MX HomePro Universal Remote Control

With a staggeringly low entry price of $299, MX HomePro packs a powerful punch. MX HomePro is a collection of products and software that comprises a multi-room home control solution with integration into other smart home devices. In this post, we will focus on using MX HomePro as a single room universal remote control. Follow […]

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Elan g1 Remote & System Controller for Elan g!

The Elan g1 was released as an economical entry point into the Elan g! home automation platform. Historically, the minimum entry level to achieve control from mobile devices and a handheld remote control was upwards of $2200 just for the base hardware, but the Elan g1 now lowered that price tag to just $800. This […]

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Elan g! Live Home Automation System Demo

I have setup a live Elan g! system in my office for the purpose of demonstration. I have included step by step instructions to be able to use your phone or computer to interact with the system. If you have any questions along the way, feel free to use the web chat in the lower […]

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Sonos – Design Guidance & Alternatives

Update: A link has been added to suggest a Sonos alternative. I’ve always been one to adapt to the newest trends in whole home audio, but ever since Sonos has become a household name I feel as though I’ve been fighting it. Sonos definitely has it merits. It’s easy for any homeowner to install and […]

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Niles Auriel DIY Whole Home Audio & Automation

The Niles Auriel, Niles Audio MRC-6430, is a whole home audio controller that integrates with automated lighting and thermostats. It is a DIY home automation solution that fits the niche of home a/v enthusiasts that want to program their own systems, but still want an elegant two-way interface with nTP7 touchpanels, remote controls, and Apple/Android app. At […]

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Elan g! Home Automation Overview

Simple • Reliable • Scalable We value repeatable, predictable results regardless of system size or complexity. Click here for instructions how to see a live system demo. Click her to purchase a small system. Backbone We exclusively use Elan g! controllers as the backbone of all systems regardless of size. This is because Elan g! […]

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Elan gHR200 Remote Control Features & Demonstration

The Elan gHR200 remote control by Elan Home Systems is the only handheld user interface in the Elan g! home automation system, but it is a beautiful piece of hardware. In short, it has a 2.4″ touch screen display with two-way feedback. It operates on wifi instead of traditional RF or IR based systems. Let’s break […]

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Improving Wifi Signal Coverage and Reliability

In my experience as a system designer, I’ve learned that there’s no barometer of success that I’m more commonly measured against than my client’s internet speed. In my systems, critical network devices are wired, but the most critical device is always the one that’s currently in the hands of the end user. This device is […]

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