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A Smarter Way

Alexa is now part of the family at my house..  We ask her to give us today's weather, the capital of Nebraska, set a 2-minute timer, or prompt her to open Song Quiz so we can play while prepping dinner.  We were early adopters somewhat.  Someone we knew had Alexa and demonstrated how she worked, then we placed our order for the hockey-puck sized Echo Dot. 

Now we…

What is a "Smart Home"?

A “smart home” is one in which various devices are interconnected to work together, giving the residents the ability to control the gadgets individually or collectively.  It is that “collective” control where it gets interesting. …

New Headquarters

In January 2019, Phoenix Systems took occupancy of their impressive new headquarters in Alpharetta, Georgia.  The showpiece of the building is an architecturally stunning Design Studio where customers can experience 25 different sound systems, various video displays – including a 200” screen for a sizeable cinema room, and various other home-automation…

Smart Home For Beginners: Smart Home Security

From video doorbells to smoke detectors, connected home security devices are at the top of many homeowners' holiday wish-lists this year.

Protecting your home and family is the most popular reason for buying smart home technology, and you'll find no shortage of products to choose from. Some are more effective than others. The gold-standard solution is the platform-powered,…