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It’s the Final Countdown!

September 12, 2012 Leave a comment

Datexx DF-33 Miracle Time Cube 5-15-30-60 Minute Preset Timer

Time is precious. Don’t waste any with this Datexx Miracle Time Cube! This fun and sleek timer omits inaccurate dials, buttons and switches. The cube’s four sides determine the accurate 5, 15, 30, or 60 minute countdown. To use the timer simply turn it to the side showing the desired countdown time. Once turned to the desired amount of time, the timer will beep and immediately begin its countdown process. No clicking or any other noises will be heard while the unit is counting down that may disturb you from a nap or any other activity requiring a quiet or focused atmosphere. A digital display is featured on the bottom of the unit in order to allow you to check on how much time has elapsed. Use this product for cooking or baking, meetings, homework, studying, preparing speeches, test-taking, time-outs for misbehaving children, power napping, exercise training and so much more.

 

Left the Curling Iron On? Turn it Off Remotely While You are Still Out!

September 11, 2012 Leave a comment

If it Plugs In, You Can Turn it On or Off from Anywhere with Wemo

Belkin F7C027fcAPL WeMo Home Automation Switch

  • Turn electronics on or off – from anywhere
  • Operates over Wi-Fi and mobile internet, at home and away
  • You’ve already got everything you need: WeMo works with your existing Wi-Fi router and any Apple iPod touch, iPhone, iPad – iOS 5 or higher

You no longer have to worry again about burning the house down with a left-on curling iron or space heater. You don’t have to worry about wasting electricity with that left-on closet light. Coffee still brewing at home while you are already in an office meeting? Simply bust out that iPhone or iPad and turn it off! All you need is your phone, WeMo and the WeMo App and you are ready to save money, conserve energy and maintain peace of mind. With WeMo, you can remotely turn on or off any appliance plugged in to a WeMo switch from anywhere your phone or tablet receives internet. Or, you can set timers and schedules while you are away. With mutlitple WeMo Switches and Motion Sensors, you can control as much of your home at your fingertips as you like!

Put Your Plug-In Appliances on a Weekly Schedule

April 6, 2012 Leave a comment

Woods 50002 Indoor 7-Day Mechanical Plug-In Timer, 3-Prong

 

 

  • Timer settings repeat every week
  • Up to 6 on/off settings per day
  • Programmable in 2-hour intervals
  • Use with lamps, fans, and just about any other 3-prong appliance
  • CFL compatible for use with energy efficient light bulbs

 

This 7-day timer creates automatic on and off times, making your life more convenient while saving energy. Program your lights to turn on at sunset on night when you know you will be home late so you never walk into a dark house again. Or set a heater to automatically power up on mornings when you have to get up early. You can even set your lights to turn on and off automatically while you are on vacation to ward off would-be burglars. Especially perfect for holiday lights, this timer lets you enjoy your decorations without the stress of remembering to turn them off at bedtime. Up to 6 on/off settings in 2-hour intervals can be programmed in a single day and each day can be programmed independently. Settings are repeated every 7 days. Programming your time settings only takes a few minutes – a quick pin adjustment is all it takes. Pins are permanently attached so you won’t lose them. Use the timer with just about any 3-prong plug-in appliance, including lamps, fans, space heaters, holiday lights and decorations, fountains, and more. This timer features warm and neutral colors which compliment many different styles of home décor. Read More

Rainy Weather Headed Your Way? Control Your Sprinkler System During Wet Weather

March 14, 2012 Leave a comment

Cyber-Rain 01XCISC08-G Complete XCI Cloud System with Gateway, 16-Zone

 

Cyber Rain’s XCI Cloud is a ground-breaking smart sprinkler controller which conserves water used in landscaping by irrigating plants based on their needs instead of pre-scheduled timers. The power of the internet along with existing sensors and detailed information about the plants, their locations and their soils are all used to create a simple and affordable water-wise irrigation system. This complete kit includes everything you need to convert your existing sprinkler system into an intelligent web-enabled irrigation system.

The XCI Cloud complete kit includes a wireless access point which connects to the internet allowing the Cloud to receive live weather information free of charge, for adjusting watering needs and allowing the user to monitor, program, or control the system remotely from anywhere in the world. This saves you water and money on your utility bill, as well as preventing the hassle and cost of plant replacement. The XCI Cloud stops the sprinkler system on rainy days, automatically decreases the watering schedule on cold or humid days, and increases it on hot and dry days. The slope of the land where each plant is located is taken into consideration to prevent wasted water from run off. It also saves water and plants by alerting you of any failed or broken valves. Unlike timer systems, Cyber-Rain keeps track of exactly how much water your sprinkler system is using allowing you to compare your ‘before’ and ‘after’ water bills to see the difference. Read More

Attention Southern California Residents: SoCal Water$mart is providing rebates to residential customers of participating Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWD) and participating water agencies. The rebates are being offered for those purchasing water conservation devices; this includes the Cyber-Rain Computer-Controlled Sprinkler System.

Send an Alert to Your Z-Wave Network Whenever Water, Freezing Temperatures, or a Low-Battery Condition is Detected

March 6, 2012 Leave a comment

DynaQuip Controls ZWCFS1 Z-Wave WaterCop Wireless Water and Freeze Alarm

 

 

This Z-Wave enabled Wirelss Water and Freeze Alarm monitors your home 24-hours a day for leaking pipes, corroded water heaters, fixtures in bathrooms and laundry rooms, automatic water and ice dispensers, and other appliances that could cause water damage. Upon the detection of water or freezing temperatures, this device will send out a water leak alert on our Z-Wave nertwork. The ZWCFS1 sensors are much more effective at protecting your home against water damage when used with a WaterCop Z-Wave Automatic Shut-Off Valve (Sold Separately), but not needed. Using the ZWCFS1 that has not been included with a Z-Wave network will still notify you of leaks (audible alarm does not sound for temperature alerts) using the audible alarm. This unit is battery powered and will send an alert throughout the Z-Wave network at regular intervals when a low-battery condition, in addition, an audible “chirp” will sound to alert you of a low battery within the water and freeze alarm.

Built into this sensor is a 85 decibel siren. This siren will sound an 82 decibel audible alarm and will send an alert message to the Z-Wave network (If already included in a Z-Wave network). Pressing and performing a 2-second hold on the Program switch will clear the Water Alarm. When freezing temperatures are detected an alert message is sent to the Z-Wave network. No audible alert will occur. With a Z-Wave gateway or the appropriate web-enabled Z-Wave controller, you will be able to check the status of this sensor remotely as well as receive text message via smartphone or email messages whenever an alert is sent. Install this sensor under sinks, next to sump pumps, water heaters, laundry rooms, bathroom floor, storage area, garage, utility sink, vacation/recreation homes, boats, etc. Read More

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