Automation, Security & A/V Systems - Articles, Stories & Interviews

How Does a Chromecast Work?

How is it that a Chromecast is able to deliver fantastic picture quality on a tiny device, and how is it that users are able to control video playback on their smartphones and tablets without doing anything other than connecting to the same wifi network? We discuss below.

Funny Wi-Fi Names to Make your Neighbors Think you Have a Sense of Humor

Why join the sea of meaningless network names? For an extra three to four minutes, you can set a custom network SSID. This article will help you change your SSID and offer over one hundred clever network names to choose from.

The Best Amazon Alexa Commands

In this article we provide a list of Amazon Alexa commands from around the internet, curated and tested to work by those of us here at Hometoys.

The Best Amazon Alexa Easter Eggs

Amazon Alexa is a great virtual assistant. And, as it turns out, Alexa also has a sense of humor. Enjoy this collection of the best Alexa Easter Eggs we have discovered and collected from around the internet.

How to Delete Apps on The iPhone 7

Below we address the various methods for uninstalling apps on iOS and how to troubleshoot the most common issues people have.

What is the Difference Between the Amazon Echo and Dot?

After introducing the Echo, Amazon further disrupted the smart speaker category by introducing the Echo Dot in late 2016. At a retail price of $50 (and often can be had for as little as $35), Amazon removed the price objection from potential buyers.

Is a Nest Thermostat Worth the Money?

Since its initial release, the Nest Thermostat has evolved, improved, and ultimately become the single most popular thermostat in the world. Indeed, Google confirmed Nest’s success when it acquired Nest Labs, Inc. in 2014 for $3.2 billion in cash.

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Nex-Gen Advancement in Home Automation Future Scenario

Home Automation Market (By Application - Safety and Security - Video Surveillance (Hardware (Security Cameras, Monitors), Software, Services), Access Control (Biometric Access Control (Facial Recognition, Iris Recognition, Fingerprint Recognition), Non Biometric Access Control), Lighting System (Drivers & Ballasts, Relay, Sensors, Dimmers, Switches, Others (Accessories)), Entertainment System (Home Theater System, Audio Video Control Systems), Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) (Actuators, Sensors and Transducers, Control Valve, Thermostats, Energy Meter), Other Controls (Smart Locks, Smoke Detector, Smart Plugs); Technology - Wired (Power Line Communication (PLC), Ethernet, Fiber Optics), Wireless ( ZigBee, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth); Channel - Luxury, Mainstream, DIY, Managed)- Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast 2018 - 2026 released by TMR covers :

Evolution of Smart Home Tech That Will Make Life easier in Old Age

The information presented in this review is based on a TMR report titled, "Smart Home M2M Market (Technology - Wireless (Wi- Fi and Cellular) and Wired; Application - Access and Security Control, Energy and Climate Management, Home Entertainment, and Lighting) - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast 2017 - 2025 "

Vision Integration Installs Martin Audio WPM in Mt. Hebron Church

Mt. Hebron Church recently moved up to a Martin Audio Wavefront Precision Mini (WPM) line array system installed by Vision Integration of Mobile, AL.

PowerHouse Alliance Distributor Members Invite Dealers to Automation, Security, AV Training and Events this November

To prepare for a busy holiday selling season, distributor members bring trainings for dealers and integrators across the U.S. and events highlighting new product demos.

IAL announces Fielder Marketing as Manufacturer's Representative for northern California

Fielder Marketing now representing Acurus and Aragon premium audio brands in California

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