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Offers On/Off Control from Z-Wave Devices and Reports Energy Usage of the Connected Appliance

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Aeon Labs DSC06106-ZWUS Z-Wave Smart Energy Switch

  • Measures energy in wattage and kilowatt hour and displays information with compatible Z-Wave gateway programs
  • Works as a signal repeater to strengthen your Z-Wave network
  • Sleek design won’t block other outlets
  • Firmware is easily upgradeable so it will stay compatible with the latest Z-Wave protocol and commands

The Smart Energy Switch gives you on/off control from your Z-Wave network and energy monitoring in one, easy-to-use plug-in device. Connect the Smart Energy Switch into an electrical outlet and then plug in any lamp or plug-in appliance. Once the Smart Energy Switch is added to your network, you can turn it on and off from any of your Z-Wave compatible controllers. The connected lamp or appliance can also be controlled locally from the Smart Energy Switch itself. Its sleek design hangs from the wall like any normal cord so as not to obstruct other outlets. It also works as a signal repeater, resending commands intended for other devices and increasing the reliability of your network. With a Z-Wave compatible gateway and software program, you’ll also be able to monitor the energy usage of the connected appliance. Energy information is reported in wattage and kilowatt hours.

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This Day/Night Camera has a Broad Range IR LED System to Avoid Hot Spots

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Night Owl CAM-LA-BS14420-W LED Array Outdoor Camera White

 

You need to know if there’s a approaching threat to your family. This camera can be mounted anywhere, indoors or out, to capture clear video day or night. There is are 4 arrays of infrared (IR) LEDs that gives a broad range of illumination, which won’t create “hot spots” like less powerful systems with tightly focused IR beams. The fixed 6mm lens will give you clear facial recognition of subjects up to 40 feet away. Its rugged aluminum construction is built for long life and weather resistance, with a rating of IP66. There’s an adjustable sun shield to protect the lens, and it comes with an adjustable mounting bracket. Runs on 12 volts DC from an AC adapter (included) and it comes with a 60 foot video/power cable. It even comes with mounting screws and security stickers.

Connect to a DVR
Old video surveillance systems used to require a remote access system, a camera multiplexer; a time-lapse VCR, and an unlimited supply of videotapes for remote viewing and digitally storing video from a multi-camera system. Now you can get the capabilities of all those products in one with a Digital Video Recorder (DVR). By connecting multiple cameras to a DVR, you will be able to record and review video footage of activity around your property. You can even remotely access your video footage using a Network Digital Video Recorder (NDVR).

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Did Someone Say…National Cupcake Day?

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YES- it’s a holiday. What better way to celebrate one of America’s favorite treats than to make some of these fresh-baked goodies at home? This homemade cream-whipper could help you out!

1/2 Liter Cream Whipper

  • Create numerous whipped garnishes
  • Whipped topping stays fresh for weeks when chilled
  • Easy to use

Impress your guests and family by eschewing the unsavory canned whipped cream when you serve them hot chocolate. Now you can make fresh whipped cream easily and instantly with the 1/2-Liter Cream Whipper. You don’t have to be a chef to create magic with this aluminum device. Just add a few simple ingredients, and you’re ready to garnish like a pro!

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Have you ever needed to chill a bottle of wine or champagne but don’t have the time to let it sit in the refrigerator for a few hours?

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VinPodium HC04.A Rapid Wine ChillerIf this or any similar scenario has happened to you in the past and you don’t want it to happen again in the future then the VinPodium HC04.A Rapid Wine Chiller is a must have product. With the Rapid Wine Chiller users can chill a room temperature, 750mL, bottle of wine down to the mid to low 50°’s F in roughly 6-7 minutes! Celebrating something unexpected? It can chill a bottle of champagne down to the low 40°’s F in 12-15 minutes making sure that you’re always ready to celebrate no matter when the occasion arises. The Rapid Wine Chiller works with bottles from 750mL all the way up to the larger 1.5L bottles. A digital timer on the side of the device and recommended serving temperature chart (included) will take the guesswork out of trying to determine how long to keep a bottle of wine in the refrigerator or bucket of ice. Keeping with the theme of working quick you need only water, ice cubes and somewhere to plug the Rapid Wine Chiller in to make it operational. When not in use it can easily be stored in a cabinet out of the way or shown off on a countertop. Read more

Convert Existing, Switched Decorative Lighting to Motion-Activated Security Lights

December 15, 2011 1 comment

Heath / Zenith SL-5210-GR Motion Sensor Decorative Lighting Control Adapter, Gray

  • Motion sensor lantern adapter
  • Turns on lighting when motion is detected and automatically turn lighting off
  • Operates only at night to save energy
  • Manual override included
  • UL listed

Keep your property secure and well-lit without unsightly floodlight modules. With this lighting control unit, you’ll be able to add motion-activated control to your existing light fixtures. Once installed, your light fixtures will only turn activate when motion is detected, so you won’t be wasting electricity by leaving the lights on all night. Using motion-activated lighting can save you up to 80% on outdoor lighting costs. With an exclusive patented photocell, this security light ensures lights will only operate at night, so you won’t lights won’t activate in daylight when you won’t use them. A manual override mode allows the lights to function as switch-controlled lights, if desired. Read more

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