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Remotely Turn Devices On and Off While Monitoring the Energy Usage of Each Device

January 28, 2014 Leave a comment

Belkin WeMo Insight Switch

Belkin WeMo Insight Switch

  • Remotely turn electronic devices On/Off through WeMo app
  • Monitor the energy usage of a connected device
  • Program schedules, rules and even receive alert notifications
  • Quick setup – plug into AC outlet then connect electronic device
  • WeMo app is compatible with iOS and Android operating systems

Did you forget to turn off the coffee machine? Wonder no more and see which electronic devices you left on or off directly from your smartphone or tablet with the help of the Belkin WeMo Insight Switch! With the WeMo app, you can turn your devices on and off as you please while also monitoring the energy consumption of each device!

Grow your existing WeMo network or get started on a brand new one with the F7C029FC WeMo Insight Switch from Belkin. This plug-and-play device gives you the ability to remotely turn any connected electronic device On or Off from the convenience of the Belkin WeMo app on an Android or iOS smart device. Simply plug the Insight Switch into an AC outlet and then connect the electronic device you wish to control by plugging it into the AC pass-through outlet on the Insight Switch and you’re ready to go. Through the WeMo app you can now create custom schedules and rules for the electronic device while also setting up email alerts to notify you if the connected device has been on for too long.

On/Off control is great but that’s not all the Insight Switch can do. This device will also do exactly what its name suggests; it provides insight into the energy usage of the electronic device. Monitor the devices used most often in your home, or perceived to be the largest energy guzzlers to find out how much each is truly costing you and see where money can be saved by reducing usage of certain devices. Read More

Automate and Control your Home with Only the Sound of your Voice!

January 22, 2014 Leave a comment

CastleOS Home Automation SoftwareCastleOS Home Automation SoftwareCastleOS Home Automation SoftwareCastleOS Home Automation Software

  • No monthly fees, works on almost any device
  • 24/7 monitoring with no false positives
  • Supports X10, Insteon, Z-Wave, UPB, WeMo
  • Supports an unlimited amount of devicesdouts
  • Voice control with a Kinect device
  • Real-time notifications and home status updates

Pressing buttons is so last year! Automate & control your home with the sound of your voice and from anywhere in the world! CastleOS will improve your comfort, safety, and stress levels in day-to-day household activities with the CastleOS Home Automation Software which offers an incredibly detailed and sophisticated home automation experience. CastleOS uses a unique dual device control system that accepts simple voice commands through a Kinect device, or commands through the CastleOS web and mobile application on any Internet accessible iOS and Android smart device (smartphone/tablet), or computer anywhere in the world. Commands to your home are relayed from the Kinect or web and mobile application to your Windows XP computer which can communicate with an unlimited number of interconnected home automation devices such as INSTEON, Z-Wave, UPB, X10, or WeMo via a plugged in INSTEON PLM or USB adapter. CastleOS doesn’t just listen to you, but will also communicate with you using sound confirmation notices and verbal responses to questions and commands.

The Kinect gives your complete control over your home with an accurate and sophisticated whole-house natural language voice recognition system that monitors your home and listens for command prompts 24/7 without relaying interferences from loud music, movies, TV, and other noises. There is no limit to the amount of Kinect devices that can be connected to your home system, but additional Kinects increase the standard 35-foot transmission range. You can control your home from the web and mobile application if you do not have a Kinect device which is very easy to use and lets you save money and energy through intelligent programming, and remote or automated device control for sophisticated device scheduling, event triggering, device grouping, energy expenditure monitoring, climate control, and system security. The web and mobile application also provides smart read-outs for each individual interconnected device showing real-time information about which group the device is a part of, how much energy and money is used, and projected costs from the device. Read More

A Skylight Adds Natural Light and Cuts Energy Costs

January 17, 2014 Leave a comment

US Sunlight Solar 2014ST Chroma Skylight Tube, 14 Inches

  • Add natural light to almost any room in a home
  • Roof lens is hail resistant and 250x stronger than acrylic competitors
  • 3 lens design lets in natural light and minimizes heat gain
  • Flexible tubing extends up to 8ft
  • Can add natural light to a room up to 175sq/ft
  • ENERGY STAR® qualified

Save money on energy costs and add some more natural light to any room by adding a skylight! There is something relaxing about a room filled with natural light that electric lighting just can’t duplicate. With a Skylight Tube from US Sunlight Solar natural light can be captured from the roof and tunneled in to just about any room in a home. Adding natural light to rooms of your home will help cut down on the dependency of electric lighting and thus help you save money on electric bills. The Skylight Tube installs on the roof of a home without having to make major structural changes or do any reframing. The flexible tubing that tunnels light from the roof lens to the desired household room can be extended to as much as 8 feet. When expanded 2 feet from the roof, the flexible tubing will provide enough natural light for a room 175sq/ft and when extended to 8 feet it will light a 100sq/ft room or area. Users will not have to worry about the dual layer polycarbonate roof lens breaking in inclement weather as it is 250 times stronger than its acrylic counterparts. The ENERGY STAR® Skylight Tube uses a 3-lens configuration that blocks out heat and cold while still providing all of the natural lighting benefits. US Sunlight Solar estimates that installation of the Skylight Tube on an asphalt shingle roof should take about 2 hours for a professional or about one afternoon for a DIY’er. It is recommended that the Skylight Tube be installed on asphalt shingle roofs. Save $170 right now on this US Sunlight Solar Chroma Skylight Tube! Read More

A Motion Sensing Security Light That Scares Off, Video Tapes and Talks to Unwanted Intruders

