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Smart Homes: Home Automation Made Easy

Posted on November 23rd, 2013 by gadget

Frequently found throughout films from the 60’s and 70’s are tales of futuristic robots and automated homes that can take care of themselves.

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DIY Home Automation Lighting

Posted on November 7th, 2013 by gadget

We live in an age of networks and inter-networks. Home automated lighting in that regard, is no different. There are three broad types of automated lighting controls; those that are wireless such as Z-Wave, those that are hardwired and installed as the house is being built and those that communicate over a households existing electrical wiring such as X-10, UPB (Universal Powerline Bus) and a few others. All of these protocols (or communication standards) can operate as a single, stand alone system or can be integrated with more complex home automation and security controllers for a complete smart home solution.

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Home Automation Security – The Bad Guys Are Never On Holiday

Posted on October 16th, 2013 by gadget

Even if you live in a small town, there are always burglars and thieves who see a Lexis parked in the driveway and think maybe there is something inside just as valuable

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About ActiveHome Pro by X10

Posted on October 9th, 2013 by gadget

That’s right, a product called ActiveHome Pro gives you the capability of controlling your entire home from your computer. You can schedule lights and appliances to turn on or off any time of the day or night. It’s a great way to make your home and family more safe and secure. Once you program these devices via optional modules also produced by X10, you can transfer control to a wireless controller that plugs into any wall outlet.

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Do it yourself home automation

Posted on October 3rd, 2013 by gadget

Do-it-yourself home automation is generally for people who enjoy working on simple electrical work and want to save some money on the way. Do-it-yourself projects are fun and give you the right to boast about your abilities at being a handy-person.

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