Smart Home Automation and Integration of Automatic Sliding Doors

Autoslide Automatic Patio Door Starter Kit October 16 2017, 0 Comments

Pat from Tennessee bought: Autoslide Automatic Patio Door Starter Kit!

Autoslide Automatic Patio Door Starter Kit


Autoslide Smart Tag Pet Door Kit October 14 2017, 0 Comments

Michael from California bought: Autoslide Smart Tag Pet Door Kit!

Autoslide Smart Tag Pet Door Kit


You Could Benefit from an Automatic Door in Your Home October 10 2017, 0 Comments

Automatic Patio Doors Solve Problems

Automatic doors are an amazing feature that will work in any house. They’re perfect for taking that first step toward turning your home into a smart home, letting your pets out, or simply to make life a little easier for someone with mobility issues. They can be used for automating patio doors, pocket doors, and even pantry doors.

Here is a list of who can benefit from automatic doors in the home:

Senior Citizens

As we age, our strength naturally wanes whether we like it or not. The ease of using an automatic door then becomes beneficial because they don’t require hands-on manipulation. If you are older, you will love not having to struggle with door knobs or trying to move a heavy door to get to where you want to go. New smart home devices, such as the Autoslide, make it possible for us to live longer independently in our homes.

Parents

If you are a parent, you will want automatic doors everywhere in your house. You will never again have to call out to a child to close a door behind them. You will save money in heating and cooling costs because of this and think of how many fewer flies and mosquitoes will find their way into your home.

Children and Safety

There are enough dangers in the world to worry about and your pool should not be one of them. With an automatic door that automatically locks, you can prevent young children from opening the sliding patio door to the pool. This is a major concern for families in states such as Arizona and Florida. If you have a pool, you will want to install the Autoslide iLock Door System to help prevent accidental drownings.

Your Pets

If you have a dog or cat that goes in and out of the house on a regular basis, you will be happy to know that the Autoslide smart door system has a built-in automatic pet door function. With three pet door activation options to choose from, your pets can go out as needed and you can continue about what you are doing. Combining RFID technology and the iLock functionality, the Autoslide Smart Pet Door is the most secure pet door available today.

You!

If you entertain quite often, you will enjoy being able to carry trays of food and drinks out to your guests without struggling to open a door or waiting for someone to see you and open it for you. 

Autoslide Automatic Sliding Doors

Imagine how different your life would be if you had an automatic patio door in your home. New smart home products like the Autoslide are solving problems that have existed with no answers until now. Whether you are looking for something new and cool or a way to improve the quality of your life, an automatic door in your home is good choice to make.


Autoslide Ultimate Bundle October 10 2017, 0 Comments

Charles from Oregon bought: Autoslide Ultimate Bundle!

Autoslide Ultimate Bundle


2017 Home Buyers Want a Smart Home August 14 2017, 0 Comments

Seven Items Home Buyers Want in Today’s Smart Homes

Today’s home buyers want more smart home features in the home that they consider for purchase. If you install some of these features in your home, you will be able to enjoy them yourself and increase the value of your home as well. Here are seven items that home buyers want in today’s smart homes:

  1. Automatic doors are growing in popularity because it is easier for people to open and close them. You can install an interior sliding door, which is a pocket door that will open and close automatically for you. A sliding glass patio door can also be an automated and these are nice to have for pets or entertaining. These exterior automatic doors make it easy when having guests over or for when you want to eat outside and need to carry many things at once.
  2. If you want to give people limited access to your house, you can install a keyless entry system. This system will allow you to designate times that certain people can enter your home and you can access or make changes to this system through your smartphone at any time.
  3. Smart thermostats are helpful for controlling the temperature inside your house. The Nest thermostat will actually learn your family’s routines and it will adjust the temperature in the house accordingly.
  4. The Nest Protect is a smoke alarm and carbon monoxide detector in one and if there is ever an issue inside the house, Nest Protect will alert you using a human voice. It will tell you whether there is smoke or carbon monoxide as well as which room it is in and how dangerous it is.
  5. Ceiling fans are usually at the top of every home buyer’s list, but the Haiku with SenseME is the one that is necessary in a smart home. This fan will know when it should speed up and slow down without you needing to do anything.
  6. With the Belkin WeMo LED lighting set, you will be able to turn lights on and off from anywhere as well as create lighting schedules. This is a perfect solution if you do not want to walk into a dark house at night.
  7. There are many smart appliances now including refrigerators, ovens, washers and dryers. Many of these items can be controlled with a smartphone. Some of the newer refrigerators actually have a camera that you can access with your smartphone, so that you can see if you are out of something when you are at the grocery store.

