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Just Released: The First Z-Wave In-Wall Smart Motion Switch & Dimmer

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Topics: Connected Home, Safety & Security, News, CES

Eco Survivor at CES 2017: Innovating to End the Water Crisis

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We recently announced our partnership with non-profit, Water4, and Bellator MMA Fighter, Justin Wren, for our Eco Survivor outdoor tech accessories brand. Together, we've teamed up to help people in need of clean water by donating a portion of every Eco Survivor purchase to Water4 and their sustainable life-saving water projects.

To kick off the partnership, Jasco had the privilege of hosting Justin as a special guest and speaker at our booth during CES 2017. Justin discussed his Fight for the Forgotten initiative with Water4 and spoke about his personal journey from being a professional cage fighter to now fighting to help others.
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Topics: News, CES

Weekend DIY Projects For a Smart(er) Home with Z-Wave

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Whether you've dabbled in home automation or consider yourself a "DIY weekend warrior" when it comes to home technology, some smart home projects may seem like an intimidating task at first. Not to mention the number of devices that can be integrated into a smart home is growing at an accelerated rate. However, choosing the best smart devices for your home and lifestyle may be easier than you think. Not all smart home products are overly complex gadgets. There are several options for adding products that are quick and easy to install and require little to no wiring.

First, consider your needs. Do you want to add smart technology throughout your entire home, or add smart devices one room at a time? Second, choose the types of products that would make your life easier. Think about the activities that take place in different rooms on a daily basis. Which of these would be more enjoyable or easier with the help of smart home products?

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Topics: Connected Home, How To, Around the Home, News

Meet the New Enbrighten Z-Wave Plus LED Smart Bulb by Jasco

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LED Smart Bulbs are one of the easiest ways to automate your home and our new Enbrighten Z-Wave Plus LED Smart bulb offers a new way to interact with your smart home and save energy. Adding to a comprehensive ecosystem of indoor and outdoor dimmers, switches, sensors and Z-Wave smart controls, the Enbrighten Smart Bulb is fully dimmable and easy to install anywhere in the home without any wiring or complicated set up required. Breathe new life into your Z-Wave smart home by upgrading to Enbrighten LED Smart Bulbs.

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Topics: Connected Home, Around the Home, News

Introducing New GE Z-Wave Motion Sensors and Smart Switches

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Whether you’d like to adjust your home’s lighting for convenience, security, or to simply save more money, we're making it easier to keep your home safer, smarter and more secure. We are excited to announce the availability of three new products joining the largest line of Z-Wave connected lighting controls. Starting today, our new GE Z-Wave Plus Smart Door Sensor, Portable Smart Motion Sensor and 40 Amp Outdoor Smart Switch are now available online and in stores at major retailers. 

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Topics: Connected Home, Safety & Security, News

Cafe Lights Inspiring Ideas: Perfect Patios and Backyard Bliss

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Whether it's a quiet moment relaxing on the patio or a backyard get-together with friends and family, there is something about the soft glow of cafe lights that transforms the entire atmosphere of any occasion. The decorating possibilities are endless when it comes to hanging outdoor string lights on decks and patios. With a variety of sizes and options for lighting designs, cafe lights are the perfect way to quickly re-energize and enhance backyard areas to match your personal style and complement your space.

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Topics: LED Lighting, How To, Around the Home, News

CE Week 2016: GE Bluetooth Outdoor Smart Switch Wins Best in Show Award

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Last week, we headed to the Big Apple for the annual CE Week event, the mid-year tech industry gathering where the trends that are driving adoption of today’s innovative technologies and new products are examined and debuted. 

During CE Week 2016, countless products made their public debut and were showed off to the gathered press and public. Jasco’s Bluetooth Outdoor Smart Switch was among the select few—10 to be exact—that were chosen as official CE Week Best in Show Winners. Evaluated by a distinguished panel of judges, the industry experts and editors of the leading CE trade publication, Dealerscope, deemed the Bluetooth Outdoor Smart Switch to be one of the products that possess the biggest “wow” factor at the show.

