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Signal Relay’s role in Smart Tech

Signal Relay’s role in Smart Tech

You walk into your living room and announce, “Lights turn on”, and, presto! The room is suddenly illuminated. So exactly how does this happen? How does your voice command travel from your control center, to the devices that you want to control? The signal has to be transmitted somehow – and the answer lies ...

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Insteon the Home of Home Automation

Insteon the Home of Home Automation

So you want a Smart Home, you want home automation in your home and not just the movies. So what is Insteon? In a nutshell, Insteon is a robust, redundant dual mesh network. What a bunch of dense technobabble! Okay, let’s pick through it one word at a time. Redundant is a coveted word in technology. It means ...

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Pros and Cons to UPB Home Automation

Pros and Cons to UPB Home Automation

Universal Powerline Bus (UPB) is a proprietary software protocol developed by Powerline Control Systems for power-line communication between devices used for home automation. Household electrical wiring is used to send digital data between UPB devices via pulse-position modulation. Communication can be peer to ...

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X10 the Grandfather of Automation

X10 the Grandfather of Automation

If you’re interested in home automation, then chances are, you’ve already encountered X10. It’s kind of impossible to miss when it’s the most widely distributed, most popular, and most affordable home automation technology on the market. The protocol was developed in 1975 and has remained largely unchanged to ...

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The Pros and Cons of X10 Home Automation

The Pros and Cons of X10 Home Automation

X10 is a protocol for communication among electronic devices used for home automation (domotics). It primarily uses power line wiring for signaling and control, where the signals involve brief radio frequency bursts representing digital information. A wireless radio based protocol transport is also defined. You ...

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Z-Wave the Home of your Home Automation

Z-Wave the Home of your Home Automation

Designed by Danish home-automation giant Zensys, Z-Wave has established itself as the de facto standard in wireless home control. Z-Wave is one of the most widely distributed and reliable wireless home automation systems on the market because it was developed primarily for residential use and sensor networks – ...

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Smart Lighting Devices

Smart Lighting Devices

Having control over your lighting is not only convenient when you’re home, but it’s also a security measure when you’re away. Going away for a long weekend? No problem: set your exterior and interior lights to switch on and off at random times, to give your home the ‘lived in’ look. When automating your lighting ...

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Advantages of Smart Home Technology

Advantages of Smart Home Technology

Smart homes are designed to make life for the occupants as easy as possible. They automate many of the menial tasks we sometimes don’t even think about. As well as add some seriously cool perks to the crib! Some of the new innovations provide some pretty sweet customization options that can include: ...

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