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  1. New Brilliant Control Smart Home Panel Makes Home Automation Easier and More Affordable

    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...
  2. How to choose a security system company

    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.
  3. Home Automation 101: Home Automation Options

    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...
  4. Apple Begins Selling Canada’s Ecobee Smart Thermostat in Stores

    Industry News
    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...
  5. Home Depot, Wink Technology join forces in new Smart Home partnership

    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...
  6. Honeywell launches new ‘Lyric’ smart thermostat

    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...
  7. Home automation innovations featured at ‘Smart Home’

    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...
  8. Rogers Adding Smart Home Monitoring to 28 New Locations

    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...
  9. Home Automation, alarm and video surveillance

    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...
  10. Rogers set to unveil Smart Home Monitoring System

    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...
  11. DIY: 4 Source/4 Zone <$1000 set up?

    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...
  12. Savant iPhone Home Automation Application a whopping $199

    Home Automation and Security
    Okay, its cool. Home automation application for your iTouch or iPod but $199???
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