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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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 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 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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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. An updated overiew has been made for the newest software, follow this link. Backbone We exclusively use Elan g! controllers as the backbone of all systems regardless of […]

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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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