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Home Control iPhone Apps

January 18, 2011 Leave a comment

Apps to Control Lights, Thermostat and Appliances

Ever wish you could control a light with your iPhone, iPod or iPad? How about adjusting the thermostat or checking a web cam and unlocking a door? The following apps let you to do all this and more. Each app featured below requires an interface which allows the iPhone, iPod or iPad to communicate to INSTEON devices in your home. These devices include wall switches and dimmers, plug-in lamp and appliance controllers, thermostats and more.

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Note: App prices may change. Be sure to check iTunes for the most current version and price information. Support for these applications provided by the developer. App support information is available through the iTunes page.

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Keep Your Home Safe and Avoid Intruders With the Motion Sensitive Floodlight with Video and Audio Recording Capabilities

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Mini Gadgets Inc SOLAR-DVR Covert Solar Floodlight DVR Camera

Mini Gadgets Inc SOLAR-DVR Covert Solar Floodlight DVR Camera

Item# 96451

Price: Normally $245.00
Hot Deal $143.42

The Mini Gadgets Inc SOLAR-DVR Covert Solar Floodlight DVR Camera comes with the choice of standard DC power or solar power. Set up to look like a normal solar flood light this DVR features motion activation and a collection of 16 super bright LED’s to not only illuminate but to record anything that should trigger its motion activation.

  • Can run off of DC or solar power (light only)
  • Motion activation
  • LED Bulbs for low energy, high output and long life
  • Audio and color video
  • Supports time/date stamps
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    *Since we strive to provide you with the lowest prices, prices are subject to change.

    Are You Worried Everytime Your Child Walks to School? Place this Portable and Compact GPS Tracker in their Backpack to Ensure they Arrive Safely

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    Mini Gadgets Inc TINYTRACKER Tiny Historical GPS Tracker

    Mini Gadgets Inc TINYTRACKER Tiny Historical GPS Tracker

    Item# 96452

     

    Price: Normally $235.00
    Hot Deal $143.94

    The Mini Gadgets Inc TINYTRACKER Tiny Historical GPS Tracker is one of the smallest GPS units available, it will literally fit in the palm of your hand. The USB port makes for easy recovery of the tracking data simply by connecting it to your PC and running the included software. Its small size and light weight (12.4g) make it the perfect choice for a GPS unit you can carry with you. It’s so light it can even be easily hidden on a person or in their bag, allowing you to track say, your children with ease.

  • Historical GPS tracker
  • Small compact size
  • Light weight
  • Easy recovery of data
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    *Since we strive to provide you with the lowest prices, prices are subject to change.

    Babysitters Account for Approximately 4 Percent of Crimes Committed Against Children, Use this Nanny Monitor to Keep an Eye on Your Children!

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    Mini Gadgets Inc SDN-CAM Stuffed Dog Nanny Camera

    Mini Gadgets Inc SDN-CAM Stuffed Dog Nanny Camera

    Item# 96449

     

    Price: Normally $275.00
    Hot Deal $130.26

    The Mini Gadgets Inc SDN-CAM Stuffed Dog Nanny Camera is a cute plush dog with a nanny camera and just what you are looking for. Featuring the ability to transmit audio and color video wirelessly over a 2.4 GHz signal you can tuck it away anywhere, even in plain view, to keep an eye on your little ones. Tuck the stuffed dog in with your child’s other toys and plush toys and no one will ever give it a second look even though its nose is actually a camera lens. This unit makes a perfect baby monitor, giving your child a more comforting face than your bland every day baby monitor and the unit can easily be expanded to a more fully featured system down the road. Since the unit operates on the 2.4 GHz frequency you can easily combine it with a wireless DVR unit, turning it into the perfect surveillance system for recording the nanny, making it the only system that grows with your child.

  • Transmits audio and color video
  • Monitor includes a built in Li-Ion rechargeable battery
  • 2.5″ LCD Display
  • Built in speaker (receiver)
  • 4 Channel Switch
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    *Since we strive to provide you with the lowest prices, prices are subject to change.

