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TechChi16 will get you FREE Registration. — Tech_chi on Jun 22
Boasting a 2-man team is a benefit is patently ridiculous, especially when they also go on to say they’ve used 40-plus subcontractors. Perhaps they need to find some people people to do consistent work instead of relying on unreliable subcontractors. — kipoca on Jun 21
I guess it can be an alternative but definitely a proposal specific add on to run on top of D-Tools. — pbresenden on Jun 21
I’m surprised you didn’t mention Jetbuilt.com as a D-Tools alternative. — pbresenden on Jun 21
Looks like we’re still a ways off from having a fully integrated do-it-yourself home. Maybe us custom integrators will still have a job for the near future. Once all of these products start using the same method of communication (probably IP) and someone... — Nmueller on Jun 19
iControl has been fairly litigious with their aging patents for their gateway technology. And since Alarm.com has been at the mat with iControl over this IP, I’m betting they want to ensure that THEY end up with this IP so they’re not fighitng off... — Richard Gunther on Jun 16
Pretty nice. I have to ask though—handwritten electrical tape labels? Really? — mario on Jun 15

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