Learning about Technology for Homes

Learning about Technology for Homes

Raising the IQ level of one’s home, ranging from the simple to the sophisticated, from replacing LED bulbs to fully integrated home automation systems, is the mission of Gary Flax, in his presentation, "Smart Technology For Our Homes," at Potomac Community Village’s monthly meeting on March 16.

Flax, president of Smart Automation Solutions, brings more than 20 years of experience and imagination to creating and producing a variety of answers to homeowners' needs, not the least of which is reducing the energy footprint and costs of the home.

"Our goal is to maximize the green effect of home automation," Flax said. "We add fun and function while giving homeowners better control over energy costs through greater efficiency."

Making home automation simple to use runs the gamut from products easy for individuals to install themselves to entire systems controlled by a single device that Smart Automation Solutions designs and installs. Such technology can also offer solutions to homeowners seeking to remain in the homes and neighborhoods they love. Costs can range from the high end of automated blinds and lighting control to the more moderate and common such as thermostat control.

PCV's March 16 meeting takes place from 7-9 p.m. at the Bolger Center’s Franklin Building, 9600 Newbridge Drive, Potomac. Look for directional signs on the property to the meeting location.

PCV is a non-profit all-volunteer “aging in place” network of friends and neighbors, providing programs and services so members can live active and healthy lives, while living in their own homes and neighborhoods. Volunteer services offered include transportation, electronic device assistance, errands, friendly phone calls and visits, and simple home repairs. For more information, to volunteer or get volunteer help, contact 240-221-1370, info@ PotomacCommunityVillage.org or check out www.PotomacCommunityVillage.org or www.Facebook.com/PotomacCommunityVillage.