home automation

Plugged in: with this new option, adding home automation to a home plan is as easy as flipping a switch

Installing structured wiring typically hasn’t been that easy when working with a pre-drawn home plan–until now. A new option for the plans in this magazine allows you to include home automation details for just $250.

These details provide direction for wiring every room and beyond–from the front porch to the backyard, and from the attic to the basement. This infrastructure will give your clients centralized control over the systems and electronics in their home.

Unlike robot maids and other gadgets of an imagined future, home automation improves upon the functionality and convenience of devices today’s families already depend on–televisions, smoke detectors, thermostats, speakers, security systems, and motion sensors.

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For example, the door and window sensors of a typical home security system are triggered separately wherever monitored doors and windows open or close. Any motion sensors located on the property are also triggered wherever the hardware senses motion. The triggers are isolated, binary events in a typical system and are not interfaced to provide a more meaningful report of the home environment. By contrast, an integrated home-automation system creates relationships between hardware components.

An automated system can distinguish between “motion sensor triggered, window contact triggered” (homeowner walks across room, opens window) and “window contact triggered, motion sensor triggered” (someone opens window, enters home). The first event has bearing on the temperature system, which would compensate by lowering the thermostat in the affected area of the home. The second event concerns the security system, which would notify the monitoring center about a possible break-in.

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A Review of the Top 2 Best Wood Router for Heavy Duty Use

Getting the best wood router ( more information)  is one of the inevitable decisions that every wood worker needs to make from time to time. Even though the circumstances that lead to this decision may vary from time to time and user to user, the bottomline remains that you need to find the right router that will serve you best. As a workshop owner who is engaged in commercial woodwork, the effectiveness and suitability of your tools is an important ingredient on the menu of your enterprise’s success.

It is in view of the above that this review article seeks to take a comprehensive look at the top 2 best wood routers that are suited for heavy duty jobs. In this article, we shall examine these selected brands under the following key areas of interest to you as professional woodwork dealer who handles heavy duties: the features of the routers; the pros and strength of the routers; the cons and limitations of the routers and; the final verdict on the routers.

Porter-cable 7518 Speedmatic 15 Amp 3-1/4 HP Fixed Base 5-Speed Router

To start us off, we take a look at the 7518 Speedmatic 15 Amp 3-1/4 HP Fixed Base 5-Speed Router from Porter-Cable. This 15 amp wood router offers you sufficient power supply and it is one of the most durable catches that you can get o the market in 2016. It is fitted with a powerful electronic 5-speed motor that has different RPM setting that include 10,000,13,000,16,000,19,000 and 21,000 respectively.

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