NEW: Optex Wireless 2000 Alert System

Optex has discontinued the Wireless 1000 system and has released the Wireless 2000 Annunciator System – now with twice the range! Optex now brings the benefits of its advanced wireless technology in the form of greater RF transmission range with the new Wireless 2000 driveway and entry announcer. The system can be installed anywhere easily and quickly with no wiring and now allows for 2000 feet line of sight transmission range. Whether it is for home or business, indoor or outdoor, the Wireless 2000 is the ideal choice for perimeter awareness and wireless remote control.

  • No more surprises! Wireless 2000 monitors your property 24 hours a day to detect approaching vehicles and people, giving you time to prepare.
  • No more missed visitors or deliveries! Wireless 2000 serves as a welcome chime or perimeter alert for your home or shop.
  • No more hard to reach switches! Wireless 2000 works as a convenient wireless switch for activating a variety of electric equipment (e.g. doorstrikes / magnetic locks, lights, sirens, motors).
  • Simple, automated set-up Setup is simple! Just two buttons perform all set up functions.
  • More than 8 million codes Transmission codes are preset by the factory with over 8 million possibilities, virtually eliminating the possibility of interference or crosstalk.

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NEW: HAI Wireless Driveway Sensor

HAI, the leading manufacturer of integrated automation and security products since 1985, now shipping the Wireless Driveway Sensor (HAI part number 63A00-1).

The Wireless Driveway Sensor uses Earth’s magnetic field to detect moving metal objects (such as automobiles) that pass by it.  The unobtrusive Wireless Driveway Sensor can be used to turn on outdoor lighting when approaching, or used to alert homeowners with video surveillance when a visitor has entered the driveway.  Since the 63A00-1 is wireless, there is no digging or underground cable required.  The Wireless Driveway Sensor has two unique mounting options via the included stake or post/wall mount.

“This is an often requested product in large estate installations”, explains HAI President, Jay McLellan.  “This product is affordable and easy to install, making it a smart option for HAI’s dealers already installing HAI Wireless security sensors and HAI access control products.”

The Wireless Driveway Sensor is part of HAI’s wireless security product line, which requires the use of an HAI 64 Zone Wireless Receiver (HAI part number 45A00-1).

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Lighting Control Made Easier

Save valuable energy by automating your home’s lighting and appliance controls. Home Controls carries the top manufacturers, including Leviton, X10 Pro, Simply Automated and PCS PulseWorx. Choose from UPB, Z-Wave or X10 automation technologies.

Now, Home Controls is making it even easier to find the right lighting solution with an updated online Lighting & Appliance store, offering a wider selection of automation systems in easy-to-search categories. The new organization makes it easy for you to find the perfect system for your home!

EnOceanEnOcean Lighting & Appliance Controls: EnOcean RF wireless self-powered devices operate indefinitely without the use of batteries – and without the use of wires! The wireless devices are self-powered (no batteries required), drawing on kinetic energy to charge themselves each time the button is pushed. Plus, wireless technology means no new wiring is required. The EnOcean line includes multiple products that operate in the non-crowded 315 MHz band offering greater transmission range than other wireless technologies and minimal competitive traffic.

UPBUPB Lighting & Appliance Controls: Universal Powerline Bus (UPB) is a highly reliable, cost effective, 2-way communications technology which enables you to utilize existing powerlines for lighting and appliance controls. Home Controls offers a vast collection of UPB devices, including standard switches, in-wall controllers, dimmers, plug-in and wire-in modules and ton of configuration options. While other powerline technologies exist, none compares to UPB cost per node, reliability, and functionality.

X10X10 Lighting & Appliance Controls: X10 is a versatile communications technology that uses your house’s existing electrical wiring to remotely control lights, appliances, security systems, pools and much more. The X10 commands are sent from X10 transmitters to X10 receivers through standard household wiring. No new wiring required! Home Controls offers a vast collection of X10 devices, including standard switches, in-wall controllers, dimmers, plug-in and wire-in modules and ton of configuration options. Choose from some of the top X10 manufacturers, including X10 Pro, Leviton and many others.

Z-WaveZ-Wave Lighting & Appliance Controls: Z-Wave is a next-generation wireless solution that lets all your home electronics talk to each other by using simple, reliable, low-power radio waves that easily travel through walls, floors and cabinets. Home Controls offers a vast collection of Z-Wave devices, including standard switches, in-wall controllers, dimmers, plug-in and wire-in modules and ton of configuration options. Choose from some of the top Z-Wave manufacturers, including Leviton, Wayne Dalton and many others.

Don’t forget about a wallplate, either – we have just about any configuration you would need!

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NEW: TV Ears, Dr. Recommended TV Listening Devices

Doctor recommended TV Ears has helped thousands of people with hearing loss hear the television clearly without turning up the volume! With TV Ears technology, you set your own TV Ears headset volume and tone while others set the volume of the television to a pleasant level or even mute the volume altogether. Imagine watching television with your family again and hearing every word clearly. As thousands of our customers have said, “TV Ears has changed our lives!”

The 2.3 Wireless Headset System works with Plasma and LCD flat screen TVs and in the presence of fluorescent lighting. This system can cover up to 600 sq. ft. TV Ears headsets feature the patented Comply Foam TV Ears Tips. TV Ears Tips provide acoustically sealed chamber with the ear that reduces room noise and provides unparalleled comfort, cleanliness, and clarity for outstanding word discrimination so that television dialog is clear and understandable.

The lightweight (1.6 oz) ergonomically designed wireless headset rests under the chin providing maximum comfort. It won’t mess your hair or get hot on your head. Resting under your chin makes the volume and tone controls convenient and easy to adjust. With 120 decibels of power, TV Ears are strong enough for people with hearing loss. The TV Ears transmitter easily attaches to your television, satellite, or cable box and charges up to two headsets at one time.

While using TV Ears, the television volume can be lowered or muted without affecting the TV Ears volume. Audiologists nationwide recommend the TV Ears 2.3 Wireless Headset System as the #1 wireless TV listening device.

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