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I’m not a business. I’m not high-tech. But I was pointed to this page when searching various home security systems/rebranding. HISTORY: I was very pleased with my Protection One service for over 15 years…skip over several years in an... — mimimilli on Oct 17
Nobody cares about certifications. Actually nobody cares. electricians dominate the pre-wires with the most worthless layouts, design and thought process = (none). Does the contractor care? Nope! There is no standards for a homeowner to compare against. There... — dbendell on Oct 14
I agree with this article 100% with the same reservation that most of the other professionals noted. There is no value attached with the CEDIA certification. My team is certified through classroom factory training, online training, and I make considerable... — sjm mycloudbusters.com on Oct 13
I agree with this article 100% with the same reservation that most of the other professionals noted. There is no value attached with the CEDIA certification. My team is certified through classroom factory training, online training, and I make considerable... — sjm mycloudbusters.com on Oct 13
The echo link amp appears to have an IR window on the front bottom right corner.  Does anyone know if the Echo Link Amp has an IR Remote control along with Alexa voice control.  IR it indeed does have IR, it would be great to use for TV audio for... — djsedm on Oct 11
Oh gawd, just what we need, another proprietary solution.  I pity the poor consumer who trusts Google to “do the right thing” without understanding that their chronic corporate ADHD almost guarantees this architecture will be abandoned long... — Steve Hoge on Oct 10
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