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A Guide To Wired and Wireless Home Networks

Technology has become so interconnected, that nowadays nearly all of your devices can communicate with one another. Everything from smartphones, computers, A/V systems, HVAC, and lighting (heck there are even smart toasters now) can communicate with one another, creating a system that integrates seamlessly. But strong home networks are a crucial element in your system’s success.

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Testing the Alarm.com Car Connector in Actual Field Conditions

Alarm.com sent me their new Car Connector to test out in the Clifford family SUV. The sleek little box promises to monitor vehicle health, driving patterns and act as an easy locator in any “dude, where’s my car?” situations. I don’t have teenagers yet but would imagine a product like this would be a godsend for

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How Can Smart Home Automation Save Money?

Owning a home can be expensive. For all of the tremendous benefits that come with being a homeowner, there also comes a long list of costs. Heating and cooling bills, electricity for the lights and appliances you use every day, Internet, cable – the list goes on. As energy costs continue to rise, energy efficiency is

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Six Smart Home Essentials

Updating your home automation at all times is a noble idea because it shows that all your system is working at an optimal level. Automating your home with popular home automation devices brings comfort and convenience to your daily life. Let’s dive into six smart home essentials that would make your daily life easier: Install a

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10 Tech Frustrations and How to Solve Them

A handy list of quick fixes for common tech frustrations. Nothing stays perfect forever. Systems can sometimes experience disruptions, so we’ve put together this handy list of quick fixes for common tech frustrations. For more complicated problems, schedule service. Invision customers can submit support requests from the app. Learn more about Invision. Help! My TV is

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Home Networking With eero Pro 6 PoE

eero’s latest products look to the future of mesh networks. I love products that just seem to work properly. AirPods, iPhones, Dyson vacuums, and Pet Rocks are rare examples of simplicity in a world full of shiny space junk that claims simplicity but most times falls far short of the mark. In this same vein, the

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Why Doesn’t Livewire Offer Free Estimates?

Free estimates are a staple of the home services world. Why don’t Livewire estimates just go with the flow? Great question! We’ve been around since 2002 and learned mostly through making mistakes. One of these early gaffs saw us jumping at every opportunity, but we’ve since learned that our process isn’t for everyone. Livewire is obsessed

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Livewire promotes Zack Reichert

  A Pivotal New Position Meet Zack Reichert, the new Director of Sales & Business Development at Livewire. This pivotal new position will lead the Sales, Project Management, and Design Engineering teams to streamline operations and drive growth. The role is designed to help foster company-wide collaboration and innovation with the ultimate goal of delivering exceptional

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Why Do I Need A Service Plan?

Why do I need a service plan? We’re asked this question a lot – and it’s a fair point. While it’s true that a well-designed and properly-installed smart home system should last 3-5 years, there’s no guarantee the occasional issue won’t pop up. Smart home technology can be a big investment, so you should make sure it’s

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What is Home Automation?

Home automation is nothing to be intimidated by. No longer are systems overly complex or expensive to implement throughout your home. In fact, over the past decade home automation systems have become increasingly more attainable and realistic for homeowners.  As smart devices transition from integral parts of everyday life, it’s natural that we’ll continue to see

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