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INSIGHTS – Understand Home Tech & Tailor It to Your Needs

The more you know about home automation and integration, the easier it will be to decide what you want and need. Then you can talk more easily with an expert who can help you fine-tune the technologies to your home, your family, and your lifestyle.

INSIGHTS is an expanding library of consumer-friendly reports that explore the fine points of choosing, designing, and installing smart home automation systems. Organized into seven sections, these reports tell the inside story of electronic home integration. Those shown below in Blue are available now. Click on a report to read it or print a copy. Soon-to-be-released topics are also listed. To be notified when new reports become available, sign up below. And visit SmartHomeGallery.com regularly—to find out about the latest technologies & applications, and to learn how they can make your life easier and more enjoyable.

 

CREATING A VERY SMART HOME

  1. The New World of Home Technology
  2. Integrating Smart Home Devices
  3. The Analog Brain in a Digital World
  4. Adapt the Controller to Your Needs
  5. Tailor the Technology to Your Lifestyle

 

SECRETS OF SMART HOME ENTERTAINMENT  

  1. An Insider’s Guide to Home Theater
  2. Optimizing Your Video Display
  3. The New Video Content Options 
  4. “Friending” Your Surround Receiver
  5. Very Smart Remote Control Systems
  6. Advanced Remote Control Features
  7. Understanding Loudspeaker Differences
  8. Matching Speakers to Your Room
  9. Subwoofer Tuning and Room Acoustics
  10. Fine-Tuning Your Home Theater
  11. Sharing Video Throughout Your Home
  12. Integrating Audio Sources, New & Old

 

STREAMING A/V CONTENT  

  1. Video Streaming: A Major Innovation
  2. Audio Streaming & Network Playback
  3. Fun with Bluetooth and Airplay

 

SMART HOME SECURITY & SAFETY  

  1. Home Security in the Internet Age
  2. Keeping Your Home & Family Safe!
  3. Alerts: Who, How & When to Notify
  4. An Electronic Safety Net for Elders
  5. Understand Security Camera Options
  6. Surveillance: Balance Safety & Privacy
  7. Smart Home Medical Monitoring
  8. Remotely Manage a Vacation Home

 

ENERGY CONSERVATION STRATEGIES

  1. Real-Life Energy Savings
  2. Go Solar and Save BIG
  3. Versatile Lighting Control
  4. Shade Control Optimizes Solar Gain
  5. How Smart are Smart Appliances?
  6. Manage Energy & Water Electronically

 

PERFECT YOUR INFRASTRUCTURE

  1. Safeguard Your Home Electronics
  2. Pro-Active Heat Management
  3. Is My Wiring Smart Home Ready?
  4. The Art of the Technology Upgrade
  5. Resolving Retrofit Challenges

 

UNDERSTANDING HOME NETWORKS

  1. AV vs IT—A Clash of Cultures
  2. Network-Based Smart Home Systems
  3. Is My Home Network Obsolete?
  4. Building Reliable Home Networks
  5. Protect Your Network from Hackers

 

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