedrooms for all new construction. The same protection can be gained in older homes by having them installed on some, or all, of your home's circuits.

Are you planning to replace your VCR with a PVR?

TIVO is the most well known basic PVR and they got there by licensing the service to other vendors in the field ... mainly Sony and Philips.

Art Frames for LCD TVs Technology Made Stylish

The Art Frame requires no tools at all to install. The frame simply snaps onto the 30-inch LCD TV, and is easily removed for cleaning purposes.

Artist Meets Engineer The Art Of Tuning

How wonderful to be in a world where the artist and the engineer together can bring us closer to the things we love, like music and movies.

As Safe As Houses? How Safe is Yours? The New Part P of the Building Regulations for England & Wale

Are you planning any electrical work in or around your home? Perhaps you would like an extra power socket or two in the kitchen, or some garden lighting? Well please take a seat and read on because this affects you!

Audio server pioneers Imerge exhibit at Cedia expo UK ? a personal view!

Imerge showed off the entire range of SoundServers, network players, PC and handheld control solutions and utilities, a unique loading solution, as well as a good proportion of the third party control systems that interface with the server.

AUTOMATED INTERIOR PLANT-CARE And the Environmental Aspects of Home Technologies

APM systems were developed primarily for container plants in furnished interiors, but can be used for many bedded installations as well. Large plants, small plants, dry-loving plants and moisture-loving plants can be serviced by the same system.

Automating for Disabled Clients

This is a very rewarding implementation of home automation and can also be lucrative. The caveat is to be sure to install a system that will be extremely reliable. If you are unsure of your abilities to offer this level of performance, leave it to someone else.


Data security and storage is a serious consideration for home PC users - and the answer is to use your broadband connection to automate regular backups to an offsite server.

Balanced Signal Delivery for a Unbalanced World

Contrary to popular belief, advances in twisted pair and balun technology have resulted in audio-video performance that is virtually as good as any coaxial cable and in some instances surpass coax in terms of distance.

Bats in your Belfry? Eagles in your trees? Well by all means, invite?em into your living room.

There are a number of reasons why some homeowners find camera systems an attractive option aside from the oft-stated convenience and security. Some, for instance, find their ?guests? interesting, informative (especially if there are children in the household), perhaps even entertaining (a friend recently lent me a tape of burrowing owls ? they?re really neat, one might even say comical little creatures!). The ceiling inside a cabin containing a maternity colony of the Townsend's big-eared bat (Corynorhinus townsendii). Image courtesy WA Dept. of Fish & Wildlife.

Broadcast your Video/Audio Sources to your TVs

Instead of buying another TiVo, ReplayTV or sitting in front of your PC to watch your recorded movies, consider implementing a whole house coax based network that allows you to watch AND control those devices from any TV in any room attached to the network. Using off-the-shelf technology you can send your AV signals from any source to all your TVs on standard Coax Cable. We introduce you to the basics of Coax technology and how you can broadcast your PC or PVR movies to all your TVs.

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Automation & Control - Featured Product

ELK Products -M1 GOLD with Two-Way Wireless

ELK Products -M1 GOLD with Two-Way Wireless

The M1 Gold Security & Automation Control combines security, fire, energy management, lighting, and access control to provide total control of the home. Easily integrating with products of industry partner manufacturers, M1 controls offer a truly customized solution. With remote access capabilities and simple, user-friendly interfaces, M1 keeps homeowners informed and in control, anytime, anywhere! ELK's Two-Way Wireless family of products for the M1 offers a truly secure and reliable wireless solution with cutting edge techniques such as frequency hopping and UL approved jamming detection to defend against interference, hacking, and jamming. Advanced features ensure reliability, extend battery life, and provide innovative security enhancements including wirelessly interconnected smoke detectors, motion detectors with built-in security/convenience lights, and key fobs with a system status inquiry button, allowing users to see if an alarm has been activated before entering the home.