October 30, 2013 Leave a comment

SmartGuard AEC-931A2BSD Motion Sensor Twin Light with Security Camera

  • Records video on an SD memory card (included)
  • Adjustable twin lights and passive infrared (PIR) motion sensor
  • Three pre-recorded verbal warnings with three operating modes
  • Automatic light sensor and sensitivity control
  • Floodlight time delay control

Scare off unwated visitors with the SmartGuard Motion Sensor Twin Light with Security Camera! This intelligent security light will automatically illuminate at the first sign of movement, then it will talk to the intruder with one of three pre-recorded messages while also recording everything on the built-in security camera.  Choose from among three pre-recorded messages: “You are tresspassing!”, “Warning! You are being videotaped by a security camera!”, or the sound of a dog barking. The passive infrared (PIR) motion sensor can be adjusted so it picks up people only from a speecific area, and the lights can be pointed to the same or a different spot. There are adjustments for the range of the PIR and the time the floodlight remains on. The video camera points the same direction as the PIR and will capture up to 500 video clips (20 sec) per GB of memory. Most surveillance cameras do nothing about deterring potential criminals, they only passively record whatever happens and you have to hope you got a good enough picture to help find the guy. This camera shines the light of day on crooks and tells them they had better leave without committing any crime. Get it today for $10 off! Read More

Control an Outlet Remotely from Anywhere in the World

October 29, 2013 Leave a comment

LockState Connect LS-P50 Wi-Fi Power Plug

  • ON/OFF control over any connected electronic device from anywhere in the world*
  • Single AC outlet
  • Monitor power use of connected device
  • Set ON/OFF schedules
  • Surge protection

You can now monitor and control an individual power plug from anywhere in the world! With the Wi-Fi Power Plug from LockState Connect provides users with the ability to turn a connected electronic device ON or OFF at anytime from anywhere in the world with a monthly service fee starting at only 99 cents per month. Service plans can be chosen upon enrollment of LockState Connect device. With remote monitoring capabilities, users will be able to access the Power Plug from any smart device (smartphone/tablet) or computer to set schedules, monitor power usage or simply turn a device ON or OFF, such as a living room lamp. The Power Plug is powered by connecting it to a standard AC outlet and it features a single, surge protected, AC pass-through outlet that users can plug the device they wish to control into. The Wi-Fi Power Plug will help to provide peace of mind by allowing you to ensure devices have been turned OFF while your away from home and provide you the convenience to turn them OFF (or ON) from a smartphone if needed. Get it on sale now for $35 off!

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Complete Home Automation Starts with this Small White Box

October 24, 2013 Leave a comment

INSTEON Hub

  • Control your entire INSTEON network
  • Receive cloud-based email and/or text alerts (leak, door, etc.)
  • Setup scenes
  • Run timers
  • Do this all from your mobile device (iOS or Android)
  • Free iOS and Android apps
  • No monthly fees
  • Now with Dual-Band

If you dream of complete Home Automation control, the INSTEON Hub can make that dream a reality! With the Hub, you can have complete home control and receive alerts from your smartphone or tablet. Control INSTEON light bulbs, wall switches, outlets and thermostats. Receive instant email or text alerts from motion and water leak sensors while you’re away. Just start with the Hub, select the INSTEON devices for your home and enjoy. The Hub works in combination with your router and smartphone or tablet to control INSTEON devices in your home while you’re there or when you’re at work and on vacation. Instructions on how to setup remote access are included in the app or you can call and have INSTEON support set it up for you. Create alerts by adding water leak sensors, motion sensors, door/window sensors and more. The INSTEON Hub will send text and email alerts to you as well as anyone else you wish. The Hub also stores the status of these sensors, so you can easily check on your sensors from within the app anytime. Also, this autoamtion system requires absolutely no monthly fees to view, control and monitor your home. Other systems on the market charge hundreds of dollars a year for services that you can get for free with the INSTEON Hub. Read More

Want to know what triggered a motion sensor, or just check in on the kids or pets? Add a wireless camera and you’ll see it all from your smartphone. The INSTEON Wireless Security IP Camera feature pan/tilt control and night vision. Setting up this camera within the INSTEON for Hub app is the easiest setup routine that you’ve ever seen and anyone can do it. Read More

INSTEON Wireless Security IP Camera with Pan, Tilt and Night Vision

Now Accepting Pre-Orders for INSTEON’s On/Off Module!

October 22, 2013 Leave a comment

INSTEON On/Off Module

  • Now accepting pre-orders – expected to be in stock November 22nd, 2013
  • Control a non-dimming flourescent light or appliance, turning it on and off remotely
  • Easy-to-install with enhanced INSTEON Dual-Band technology for the best reliability and performance
  • Use with the INSTEON Hub to schedule lights and appliances and easily create multi-device scenes
  • On/Off Module acts as a Range Extender for other INSTEON devices
  • Integrated relay lets you remotely control up to 15A appliances or 1800W of lighting

We are now accepting pre-orders for INSTEON’s On/Off Module! This module allows you to schedule and control your non-dimming lights and appliances remotely from your mobile device. If you want to remotely control and schedule devices like non-dimming lamps (including most compact fluorescent and LED), desk fans, space heaters and even lava lamps, On/Off Module is for you. Nothing makes home control more approachable than plug-in modules and the INSTEON On/Off Module is no exception. Installation is as straightforward as connecting your light or small appliance to the outlet on the bottom of the On/Off Module and connecting the On/Off Module to a power outlet. No wires or tools needed! With the INSTEON On/Off Module, plugging it in is as hard as it gets. You can remotely control On/Off Module however you’d like; something as simple as a mini remote on your nightstand, scheduled using the INSTEON Hub or from anywhere in the world with your Smartphone. The INSTEON On/Off Module is expected in stock on 11/22 but you can pre-order yours today! Read More

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