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How to Pack the Ultimate Hurricane Survival Kit

Posted September 23, 2019 at 04:11 PM

From late May through the end of November, the National Hurricane Center works diligently to identify areas of low pressure that could turn into hurricanes or tropical storms. For many in the Caribbean and along the southern edge of North America, hurricanes or strong storms are an annual occurrence that could prove to be deadly. The damage done by Hurricanes like Sandy, Matthew, Harvey, Maria and others have proven that the best way to protect yourself is to be informed, plan ahead and take action.

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Topics: How To, Safety & Security, Power

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

Posted June 24, 2019 at 04:15 PM

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

New GE Z-Wave Smart Switches are Revolutionizing Smart Homes

Posted June 10, 2019 at 12:45 PM

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

Take Charge of Your Power Cords and Beautify Your Space

Posted May 15, 2019 at 03:56 PM

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

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

Posted May 1, 2019 at 03:33 PM


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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

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

Posted April 22, 2019 at 03:26 PM

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

Introducing myTouchSmart Wi-Fi | Google & Alexa Friendly Smart Plugs

Posted October 28, 2018 at 08:30 PM

We recently announced our new line of myTouchSmart Wi-Fi smart controls. This new ecosystem delivers simple automation to indoor and outdoor lighting and small appliances--without a hub or bridge required.
 

The myTouchSmart Wi-Fi family includes indoor and outdoor smart plugs, along with in-wall outlets and switches that easily transform any home into a smart home. Users can wirelessly control lights and other connected devices from anywhere using the intuitive app or by voice with Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa.

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Topics: Smart Home, Around the Home, Safety & Security, News

Introducing the New GE-Branded Enbrighten Motion LED Security Lights

Posted September 20, 2018 at 10:30 AM

Just in time for the upcoming fall and winter months, there are new home security lighting options for consumers. In these later months of the year, evenings tend to get darker earlier in the day. This shift in natural brightness can make returning home from work in the evenings alarming as pathways, driveways, garages, backyards and more are left in the dark. Statistics show that well lit neighborhoods have a lower crime rate. Our new outdoor motion sensor security lights are a great solution to illuminate your space at night and help detect any unexpected activity around your home. We've highlighted some of the special features that make these GE-branded Enbrighten LED Security Lights stand out among the rest:

  • 4 Selectable Light Temperature Options (Accent mode)
  • Lighting Schedule Options 
  • 4 Motion Detection Ranges
  • Easy Setup and Installation 
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Topics: LED Lighting, Around the Home, Safety & Security

Top 3 Trends for Outdoor Landscape Lighting

Posted July 9, 2018 at 01:27 PM

Outdoor spaces – from the front to the back – play an important role when it comes to the look and feel of our homes. While the front yard sets the first impression of your home and creates curb appeal, the backyard is often where those special moments take place with friends and family for barbecues, fun games, special occasions and relaxing evenings outside.

If you’re looking to spruce up your outdoor space or add curb appeal, outdoor lighting will surely be important to help you achieve that "wow" factor. Now is the perfect time for a fun DIY weekend project. But before you set out to revamp the look of your outdoor space, we’ve compiled a list of the top landscape trends to consider for 2018.

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

Aging in Place | Technology for Seniors

Posted February 22, 2018 at 05:06 PM

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Moving around the home can be a tedious task for some seniors. Dark rooms, stairs and other hazards present themselves throughout the day, making life difficult if proper precautions are not set in place.

But thankfully, there is a variety of technology for seniors that greatly improve quality of life and allow these individuals to maintain their independence at home. This is an increasingly important topic for seniors as 10,000 baby boomers turn 65 each day, and an overwhelming majority of those adults wish to “age in place.”

Below are a few products and ways to help seniors gain independence and most importantly, live safely at home.

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