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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 […]

Access Control 2 – Z-Wave

It’s been a bit since I wrote anything here. We’ve been paying a great deal of attention to the Z-Wave compatible devices we can use with the Resolution panel and it’s getting in the way of the creative process. Which is fine, actually, because our focus is on your locks and those are kind of […]

Taking a Break

FYI, there are apparently new processing rules for interest rates on credit cards. Did you know that? I didn’t know that. Well. I didn’t know that until about 50,000,000 different processing companies called and told me they just wanted to make sure we were taking advantage of the new rates. Let’s answer these questions right […]