Software giant Microsoft wants you to install Windows in your home. No, not the kind made of glass––the company’s researchers have been busy developing software that will make it easier for homes to be automated, controlled and monitored via Internet connectivity. Although there are many home technology devices that have Internet capabilities––security cameras, thermostats, and most […]
What is home automation? When clients call Electronics Design Group for advice on how to automate their homes, oftentimes they’re unsure of what exactly automation is (and how it fits into the “smart home” model), let alone the level of automation that they want to attain. Drawing from almost 26 years of experience, EDG put […]
CEDIA offers a sneak peek of what’s available and what’s coming.
It’s no secret that the iPad has been a tremendous success for Apple. However, just as Android-based phones have taken a serious bite out of Apple’s smart phone market share, Android-based tablets are lining up to take a swing at Apple’s formidable iPad. If you’ve been on the fence as to which team is right […]
Despite a dim economy, home automation is on the rise. According to new numbers from ABI Research, 1.8 million home automation systems shipped globally this year. That number is expected to explode by 2016, when the research firm expects about 12 million systems to get sent out.
Want to freshen up the appearance of your house, enjoy greater convenience and save some energy to boot? Then you should look into a lighting control system.
Oh, to be rich and famous enough that TV networks make shows about fixing up my home. Entourage may be winding down as the hit HBO series recently kicked off its final season, but things are just starting to heat up, technology-wise, at the home of star Kevin Connolly. Hollywood Hi-Tech, a new program on theDIY […]
Consider these features when choosing a whole-house entertainment system.
“It’s ironic that we are all telecom guys and it took us this long to do a phone system,” says Jim Carroll, president of Savant, speaking of the company’s soon-to-ship Telephony Solution product. But judging from the reaction from one integrator, it might have been worth the wait. By the time CEDIA Expo 2011 arrives, Savant […]
Alarm.com releases Extreme Temps automation for heating, cooling your home more efficiently. It’s a baking hot day. Wouldn’t it be nice to have some automated control over your air conditioner, so you don’t run up a hefty bill to cool your home while you’re stuck at work?Alarm.com says it has the answer. The company’s emPower […]