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Driveway Probe System

November 3, 2013 Leave a comment

Driveway Probe System

  • Distinguishes between cars that are approaching or leaving, so you’ll have the flexibility to program different responses to each action
  • Automatically sound a chime, open a garage door or gate, or control the house lights when a car approaches
  • Works with X10 systems with low-voltage inputs
  • Just add an optional Powerflash module

The Driveway Probe System alerts homeowners when a car has either arrived or left the driveway. It has the option to set a chime when people arrive only, open driveway gates and garages, or even turn the porch light on when you leave or arrive. It detects vehicles as far as 14 feet away and moving as slow as 0.5 mph. But it does not have to be that sensitive, just adjust it to the setting you desire. This systems comes with weatherproof controller, a pair of directional driveway probes, burial cable splicing kit, and a back-up battery and a wall-mountable chime module. The Driveway Probe System is a convenient system that is easy to use and makes your life more efficient! Read More

Monitor Your Home With This Tiny Tag

October 14, 2013 Leave a comment

Wireless Motion and Temperature Sensor Tag

  • For use with Wireless Sensor Tag Manager Controller
  • Functions as motion sensor, temperature sensor, out of range notification and lost item finder
  • Up to 700 foot communicating range
  • Velcro attachment
  • Elastic cover makes sensor lightweight and drop resistant
  • Low power use for long battery life

Cao Gadgets has introduced a really tiny and cool sensor that allows users to monitor their homes at a very affordable price. This Wireless Motion and Temperature Sensor Tag can provide information on motion that has occurred, the current temperature, and the location of misplaced items. Avoid the hassle of difficult installation and just attach it with the provided Velcro strap. The user friendly tag can be attached to the garage or front door and monitored from Tag Manager if the door is ever opened or closed. On misplaced valuables, activating the beep option in the Tag Manager will help locate misplaced items quickly. Some of the favorite tagged valuable around the home are key sets, highly used doors, wallets and purses, television remotes, and coolers. The home will soon become more efficient when your valuables are monitored and organized! Read More

Avoid Costly Water Damage to your home with the INSTEON Water Leak Sensor

January 30, 2013 Leave a comment

INSTEON Water Leak Sensor

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. Simply add as many sensors as you’d like to the INSTEON Hub* (sold separately) and get instant alerts delivered via text/email to your smartphone. The INSTEON Hub also allows you to add cameras for remote monitoring, motion sensors, door/window sensors and of course control over lighting and appliances in your home.

*The Leak Sensor transmits via radio signals. The INSTEON Hub communicates via power-line only. Please be sure to have a Range Extender/Access Point or other dual-band INSTEON device installed for communication between Leak Sensor and INSTEON Hub.

For more advanced applications, consider HouseLinc or ISY-99. Together with a leak sensor you can activate a whole-house water shutoff valve when water is detected. These solutions also provide text/email alerts as well as more advanced conditional programming.

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
  • Water Softeners

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Automatically Turns Lights On or Off According to Currently Available Amount of Light

September 2, 2012 Leave a comment

Steinel America NM 5000-2-24 Automatic Light Level ControllerThe STEINEL NM 5000-2-24 day lighting controller is the ideal choice for controlling site lighting including signage and entryway lighting without the additional need for timed controller. The controller measures ambient brightness by the night economy mode. The optional morning setting allows lights to turn on in the morning between approximately 4:00 and 5:00am and remain on until the set brightness level is achieved.

The NM 5000-2-24 light level controller switches lighting on and off automatically based on light levels. The controller works with a STEINEL Power Pack (required and sold separately), and functions by measuring ambient brightness. It automatically switches lights ON at dusk and OFF as programmed with the various switching options.
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Stay Safe By Installing a Tire Pressure Monitor System in Your Car

May 11, 2012 Leave a comment

Minder Research TMG300C Tire Pressure Monitoring System for CarsThe government estimates that 25% to 33% of all the vehicles on the road have at least one tire that is dangerously under inflated. Being only 6 psi below the recommended pressure can cause a catastrophic blowout or loss of control. Even if you avoid a blowout, low pressure causes premature tire wear of up to 25% reduction in tire life, and consumes 5% more gas. And overinflation is nearly as bad, as it reduces the contact patch with the road, negatively affecting handling and braking. What’s the solution, other than driving yourself crazy checking your tire pressures every day? Install this Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) and your car’s tire pressures are monitored all the time you are driving, and you will be alerted instantly if one (or more) tire loses pressure or if temperatures approach dangerous levels. Installation is super easy: charge the display, set the vehicle maker’s recommended pressures, then replace each tire’s valve caps one at a time as you program the display. That’s it! You can’t look at a tire and tell if it is inflated properly, but now you can look at your dashboard and know you’re safe.
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Know Exactly Where Your Motorcycle or ATV Is at all Times, and Receive Problem Alerts on Your Smartphone

March 13, 2012 Leave a comment

Guard Dog GD-MT100 MotoTrac GPS TrackerIt would be great to hop on your motorcycle or ATV and head out for a relaxing day or weekend, but what if someone else had the same idea – take your bike out for a ride? Unfortunately, in today’s world, you can’t always count on your bike staying where you left it. The Guard Dog MotoTrac 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 MotoTrac for a month if the main battery power goes out. Supports iPhone, Android, and BlackBerry smartphones. Many insurance companies will offer discounts based on a Guard Dog installation.
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Wouldn’t it be Nice to Receive a Reminder to Not Pull Into Your Garage When You Have Gear Loaded on Your Roof Rack

January 5, 2012 Leave a comment

It can be easy to forget about the bicycle, kayak, camping equipment, or other gear strapped to the roof of your vehicle, especially after a long drive. And if you pull into your garage with your gear on the top of your car, you could significantly damage your gear, your car, and your home. This wireless alert system prevents that from ever happening again. Consisting of a wall-mounted sign, audio alerter, and gear tags, the alert system is easy to use and could potentially save you thousands of dollars in repairs. The sign should be mounted where it is visible to you as you pull into the garage while the audio alerter can be clipped to your sun visor. Gear tags are water resistant and can be attached directly to your equipment or slipped into bags and cases.

With the included power adapter, the sign is continually detecting for the gear tags to provide constant protection. When gear tags are in sensing range of the sign, audio and visual warnings will be issued – the sign will flash and the alerter will beep. The warnings will last three minutes, so you can be sure to see and hear them. The alerter can easily be silenced with a quick button press. Comes with one alerter for your car and two gear tags. Read more

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