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How to Start a Smart Home In 2022

There’s never been a better time to upgrade your home into a smart home. But what smart device should I get first? We've assembled a few Wi-Fi devices to help you choose.

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Optimal Locations for Home Security Cameras

We will never be able to predict exactly how or when a burglary will take place. However, we can take preventative actions to avoid or minimize losses from these home invasions by adding security devices to protect our homes. Security cameras are one of the most important home break-in deterrents available and can also provide important video evidence to identify thieves and learn about vulnerable areas on a property.

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Z-Wave 700 and Z-Wave LR Expand the Capabilities of Future Smart Homes

Z-Wave 700 (aka Z-Wave Plus v2), and Z-Wave Long Range (Z-Wave LR) allow new Z-Wave compatible devices to benefit from greater transmission ranges, longer battery life, and other improved features.

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Stay Safe at Work with High Temperature, Mask, and Face Recognition

Keeping employees safe at work during the Covid-19 pandemic has become a challenge for small and large businesses alike; and as the U.S. and other countries do their best to flatten the curve of this pandemic, unfortunately, it’s not going away any time soon. In the meantime, essential companies are looking for safer and easier ways to ensure everyone entering their properties is properly wearing masks and does not have elevated body temperatures. Speco Technologies has found a solution.

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Build a High Speed Gigabit Network with Luxul

Home Controls is proud to announce we now carry Luxul networking devices. Luxul is a trusted name in IP networking solutions, creating high quality wired and wireless network devices for residential and commercial applications. Luxul devices can accommodate any sized home or business regardless of the setup , thanks to their plug-and-play installation design and high capacity specifications, including Gigabit network speeds, Power over Ethernet (PoE) functionality, and more.

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EISsound Builds Easily Expandable Wireless Audio Systems

Home Controls now carries wireless audio streaming systems from EISsound. EISsound, a European manufacturer, was one of the first players in the home audio system industry to introduce audio control units designed to replace standard light switches. Their product designs always include a seamless or universal aesthetic in order to be easily included into any home audio or business installation. EISsound’s wireless audio products use Wi-Fi or Bluetooth technology to deliver music from a single streaming device to expandable multi-room audio setups.

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Optimal Locations for Home Security Cameras

We will never be able to predict exactly how or when a burglary will take place. However, we can take preventative actions to avoid or minimize losses from these home invasions by adding security devices to protect our homes. Security cameras are one of the most important home break-in deterrents available and can also provide important video evidence to identify thieves and learn about vulnerable areas on a property.

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Use Home Automation to Check On Your Kids

Besides making life easier and more secure at home, smart automation and security devices can also be used to help keep tabs on your kids. There are many parents, both single and married, that have to work full-time jobs and can’t always be home at the same time their kids are home, especially after school.

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Stream Music at Home the Best and Easiest Way

Streaming music at home without having to rely on just using your smartphone and an external speaker is now possible and easier than you think.

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Smart Home Products For Renters

Looking for ways to save money on utility bills and make your rented home a smart home? You don’t have to own the building you're living in to start building an automated home system with smart home products.

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How to Make Mornings Easier With Home Automation

Let’s face it: for many of us, waking up during the work week can be a struggle. Whether you sleep through your alarms or force yourself out of bed while still half asleep, it can be hard to quickly muster the energy and focus necessary to kickstart your mornings. For days like these, adding smart home automation devices to your home can potentially improve your morning routine by programing your home to wake up with you. Here at Home Controls we offer a full spread of smart home devices that can make your mornings easier to greet.

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Z-Wave 700 and Z-Wave LR Expand the Capabilities of Future Smart Homes

Z-Wave 700 (aka Z-Wave Plus v2), and Z-Wave Long Range (Z-Wave LR) allow new Z-Wave compatible devices to benefit from greater transmission ranges, longer battery life, and other improved features.

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Autoslide Automatic Sliding Door Systems Now Available

Home Controls now offers home automation and access control devices from Autoslide, the makers of their patented automated sliding door system.