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Topics: Connected Home, News

Why We Love Enbrighten Cafe String Lights (And You Will, Too!)

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Whether it's a quiet moment inside or a vibrant patio evening with friends and family, there is something about the soft glow of string lights that transforms the entire atmosphere of any occasion. And nothing adds instant ambiance and festive flair quite like our new line of Enbrighten® LED Cafe String Lights.

Why You'll Love Enbrighten Cafe String Lights

These cafe string lights are the perfect  answer to every outdoor entertaining enthusiast who loves modern design. Add ambiance to the patio or style inside your home for the perfect atmosphere that will have people feeling welcomed and relaxed under the warm glow of Enbrighten Cafe Lights

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Topics: LED Lighting, Around the Home, News

Easy ways to reduce your energy bills

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If celebrating Earth Day inspired you to make your home more eco-friendly then you're not alone! With a growing emphasis on sustainability, energy efficiency is becoming increasingly important and the push to go green is a win-win for your household and the environment. Fortunately, reducing your energy usage isn’t as difficult (or expensive) as you may think. By unplugging electronics, turning off or dimming lights and recycling, you can make a big difference in your daily energy consumption, help reduce pollution and even save some green by going green! 

As warmer weather quickly approaches, now is the perfect time to reduce your family's energy usage. Here are some easy things you can do to reduce your energy bills and consumption this season:

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Topics: Connected Home, LED Lighting, How To, Around the Home, Power

What To Expect at TecHomeX

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We are looking forward to being a part  of the truly exciting TecHomeX event this year beginning Monday, March 22nd through March 23rd. Look for Jasco (booth #405) to be at the forefront of home control with award-winning product innovations and technology  built to simplify our lives and connect our homes.

With simple, affordable and customizable solutions that range from single room solutions to total home control, we offer a diverse portfolio of solutions for builders, service providers, retail partners and end-users alike. Event attendees will have the opportunity to be among the first to see the latest GE branded product introductions at TecHomeX2016.

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Topics: Connected Home, LED Lighting, Around the Home, News

What you need to know before purchasing a USB charger

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USB-powered devices go with us everywhere and it's important to stay connected. However, not all chargers or cables are created equal. What should you consider when choosing the best USB charging solutions? What's all this talk about amps, volts and rapid charging? Keep reading, and let us help you make sense of it all. 

Charging rate

For starters, not all electronic devices can be charged at the same rate. Different wall chargers have different output rates, measured in amps. Chargers with higher charging rates will power your device up quicker. For example, we recommend at least a 1 amp charger for an iPhone, 1.6 amps for Android and 2.4 amps for an iPad. When choosing a mutli-port charger for multiple devices, the total output must match or be higher than what each device requires to charge at the fullest rate. To find this out, add up the required amps for all the devices you'll be charging. 

For example: Android + iPad = 3+ amp charger. 

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Topics: How To, Mobility, Power

Giving Hope and So Much More With Clean Water

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What Matters Most

At Jasco, it's all about "What Matters Most."   Through Jasco's Giving Hope programs, we provide innovative ways to foster a culture of volunteerism by giving away our time, talent and 50 percent of the company s profits to help others in need, like those without access to clean water.
 
As a result of our What Matters Most and Giving Hope initiatives, every Jasco Team Member significantly contributes to benefiting those in need in our local communities and around the world.
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Topics: News, CES

Jasco In the News: CES headlines and interviews with Jasco CEOs

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CES 2016 has come and gone, but all the buzz from the show continues to make headlines, and for good reason! The newest technology innovations are unveiled during the much anticipated Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas and Jasco was excited to be a part of it once again! Here are a few highlights from CES including interviews with Jasco's CEOs, Jason and Cameron Trice, and recent news articles covering the latest GE branded products unveiled this year at CES 2016.
 

