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January 2014

Home Automation Brings New Meaning to “Remote” Control

If you're annoyed with having separate remotes for your TV, Blu-ray player, cable box and sound system, you might think that having a "smart" home would be too complicated. But you'd be wrong. Today's home automation innovations allow you to connect, monitor and control multiple systems and appliances from wherever you are, with a Smartphone, tablet device or computer. As long as you can connect to the internet, you can monitor and control your home.

One name that's getting a lot of buzz is Nest, which was recently acquired by Google. The addition of Google's resources to Nest's technology has created excitement about what's sure to be the next generation of internet-enabled home gadgets.


What You Can Learn from the Jetsons
Let's compare what's on the home automation market today with what's in the Jetsons' home.
PC Magazine
Nest and Beyond: A Beginner's Guide to Home Automation
From controlling lights and temperature to keeping your family safe and sound, the "Internet of Things" lets you monitor your home from afar via mobile devices. Here's what you need to get started.
Thank You! Melton would like to thank Anna Vermeulen and Barb Robertson for referring friends to us.
Ty's Tip   Prevent Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
Carbon monoxide poisoning potential increases dramatically in the winter. In addition to having carbon monoxide detectors with an audible alarm in your home and garage, follow these tips to help keep your family safe:
  • Make sure your fuel-burning appliances (oil and gas furnaces, gas water heaters, gas ranges and ovens, gas dryers, gas or kerosene space heaters, fireplaces and wood stoves) are installed properly.
  • Never use an oven, gas range or outdoor grill to heat your home if the power goes out.
  • Never leave your car idling in a closed attached garage to "warm up" in cold weather. Fumes can build up very quickly in the garage and enter the living area of your home.
Ty Melton, President Melton Design Build

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Ty Melton


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