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How Z-Wave Can Help You Work From Home – Home Controls

As more and more people work from home during the Covid-19 pandemic, the need to create safe home offices with comfortable working environments is a must. Adding Z-Wave friendly smart devices to your home can definitely help make it more efficient and more comfortable for your work and living conditions. Most offices I’ve worked in have always provided great lighting, the right temperature, good security, and basically an office/cubicle setting that allowed me to be as productive as possible. Z-Wave can help you accomplish this at home without having to worry about disrupting your workflow, and in many cases, all you need is to provide voice commands or use your smartphone to make it happen.

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How Do I Build a Smart Home with Home Security?

Building a smart home with home security is not as hard as it would seem. There are plenty of home automation controllers that already include home security features that make it easy for you to connect to a variety of smart security devices. From smart door locks with keyless access control to door/window sensors that will notify you as soon as they’re triggered, there is a wide range of security devices to choose from that can easily connect to compatible automation controllers.

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Protect Your Packages with Amazon and Chamberlain In-Garage Delivery

For many of us, receiving Amazon packages in the mail is a common occurrence, and we all often wonder how we can ensure our packages will be safe from drive-by package thieves and porch pirates. Some use surveillance cameras to keep an eye on their packages and others may have smart locks on their gates or patio doors to temporarily unlock to let deliverers drop off packages.

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Introducing Ezlo Plus and Ezlo Secure: The Most Compatible Smart Home Hubs

Home Controls is proud to introduce Vera’s newest and most powerful automation hubs: The Vera Ezlo Plus and the Vera Ezlo Secure. These two smart home automation hubs feature groundbreaking automation features and the latest Z-Wave software to create two of the most powerful, versatile, and compatible smart home hubs in the industry.

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Stay Safe at Work with High Temperature, Mask, and Face Recognition

Keeping employees safe at work during the Covid-19 pandemic has become a challenge for small and large businesses alike; and as the U.S. and other countries do their best to flatten the curve of this pandemic, unfortunately, it’s not going away any time soon. In the meantime, essential companies are looking for safer and easier ways to ensure everyone entering their properties is properly wearing masks and does not have elevated body temperatures. Speco Technologies has found a solution.

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Available Now: Exclusive Surveillance Kit Including the Camect Hub and Seco-Larm Outdoor IP Cameras

Home Controls is partnering with Camect and Seco-Larm to provide an affordable surveillance system kit that is perfect for new or pre-existing security applications. The Camect Smart Video Recorder Hub with Weatherproof 5MP IP Bullet Cameras kit consists of the Camect Smart Video Recorder Hub, and either a group of Seco-Larm Enforcer 5MP Outdoor IP Fixed Lens Turret Cameras or 5MP Outdoor IP Fixed Lens Bullet Cameras.

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Introducing Camect: The World’s Most Intelligent Camera Hub

Home Controls is proud to introduce one of the most intelligent surveillance hubs available: The Camect Home Smart Video Recorder Hub.

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Home Controls 2021 Guide to Smart Home Hubs

Home Controls is here to help with its updated guide to find the right smart home hub for your home.

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Now Offering HAVEN Locks and Home Security Devices

Home Controls now offers home security and access control devices from HAVEN, the makers of the one-of-a-kind HAVEN Lock.

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Tips for Installing IP Surveillance Cameras

Installing an IP surveillance camera system can be a daunting task, especially when it’s for a large home or business. There are a variety of things to consider, such as how many cameras (indoors and outdoors) will be installed and whether or not the cameras will be connected wirelessly or with cables. So before your start drilling holes and mounting cameras, we put together two lists of helpful tips for installing IP surveillance cameras so that you can avoid potential pitfalls and get the very best out of your video surveillance system.

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Why Your Smart Home Needs an Intercom System

Improve the way you communicate with your family at home all while adding another layer of security to your smart home with a home intercom system. Installing a home intercom system eliminates the need to yell for family members across your home to get their attention. With the push of a button, you’ll have instant room-to-room communication with other members of your household without having to leave your current room. Additionally, most intercom systems can incorporate a video doorbell unit, giving you the ability to see and speak with visitors at your front door.

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