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  1. Home Automation and Security
    Hi, I am trying to install a new MyQ garage door hub. I am able to connect it to my wifi network through my Bell 3000 hub, but the MyQ hub cannot connect to the MyQ server. Documentation says that port 8883 needs to be open, so I opened it (both TCP and UDP and both internal and external) from...
  2. Industry News
    If you’ve been thinking of investing in smart home appliances and solutions, but you weren’t sure how you could control it all at home, check out this new invention. Brilliant Control is a smart home panel- or rather, a ‘smart lighting solution’- that’s been created by Brilliant, a new...
  3. Home Automation and Security
    Hi, I would to start a discussion on how to choose an Alarm System Company. There are so many on the market so I'd like to know what are YOUR tips to select the provider.
  4. Industry News
    Your home works for you – in a standard home, there’s no central hub. You have to go to each object and tell it what to do when you want something done. You have to go to the coffee maker, select the settings, change the filter, add the grinds and then press the button to make it start. You...
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    As of yesterday, Apple has begun selling the Ecobee3 smart thermostat in its stores across North America. The Ecobee3 is Toronto-based company Ecobee’s flagship product and is one of the first Apple Homekit-compatible devices to be sold in Apple stores. The Ecobee is a WiFi-enabled smart...
  6. Industry News
    by Christina Peden Home Depot announced on Tuesday its new partnership with Wink Technology in a bid to make “Smart Home” technology readily available to households across Canada. Representatives from Home Depot demonstrated a variety of connected products at a “Smart Open House” that...
  7. Industry News
    by Christina Peden Honeywell this week launched their latest innovation — the Lyric smart thermostat , designed to make managing the temperature in your home easier than ever. An obvious competitor to Google's Nest Learning Thermostat , the Lyric uses your smartphone location to determine...
  8. Industry News
    by Christina Peden Once thought of as out of reach for most Canadians, home automation via mobile device is set to be available to the average consumer. Today in Toronto, Future Shop showcased the latest in home automation technology at their downtown Smart Home. The Smart Home loft...
  9. Industry News
    Rogers Smart Home Monitoring will be available in 28 new locations across Newfoundland and New Brunswick this fall. As you know, Rogers Smart Home Monitoring enhances 24/7 traditional home security by enabling customers to automate lights, cameras, thermostats and appliances remotely through...
  10. Home Automation and Security
    Hello all, I'm from Vancouver and am new to this forum. I recently bought our first house and am looking at all the possibilities to improve it. This looks like a great forum and hopefully I can get some help getting started here! First of all, I am looking for a security alarm system...
  11. Industry News
    Later today, Rogers Communication will roll out a new Smart Home Monitoring service which combines energy management and home automation features along with a home security system. First announced last November, the system is said to allow users the ability to remotely adjust and configure...
  12. Home Automation and Security
    Hey guys, I am looking for a whole home audio solution for my house. I have been shopping around and doing some reading about how these systems work and I am fairly impressed. I would like to install the system myself, and I have begun planning the location for routing CAT/speaker cable. Here...
  13. Home Automation and Security
    Okay, its cool. Home automation application for your iTouch or iPod but $199???
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