The YRL and YRD Yale electronic locks have recently ended up on the shelves of the Big Box stores, making these locks the number one option for those doing home automation. And honestly, good for them. For the record, we knew this was going to happen. We don’t know what will happen to the quality […]
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Technology Progression – Locks
Believe it or not, I’m not ready to post about the Romans yet. So much of this old, historical information is contradictory that speaking with any confidence of accuracy is difficult. Out of frustration I actually turned on YouTube and listened to a livestream of one of my own personal favorite writers doing a Q&A. […]
Probably Never Happen – Really
There are some things you just can’t plan for. Some things should really be replaced. Some people really want in. And dumb will be dumb. Inevitably, stuff happens. When setting up security, it’s really up to you to decide how much protection you need, and what you think you need to protect against. If someone […]
Let’s Talk Laundry Rooms
So, this is a huge topic. For such a small room, communal laundry rooms are a major source of income for a lot of our less honest community members. They are also a major source of expense for many of our building owners. And it’s getting worse. There are a few ways to address this […]
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 […]
Proximity Opening? Yes please.
We’ve been doing access control systems for a long time. The majority of these systems are controlled by cards and/or fobs. Some of them are in integrated with your alarm system. There are two main goals of access control systems. The first is to only allow those with a valid access card to enter the […]
Instant Home Automation
So there’s this device we’ve used for a while now called a Connect2Go. Anyone doing anything with alarm system networking knows what it is. Many of our customers know what they are. It’s nifty and easy to use and adds a lot of value to an existing alarm system. We also have this device […]