California Law SB 969 Mandates Battery Backup for Electric Garage Door Openers
California’s new Bill, Senate Bill 969 is a great step towards reinforcing life safety. 2018 was a destructive wildfire season for California which unfortunately caused fatalities. As a part of amelioration steps, the new law SB 969, effective from July 1st 2019 mandates all the new residential Electric Garage Door Openers installed in California to be equipped with a battery backup. This is a strong law to prevent people from being trapped in their garages during power failures. [···]
Do you know that the most common place where the garage door remotes are kept is quite a risky spot? Think about it again…
The most easy-to-guess place where people keep their garage door remotes is in their cars, clipped on the sun visor or right in front, at the most easily accessible place. You too might be doing it the same way; hence you need to rethink if it is the best place for a remote which gives an access to your house. [···]
Skylinknet Easy Setup and the system was responsive.
No Terminators were harmed in the making of this review. When I first examined the attractive 5 3/8 inches wide by 5 3/8 inches long by 4 15/16 inches thick SkyLinkNet Home Automation Kit, I could not separate the name from the fictitious Skynet, from The Terminator movies. Knowing the power of advertising, I suspect that the company used name recognition as an added benefit to their packaging. The top panel of the cube-like packaging showed a series of nine blue icons with white images within them surrounded by a central hub. A hand holding a smartphone on your left provided a sense of power and system control. Using buzzwords like Home Automation, Alarm System, Video Monitoring and Home control, my brain navigated back to the movie tie-in. [···]
To come home and find your home has been broken into is something no-one wants to experience.
Some people hope for the best and don’t do anything to protect their home. Others take precautions to keep their homes safe by installing Skylink Alarm System. There are important steps you can take to keep yourself from becoming the victim of a home burglary. [···]
SkylinkNet Alexa Skill is now available in Canada.
SkylinkNet allows you to monitor your home with your smartphone. With the built-in alarm features, you can remotely arm, disarm, and monitor various activities with this app.
Create a smarthome by adding home control modules to control lights, electrical appliances and other household devices. SkylinkNet also works with Atoms Garage Door Opener so you can open and close your garage door opener thru the smartphone app. [···]
Open the door fully, then place a one-inch thick 2×4 on the floor (laid flat) directly under the center of the garage door.
Close the door by pressing the wall console or the transmitter, as the door strikes the wood, the door should automatically reverse. If the door stops on when it hits the board, that means the travel limit is not far enough. [···]
A: You must link your Alexa to your SkylinkNet account. Please follow this video to link these 2 accounts together. Most importantly, you should see this statement on the Alexa page “Your SkylinkNet Skill was successfully linked.” once they are linked. This is to confirm Alexa is communicating with your SkylinkNet’s account. Refer to this setup video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wWK3xUF3Png&t
Q: How can I test this Skill after linking?
A: The easiest command is to ask Alexa to check your alarm status, by saying: [···]