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Topics: Connected Home, News, CES

Winter Safety: How To Prepare For a Power Outage

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Winter isn't over just yet, and for many of us, some of the strongest winter storms often strike in January and February. That is why it's so important to plan for the possibility of a power outage.

Even when we're warned days in advance of possible severe weather or ice storms, power outages can still take us by surprise and can be scary for both children and adults. However, there are plenty of easy steps to take before a winter storm strikes to help protect your home (and all your precious gadgets) and insure peace and readiness for you and your family.  

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Topics: LED Lighting, How To, Around the Home, Safety & Security, Power

Highlights and snapshots from CES 2016

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Jasco had another incredible year at CES! During the past week, we announced a handful of new, innovative products that we're excited to launch in 2016. For those of you who couldn't make it to Vegas this year, here are some snapshots from the show floor and a full recap of CES 2016 in case you missed anything.

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Topics: Connected Home, Safety & Security, Mobility, News, Power, CES

7 Things You Need to See at CES 2016

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With so many things to see at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), make sure to visit the Jasco booth in Central Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center and see why millions choose GE and Jasco for their connected home and mobile solutions. 

Jasco is located at Booth 9005 in the Central Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center. Look for Jasco's booth  as you enter the C1 entrance from the Grand Central Lobby.  

Join us and make a difference in the world by stopping in at our Water4 exhibit. Plus you won't want to miss these top 7 things to see the Jasco Booth (#9005, Central Hall).

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Topics: Connected Home, LED Lighting, Mobility, News, Power, CES

Jasco + Water4 Partner to Make a Difference in the World at CES 2016

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We recently announced Jasco is partnering with Water4 this year, a leading non-profit organization providing access to clean drinking water to a quarter million people and counting, at CES 2016 to help save lives and benefit thousands around the world. Together, we're working to transform the quality of life for people and entire communities around the world by helping rapidly increase the number of people with access to safe water.

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Topics: Connected Home, How To, Safety & Security, News

The good neighbor's guide to energy-efficient holiday lighting

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Deck the halls with boughs of holly...and mistletoe, wreaths, garlands, candles, stars, tinsel, dancing Santas, plastic reindeer, and lights, lights and more lights!

The winter holiday season is a popular time to dress up the home and yard with fun and festive decorations. And nothing says "Christmas" like a beautifully decorated home.

However, for every giggle or gasp of awe that comes with a well-decorated house, there's also additional costs and responsibilities. For one, many holiday decorations require electricity and that can put an increased burden on your electrical bill. There's also the possibility that your neighbors might not appreciate your holiday light show as much as you do. Before you deploy your decorations, consider these energy-saving and conflict prevention tips.

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Topics: LED Lighting, How To, Around the Home

Pair Your GE Outdoor Smart Switch with Piper Smart Home Security

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For the first time ever, Piper now supports the GE-branded Z-Wave Outdoor Smart Switch. This device allows you to turn your outdoor applications on and off remotely. This means you never have to worry about whether or not you accidentally left the lights on or worry about getting up to turn them on since you can easily do it from the comfort of your couch. 

With the holiday season coming up, this device is perfect for controlling Halloween or Christmas lights, and any other holiday décor you’d like to place around your house! You can also use the GE Z-Wave Outdoor Switch to control outdoor lamps, fountains and more.  

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Topics: Connected Home

This Year Marks Our 40th Anniversary at Jasco Products Company

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We feel incredibly blessed to celebrate our 40th anniversary at Jasco. From humble beginnings, Founder and Chairman of the Board, Steve Trice, started Jasco Products in 1975 and guided the organization from marketing CB antennas and accessories out of a small corner of an Oklahoma City warehouse into one of the largest and fastest-growing marketers of consumer electronics, home automation, lighting, security, home entertainment, power and mobility products. The road hasn’t always been easy, but it’s been worth traveling. Forty years later, we lead our industry with cutting-edge products marketed under some of the best brands in the world including GE, Disney, and TUMI.

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