The Internet of Things Demands Customized Integration

Commercial and residential construction companies would benefit from customized integration solutions ahead of The Internet of Things. Right now millions of dollars are being spent on construction projects that will need retrofitting for the next technological boom. Some of the booming elements are already here, and they are relying in infrastructure that many people are…

WHAT IS THE MISFORTUNE COOKIE VULNERABILITY?

Misfortune Cookie is a critical vulnerability that allows an intruder to remotely take over a residential gateway device and use it to attack the devices connected to it. Researchers from Check Point’s Malware and Vulnerability Research Group recently uncovered this critical vulnerability present on millions of residential gateway (SOHO router) devices from different models and…

Automation As We Know It

Automation, as We Know it, is Changing  [by Heather L. Sidorowicz.] Smart Home…Automated Home…Tech Home… Up until recently these terms have been held for the rich and famous…the upper echelon. Combining audio, video, lights, HVAC, and shades had been difficult, and that equated to expensive. Having a truly custom system always has been a challenging feat…

Smartening Up Business and Homes in North Carolina

Right now there is a revolutionary changeover happening in business as well as home. The latest innovations in automation are being connected with today’s mobile phones, the internet, and much more. In North Carolina, things are now starting to shape up into a whole new era of control, and you may find that there are…

The Holiday Benefits of Smart Home Controls

The holidays are a wonderful time for people of all backgrounds, as they bring together families, friends, and more to a joyous few months of celebration. With the season comes a great deal of issues, and they aren’t always in regards to family gatherings. Homeowners and businesses alike have to deal with several elements when…

Why Everyone Needs Music in their Home

Written by Heather L. Sidorowicz – President of Southtown Audio Video in Hamburg, NY “Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.” — Plato More than 316 million people live in the United States, and they can all use music throughout their homes and in…

Revit Files for Crestron Lighting Controls Now Available on Autodesk Seek Website

Rockleigh, NJ − It just got easier for architects, lighting designers, and engineers to incorporate Crestron products in their system designs. Crestron has announced that all-new Revit® files are now available on the Autodesk Seek website for many of its lighting control products including sensors, dimming and switching enclosures, and touch screens. The new files…

Netflix to Start Charging More for 4K Streaming

How much is 4K worth to you? If you satisfy your craving for 4K (Ultra HD) TV programs with Netflix, prepare to start paying more for it. Netflix is raising the price of its service from $8.99 to $11.99 for people who want 4K video. This, according to an article posted onVariety, is because producing…

Crestron introduces brand new family of handheld remotes.

Crestron showed off a new family of remote controls at the CEDIA Expo last week. The top-of-the-line model is the TSR-302, a tablet-style design with a 2.8-inch color touchscreen and voice recognition. The step-down HR-150 (shown here) is a traditional handheld remote that combines a smaller touchscreen with 50 hard buttons. From Crestron Crestron introduced…