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Make Your Fireplace More Efficient

Make Your Fireplace More Efficient

These simple steps will provide more heat from your fireplace this winter.

7 Home Security Alternatives to Owning a Gun

7 Home Security Alternatives to Owning a Gun

Owning a gun isn’t the right or only answer for a lot of people but there are many steps you can take to improve your home security

The Perfect Portable Light Has Arrived

The Perfect Portable Light Has Arrived

Energizer has just launched 3 new portable lights that will make you look for reasons to use them.

Stop Searching and Start Finding with LED Under-Cabinet Lighting

Stop Searching and Start Finding with LED Under-Cabinet Lighting

Easy to install and super bright, these LED under cabinet lights are perfect to illuminate those dark spaces.

The CSYS LED Desklamp from Jake Dyson

The CSYS LED Desklamp from Jake Dyson

I’m back in New York this week and have had the pleasure to attend a couple of events and visit with some old friends and colleagues. It’s also the first time we’ve traveled with our 8-month old son and he’s been awesome. We have kept him on West coast time […]

Warning: Prepare to Convert Your Lightbulbs This Year

Warning: Prepare to Convert Your Lightbulbs This Year

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock you have heard the news that this is the year that the government has mandated we begin changing over to the new energy efficient lightbulbs such as CFL’s and LED’s. The cost of CFL’s has gone down considerably but LED’s are still on […]

Love Incandescent Light? How to Make Your Own Light Bulbs

Love Incandescent Light? How to Make Your Own Light Bulbs

With all of the recent talk of the government regulating the sale of incandescent bulbs, we got to thinking, why not make our own light bulbs. A friend of ours makes it sound like it’s not too difficult but to really make a functioning bulb that works in your home […]

Use Landscape Lighting To Enhance Safety

Use Landscape Lighting To Enhance Safety

While some people prefer a very in-your-face style of home security presence, there are others who lean more towards a subtle, multi-purpose approach to ensuring their home’s safety. One way to accomplish a more low-key, yet attractive level of security is to install landscape lighting around your home. Landscape lighting […]

Builder Magazine Presents Universal Design Must-Haves

Builder Magazine Presents Universal Design Must-Haves

Thanks to a record number of people who are turning 65 in the coming years, Universal Design is becoming the hot topic when it comes to home building and renovating. Simply put, Universal Design means enhancing the accessibility and functionality of a home so that it can serve all residents, […]

Keep Your Home Safe While You’re On Summer Vacation

Keep Your Home Safe While You’re On Summer Vacation

Summer is a prime time for traveling. And while you’re packing and preparing, we suggest taking some time to make sure your home is protected while you’re away. Even if you don’t have an at-home security system, there are several steps you can take to boost your home’s protection–and help […]

Enhance Your Home’s Exterior Security

Enhance Your Home’s Exterior Security

When it comes to protecting your home and your family, the exterior is just as important as any interior security features you may have. The best thing about most of these suggestions is that they’re relatively budget-friendly, too, and therefore easier to incorporate. Of course, one of the number-one exterior […]

ADT Pulse Goes Beyond Remote Security

ADT Pulse Goes Beyond Remote Security

Being able to remotely control your home’s security system is one of the perks of continually evolving technology. But if you need something more comprehensive, consider ADT Pulse, a whole-home automation system that’s customizable to your needs. ADT Pulse goes beyond security, allowing you to access home automation, climate and […]

Home Office Design Makeover

Home Office Design Makeover

There’s no reason your home office has to reflect the drudgery of bill paying, document filing, and to-do lists. Like any other room, it presents an opportunity to make a statement. And, if you work from home, your business will benefit from surrounding yourself with sources of inspiration and stimulation. […]

How To Install a Light Dimmer Switch

How To Install a Light Dimmer Switch

When your lights are controlled by a dimmer switch, they utilize less electricity when you have dimmed the lights. In the long term, this will reduce your consumption of electricity which in turn lowers your electric bill. Changing out your old light switch is a quick and easy task that […]

Outdoor Security Lighting Has Evolved

Outdoor Security Lighting Has Evolved

The NightWatcher is an outdoor security lighting system that separates itself from the pack of other security lighting systems because it not only turns on when it sense motion, but it will also track an intruders motion within it’s field of vision and follow the person. No more hiding in […]

Home Security Monitoring Systems

Home Security Monitoring Systems

There are many home security systems to consider when laying out your plan for home protection. The advancements in these systems grow by leaps and bounds as technology changes and prices drop. Real-time monitoring systems are now all expected to be online and connected. You should be able to login […]

GE Introduces Their Smart Home Technologies at CES

GE Introduces Their Smart Home Technologies at CES

CES has expanded their Connected Home area and it seems that Kenmore and GE are leading the way with introducing their latest in home technologies. For a consumer brand as large as GE its surprising that this is their first appearance at CES. They have taken this opportunity to introduce […]

Holiday Home Security Round-Up

Holiday Home Security Round-Up

We’ve arrived at one of the busiest travel weeks of the year. While you’re off enjoying a healthy dose of holiday merriment, take heed of some of our favorite home security tips to give you the peace of mind in knowing that your home is protected. And if you’re spending […]