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Smart lighting costs how much?

Smart lighting costs how much?

Don’t ask, don’t tell Smart lighting costs are usually a mystery. You know the old saying “If you have to ask the price, you can’t afford it”? That seems to be what you face when trying to figure out the acutal cost of installing lighting automation. A lot of sales...

CCTV camera surveillance – unplanned obsolescence?

CCTV camera surveillance – unplanned obsolescence?

”I always feel like somebody’s watching me” - Rockwell The CCTV camera surveillance industry is the latest traditional “old school” stable business to be impacted by advances in technology. With digital cameras available in everything from cellphones to computers,...

Smart lighting controls stuck in neutral?

Smart lighting controls stuck in neutral?

Crossing the neutral zone Smart lighting controls remind me of classic Star Trek folklore. The Neutral Zone was a buffer area in space measuring one light year in width that separated the United Federation of Planets from the Romulans. Crossing the Neutral Zone was...

Why Is Smart Home Security So Hard?

Why Is Smart Home Security So Hard?

Securing The Modern Smart Home Is A Challenge It seems like every day there is a news story about some smart home security problem. It might be a security camera or other smart home device. The news reports are scary and often blow the problem out of proportion. But...

Sonos diagnostics – secret web menu

Sonos diagnostics – secret web menu

Sonos diagnostics are built into every Sonos device has in a tiny web server.. If you know the network IP address of any Sonos device on your local network, it's easy to bring up this secret diagnostic web menu with any browser.Just point your web browser to one of...

Work from home favorite gadgets

Work from home favorite gadgets

This may not be for you I’ve been asked to describe the tech gear that I use as my work from home setup. Please understand this this is simply what I use. I’m not suggesting everyone should run out and buy this stuff. Especially since my own needs are a combination of...