Published Articles

We invite you to learn more about home technology in our archive of industry articles I’ve written or contributed to.

Command Central. Smart Homes Aren’t Just for the Rich and Famous Anymore. Seattle Magazine | by Maria Dolan
Like a private jet or a megayacht, a high-tech home was once a trophy purchase for the extremely wealthy…But in the last few years, technology advancements have allowed even the households on a budget to incorporate “smart home” technology—and its potential eco-benefits—into their lives. Read more…

A Well-planned Home Technology System Can Lead to More Control and Less CostInnovative Home Magazine | by Jennifer Griffin
Green building is a concept that’s quickly gaining ground. In fact, earth-savvy homeowners are spending more time than ever selecting the right building materials and looking for ways to conserve resources. An area that is often overlooked or understated, however, is home technology. Read more…

Can High Tech Equal High Environmental Impact?
Northwest EcoBuilding Guild, Green Pages | 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. Read more…

Don’t Get Left in the Dark
Home Technology Products Magazine | by Brett Griffin
Whether for security, safety or entertainment, controlled lighting is becoming more and more apparent in homes today. Read more…

High Tech Hookups
Lowes for Pros | by Chuck Ross
From simple lighting controllers to whole-house integrated systems for data, security and entertainment, the residential automation market is exploding. Read more…

Intermingling X-10 and New Lighting Technologies in the Home
hometoys.com | 
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, leading most professional installers to look for other technologies. Read more…