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Save Energy and Cut Down Electricity Bills with a Simple Turn Dial Countdown Timer

May 13, 2012 Leave a comment

Woods 59727 Spring Wound Manual Wall Switch Timer, Ivory, 15-Minute

  • Automatically turns connected appliance off after a preset time
  • Set timer with a quick turn of the dial
  • Timer runs up to 15 minutes
  • Lowers energy costs and appliance/bulb use
  • Replaces standard wall switches

The Woods 5972715-Minute Spring Wound Timer is a in-wall timer has a simple dial mechanism, simply set the dial to the number of minutes you want the fan to run. Never worry that you left the bathroom exhaust fan on all day again. Timer will run up to 15 minutes and turn the fan off, helping to keep moisture levels down in the bathroom. Also ideal for lights, bathroom heat lamps and whole house fans. Installation is easy – just install in place of existing wall switch (standard toggle or decorator wall plate). The timer is compatible with compact fluorescent bulbs.
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Track and Analyze Temperature and Humidity Variations in a Given Room

May 12, 2012 Leave a comment

Plugwise Sense Temperature and Air Humidity Sensor
Looking to expand your Plugwise network to do more than just monitor appliance energy consumption? Do so with the Sense Temperature and Air Humidity Sensor from Plugwise. This sensor will measure and track the temperature and humidity of the air in the given room it is in and transmit the data for analyzing over the Plugwise ZigBee wireless network. When installing the sensor it is important to do so within 10 meters (32 feet) of an installed Circle because the Sense will send its data to it for transmitting to the network. The sensor has a temperature measuring range of 0 to 60°C (32 to 140°F) and air humidity tracking range of 5 to 95% RH. The Temperature and Air Humidity Sensor is powered by 1 AA battery which is included with purchase. It is important to note that the Sense is an accessory to the Plugwise network and requires it to be already installed for proper use.

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Battery Powered Timer Automatically Turns Your Toggle Switch On and Off

Woods 59744 Flip Switch Timer
The Woods 59744 Flip Switch Timer fits over your existing wall plate and automatically flips a toggle switch at programmed times. Perfect for turning on and off overhead lighting, ceiling fans, porch lighting and other outlets controlled by a wall switch, giving your home that lived in look while you’re away. There is no wiring required, the timer operates off of two AA batteries, so installation is a snap.

The digital timer is simple to set with 4-button programming, has an easy-to-read LCD display, and a convenient manual override button which allows you to use the switch without affecting the timers set schedule. Up to 2 on/off settings that repeat daily. The Flip Switch is part of the Tru Living Collection of timers that compliment any décor with warm neutrals which bring sophistication and style while maximizing convenience, safety and energy savings.

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Your Home. Just Better. Save time and money while increasing quality of life!

March 19, 2012 Leave a comment

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Flexible, Powerful, and Affordable Solution to Controlling Your Home or Business

February 7, 2012 Leave a comment

Mi Casa Verde is offering home control that is affordable for everyone, with their new VeraLite, Z-Wave controller. Featuring a faster processor and more memory for downloading apps, Vera is more powerful than ever. The VeraLite is designed for those that already have a Wi-Fi router and want to add home control. Advanced users with multiple device types and plug-ins will find Vera is up to almost any challenge. Compatible with INSTEON, Z-Wave, and X10 devices, the Vera allows user’s to easily integrate new lighting or appliance controls into their home, while also providing them a choice between different protocols to be used. Vera is compatible with all other types of Z-Wave devices. This gives the user a larger selection of devices to choose from. Take advantage of everything the Z-Wave world has to offer and choose the devices that best match your home decor.

Vera is a great solution for new construction and those who already have home automation devices installed in their home or business. Vera’s unparalleled interoperability lets you include your existing devices and add on new device types, such as Z-Wave, INSTEON, and IP cameras. Receive an alert and view live video footage on your web enabled mobile device anytime a motion sensor is tripped in your home or business. Imagine knowing exactly when your children get home from school, when an elderly grandparent gets out of bed, or if motion has been detected while you are away on vacation. Vera can automatically turn on lighting so you never have to approach your home in the dark. change a thermostats temperature in your home while on your way there from work. Monitor energy usage to find bad habits you can change to save money and track your spending. Automatically receive notifications when motion is detected, a certain device has been activated, a flood or leak has been detected, and much more.

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INSTEON Compatible EZ1 Home Automation Ready Controller with Z-Wave Capability

January 23, 2012 Leave a comment

Cortexa Automation CTXA-EZ1 INSTEON - Compatible Cortexa EZ1Cortexa Automation’s EZ1 Home Automation Ready (HAR™) controller offers home and small business owners an easy and convenient way to monitor and control devices within the home or business. The Cortexa can control “Smart” systems and devices in the home including lighting, appliances, HVAC, security cameras and more. Cortexa’s HAR™ controller can also help reduce energy bills by up to 30%, saving homeowners time and money while increasing quality of life. All of this can be accomplished by using a wide variety of INSTEON enabled devices including lighting, HVAC control, door and window sensors, motion detectors, garage door status/control and more. The Cortexa also works with other devices including Z-Wave products, Global Cache, T.E.D (The Energy Detective), DSC Security, Rain8Net, and Somfy shade controls.

Combining INSTEON’s Solutions with the Cortexa can bring convenience and peace of mind along with incredible energy savings. How many times have you wondered if you forgot to close your garage door? Or worried lights were left on, the thermostat was not turned down? With the INSTEON Garage Door Control Kit and the Cortexa, you can automatically receive an email or text message if your garage has been left open too long, and close it right from your iPhone, iPad, or computer at work. With the Cortexa and INSTEON Thermostat you can control your heating and cooling from wherever life takes you.

Are you going on vacation soon? Using INSTEON lighting devices and the Cortexa you can put your home in a “Vacation Mode” and your lights will automatically turn On and Off to give the impression you are actually home. You can even check your security cameras while away, just to make sure everything is okay.
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Sleek Motorized Z-Wave Touchscreen Deadbolt for Remote and Automated Access Control

December 4, 2011 Leave a comment

Yale D220ZW619 Motorized Z-Wave Touchscreen Deadbolt Lock, Satin NickelYale Real Living is bringing home owners innovative new Home Control options for their Z-Wave networks. The Yale Z-Wave deadbolt lock with touchscreen combines a highly secure lockset with an elegant electronic interactive touchscreen, which allows users to access their premisis effortlessly with manual control or remote automated control. Designed for seamless integration with any Z-Wave product or automated control systems. Monitor the staus of this device and usage through a centralized controller. Voice guided programming makes set up very easy as well as updates to user information.

This lock will fit in the place of your existing deadbolt and is compatible with all standard interior and exterior doors. Tapered features of the deadbolt allow it to be used even in applications where the door is not perfectly alligned. The wireless Radio Frequency (RF) range of this lock is 50 -100 feet and will need to be at least that close to another network controller in the Wireless Z-Wave System. This RF range can be influenced by surrounding objects and may be extended depending on the location of other Z-Wave devices in the system. If this unit is to be controlled and managed by a single network controller, it is recomended that this Z-Wave lock be programmed through the centralized User Interface (UI) using a PC or hand-held device. This will ensure the best and most reliable communication to and from the deadbolt lock and centralized controller. Read more

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