Smart homes aren’t just for the rich and famous anymore.Articles

by Brett Griffin on April 15, 2010 with 0 comments

Published in: Seattle Magazine | April 2010 | By Marie Dolan | www.seattlemag.com Like a private jet or a megayacht, a high-tech home was once a trophy purchase for the extremely wealthy. Bill and Melinda Gates famously spent more than $60 million on their Medina mansion—a cost driven in part by the countless microcomputers controlling not only major household …

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Home Technology Made Beautifully SimpleArticles

by Architechtronics Team on February 1, 2010 with 0 comments

Home Technology Made Beautifully Simple Home technology has become essential in any living space. Where we live today, home technology must co-exist. Computers, audio equipment and televisions are all part of our everyday lives. What many people don’t know is that as we fully incorporate home technologies we can achieve the exact look we want …

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Can High Tech Equal High Environmental Impact?Articles

by Brett Griffin on April 15, 2009 with 0 comments

Published in: Northwest EcoBuilding Guild, Green Pages | April 2009 | By Jennifer Griffin Advances in home control systems have made it easier for automatic controls to operate lighting, regulate temperature, monitor irrigation, and manage energy use. The result is a home that functions to promote optimum comfort, while conserving money, energy, water, and time. Green Building products …

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The Power of OneArticles

by Brett Griffin on April 15, 2008 with 0 comments

A well-planned home technology system can lead to more control and less cost (and it’s good for the planet, too!) Published in: Innovative Home | Spring 2008 | By Jennifer Griffin The current darling of the shelter industry, green building is a concept that’s quickly gaining ground. In fact, earth-savvy homeowners are spending more time than ever selecting the right …

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Intermingling X-10 and New Lighting Technologies in the HomeArticles

by Brett Griffin on January 15, 2006 with 0 comments

Published at: Home Toys | January 2006 | By Brett Griffin Intermingling X-10 and New Lighting Technologies in the Home Lighting control has come a long way since two scientists developed X-10 around 40 years ago. X-10 has grown to provide lighting control at affordable prices— appealing to approximately fifteen million X-10 users. Although affordable, X-10 has faced reliability issues, …

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High Tech HookupsArticles

by Brett Griffin on October 15, 2005 with 0 comments

From simple lighting controllers to whole-house integrated systems for data, security and entertainment, the residential automation market is exploding. Published at: Lowe’s for Pros | October 2005 | By Chuck Ross Building automation is old-hat for electricians involved in commercial construction. Office buildings, schools and factories have been tying heating and lighting systems together, and developing plans for more …

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Don’t Get Left in the DarkArticles

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Whether for security, safety or entertainment, controlled lighting is becoming more and more apparent in homes today. Published at: Home Technology Magazine | October 2005 | By Brett Griffin Whether for security, safety or entertainment, controlled lighting is becoming more and more apparent in homes today. Unlike standard timers that are predictable, a central home control system with lighting control …

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