Solutions for Every Budget

iPhone Monitoring – There’s an app for that

March 28th, 2011

The convenience of monitoring your home or commercial security system remotely from a computer has been available for several years. Today, you can also remotely monitor your system from your smartphone. For example, Apple offers several free iPhone applications, or “apps”, in its iTunes App Store for monitoring home and commercial security systems from iPhones. [...]

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Wireless outdoor motion sensors. A great addition to your home security arsenal

March 28th, 2011

Wireless outdoor motion sensors are becoming a popular home-security component. If your home is not protected by a security system, a wireless outdoor motion sensor is a good alternative. If you do have a security system, outdoor motion sensors are an excellent addition for areas of your home that are not covered by the security [...]

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Video surveillance systems move beyond analog

February 15th, 2011

With the advent of digital video surveillance cameras, home and business owners can do much more with their systems.  The top-of-the-line system is the internet protocol- (IP) based system. These systems use a digital video surveillance camera and can broadcast images live over a local area network (LAN). Because the camera records the images digitally, [...]

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Digital or analog? Which video surveillance system is right for you?

February 15th, 2011

Now that you’ve made the decision to install a new video surveillance system in your home or business, or to upgrade your current system, should you go for a digital system, an analog system, or a combination of the two technologies? Here’s a look at the advantages and drawbacks of each:  Analog and hybrid systems: [...]

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Nanny Cams – Home Surveillance

January 10th, 2011

A “nanny cam” is a home surveillance camera used for the purpose of monitoring individuals who care for your children in your home. No matter how carefully you screen a caregiver, it’s never possible to be completely certain that the individual you have hired will provide a safe, nurturing environment for your child. Installing one [...]

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Household Surveillance

January 10th, 2011

If you travel regularly or have children or pets, home surveillance cameras are a great way to monitor the safety of your home and loved ones from anywhere at any time of day. Do individuals such as babysitters, house cleaners and dog walkers have access to your home when you’re not there? Surveillance cameras enable [...]

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PLAN NOW TO “FUTURE PROOF” YOUR HOME

November 15th, 2010

Whether planning for a new home or upgrading an existing home, you know that the systems you choose to install today must serve you and your family’s needs for the long haul. As in any project, planning is key. The time to first consult with an electronic systems integrator is during the initial planning sessions [...]

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Where technology and design connect

November 15th, 2010

As technology increases, so do our questions. Why purchase something today when it may be obsolete in two years?  The experts at Beyond-The-Studs have that question answered, but they choose to show you the answers, rather than tell you. As consumers and homeowners, the need for convenience, comfort, design, and practicality often conflict with each [...]

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SIMPLIFY THE MANAGEMENT OF YOUR POOL/SPA WITH AN EASY TO USE INTERFACE

November 15th, 2010

When was the last time you tried to change the schedule on your pool/spa controller? Rather than changing the schedule, do you find yourself manually changing the settings and then waiting sometimes hours for the pool or spa to become comfortable?  Home Logic offers control solutions that enhance a home owner’s comfort, convenience and peace-of-mind. [...]

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Remote access to your home automation systems

November 12th, 2010

In a rehabbed single-family house in Wilmington, the technology we only dreamed of as kids is be­ing realized. The new future, on display inside Beyond the Studs, is a home automation system so discreet, it’s almost invisible, a system that uses off-the-shelf technology and intuitive, Web-based design to let anyone who can use a computer [...]

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