Category Archives: Technology

Make your Home Hi-Tech

Who doesn’t love hi-tech gadgets? They can make daily tasks easier or just make life more enjoyable. Check out these hi-tech gadgets and upgrades that can turn your community into a futuristic neighborhood.


Everyone’s experienced it at least once. You leave your home, but it’s not until you’re miles away that you wonder if you locked the door. With Lockitron, you don’t have to wonder. The device comes with an app that tells you if the door is locked or unlocked. It even allows you to monitor your family members by telling you who has left or entered the house. Continue reading

Best Solar Panels for Your Home

Solar power is growing in popularity, and as more and more people want to take advantage of this money-saving, environmentally-friendly power, HOAs are changing their perceptions and allowing homeowners to install solar panels. Check out some of the benefits of solar power and which panels are the best for homes.

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Solar panels allow homeowners to use a renewable energy source that cannot be abused because no one can own the sun. Panels may be expensive, but once they are paid for, the savings skyrocket because the sunlight is free. Plus, solar panels are great for the environment. Solar energy is a completely clean energy. There is no byproduct, so users reduce their carbon footprint and help protect the environment for future generations.

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Stop, Drop, and Cook On!

1406818271--640x360xdrop_header.jpg.pagespeed.ic.THV6iVMSKNThe holidays are coming! That means it’s time for potlucks, family get-togethers, and lots and lots of cooking. Many HOAs will be having community potlucks, giving residents a chance to show off their cooking skills and share tasty recipes with their neighbors. For anyone who wants to take part in these annual events but is worried that their cooking skills aren’t quite up to standard, there’s a new piece of technology, Drop (, that will help them find great recipes, prepare them to perfection, and then share them with the world. Continue reading

Security in Your HOA—How Much is Needed?

securityHow an HOA should handle security is a very touchy issue. Which security measures should be taken, who is responsible for implementing them, and how those decisions can leave a community association vulnerable are all important matters that need to be taken up. While this post does not have all the answers, it is a starting guide for which security-related questions need to be asked first, and how to approach them. Continue reading

Acer Chromebox

Taiwanese PC manufacturer, Acer, recently announced a new product that they will be bringing to the United States: the Chromebox. The Chromebox is a new desktop computer that uses Google’s Chrome Operating System (OS), and is a practical, affordable piece of technology that many small businesses could find useful for their operations. Continue reading

How Does Your Security Guard Stack Up?

security solutionsOne of the greatest things about living in an HOA is that many of them have their own security that monitors and protects the community. Safety is something that everyone values, and many people gladly pay the extra fees and costs associated with homeowners associations to get it. Continue reading

Dinner From Anywhere – A Smartphone Controlled Crock-Pot

shutterstock_81704944In a fast paced world, it can be hard to find time to cook a nice meal. Between the job, family, kids, and everything else that demands our attention, it’s no wonder that so many people only find time for takeout and microwavable meals; not the time-consuming alternatives that they’d prefer. Thanks to Belkin’s new smartphone-controlled Crock-Pot, technology has just opened up a new opportunity for members of your community to enjoy slow cooked meals as conveniently as they can order a pizza.  Continue reading