"Old Dogs" and New Smart Home Tricks

"Old Dogs" and New Smart Home Tricks

Written by Dennis Natoli, Customer Experience Manager at Level Up Your Home and self proclaimed "Old Dog" Ok I’m a Baby Boomer and I love Smart Home stuff! Most people think only young people, who are always on their cell phones, are the only ones who want and can use new technology. Am I different than most people my age? Not according to a new study by Houzz. First we have the money to do renovations! One third of renovating homeowners on Houzz are between the ages of 55 and 64, with those 45-54 close behind at 26%. Just one...

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What is a Video Doorbell and how does it work?

What is a Video Doorbell and how does it work?

Often we have clients ask about how a doorbell cam works. Here is a quick explanation: In the Doorbell Dark Ages, when the doorbell rang you had to get up from your TV viewing or send other members of the family to check to see who was at the door.  In most cases you would look out the window or peep hole to see who was there, and then open the door.  Depending on who was there you opened the door wide or just enough to have a short conversation.  And if you weren’t home at all you would miss...

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What is a network? A home’s central nervous system

What is a network? A home’s central nervous system

A network is a home’s central nervous system. A strong network helps lay a solid and reliable foundation that’s ready for today and tomorrow's technology. The popularity of home automation has been increasing greatly in recent years due to much higher affordability and simplicity through smartphone and tablet connectivity. A home automation system integrates electrical devices in a house with each other. Devices may be connected through a home network to allow control by a variety of devices and may allow remote access from the Internet. Through the integration of information technologies with the home environment, systems and appliances are...

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