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Instant Water Leak Detection and Alerts

October 24, 2012 Leave a comment

INSTEON Leak Sensor

  • Just set on the floor – no screws, no tape, no wires!
  • Receive leak alerts via texts and/or emails when used with INSTEON compatible software
  • Simply tap/tap link to lights to be visually alerted
  • Daily “heartbeat” signal allows monitoring systems to ensure leak sensor continues to function and communications are OK
  • Save $1,000’s in undetected water damage (not to mention the hassle)
  • 10+ year battery life (battery included)
  • Fantastic when on vacation, rental properties and 2nd homes
  • Get a “6-pack” and save

The risk of water damage in a home is high. In fact, it is one of the most common home insurance claims. Every year millions of homeowners suffer billions of dollars in losses. But these losses can be reduced or even avoided altogether with the new INSTEON Leak Sensor.

Leak Sensor alerts you so you can stop the leak before damage to your home occurs. Add the sensor to an INSTEON computer controller such as HouseLinc and configure the software to email or send text messages upon an alert from the sensor.

Fully automate it! You can manually link the sensor (or via software, use a macro) to control a whole-house shutoff valve so it can automatically turn off all water to your home. You could even flash lights.

This easy to use, battery powered leak sensor can provide the early detection necessary to prevent leaks from creating major damage to your home.

The INSTEON Leak Sensor installs quickly and easily – no need to run wires or drill holes. Simply place the sensor near where water leaks may occur. Some common places are:  Washing machines, Toilets, Water heaters, Sinks, Refrigerators (water filters), Dishwashers, Basements and Water Softeners. Read more.

Know Exactly Where Your Boat Is at all Times, and Receive Problem Alerts on Your Smartphone

March 15, 2012 Leave a comment

Guard Dog GD-ST100 MarineTrac GPS Tracker

  • Real-time tracking & reporting
  • User-defined “fence”
  • Low voltage alert
  • Battery monitor alert
  • Bilge water alert
  • Emergency alert
  • 1-month backup battery
  • Waterproof
  • GPS jamming alert with cell tower triangulation

It would be great to hop on your boat and head out for a relaxing day on the water or weekend exploring a new port, but what if someone else had the same idea – take your boat out for a tour? Unfortunately, in today’s world, you can’t always count on your boat staying where you left it. The Guard Dog MarineTrac will protect your investment and let you know if something goes wrong. You can set up a virtual fence around its normal mooring spot, so if it moves beyond that area you will receive an alert message. It will transmit its present GPS coordinates, as well as three month’s worth of bread crumbs showing where it went. Tie it into your bilge pump circuit to be notified of bilge pump use. It keeps track of engine run time as well as battery voltage and system current draw, and can let you know of problems. A built-in backup battery will support MarineTrac for a month if your boat’s power goes out. Supports iPhone, Android, and BlackBerry smartphones. Many insurance companies will offer discounts based on a Guard Dog installation. Read More

Know Exactly Where Your Car or Truck Is at all Times, and Receive Problem Alerts on Your Smartphone

March 10, 2012 Leave a comment

Guard Dog GD-AT100 AutoTrac GPS Tracker

It would be great to hop in your car or truck and head out for the day’s errands or weekend getaway, but what if someone else had the same idea – take your vehicle out for a drive? Unfortunately, in today’s world, you can’t always count on your car staying where you left it. The Guard Dog AutoTrac will protect your investment and let you know if something goes wrong. You can set up a virtual fence around its normal parking spot, so if it moves beyond that area you will receive an alert message. It will transmit its present GPS coordinates, as well as three month’s worth of bread crumbs showing where it went. It keeps track of engine run time as well as battery voltage and system current draw, and can let you know of problems. A built-in backup battery will support AutoTrac for a month if your car’s power goes out. Supports iPhone, Android, and BlackBerry smartphones. Many insurance companies will offer discounts based on a Guard Dog installation. Read More

