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Get to know our [NEW] Z-Wave Switches with QuickFit and SimpleWire

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GE-branded Enbrighten Z-Wave smart controls with QuickFit and SimpleWire revolutionized home automation. The groundbreaking Z-Wave switches and dimmers provide even greater convenience in our home automation line while patent-pending technology makes installation faster and easier.

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Topics: Smart Home, Around the Home

How to Protect Yourself (and Your Tech) from a Lightning Storm

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Although summer brings with it exciting adventures, time with family and friends and more, it also brings thunderstorms. Nothing can ruin a great day outside like a thunderstorm, especially if lightning is involved. That is why the National Weather Service conducts an annual campaign called Lightning Safety Week that has run through the first week of summer every year since 2001. The goal of Lightning Safety Week is to bring awareness to one of the most frequent, yet underrated, storm-related killers — lightning.

Each day of Lightning Safety Week shines a light on a different aspect of lightning safety. Knowledge is power, and a greater understanding of what lightning is and why it is so dangerous is key to protecting yourself and your home against it.

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Topics: Safety & Security, News, Power

How to Quickly and Easily Become Tech Savvy in 4 Steps

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In this day and age, we can all comfortably say how much we rely on our phones and devices without judgement, but how tech savvy do you really consider yourself? Technology is becoming more and more prominent in several different aspects of our lives where it may have never been before. With technology constantly evolving, you can easily fall behind new trends and innovations. Before you know it, a trip to your local electronics store might seem a little overwhelming, but there is hope. 

Here are 4 steps you can take to get familiar with and incorporate the use of modern technology in your life while quickly and easily becoming tech savvy.

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Topics: Insider, Around the Home

The Farmhouse Style Made Simple: Rustic Home Decor Ideas

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photo credit to Fixer Upper at www.hgtv.com.

In a world of smartphone apps and social media, our souls yearn for a greater authenticity. Over the last decade or so, a deep, seemingly culture-wide longing for a time and place that we never experienced has found expression in a handful of pervasive aesthetic trends. In the area of décor, the farmhouse style reigns supreme.

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Topics: LED Lighting, Around the Home

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