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Author: Vail Electronics Created: 10/4/2010 11:48 AM RssIcon
News and information on the best in fire, security, and home automation.
By Vail Electronics on 10/4/2010 12:22 PM
I don't suppose any one would be interested in 6 rooms of distributed audio with up to seven sources for $3600? Ok what if that included individual touch screen control with metadata feedback? What else do you want, speakers? I'm feeling generous...Call Vail Electronics at 970-827-9120.
By Vail Electronics on 10/1/2010 12:19 PM
Ted Sprague, Sales Manager and System Designer with Vail Electronics recently attended CEDIA EXPO in Atlanta, Georgia. CEDIA is the "Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association, and their annual EXPO is the premier tradeshow in the residential electronic systems industry.
By Vail Electronics on 6/23/2010 12:16 PM
Vail Electronics is proud to be able to offer a new and very affordable home automation module.
By Vail Electronics on 6/23/2010 12:14 PM
In May, the Steamboat Springs City Council adopted a new Ordinance creating a “Fee Schedule for Excessive and/or Unnecessary Emergency Alarms”. The ordinance divides false alarms into three categories. Category I false alarms are accidental and will not incur fines. Category II false alarms cover system malfunctions, user error, and undetermined causes – these will incur fines beginning with the second offense. The last Category covers malicious or mischievous actions, these are finable and are also illegal.
By Vail Electronics on 5/7/2010 12:13 PM
Carbon monoxide (CO) is the number one cause of poisoning deaths in the United States. According to the Journal of the American Medical Association, “For the period 1999-2004, an average of 439 persons died annually from unintentional, non–fire-related CO poisoning (range: 400 in 1999 to 473 in 2003).”(http://jama.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/full/299/9/1011) Carbon monoxide is a colorless and odorless gas; the initial effects are similar to altitude sickness (headache, lightheadedness, dizziness, shortness of breath) and are often ignored until it is too late.
By Vail Electronics on 4/26/2010 12:11 PM
Good news or those of you with a Netflix account and Wii console, you can now instantly stream Netflix movie or TV episode through your Wii. While this service has been available to Sony PS3 and Microsoft Xbox 360 for some time, Netflix just recently began shipping the disk needed to enable this function on the Wii console.
By Vail Electronics on 3/5/2010 12:05 PM
We are all thinking of ways to save money, and it’s also the time of year when part-time residents are putting their homes into “hibernation.” As a part of this process thermostats are turned down, electrical devices are unplugged, and some take the added steps of suspending their cable or satellite TV and telephone services.
By Vail Electronics on 2/18/2010 12:03 PM
Water leak detection is nothing new; people have been installing water detectors (“water bugs”) for years. These devices are typically connected to a monitored alarm panel. When the sensor gets wet, it triggers the alarm panel to call the monitoring company who then calls the homeowner or property manager. They must go to the house and turn off the water.
By Vail Electronics on 1/18/2010 11:49 AM
Vail Electronics recently completed a retrofit installation of 8 security cameras in a residential property in Beaver Creek, Colorado. The project was completed using a combination of wired and wireless cameras connected to a two terabyte video server. The wireless cameras transmit the video stream over a secure wireless network and derive power from nearby electrical outlets. Due to the high-end nature of the finishes in the home, all of this was done with very little wall damage and virtually no visible wiring.