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Automatically Adjust Light Levels According to Currently Available Amount of Light

January 24, 2012 Leave a comment

Leviton WSCPC-W LevNet RF Self-Powered Wireless Light SensorBuilt-in photo cells make this light sensor completely self-powered. You won’t need to move existing wiring or install additional wiring to power this sensor. And you’ll never have to replace its batteries. The sensor harvests energy from the sun to power itself, enough to continually power itself in up to 48 hours of total darkness. The sensor can be operational after just one minute of charge time. Use this sensor with any LevNet RF or EnOcean receiver to control relays and other switching devices, as well as dimmable devices.

This light sensor assesses the amount of light currently available and adjusts your lighting as necessary. When no light is detected, the sensor will automatically turn on the lights connected to its receivers. If the sensor decides there is ample natural light, it will turn off any connected lights. You can even program the sensor to a dimmable light source and it will dim or brighten the lamp as needed. Designed with energy-savings in mind, this sensor reduces energy usage by making sure lights are not kept on when they aren’t needed. And since the sensor is solar-powered, you will never see an increase in your electricity bill – all you will notice is savings! Read more

Protect Your Vacation Home While It’s Vacant

January 17, 2012 Leave a comment

Product Title (In box)Protecting your vacation home when you aren’t there can be stressful and challenging. Peace of mind can be achieved with the Sensaphone Monitoring and Control System. The Sensaphone monitors abnormal conditions and sends alerts straight to your phone. From temperature changes to burglary, get the alert you need fast. In the event that a change is detected, the Sensaphone can call up to four different numbers. Once installed, the monitor can detect water leaks, changes in humidity, outdoor temperature, glass breaking, motion detection, and the opening of windows or doors. Monitor environmental conditions such as wind, rain, and freezing outdoor temperatures. Customize different alarm messages using pre-recorded voice notes. Also, maintain even greater control by accessing the built-in microphone for live monitoring. Even if your vacation home landline is left off the hook, the Sensaphone can automatically re-establish a dial tone to make an outgoing alarm call. For web-based control, consider the Sensophone Web 600.

The Sensaphone Monitoring and Control System extends beyond protection alerts. Set the house to be the temperature that you want before you arrive by connecting the Sensaphone to your thermostat. Or use INSTEON compatible sensors and controls to manage lights and appliances. With a simple phone call, you can turn your lights on to give your home the appearance of being lived in. Also, have the ability to grant access to your home by connecting an electronic door strike to remotely lock and unlock your door. Additional input sensors may also be compatible with: water sensors, humidity sensors, indoor and outdoor temperature sensors, glass break sensors, indoor motion sensors, and smoke detectors. Read more

Don’t Fuss With Changing the Speed of Your Windshield Wipers as the Rain Pressure Changes!

December 18, 2011 Leave a comment

Hydreon RT-50A Rain Tracker Windshield Wiper ControlWe have all done it–we lower the speed of our windshield wipers as we drive through a patch of clear skies, and then we get to an area where there is huge downpour so then we have to increase the speed. Having to keep changing the speed of your windshield wipers can quite annoying and not to mention distracting while trying to drive in already hazardous conditions. Turning your wipers on and off is a nuisance when it’s not raining enough to justify leaving them on, and even the intermittent setting is too frequent. It would also be convenient if your wipers simply turned themselves on when needed, leaving your hands and mind free to drive your car. The Rain Tracker needs only five connections to your car, and the entire system can be installed in an hour or so. So if your car doesn’t already come equipped with automatic sensing wipers, don’t worry this is the answer! Make sure you get this before we truly see high amounts of rain. Read more

Get into the Halloween Spirit & Have Some Spooky Fun by Using a Ghost Meter to detect Paranormal Activity!

October 20, 2011 Leave a comment

Ready for Halloween?

Are there ghosts that lurk around us as we go about our daily lives?

What better time to find out but Halloween!

Come to your own conclusion and do your own investigation using the Ghost Meter. Aside from a camera, it is the most basic tool for any ghost hunter. When ghostly activity takes place, electromagnetic anomalies often occur in the environment. This meter allows you to detect these electromagnetic frequency (EMF) disturbances.

