Automated Door Locks Flood CES 2013: How Smart are They?
Following leaders Schlage, Kwikset, Black & Decker and Yale, numerous start-ups introduced automated door locks at CES 2013. Here's the round-up.
Poly-Control Poly-Control first came to market with a completely retrofittable door lock (only the inside hardware is replaced) for Z-wave-enabled integration. At CES 2013, the company, exhibiting in the Z-Wave pavilion, announced a new puck form factor (thankfully) and wireless control/access via Bluetooth, NFC, RFID and WiFi. Even with the revised form factor, the lock is still chunky but in time it should come down in size. OVERVIEW: Native Communications: Z-Wave (shipping), with plans for Bluetooth, NFC, RFID, Wi-Fi Integration friendliness: 4/5 (too soon to tell) Retrofit: Replaces virtually all doors and locks, even non-standard Keyless entry: Z-Wave/keyfob, NFC, RFID, Bluetooth, Internet Aesthetics/finish options: 2/5 Bonus points: +1 for communications options but too soon to tell (+2 more if they deliver) http://www.poly-control.comBack to article
9 4K Compatible Projection Screens Perfect for Home Theaters
Da-Lite, Draper, Dragonfly from SnapAV, Elite Screens, Screen Innovations (SI), Severtson, Seymour, Stewart Filmscreen and Vutec offer a range of screen products that deliver a big screen in a range of home environments.
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Hands On: CasaTunes Deftly Integrates Sonos
CasaTunes is helping dealers to maximize the potential of Sonos with a solution that is geared towards custom installation applications.
10 Ostentatious Loudspeakers from 2019 High End Munich Audio Show
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Art Meets Science in $6 Million Minimalist UK Mansion
While UK-based integration company Imagine This was tasked with installing some new Bowers & Wilkins speakers, they first needed to eliminate reverb issues with some clever tech.
Florida Integrator Works With Designer To Create Tech-Filled Beach Paradise
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Dragonfly screens, Epson projectors, Samsung displays, QSC speakers, and Crown amps blanket 5,600-square-foot establishment with AV; all controlled by RTI
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