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New GE Z-Wave Smart Switches are Revolutionizing Smart Homes

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We're excited to announce the new and enhanced line of GE-Branded Z-Wave smart controls with revolutionary QuickFit™ and SimpleWire™ technology. With a patent-pending design and advanced technology, our newest line of smart light switches and dimmers provide the easiest installation and most secure smart home solution to make building a smart home more user-friendly and easier than ever.

Our latest generation of Z-Wave smart controls are being introduced in five in-wall configurations with toggle and paddle style switches and changeable faceplates to accommodate any home. Unlike other options on the market, the add-on smart switches provide the same control as a master switch with the functionality of dimming from remote locations. Up to five add-on switches can also be connected to the same light, fan or appliance. 

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Topics: Smart Home, Safety & Security, News

How to Stay Connected to WiFi Devices - Everything You Have to Know

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WiFi smart controls are handy gadgets that connect to your home’s wireless internet to manage lights, fans and other fixtures from anywhere. Flipping a light switch becomes a thing of the past thanks to remote control with your smartphone, tablet or other mobile device. Voice command capability through a virtual assistant makes WiFi controls an even more convenient choice for home automation. It really is a breeze to run a smart home especially with these common tips, tricks and insights to stay connected to WiFi devices.

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Topics: Smart Home, How To

Ask the Experts: Universal Remotes Edition

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Universal remotes can empower you to be the master of your entertainment universe by consolidating all your device remotes into one and placing ultimate control in the palm of your hand. So, whether you have a simple setup that includes a TV and one or two other devices, or a dedicated home theater room decked out with the latest audio/video equipment, our team of experts here at Jasco will address some of the top questions you may have about programming and troubleshooting universal remotes.

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Topics: Q&A

The Guide to Smart Home Living: Home Automation Protocols 101

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Home automation continues to be a common buzzword with new home technology. Smart home technology, however, has transformed significantly in the last decade so that even your ordinary home electronics can be automated through a specific smart home hub, your Wi-Fi network, and virtual assistants like Amazon Echo and Google Home.

According to Parks Associates, one-third of U.S. households are now familiar with smart home devices, but what does home automation mean for you and your home?

Here's a sneak peek into our  smart home guide where we explain the basics of home automation, the differences in smart home protocols and discuss other important factors to consider to help you choose the right fit for your home and family.
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Topics: Smart Home, News

Take Charge of Your Power Cords and Beautify Your Space

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When it’s time to declutter, reorganize and find what sparks joy, as Japanese organizing consultant Marie Kondo would say, we’ll leave the clothing, books and knick-knacks to you. However, when it comes to your electronics, we have some great ideas to help you spruce up your space, neatly organize power cords and cables, and create functional and protective power centers, so you can focus on what’s most important to you.

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Topics: Safety & Security, Power

Our Favorite Star Wars Trivia | The Facts You've Never Known

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The Star Wars saga taps into a sense of pure, childlike wonder – a galaxy where even behind-the-scenes trivia feels larger than life. With this in mind, here are five facts to fascinate the fan in all of us.

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Topics: Insider, LED Lighting

Why Motion Sensor Lights? An Inside Look at Your Next DIY Home Project

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Are you still turning on your lights manually? Out of habit, you may not even think about having to flip the switch on and off every time you enter and leave the room–which could also mean you're forgetting to turn off the lights. Motion sensing lights can change the way you think about lighting by providing convenience, energy efficiency, security and an even a decorative touch around your home. Here's an inside look at why adding motion sensor lights should be your next DIY home project. 

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Topics: LED Lighting, Around the Home, Safety & Security

Jasco Joins the "Light" Side of the Force With Star Wars Night Lights

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Jasco recently launched a new line of Star Wars licensed products and is excited to embrace the “light” side of the force with new color-changing night lights and Projectables® night lights.

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Topics: LED Lighting, Around the Home, News

Preparing for Spring Storms: Safety Kits & Tips for Severe Weather

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Along with longer days, warmer weather and blooming flowers, spring also brings late severe weather. Your tech may be the last thing on your mind when a storm strikes, so it is important to plan ahead of time so that is one less thing to worry about. As an Oklahoma-based company, it is safe to say we are no strangers to unpredictable weather here at Jasco. That is why we put together a list of tips, products and resources to help you prepare for storm season, protect your gadgets and keep you safe for the months ahead.

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Topics: How To, Around the Home, Safety & Security

Ask the Experts: Antennas

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Did you know antennas have a higher visual and audio quality than cable or satellite? After you choose to cut the cord, the next thing to determine is how to set up your HD antenna to receive the best signal for the best picture possible. Without a cable service representative coming to the house to set up your home entertainment for you, questions can quickly arise in a DIY setting. We talked with our antenna experts here at Jasco and asked them all the questions you will need to know in "Ask the Experts — Antennas edition.”

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Topics: Q&A, Cutting the Cord