Year: 2014

Paxton Access Control – No Hidden Software Or Licensing Fees

I just saw an advertisement for a ‘great deal’ on Keyscan access control software.  Half price, regularly $600.  This is why we love Paxton.  FREE software, no licensing fees, no upgrade fees, no per user fees.  Software is always free and includes time & attendance functionality, graphical scheduling, easy use, card printing, etc.  Buy a…


HDCVI Technology Explained and Compared

HDCVI technology originally developed by Dahua and licensed to a number of other manufacturers is designed to allow high definition 720p or 1080p video to be transmitted from security cameras to DVR or HDCVR (recorders), over new or existing coax cable, or CAT5 cable (using baluns for CAT5).  HDCVI is easy to install and set…


Azco LaserLine CO2 Powered Gun

Seriously folks… if you need to run a cable from here to there, there is NO COOLER or more efficient way to get it there, than to use a laser sighted, co2 powered gun.  Really.  On sale for a limited time.  You know you waaaant it!


Are You Installing Access Control Solutions?

If your company is currently installing access control solutions, we want to hear from you!  What brand(s) do you use and why?  We’d love to have the opportunity to show you why we believe we have some of the best access control solutions currently available. If you’re not installing access control solutions, you might be…


Creating a 3 Way Switch Without Running Traveller Wires

Here’s the typical problem, that you can easily solve for your customers.  They have a light switch controlling a lamp or light.  But they’d like to control that same light from another spot.  Maybe a second entrance way to the same room, the other end of the hall, etc.  Basically a ‘virtual 3 way’. Generally…


Controlling Boat House, Barn, Shed, Shop Lights From House

We’re often asked how to control a remote light switch in a barn, shed, boat house or shop – from a switch in the house.  Assuming the remote building is fed from the same breaker panel, we have a simple answer for you.  The Simply Automated V3WAY is a kit containing 2 switches that are…


Microsoft Picks Insteon As Home Automation Partner

We’ve been big fans (and a distributor) of Insteon since it came out about 10 years ago.  Nice to see them finally getting some recognition from a big player! www.cepro.com/article/microsoft_picks_insteon_as_home_automation_partner Any installers interested in Insteon training, drop us a line and we’ll set it up!


Aartech Pro Site Launches!

At long last, our new site has launched.  Existing wholesale customers should find that their existing log-in credentials are the same on the new aartechpro.ca site.  We’re looking for new professional integrators, installers and wholesale partners.  We’re proud to be one of the very few completely Canadian owned and operated distributors in Canada and we’d…