SECO-LARM U.S.A.’s new CBA wireless outlet controllers control the power to devices, appliances, and lamps that are plugged into a standard U.S. wall socket from up to 100 ft. away without having to do any wiring.
This client’s goal was not just producing net-zero energy or achieving a zero carbon footprint, but rather designing a home that created more energy than it consumed, allowing excess energy to be sold back to the grid. The client also required completely automatic lighting control, HVAC control and energy utilization that balanced comfort with efficiency.
You could purchase stock in Control4, Salt Lake City, Utah, if you wanted to. The company filed an S-1 form with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to make available up to $60 million worth of company stock available to the public in an initial public offering (IPO) that represents 26 percent total value of the company. The details of the S-1 form reveal a lot about the company.
Schneider Electric, Palatine, Ill., a global specialist in energy management, announced a partnership with Alarm.com, Vienna, Va., a provider of interactive security and connected home services, to bring the Wiser home management system to home builders, utilities and other service providers in the energy efficiency space.
Little changes go a long way. Do you know the nuances of making an alarm system energy efficient? Batteries, controls, installation techniques — test your knowledge in this special “green”-focused quiz in honor of Earth Day.
While most people like the idea of conserving energy and going green, moving from theory to practice in their daily lives requires more than just a philosophy. “Everybody likes being green if it’s not too much work,” explains Gene Jordan, president of Advanced Security Engineering, an Alarm.com dealer located in Pleasanton, Calif.
Today there are more products than ever that actively provide residential and commercial green solutions, promote sustainability, and offer both environmental and economic benefits for both the security industry and end users alike.
In our August issue, we present "State of the Market: Smart Home". Check out the winners of "The 14th Annual Monitoring Center Excellence Awards" and "3 Recommendations for Making the Most of Today’s Intercoms". Also, check out the "5 Critical Factors for Video Power & Transmission Success".