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Let Your House Do the Work with Home Automation

Posted on September 28, 2017

How many times have you driven halfway to work and wondered if you turned off that hot appliance or remembered to close the garage door? You rack your brain while a moment of panic sets in, forcing you to turn around and make the inconvenient trip… Read More

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Knock, Knock, Who’s There? Answer Your Door from Anywhere with SkyBell

Posted on August 22, 2017

Let’s face it—there’s no escaping the evolving trend of smart electronic devices for the home. From remotely recording your favourite TV show to running a load of laundry, technology is bringing us closer and closer—and it hasn’t stopped there. Doorbells are becoming more advanced and have been getting a high-tech makeover.

Whether you’re at home or 2,000 miles away, Alarm.com’s new SkyBell series doorbells allow you to answer your door from anywhere. Using your home’s wireless Internet, the SkyBell syncs to an app on your smartphone, allowing you to see and speak with visitors at your front door.

Expecting a package? Concerned about suspicious activity? No problem. The SkyBell detects movement and activates a live video feed to monitor activity anytime. Even when visitors don’t ring the bell, a motion sensor triggers the SkyBell to store a video clip for later viewing.

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Meet the Game Changer in Voltage Testing

Posted on July 4, 2017

If you’re looking for a safer and faster way to verify the absence of voltage, look no further than Panduit’s new VeriSafe™ Absence of Voltage Tester. With the simple push of a button, you can verify the absence of voltage BEFORE accessing hazardous electrical equipment. That’s right! Forget the complex hand-held test instruments and tedious prep time. VeriSafe’s™ fail-safe design and active indicators minimize risk without the need for additional tools. More»

Save Serious Money by Investing in a Lighting Audit

Posted on June 1, 2017

Look around at the lighting in your work space. Did you know it accounts for 20 to 40 per cent of your company’s total energy costs? Having good lighting is a necessary cost of doing business, but it doesn’t have to put a strain on your bottom line.

Graybar Canada’s Atlantic Lighting Manager, Sean Dixon, and Atlantic Lighting Specialist, Richard Barker, have saved businesses thousands of dollars simply by making upgrades to their lighting. Unique to Graybar Canada, our group of dedicated Lighting Specialists are quickly able to assess your company’s current lighting inventory. By collecting information like your lighting voltage, existing fixture wattage, and burn hours, our experts can calculate what you’re spending compared to what you could be saving.  In many cases, upgrading your lighting can reduce maintenance costs by 80 to 90 per cent. You’ll also save upwards of 50 to 70 per cent on energy.

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Graybar Canada Delivers Intelligent Building Solutions

Posted on May 9, 2017

The term Intelligent Building has become increasingly popular with the growing trend in energy saving and sustainability. As new technologies emerge, building management systems are adapting to meet modern day requirements. To stay competitive in the infrastructure market, it’s important that Graybar Canada finds innovative ways of communicating our capabilities to our customers. More»

Smart Home Solutions

Posted on November 1, 2016

With the integration of home, business, personal, and mobile technology through apps on our smartphones, we are now engaging with our technology instead of just using it. Smart home applications related to the Internet of Things (IoT) allow remote access for control of heating, lighting, and security systems. More»

Standards in the Electrical Industry

Posted on July 5, 2016

In the electrical industry, standards are priority at all times from product choice to system installation. Some important standards to take into consideration when choosing products for your project include:

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