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Posted on Jan 19, 2017

2844-222 Insteon Motion Sensor II

New Insteon Motion Sensor II

Insteon has launched a new motion sensor, called the 'Insteon Motion Sensor II'.  After several requests we've put it up on on our site in order to start booking pre-orders but please note ETA is mid to end of February.  Of course this may change.  The new motion sensor is much smaller and has a great new design.  It can be corner mounted or wall mounted with a flexible mount to help aim it.  Or it can be placed on a desk, shelf or table top.   https://www.aartech.ca/insteon-2844-222-motion-sens...

Posted on Nov 15, 2016

August Announces 6 Months Free Cloud Recording Promo

Effective Nov 15th August has announced that existing and new users that activate their Doorbell Cam by Dec 31 2016 will receive 6 months of Cloud recording service for free.  Other enhancements announced earlier this year include the ability to watch live video any time from the iOs or Android apps.  The Cloud recording service saves video clips for up to 30 days to view past events.  After the 6 month free trial, the Cloud recording service is USD$4.99 per month or $49.99 per year....

Posted on Oct 27, 2016

iDevices WiFi and HomeKit Devices

Let iDevices make your home smarter with its WiFi thermostat, plug-in modules and screw-in bulb socket.  iDevices connects to your WiFi network and uses your iOs device and their free app to set up and control everything.  No Internet hub or gateway is required!  The line is HomeKit enabled so you can talk to Siri to control your home, and they also work with Alexa for those of you who have Alexa at home. They look great, and they store scheduling in the device itself so you can set up scenes...

Posted on Oct 06, 2016

Security of Routers, IP Cameras, NVRs and IoT Devices

When it comes to setting up a home network or automation system, we often talk more about features and functions, than security.  But security should be at the top of everyone's list as more and more devices are being made available to the Internet.  The 'edge' of your home's network and therefore your home's network security is your router.   If you're using the free router from your ISP with default passwords and remote access enabled, you may be surprised how open your network can be to outsi...

Posted on Sep 10, 2016

Zipatile

Zipato Zipatile Security and Automation System with Zwave and Zigbee

We just received our shipment of the new Zipato Zipatile all-in-one touch screen home automation and security system.  Features include a built in high-definition security camera, plus a motion sensor, light sensor, humidity sensor, shock sensor and temperature sensor. The motion sensor and camera provide out of the box security system functionality that can be armed, disarmed and self monitored remotely over an Internet connection.   Users can check in on the built-in camera any time to make su...

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Posted on Aug 19, 2016

Remote Reboot, Remote Power Control, Automatic Reboot

Routers can hang, computers can crash, servers can blue screen and digital signage can glitch.  At home this is a pain but in business these problems are critical and if no-one is close by, how long does it take to get a tech on site?  Dataprobe's iBoot Internet web remote power switch takes care of this problem by allowing the user or tech to remotely control power or initiate a hard power cycle to reboot equipment from anywhere using a network or Internet connection.  Whether it's one or a hun...

Posted on Jul 19, 2016

Insteon Hub Upgrade Canada

If you have an older Insteon Hub and are looking for the Insteon Hub Upgrade in Canada, we have good news and bad news. The bad news is that Insteon only runs this program directly.  Their upgrade ispriced in $USD with potential shipping, duties and customs issues, with warranty returns being the buyer's responsibility. The good news is that you have options! Firstly if you wish to purchase simply the new Hub, we sell it alone for a very attractive price, particularly once you compare i...

Posted on Jul 08, 2016

Canada Post Shipping Resumed

While our main courier has traditionally been UPS, some clients require Canada Post delivery for convenience, due to a PO box address, etc.  With the Canada Post strike looming we had suspended the Canada Post shipping option.  Today, Canada Post and the union have announced a 30 day cooling off period so we can confidently ship via Canada Post as an option once more.  Thank you for your patience during this disruption....

Posted on Jul 06, 2016

More Ring Pro Any Day Now

We have yet another batch of Ring Pro Video Doorbells coming in to stock in the next few days so don't hesitate to place your order, we will fill it as soon as they hit our dock....

Posted on May 24, 2016

Do Home Automation Hubs Require Internet?

There are a number of automaton controllers supporting technologies including Insteon, Zwave and Zigbee, and a number of different popular home automation controllers.   While it makes sense that an Internet connection can be used for remote control, email or SMS alerts, many automation controllers require Internet access for much more.  We can break this down into two groups.  Group A use the Internet for remote access, alerts and firmware updates.  Group B REQUIRE the Internet to function in o...

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2844-222 Insteon Motion Sensor II

New Insteon Motion Sensor

Insteon has launched a new motion sensor, called the 'Insteon Motion Sensor II'.  After several...

August Announces 6 Months

Effective Nov 15th August has announced that existing and new users that activate their Doorbel...

iDevices WiFi and HomeKit

Let iDevices make your home smarter with its WiFi thermostat, plug-in modules and screw-in bulb...