Category: Product News

Ring Doorbell Adds IFTTT Support

The Ring WIFI video doorbell is a great device, providing both in-home and remote Internet two way communication with a visitor.  Push notification based on motion, and cloud recording make this a great security device as well.  But now they’ve made it even better by supporting IFTTT.   Now a Ring event can trigger a multitude

Smoke Alarms and CO Alarms Save Lives

There is a recurring theme in the news.  People die from fire, smoke and carbon monoxide poisoning.  Smoke and CO detectors are required by law.  And yet they are often not present or not working.  It’s such a tragedy. Smoke detectors typically have a life of up to 10 years while carbon monoxide detectors have

MyDlink WIFI Sensors and Plug-in On Off Module

If you’re looking for some simple alerts or automation, DLink may have the answer.  Their new MyDlink products connect to your WIFI network and Internet connection to provide an alert to your phone if motion is sensed or if water is detected.  They’re a simple way to protect against flood water damage, and to provide

Hikvision

We’ve added Hikvision to our site for your shopping pleasure.  These are the real deal and we’re an authorized Hikvision Canada partner so you know you’ll be getting quality, original product and not cheap imported knockoffs!   We expect to see some Hikvision stock in our warehouse soon but most items not in stock will normally

HDMI Extender Over Single CAT5E or CAT6

Forget trying to run extra long HDMI cables through floors and walls.  They’re expensive and the longer they are, the less likely they’ll provide a clean signal.  New HDMI extenders can send HDMI over single CAT5E or CAT6 cable to 40, 50 or 100 meters! HDMI Extender over single CAT5E or CAT6 to 40M HDMI

Envisalink EVL3 Now Replaced By EVL4

Our beloved EVL3 that has served us for the last few years has gone through another incarnation and is now reborn as the EVL-4.  The https://www.aartech.ca/envisalink-evl4.html is an IP module that connects to DSC Powerseries or Honeywell Vista Keypad Buses and adds FREE email or SMS alerts in addition to remote status updates and remote

Top 5 Alternatives to The Wink Hub

Wink owners frustrated by service issues and Quirky’s bankruptcy proceedings, are looking for alternative home automation controllers.  Let’s look at some of the current alternatives to replace Quirky’s Wink.  One key advantage to ALL of the Wink alternative controllers, is that while they are accessible from the ‘cloud’, they can work just fine if the

Smanos DIY Wireless Alarm System

Welcome to our new vendor Smanos, offering do it yourself friendly wireless alarm systems that are easy to set up, work well, and are easy on your budget.  Customers have been asking for an easy to set up and use alarm system that sends Internet based alerts and we finally have an answer.  There are