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Local – Cause it’s relevant

So. There’s a Tesla in space. In case, you know, you missed it. Also, the Olympics start tomorrow. Pretty sure you didn’t know that either. F1 has eliminated grid girls from their races. Yep. News. Logan Paul is back on the internet. Cause he’s sorry. Oh. And The Ion. Debate. If we’re anything alike, and […]

Full Circle

So. I feel like we’ve beaten the whole home automation thing into the ground for now. Maybe that’s because of the total immersion I’ve been experiencing for the past 2 months. It probably is. If I’m not careful, and/if/or statements are going to become part of my vocabulary. That would be bad. It would be […]

Invisible Fence… Invisible Security

We promised you some commentary on Geo-Fencing. Here it is. I’m gonna keep it short because while it’s a promising feature, it’s probably the most overhyped thing since… well… something of very little residential value attempting to be of very large residential value. Geofencing is, in essence, an invisible border around a position based on […]

Automation vs Security Control

Yep. Here we go. Welcome to my soapbox. This is the part where my hours of reading, testing, interviewing and communicating come into play. This is gonna be a short article. The reality of this situation is that we have one side, the home automation side, telling us that security and home automation control can […]

Hardware First

We keep getting questions about motion detection and proximity lights and whether they work or not. The answer; Yes. Sort of. Personally I’m of the belief that security lights are only half as effective as they used to be. Most burglars approach your home expecting that you have them anyways. This allows them to show […]

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First Run Automation

So let’s talk locks. As in, locks as part of home automation. I’ve been experimenting with our new toy over the last couple of days. You probably saw the little starter video on our Facebook page. Yes, it does lock. Yes, it also unlocks. All the little features you’d expect are there, including the audio […]

Self Keying? Not for us thanks.

You run a business. You probably have employees. Or tenants. Or contracted staff. Or a combination of all of those. You also have multiple rooms. Some of those rooms are more sensitive than others. Some of those rooms are private. Some of them are occupied by tenants, some are used by employees, and others are […]