    Centralize Your CATV, Internet, and Digital TV Cabling for Better Control

    January 18, 2011 Leave a comment

    MuxLab, Inc. 500300 VideoEase CATV Distribution Hub, 8 Port

    MuxLab, Inc. 500300 VideoEase CATV Distribution Hub, 8 Port

    Item# 78035

    Price: Normally $750.00
    Hot Deal $542.99

    The CATV Distribution Hub allows terrestrial broadband RF video to be distributed to multiple RF receivers via Cat5 unshielded twisted pair cable. The product supports standard CATV channels, digital cable, and broadband Internet.

    The CATV Hub also features built-in gain amplification, port buffering and works in conjunction with MuxLab’s passive CATV Balun II (500302) and other RF video equipment for a complete RF cabling solution.

    Also available in 16 port configuration.

  • 900 MHz bandwidth
  • Supports CATV, Internet, and digital cable
  • Built-in RF amplifier
  • Bi-directional transmission
  • Works with other standard RF video equipment
  • Cost savings – eliminate costly coaxial cable
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    *Since we strive to provide you with the lowest prices, prices are subject to change.

    The Ultimate PC Surveillance Tool–Monitor and Control Access to Your Home or Office Computer from anywhere, at anytime

    January 18, 2011 Leave a comment

    Mini Gadgets Inc KL-Mongoose Ultimate PC Surveillance Tool

    Mini Gadgets Inc KL-Mongoose Ultimate PC Surveillance Tool

    Item# 96447

    Price: Normally $169.00
    Hot Deal $128.99

    The Mini Gadgets Inc KL-Mongoose Ultimate PC Surveillance Tool monitors and controls access to your home or office computer and laptops from anywhere, anytime. Simply insert a Mongoose device into a USB port on the computer you want to monitor and run the 60 second setup program. This installs the secret monitoring systems on the target computer. Remove the Mongoose and take it with you. You can now use your Mongoose device to monitor and control that computer from any other computer, anytime you like.

  • Monitor and control access to your home or office computer and laptop
  • View recorded activity from any day
  • View instant messages
  • Record websites visited
  • Records all incoming and outgoing e-mail activity
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    *Since we strive to provide you with the lowest prices, prices are subject to change.

    World’s Smallest DVR in Compact Size with Top-Notch Performance

    January 18, 2011 Leave a comment

    Mini Gadgets Inc DV950A World’s Smallest DVR

    Mini Gadgets Inc DV950A World's Smallest DVR

    Item# 96429

     

    Price: Normally $399.00
    Hot Deal $156.58

    The Mini Gadgets Inc DV950A World’s Smallest DVR offers top-notch performance with its compact size. Some little DVR’s claim to be the world’s smallest. Not only are they larger than this unit, they don’t deliver nearly as good an image. What you record onto this next-generation DVR you can play back on a full-sized screen with no loss of quality. This supports up to a 4 GB mini SD card for up to 14 hours of high-resolution video, more than three times as much at lower resolution. And you can easily tuck it away in a pocket.

    Most DVR’s in the market can record video at320X480 @15 FPS, one other model can do as much as 640X480 @ 15 to 18 FPS. Some claim that you can upgrade the firmware and get better resolution (that’s simply not possible as resolution cannot increase without degradation of the image, it’s like blowing a balloon with writing on it, sure you can make it bigger but past some point the image will degrade). Resolution simply put is the SIZE of the image of 640 pixels horizontal by 480 pixels vertical, which is perfect as these just happen to be your PC’s VGA standards.

  • Supports up to a 4 GB mini SD card
  • Up to 14 hours of high-resolution video
  • True VGA Quality resolution
  • Small portable size
  • 30+ FPS
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    *Since we strive to provide you with the lowest prices, prices are subject to change.

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