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The 2018 Holiday Technology Must Haves

November 01st, 2018 The 2018 Holiday Technology Must Haves

For many people, you may already have most of our "must haves". But if you don't, this year, you’re out of excuses why your home doesn’t feature some form of Home Automation. The affordability and technology has reached a point that the average homeowner can participate without breaking the bank or an engineering degree. This holiday season we are seeing similar sales across all of the major retailers, so which ones will you go for? Here are a few items we recommend adding to your 2018 holiday wish list!

Google Home: The Ultimate Voice Assistant

February 01st, 2018 Google Home: The Ultimate Voice Assistant

Google Home is one of the latest devices released by Google. It is a voice assistant that can perform a handful of useful functions to make your life easer, similar to what most of us have become synonymous with Amazon Alexa and Apple's Siri. Google can be everywhere. You can use Google to track your appointments, provide you with a free telephone number, and even run your business. Now with Google Home, you can do all of that virtually and hands-free.

The Apple HomePod, here at last.

January 01st, 2018 The Apple HomePod, here at last.

Are you ready for the ultimate Apple accessory? The HomePod is built to be just that. This device is set out to be more than just a wireless speaker, but also an intelligent addition to your smart home as a home hub. It may be the last to come to market, but it came prepared. The speaker quality is well above average and the integration with other Apple products is seamless, but what makes this device so great? Lets find out.

Why a Standard Security System Just Isn’t Enough Protection Anymore

November 01st, 2017 Why a Standard Security System Just Isn’t Enough Protection Anymore

Whether you’re a home or business, undoubtedly you have implemented or at least explored the possibility of some flavor of security system. A traditional security system focuses on more basic concerns such as windows opening, doors opening, motion alarms and trip sensors. These objectives are mostly reactive (after someone has actually committed a crime and entered your location) and while necessary, they just aren’t enough.

Amazon Alexa is Awesome.

April 01st, 2017 Amazon Alexa is Awesome.

“Alexa, make my life easier”. It’s happening, Amazon Alexa is truly making our lives at home much easier. From controlling the lights to the television, there is a lot in between you need to start taking advantage of.

Nest Products: Smoke Detector & Nest Cam

March 01st, 2017 Nest Products: Smoke Detector & Nest Cam

The Nest Company made a name for itself by creating a new breed of thermostat that could learn. Since then, they have created an entire line of home safety and comfort devices that are intelligent and connected.

Ring Video Doorbell: You’re Always Home

February 01st, 2017 Ring Video Doorbell: You’re Always Home

“Ding dong.” Back in the old days, about 5 years ago, a doorbell just announced someone at your door and you had to go look to see who it was. Then along came Ring. The commercials are everywhere, but many people don’t really understand how powerful the Ring Video Doorbell can be.

Nest Products: The Learning Thermostat

January 01st, 2017 Nest Products: The Learning Thermostat

The Nest Company made a name for itself by creating a new breed of thermostat that could learn. Since then, they have created an entire line of home safety and comfort devices that are intelligent and connected.

Motorized Shades - The Convenience You Didn’t Know You Needed

June 01st, 2016 Motorized Shades - The Convenience You Didn’t Know You Needed

Motorized shades aren’t new, but until now they were something we only saw in the suites of millionaires on television. Today, motorized shades are much easier to find and you don’t have to be a millionaire to be able to afford them.

Automated Garage Doors - What You Need to Know

April 01st, 2016 Automated Garage Doors - What You Need to Know

You knew it had to happen sooner or later: Your smartphone can control your garage door. After all, you can use your phone to control your television, your car, and your refrigerator. Now you can be in complete control of your home’s garage doors.