Protect Yourself from Over-Exposure to Ultraviolet Rays with This Compact Meter

January 28, 2012 Leave a comment

Q3 Innovations Q3I-UV HAWK 2 UV HAWK2 Ultra-Violet Sunlight Meter

  • Portable UV meter measures the intensity in seconds
  • Adjustable SPF and skin tone settings
  • Sun exposure limit alarm
  • Waterproof
  • Includes clip and strap

The Q3 Innovations Q3I-UV HAWK 2 UV HAWK2 Ultra-Violet Sunlight Meter is the perfect tool to measure the intensity of ultraviolet light anytime, anywhere! The decreasing quality of the ozone layer can increase exposure to damaging ultraviolet rays. These rays have been linked to sunburns, skin cancer, cataracts, and immune system dysfunction. The UV HAWK2, with a sleek new design and waterproof exterior, quickly and easily tests the UV index and indicates the level of protection you need before enjoying time outside, on the beach, in the garden, on a bike ride; virtually anywhere one is exposed to prolonged sunlight.

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Be Alerted to Dangerous Smoke in Your HVAC Ducts

December 13, 2011 Leave a comment

APC SM-501-N In-Duct Smoke Detector

 

Don’t wait until it’s too late!

 

Your heating and air conditioning system does a great job of moving air throughout your home – but what if there’s a system malfunction or a fire? You don’t want your HVAC system spreading the smoke and combustion gasses to other areas, you want the system to shut down and notify you. This in-duct smoke detector will do just that. Using a sampling tube, it constantly tests the air inside your HVAC system, looking for smoke and combustion gasses. When everything is normal, there’s a flashing green LED on the unit. When it detects these harmful elements, it lights a red LED and energizes its two relay outputs. One can be connected to a strobe light or siren, and one can be used to shut down your HVAC system.

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Sensor can Automatically Activate an Emergency Dialer when an Alarm or Siren is Detected

November 13, 2011 Leave a comment

Skylink Technologies, Inc. AS-433E Audio Alarm Sensor

 

 

 

  • Can be used as a standalone device or in conjunction with a SkylinkHome security system
  • Can be connected with other security systems using a N/C (Normally Closed) connector
  • Wireless transmission range of up to 100 feet
  • 9V alkaline battery included

 

 

The Skylink AS-433E Audio Alarm Sensor is designed to detect sound frequency from the siren of your existing security system. Once the siren goes off, the Audio Sensor will be activated and therefore triggers the emergency dialer (AD-433S) by sending a radio frequency (RF) signal or through hardwire connection. The Audio Sensor is designed to recognize only the siren from your existing security system, therefore it will not pick up any background noise
if the sensor is installed properly. The sensor can also work in conjunction with all of
the SkylinkHome receivers that incorporate the Rolling Code Technology (Security Control Panel SC-001, Emergency Dialer AD-1010, Audio Alarm AA-433, and Silent Alarm SW-433).

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Start Your Car with Your iPhone, Android, or BlackBerry

September 30, 2011 Leave a comment

Viper VSM5000 SmartStart Security and Remote Start System

 

 

  • Remote starting system combined with an advanced security system
  • Use your smart phone to control yor car
  • Works with iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Android, and BlackBerry
  • Warm up your car while you eat breakfast
  • Receive an alert on your phone if the security system is triggered
  • SmartPark can guide you to your parked car
  • Viper Motor Club roadside assistance plan
  • Requires a service plan

 

Get rid of that alarm key fob dangling on your key chain. You always carry your phone, so why not use it to start your car and unlock the doors? Just call up the app on your iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Android, or BlackBerry and you can start your car by pushing a button on your phone. And you can do more than merely start the car: arm/disarm its security system, pop the trunk, or use the panic button to find your car in a parking lot. Viper is famous for advanced car security systems, and the VSM5000 does not disappoint. Use SmartStart to warm up or cool down your car before getting in. You can even set up multiple cars in one phone so you can have the same control over your entire fleet from just your one phone.

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