The Ghost Meter is an accurate instrument with a needle readout that measures from 0 to 5 milligaus and is devoted to monitoring high quality paranormal activity. The Ghost Meter has been calibrated to ignore the extremely subtle EMF emissions surrounding the human body, yet is still sensitive enough to detect the small, distinct, erratic EMF energy fluctuations frequently found at reputed haunted locations. An adjustable audio tone and flashing LED light indicators are built in that allow you to use the meter in the dark or without looking at it and detect activity from far away. It can also be operated in silent mode so it doesn’t interfere with EVP (Electronic Voice Phenomenon) recordings or distract other investigators during an investigation. Strong, erratic, and/or fluctuating readings are commonly found in haunted locations as these energy fields seem to have a connection to the presence of ghosts. Often, pictures taken of the area where these reading occur will produce an apparition. Be the next ghost hunter and conduct your own paranormal surveys anywhere you go with this lightweight, compact ghost meter. This product requires the use of one 9 volt battery, sold separately. Read more

Protect Your Company’s Expensive IT Equipment by Monitoring the Temperature

September 11, 2011 Leave a comment

Temperture@lert TM-STD30 USB Edition

  • Real-time temperature alerts
  • Pre-calibrated sensor
  • No batteries or AC power required
  • Ability to send to alerts to one or more email addresses
  • Runs on Windows 2000, XP, 2003 Server, Vista, 7, and 2008 Server

Temperature@lert USB Edition is a low-cost, high-performance device that monitors the ambient temperature in your server room and alerts you via email when the temperature rises or falls outside your acceptable range.

The temperature sensor is accurate to within ±0.5 degrees C and can report temperatures from -40 to +200 degrees F. Temperature@lert connects to your PC via an available USB port and runs as a Windows service. Powered by your computer’s USB port, it never needs new batteries or an AC power adapter. The customizable alert message can be sent continuously or just once when an alert is triggered. Real-time graphing and XML support provide you with the tools you need to integrate temperature readings into websites and other third party applications. Read more

Get an Early Start in Preparing for the Rainy Season!

August 18, 2011 Leave a comment

You can be sure that this upcoming rainy season is relaxing by always knowing how much rain has fallen and you won’t have to go out in a downpour to keep track.

Instant Transmission is the latest wireless transmitting technology exclusively developed and designed by La Crosse Technology. It completely updates and transmits outdoor weather readings every six seconds so that you can monitor meteorological changes as they happen. The self-emptying rain collector can be mounted up to 330 ft. away from the receiver in your home. You can set an alarm to inform you when a certain amount has fallen between 0″ and 4″ in a 24-hour period. A rainfall indicator lets you know how fast it’s coming down from a light shower to a major rain event with display icons. Receiver uses two AAA alkaline batteries (not included). Remote rain sensor uses two AAA alkaline batteries (not included).La Crosse WS-9004U-IT-CBP Wireless Rain Gauge Double Blister

La Crosse Technology introduced radio-controlled clocks to the US market in 1991 and continues to be on the cutting edge of this technology across America. All of their weather instruments, clocks and watches are calibrated daily to the atomic time standard of the National Institute of Standards and Technology. All instruments default to fahrenheit, inches, mph and all atomic time pieces are tuned to a 60 kHz, WWVB radio signal in Fort Collins Colorado. Read more

Use This Optical Rain Gauge to measure Rainfall or to Control Systems

August 3, 2011 Leave a comment

Hydreon RG-11 Rain Gauge

 

 

 

  • Measures rainfall by counting drops
  • Maintenance-free
  • Extremely sensitive – can count just one drop
  • Adjustable sensitivity
  • Measures both rain amount and intensity

 

 

Now you can accurately measure your rainfall without going outside to empty the bucket! You could also use this as a rain sensor to trigger your skylights to close at the firs few drops of rain, or disable your sprinkler system. The rain sensor works by detecting the change in light patterns when water drops on the outside surface of the dome absorb beams of light, rather than being reflected back inside the dome. The sensor is completely sealed, so no insects or leaves can jam up the mechanism and cause it to fail – there are no mechanical parts. The dome shape is naturally self-cleaning, unlike other type of rain gauge that require periodic cleaning of water residue and accumulated debris. Since the sensor works by counting rain drops, it begins registering when the first drop hits, unlike “bucket” rain gauges that need to fill to some level. It is not affected by vibration from high winds, nor by the effect of rain hitting with increased energy from wind. The sensor can also signal a control system when it is dark outside. Install in air conditioning ducts to be alerted if condensation is forming inside the ducts.

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