Home Automation Ideas for Smart Homes – List of Automatic Events

A true smart home will invoke events both manually and automatically. Manually invoked events are typically front of mind, as these are commonly linked with device control. Some examples would include adjusting thermostats with an app, setting a lighting scene, or even a one touch button to watch TV. These are all very easy to […]

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New HR10 Remote by Elan Home Systems

Elan has newly released the HR10 remote control and will be releasing the HR30 later this year. This marks the first time that Elan Home Systems is offering more than one choice in remote controls for the Elan g! system. The HR10 remote control will retail for $399 in comparison to it’s predecessor the HR200 […]

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Strutured Cabling Wiring Guide – Low Voltage Wiring for Smart Home

This is a guide on how to prewire a house for smart home systems including distributed video, whole home audio, surround sound, ethernet network, and other smart home devices including lighting controllers. We’ll focus on the required low voltage wiring needed to build a structured cabling scheme that will keep you flexible enough to install […]

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Elan Home Systems Audio Video Control Interface Detailed

The Elan Home Systems media control interface is expansive, but we’ll try to do it some justice with a few screenshots that are fairly self explanatory. From our more general overview on using Elan Home Systems we know that from the main media screen we can select sources, control volume, and even see some basic […]

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Elan Home Systems Climate Control Integration Detail

From our general walk through of Elan Home Systems we see this main climate screen and that we can view and edit current temperatures. When you drill down further into the tab the detail is expanded greatly and you can edit heat cool set points, humidity, schedules, and even see a history of your climate […]

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Elan Home Systems Security System Integration Detail

As part of our Elan Home Systems overview, we’ll take a deeper dive into the security sub system of the Elan g! home automation system interface. To recap the discussion from the more general walk through, on the main page you see three devices available. The first is the home security system, which is communication […]

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Elan G Home Automation – Elan Home Systems Review

This is a long overdue update to the previous Elan G overview published in late 2016. Since then, Elan Home Systems has released the 8.0 core module update, which completely overhauled the user interface and added new feautures such as user editable channel favorites, dynamic zone grouping, and the ability to set alarms. This update […]

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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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