Category: Product News

Ring Smart Lighting Distributor Aartech Canada

Aartech Canada is an authorized wholesale distributor for Ring products including the Ring Video Doorbell, Ring Cameras and the Ring Alarm. With the recent launch of Ring Smart Lighting we are now a stocking distributor for this product line as well. Ring Smart Lighting has built in motion sensors with adjustable sensitivity. The lights turn…


Leviton Omni Pro and HLC Discontinued – Alternatives?

Leviton is phasing out the Omni and Omni Pro security and automation systems and associated products. Additionally, their HLC UPB lighting control line is also being phased out. If you’ve been installing Omni and HLC security and automation products, where do we go from here now that they are being discontinued? This article touches briefly…


Music Streamers for One Room or Whole House Music

If you or your clients are tired of bluetooth speakers or the high cost or lack of flexibility with other music systems, check out our music streamers.  While Bluetooth ties you to your speaker, a music streamer plays music on its own and is simply controlled by an iOs or Android app. Play music from…


Elk C1M1 Dual Path Cellular and IP Alarm Communicator

Elk has launched their new dual path alarm communicator for Elk M1 systems.  The C1M1 will automatically determine whether to use IP or cellular communications when both are available and will automatically fall back in case one cannot communicate.  It can also be set to use one or the other exclusively by the installer.  IP…


August Locks Perfect For Condo Automation

Condo owners looking to automate their front door lock are often faced with a challenge because the condo corporation won’t allow door hardware to be changed out for a Zwave or other style of automated lock.  This makes the August Door Lock a perfect option because it doesn’t require changing door hardware.  The August lock…


DoorBird IP Video Intercom Perfect For Integration

We’re excited to have a new product to announce!  DoorBird IP Video intercoms go beyond offering the ability to remotely answer the door from an Android or iOs phone or tablet.  Yes, customers can answer the door from inside the house and outside using an Internet connection with free iOs and Android apps much like…


New Uniview 4K NVR and Cameras

We are now stocking several new Uniview NVRs featuring amazing 4K resolution, dual independent HDMI outputs and hot swap RAID1/RAID5 bays. The new NVR308-16EP has 16 built in PoE ports and 4 HDD bays. The NVR308-32R and NVR308-64R are rack mountable units with 8 HDD bays supporting hot swap, RAID1 and RAID5 that can record…


HDMI over CAT5E or CAT6 Extenders

Running HDMI over longer cable runs, through walls or in bars, restaurants or commercial establishments can be problematic at best.   The solution is to use an HDMI over CAT5E or CAT6 extender.  Traditionally these extenders required two CAT5E runs per display but newer extenders can run HDMI at to 40, 50 or 100 meters over…


Uniview Continues To Impress With New Mini Bullets and NVR

Uniview has been impressing installers and customers alike with it’s easy to set up plug-and play POE NVRs and high quality cameras.  One thing we’ve noticed about Unview is that they clearly put a lot of thought in to their designs. The new IPC2122SR3 series is an attractive and compact mini bullet with fixed 3.6…


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…