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Articles tagged with: Z-Wave

Home Automation: Mystery, Mayhem, or Magical?

on Tuesday, 10 November 2015. Posted in Home Automation Industry

“Help!  Help!  Jane!  Stop this crazy thing!”  -  George Jetson, The Jetsons, Theme Song.

The Jetsons was an American animated TV sitcom produced by Hanna-Barbera originally airing in the 1960s.  The Jetsons were a futuristic family living an innovative utopia of elaborate robotic contraptions and whimsical inventions.  Their home has numerous push-button, Space Age-envisioned amenities which some helped and some did not. George Jetson's workweek is typical of his era:  an hour a day, two days a week.  Daily life is leisurely, assisted by numerous laborsaving devices, which occasionally break down with humorous results.  Despite these conveniences, everyone complains of exhausting hard labor and difficulties living with the remaining inconveniences.  Sound familiar?

Home Automation is Alive and Kicking!

on Tuesday, 04 August 2015. Posted in Home Automation Industry

After many responses to our first blog, “Home Automation is Dead”, we’ve decided to provide a follow-up.

Home Automation is alive and kicking!  It has never been so fluent as today.  In the past, when I met people, they would ask:  “What do you do for a living?”  I’d reply:  "I design, install and program home automation or smart home systems".  And then the puzzled look:  “Huh?”  After many attempts to explain this unknown field to them, I’d change my response to:  “I do audio and video, like speakers, TVs or Home Theaters”.  But I don’t just do audio and video.  And I definitely don’t just do Home Theaters.  We specialize in Smart Home Technology.  We design the perfect system to integrate multiple electronic and network systems within a residence to provide easy operation and synergy of technology.

Home automation just got a little bit easier

on Wednesday, 28 January 2015. Posted in Home Automation Products

There’s no surprise that the home automation business is growing every month. D-Link is no exception to the hype when they released they were coming out with a new smart home hub. Though many details haven’t been released about the upcoming hub, it is said that it will be affordable and with the quality between a very low end system to a very expensive system. Using Z-Wave and WiFi technology this hub system will be compatible with many third party products such as alarms and other security accessories. D-Link is also setting up to release Z-Wave sensors that will pick up the e-mitting Z-Wave coming from your existing and new Z-Wave products.