Do Home Automation Hubs Require Internet?

There are a number of automaton controllers supporting technologies including Insteon, Zwave and Zigbee, and a number of different popular home automation controllers.   While it makes sense that an Internet connection can be used for remote control, email or SMS alerts, many automation controllers require Internet access for much more.  We can break this

How To Control a Fireplace with Zwave

We’re often asked how to automate a fireplace.  This article provides guidance on controlling a fireplace with Zwave and assumes you will be using a Vera, Hometroller, Smartthings or similar home automation controller that supports the Zwave products listed. First and foremost, as with any DIY project, care is required and if you are not

DoorBird IP Video Intercom

We’re excited to have a new product to announce!  DoorBird IP Video intercoms go beyond offering the ability to remotely answer the door from an Android or iOs phone or tablet.  Yes, customers can answer the door from inside the house and outside using an Internet connection with free iOs and Android apps much like

Ring Video Doorbell Pro

Ring has announced their newest addition, the Ring Video Doorbell Pro.  Product is expecting to ship around end of April or early may and you can see more here:  https://www.aartech.ca/ring-video-doorbell-pro-1080p.html The new product differs from the original Ring doorbell in the following ways: – Smaller footprint – 1080p resolution (compared to 720p) – Supports 2.4GHZ

Ring Battery Powered WIFI Stick Up Cam

The Ring Stick Up Cam is now in stock!  For years we’ve had people asking for truly wire free cameras and until recently it wasn’t possible.  The Ring Stick Up Cam runs on a rechargeable battery and uses  the existing WIFI network and Internet connection to set up and send alerts to your iOs or

Ring Doorbell

The Ring Doorbell lets you answer your door from anywhere in the world on your Internet connected iOs or Android smart phone or tablet.  We’ve been carrying the Ring Doorbell for some time now and it has been by far the easiest WIFI doorbell to install and set up thanks in part to the great