Smart Home Devices

There have been few home trends that have changed the game like smart home technology. Being able to control your home security, lighting, and appliances with your smartphone or your voice (how cool!) have made our lives easier. Being able to schedule thermostats, lights, and locks not only helps us save energy but feel safe!…

Wireless Access Points

If you work in an office, you know the feeling of being the person furthest away from the wireless router. File downloads take forever, emails are slow to load, and you find yourself lagging behind in your work. While this used to be a “get used to it” type of situation, technology has caught up…

Pool Safety

With summer here, your pool is about to get a workout! You’ve already done the work to make sure that you have the right chemicals available, and that the pH balance of the pool is correct. Your deck furniture is all set up, and the floaties are out of the deck box. But before you…

Why Do My Lights Flicker?

Have you been noticing the lights in your home flickering recently? In a lot of cases, this can be harmless, and normal. That being said, if you’ve found that the flickering has been happening more often, or has become more severe, it’s time to investigate. If the flickering is confined to one light, or several…

Fibre Optic Vs. Copper Cable

Over the last few years, the communications industry has seen a steady shift from copper wires to fiber optic cables. The difference in the amount of data that can be transmitted between the two is staggering. A standard copper wire is capable of carrying up to 10Gbps, or 10 billion bits per second, while fiber…

Diagnosing GFCI Outlet Problems

GFCI outlets, technically known as ground fault circuit interrupters, are outlets built to turn themselves off when there’s an imbalance between incoming and outgoing currents. By doing this, it protects electrical wiring from overheating and possibly catching fire. You’ll normally find GFCI outlets in bathrooms and kitchens, places where you’ll find a higher amount of…