Chamberlain MyQ Garage
"Did I leave the garage door open?" With the Chamberlain MyQ Garage, that nagging question becomes a thing of the past. Chamberlain MyQ Garage lets users control their garage door from anywhere in the world via Wi-Fi and their smartphone. Just install MyQ Garage with an existing garage door opener and download the free app. With the app, you can see whether your garage door is up or down, and open or close it from your phone. You can also receive an alert any time your garage door opens. MyQ Garage works with most garage door openers made after 1993. Its Wi-Fi hub installs in the garage with no wiring and connects to the home’s wireless router. The door sensor mounts to the garage door. The Chamberlain MyQ Home Control app can be downloaded from the Apple App Store and Google Play – it's a free app, with no monthly or ongoing service fees. Learn more at Chamberlain.com/MyQGarage.
Stanley TLM99 Laser Distance Measurer
The Stanley TLM99 Laser Distance Measurer is ideal for indoor/outdoor measuring and layout jobs. It has a distance range of 100 ft., which accommodates smaller to some larger jobs. It was engineered to make job estimates less time-consuming with an automatic calculation feature. The Stanley TLM99 measures distance and calculates area and volume. Its continuous measurement tracking function finds distance from a target quickly and easily. Addition/subtraction offers a convenient way to calculate in the field without a calculator or manual math. All in all, the Stanley TLM99 Laser Distance Measurer is a great solution for your laser tool needs.
DrySafer Dryer Alarm
Clothes dryers are associated with approximately 15,600 fires annually, resulting in 20 deaths and 370 injuries. A common cause of dryer fires are lint clogs in the venting system. Clogs happen when lint bypasses your dryer’s lint filter and builds up in your dryer venting system. This can cause your dryer to work too hard, run longer and overheat. Even if you clean the lint trap after every use, some excess lint will still build up in the vent. However, keeping your home safe is now simple and affordable with DrySafer Dryer Lint Alarm. DrySafer is made up of two components: an Airflow Temperature Sensor and an Alarm Module. The Airflow Sensor attaches to the back of your clothes dryer and monitors the air flow. If an obstruction in the vent system is detected, the Airflow Sensor will alert the Alarm Module and a warning signal will sound. With DrySafer Dryer Lint Alarm, detection protection starts today.
Leak Bug Water Alarm System
Water damage in your home can be very costly. In fact, the average insurance claim for water damage is over $5,000. But what if you could detect leaks before they cause serious harm? Leak Bug Water Alarm System protects your home from potential leaks, mold and damage. No installation required: simply place Leak Bug by a risky water leak source. Leak Bug is about the size of half a baseball and has two water sensors on the bottom, and just the slightest bit of water or moisture will set off. A loud alarm will sound if a leak is detected. Leak Bug will be on the lookout day and night for the first sign of water leaks. And at $17.99, it’s a very affordable way to prevent expensive water damage.
Lutron Maestro Occupancy Sensor Switch
Tired of fumbling for the light switch when your hands are full of groceries or laundry? Or, tired of someone always forgetting to turn off the light? The Lutron Maestro Occupancy Sensor Switch can help you with both. Simply replace your light switch with the Lutron sensor, and it will automatically turn lights on for you when you enter a room. What’s more, it will turn the lights off after you leave. By making sure the lights are on only when you need them, the Lutron Maestro Occupancy Sensor Switch can save you as much as 50% in energy costs. The sensor works with all light bulb types, including LEDs, and easily installs in as little as 15 minutes in virtually any room in your home. The Maestro Occupancy Sensor Switch starts at around $20 and is available at The Home Depot and homedepot.com. Visit lutron.com to learn more.
Leviton Humidity Control and Fan Sensor
Worried about condensation leading to mold and mildew in high-humidity areas of your home, such as your bathroom or basement? You can manage humidity levels and gain peace of mind with the Leviton Humidity Sensor and Fan Control. This device automatically detects excess humidity in a room and responds by turning on the ventilation fan. The sensor continues to monitor the air and automatically turns the fan off when the humidity has dropped to an acceptable level. The Humidity Sensor and Fan Control features user-friendly settings for customized control to suit the specific ventilation needs of a room. In addition to allowing you to maintain a comfortable and healthy home environment, use of this sensor helps reduce energy usage by automatically operating the fan only when needed, reducing continuous or unnecessary use. Leviton Humidity Control and Fan Sensor can be purchased at The Home Depot and at Amazon.com.
SimpliSafe Security Systems
Introducing 24/7 protection you can truly trust to keep your home safe. SimpliSafe is an award-winning home security system that protects your home with the latest wireless technology. Tech experts at CNET call SimpliSafe “better, smarter home security... an outstanding value.” Why? There are no annual contracts, no middlemen and no landline needed. You get superior protection for less than half what traditional companies charge. SimpliSafe is wireless and installs in minutes. Your system arrives pre-programmed to work instantly. Do it yourself to save hundreds on installation and thousands with no-annual-contract alarm monitoring plans. Take control of your security with a more sophisticated personal Command Center via free apps for iPhone, Android, & Windows smartphones. With alarm and activity alerts sent directly to your phone, you’ll know what’s happening, when it happens. The five-piece Starter System (pictured) is priced at $229.96. Learn more at SimpliSafe.com.
Pella Windows and Doors’ newest innovation is Pella Insynctive technology – a family of smart products for windows and doors designed to deliver security, comfort and convenience. Pella Insynctive smart home products include window and door sensors, garage door sensors, entry door deadbolt sensor, status indicator, bridge and motorized blinds and shades. Using Insynctive technology, homeowners can know at a glance if windows, doors and garage doors are opened or closed and if their entry door is locked or unlocked. Insynctive also allows homeowners to control motorized blinds and window shades. The integrated system of sensors and motorized blinds and shades can be controlled while at home simply using the status indicator or remote control, or while away by integrating with a compatible home automation system. Visit Pella.com/Insynctive to learn more.