iPhone, iPod, Android Home Automation Circuit Breakers

Home AutomationLightwaveRF Pro is an application that provides mobile control of an LightwaveRF system on your iPhone or iPod touch. From alarm functionality to lighting controls, eKeypad Pro allows you to view and control all aspects of your installation. This includes:

  • Area status information, with support for multiple areas.
  • Alarm Functionality: Arming, Disarming and Status indicators
  • Keypad functionality: Function Keys, Function Key Status Lights
  • Elk internal task activation
  • Lighting control (UPB, X-10, On-Q, Centralite, Lutron Radio RA, Z-wave and C-BUS)
  • Relay Output control
  • Thermostat control (RCS, HAI, and Aprilaire)
  • Zone status information and bypass control
  • Temperature sensors (probes, keypads and thermostats)
  • View IP Cameras and DVRs

Additionally, eK Pro is focused on providing easy and convenient  access. The current release supports:

  • Support for both the secured and unsecured ports of the Elk-M1XEP.
  • Configurable interface. Change the app layout to suit your needs.
  • Favorites screen. Consolidate commonly used elements to one screen.
  • Full automatic caching of panel details and configuration.
  • Easy access to multiple M1 panels from within the application.

LightwaveRF Pro is an advanced iPhone App for your LightwaveRF system. It also comes in more lightweight versions, including LWKeypad M1 (an intermediate level iPhone App) and LWKeypad Alarm (a basic iPhone App).

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Vacuum sealers are the best for preserving food

vacuum sealersFirst of all, what exactly is a vacuum sealer? Vacuum sealer is nothing but a tool, which is used to remove air from the plastic pouch or any other specially designed containers, in order to preserve the food contained in it. The food items placed in these plastic pouches may involve vegetables, shelled peanuts, ground coffee, meat, poultry, seafood, cheese and many more things. These canisters and pouches may sometimes carry no-food products too.

The seals provided on the vacuum bags acts as a barrier against dust, water, oxygen and micro-organisms. Oxygen cannot be reintroduced in these bags because oxygen is the reason for degradation of fats (lipids), proteins ad carbohydrates, caused by the enzymes which are naturally present in the food. This pouch which acts as a barrier to moisture does not allow water to escape from products such as meat and cheese. These vacuum bags are available in various shapes and sizes such as:

  • bags with side seams
  • reseal able bags
  • stand-up pouches
  • foil pouches
  • bags for cooking in water baths
  • in rolls, where you cut a bag to the desired size and seal both ends

Now, what are benefits of using a vacuum sealer? Usually, there are a lot of benefits like:

  • vacuum sealed food tastes better for longer time
  • you can store food for a long time in your pantry and freezer
  • you can have big potential savings on your food budget
  • your family will waste less food comparatively
  • you can save time as there will be fewer trips to buy grocery
  • your storage and freezer space is more efficiently used
  • cleaning of pans and pots will be less, as these sealer bags can be boiled and micro waved
  • longer storage of food for short term, in your refrigerator and can be used frequently
  • the products are easy to store and use as they are well designed
  • the bags are safe, BPA free and environment friendly

Here are some of the top best vacuum sealer reviews:

  1. FoodSaver V4880 Fully Automatic Vacuum Sealing System:

It is a 2-in-1 sealing system, which allows to seal the food very easily and also enables the users to store meals for about 5 times lengthier than those usually stored in normal containers and jar. This sealer comes with a beginner’s kit and does not require any additional accessories.

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Delightful Baking!

bread machinesBread machines first became popular in the 1980s. People were getting busy with their lives; they wanted freshly baked bread but simply didn’t have the time to make it. Thus, with the debut of bread making machines, their lives were simplified in this respect. All one had to do was add all the ingredients – the liquids, the dry ingredients and yeast, put on the start button and come back after a few hours to find the finished product. However, the extremely high prices of these machines caused them to decline in popularity. Another factor that propelled its decline was the increase in the availability of freshly baked bread in bakeries and supermarkets.

Nevertheless if you are a foodie and you also love cooking or baking, you would love a bread baker too! Today there are several bread makers that are available in the market with each having different functions and features. This tends to confuse the customer. Some models have mechanical flaws and others simply give problems such as the non-stick coating melting off into the dough! Therefore, before you make your purchase, you should enlighten yourself about some of the great models available.

Some of the bread machine reviews are listed below:

  1. Panasonic Comprehensive Bread Machine

This is an extremely simple gadget to use. Many people regard it as the best. It is quiet, reliable and efficient to use. You can also add fruit and nuts to the dough through the dispenser. It is priced at £119.

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