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New Year Project Highlights

The EDG Team recently completed an installation and we thought we would start the year off by sharing some of the project's highlights.

Exploring Schlage’s New Smart Lock

The new Schlage Sense is a smart lock from Schlage: a company with a reputation for security. The lock responds to your key, a four digit phone, or your smartphone.

Solution Idea: In-Wall and Ceiling Speakers

[caption id="attachment_7410" align="alignright" width="300"] Front and Back of an Invisible Speaker[/caption] There's a lot of talk these days about invisible speakers that are hidden behind walls yet somehow still fully functional. You might be wondering how they work and whether or not...

Apple's HomeKit

What Can Apple’s “HomeKit” Do For You?

On Monday, Apple announced a new application called HomeKit which will allow developers to create new technology specifically designed to work with Apple's iOS devices. This means there will be opportunities for your iPhone to control various parts of your home including your lighting systems,...

Meet Nest’s New Brother: the Nest Protect

From the makers of the smart learning thermostat, Nest Labs has again redefined home technology with its new Nest Protect, a smoke and carbon monoxide detector that does "much more than just sound a shrill alarm when there’s danger in your home." The Nest Protect alerts you where the danger...

Savant Smart Media

What the brainy folks at Savant alluded to years back was pretty simple: develop a platform that provides long term value, something that you can continue to enjoy and invest in over time with both software and hardware enhancements. The mission of EDG’s partner, Savant Systems, is to provide...

Honeywell’s new Wi-Fi Thermostat helps you earn money

Forget saving on your electric bill--why not make money off it? Honeywell, the inventor of the original coal furnace thermostat, is churning out a feature that alerts users of “Demand Response” energy events--times when everyone in your neighborhood is plugging in too many devices into the...

HDMI 2.0: A New Resolution

It has been 11 years since development began on the HDMI format. Nowadays, HDMI has become a standard household item for High-Definition entertainment. Anything recent, audio and video related, is more than likely to contain a form of the HDMI connector whether it is an A, B, C, D, or E type of...

Apple Wants to Make an Unbreakable iPhone

As if you haven’t already heard: Apple’s update of the iPhone 5 made the tech world gape in awe at its new feature--the Touch ID, a fingerprint identity sensor. Apple’s Touch ID allows iPhone users to use their fingerprint as their passwords, conveniently placing the sensor on the home...

New Blu-Rays For This Week

New Blu Rays for this week. In the second of a weekly series of blog posts we highlight a few blu-rays that you should add to your collection. Every Tuesday new movies are released for your home theater consumption, so we will have your back and let you know exactly which ones you should own and...

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