What's New in Home Automation Tech at CES 2017

Check out what's new in home automation tech with Smartbeing Inc.'s WooHoo, which was presented at CES 2017.

Different Soils and How They Affect Foundations

Soil Types and Foundation Systems The soil type where you are planning to build a home can have a dramatic impact on your project. Every house has a foundation which must be built skillfully and safel

Alert management for home healthcare based on home automation analysis. - PubMed - NCBI

Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2010;2010:2128-31. doi: 10.1109/IEMBS.2010.5627249. Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

10 Ways a Smart Lighting System can Enhance the Kitchen and Bath

So much happens in the kitchen and bath that it’s often difficult to have the lights at the right intensity levels at all times. When you’re cooking, you need the lights brighter; lower when you s

Monitor the Air Quality in Your House Though Airthings Online Dashboard

When the air quality of your home is under par, allergies can flare up, wood flooring can warp, and your health and well-being can be compromised. There are a variety of sensors available that can mea

Eaton Halo Home Lighting System Works with Alexa

Wireless lighting systems are becoming increasingly sophisticated in capabilities. The Eaton Halo Home is one example of a system that sacrifices none of its new innovation for its ease of installat

The Benefits of a Covered Patio

Adding on a Covered Patio Many people have patios in their garden and enjoy it every chance they get but sometimes the weather doesn’t want to work with you, and that’s why patio covers are the id

Motorized Kitchen Cabinets Lift to Reveal Appliances in New Smart Home

When you’re willing to get creative with the smart systems in your house, some really great things can happen. The owners of this 4,000+ square foot penthouse apartment in Sarasota, Fla., were ready

Outdoor Speakers that Blend Into the Backyard

Backyards are meant to connect you with nature, and nothing looks more unnatural amid the shrubbery and landscape than a regular-style speaker. To help you integrate audio into your outdoor entertainm

Pioneer Elite A/V Receiver Delivers Immersive Audio on a Budget

You want Dolby Atmos or DTS:X surround-sound for your media room. You also want to be able to distribute music to speakers throughout the house. You might be tempted to buy two different products to h

What's New in Home Automation Tech at CES 2017 - Commercial Roofing Pros

Check out what's new in home automation tech with Smartbeing Inc.'s WooHoo, which was presented at CES 2017.

5 Color Trends for Smart Home Technology in 2018

For years, the focus when adding technology to a home was, well, to make it not be the focus. Homeowners and their professional home systems integrators strove to fuse it so seamlessly into the cosm

Home Security Just Got a Smart Lock

Smart locks have been around for some time. Home security systems have existed even longer. It seems like the two would be perfect duo for protecting your home. But they’ve operated largely as two i

Is HDMI Cable Able to Reach Your New Addition?

Maybe you’re itching to add an outdoor TV to the patio this summer. Perhaps you’re finally updating the guest house on your property by adding some A/V. Then there’s the addition you are thinkin

Leviton Wi-Fi Lighting Controls Now Integrate with Nest Devices, No Hub Required

By Andrew Nichols Integration is the name of the game when it comes to adding smarts to your house. The more easily devices can communicate with each other, the more opportunities you’ll have to aut

Tips for Spring Roof Maintenance

Getting You Property Ready For A New Season Spring has finally sprung and the warmth of the new season has melted most of the winter’s snow. It’s time to start doing a little work outdoors to get

Style Options for Metal Roofing

Metal roofing isn’t just for agricultural, commercial, and industrial applications any longer. You see corrugated metal roofing on homes and businesses all across the country. However, in today’s

Can You Install Metal Roofing Over Asphalt Shingles

Know The State and Local Codes There are advantages and disadvantages to every roofing material. Asphalt shingles are more affordable but have a shorter lifespan. Clay tiles are extremely durable but

Commercial Building Code vs Residential Building Code

Differences in Commercial and Residential Structures We all know that there is a big difference between commercial buildings and residential buildings. The design and the size are the obvious contras

Pros of a Suspended Ceiling (and a few Cons)

A suspended ceiling, sometimes called a drop or false ceiling, is an additional ceiling that is installed below the original top of the room. It consists of a lightweight metal grid system that is su

Denver’s Green Roof Mandate

Indications For Roofing Contractors In November of 2017, Denver voters passed a mandate that requires large buildings of at least 25,000 square feet incorporate either rooftop garden areas, solar ener

Roofing Underlayment Options

Protecting Your Investment It’s no exaggeration to say that the roofing system is one of the most critical components of a structure. There are a lot of varieties of roofing materials based on main

Building Standards for Modular Homes

The building codes for modular homes are strict. They fall under the same rules as any type of construction as far as the type of materials used and how they are appraised. In the United States, all m

Top Automated Home Thermostats for 2016

By Bryn Huntpalmer Home automation is becoming more and more practical with every new product, but none are as practical as the smart home thermostat. It self-adjusts to precisely meet your family’s

Insteon On/Off Outlet

The World’s First Remote-Controllable Dual Outlet With the Insteon On/Off Outlet, you can control either the upper or lower outlet independently – from a wall switch in the same room – or from

Insteon Hub

Control Insteon light bulbs, wall switches, outlets, and thermostats at home or remotely and receive instant email or text message alerts from motion, door and window, water leak, and smoke sensors wh

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MOSS Zombonitron Basic Robot Builder Kit

If you remember how much fun it was to build with toys like LEGOS as a kid then you remember sitting around for hours letting your creativity run wild as you create all types of…

Vacu Vin Snap-On Bottle Thermometer

Whites and reds, 90 point or 2 buck chuck, not all wines are meant to be treated the same and that also means serving temperature. The Snap-On Bottle Thermometer by Vacu Vin is the perfect…

iDevices Bluetooth Kitchen Thermometer

Cooking a perfectly prepared chicken, steak, burger, etc. is not only a delicious achievement but a great feeling of accomplishment. For those of us that aren’t avid cookers it’s hard to know when

EnerPlex Backpack with Solar Panel

The PACKR Solar Backpack might seem gimmicky and over the top but don’t let your imagination paint the picture of some goofy over-the-top product before seeing it. The integrated solar panel is flex

Rogue Wallet Cherry Wood with Birdseye Maple Inlay

A part of style and fashion is finding something that can make a statement. Be that trend setter every time you pull out your wallet MADE OF WOOD! This item by Rogue Wallet is the…

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