Taking care of things around the house is becoming easier with smart technology. Everything is designed so that you can do multiple things at once without getting too stressed out. These items will even save you time and money. For more information on smart home integration, send an email to info@autoslide.com.


Autoslide Announces New U.S. Office in California June 20 2017, 2 Comments

 June 20, 2017

To Our Great Customers,

As you may or may not know, we have been going through a long transition period over the past two months that have hindered our customer service and inventory flow. We are now happy to announce that as of Monday, June 5, 2017, Autoslide USA had become Autoslide LLC. Autoslide LLC is the new division of Autoslide Pty out of Sydney, Australia. With this new change, you will see an increase in response to your inquiries for orders, customer service, and technical support as you will be dealing direct with the manufacturer.

There has been no change in management for the North American market but we have added additional staff to meet the growing demands of the U.S and Canadian markets. We will be providing the same products and fine service on which we have built our reputation in the industry. We would appreciate it if you would bring this announcement to the attention of your accounts payable department and direct them accordingly.

The following is our new contact information:

Autoslide LLC
3108 W Magnolia Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91505

 

Office: 747-283-1055

Website: www.autoslide.com

Sales, marketing, and business development:

Joseph Castonguay at Joseph@autoslide.com.

General inquiries, order status, and technical support:

Cristina Lageman at Cristina@autoslide.com or at our office line 747-283-1055.

In the weeks to come, you will be receiving more information on this new change including updated catalog listings and our new pricing. Thank you for being one of our valued customers. We appreciate your cooperation in this matter. If you should have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Sincerely,

Joseph Castonguay, Vice President of North America

Autoslide, LLC

 

Automatic Doors Can Add Endless Possibilities to Your Home March 31 2017, 0 Comments

Imagine walking from room to room in your house or in and out of your house and never having to stop and struggle to open a door ever again. It may seem like something out of a science fiction or just for the wealthy, but it's not thanks to Autoslide's automatic door systems. These automatic door systems were designed to make your life and everyone else’s life easier.

Choosing a Smart Home DIY Project This Spring February 24 2017, 2 Comments

Four Reasons Why Installing an Automatic Sliding Door Should be Your Next DIY Project

Everyone loves the idea of having a smart home and the convenience they offer. Some smart home options include easy DIY projects that can be finished in a single weekend. We have an idea for you that will only take about an hour: install an automatic sliding door. Our sliding door system works with any type of interior or exterior sliding door, so go crazy with it and install several throughout the house. Here are a few reasons you should make an AutoSlide door part of your next DIY project.

It’s Easy!

The number-one reason you should do this as a DIY home improvement project is because it takes about an hour and is very easy. You’ll need an outlet nearby, so make sure you have one within easy reach. You may also need the following:

  • No 2 Phillips Head Screwdriver
  • Marking Pencil
  • Tape Measure
  • Hacksaw
  • Utility Knife
  • File
  • Pliers
  • Square
  • Drill with 1/8 and ½ inch drill bits

It’s Convenient


Automatic sliding doors are popular in public venues like the grocery store, department store, or big box store because they’re convenient. They allow you to walk through with a cart full of items without the aggravation of stopping to open the door manually. The same is true when you install an automatic sliding door at home. You can easily move from room to room, and to or from the patio with ease. Our pet door system allows your pets to come and go as they please without waiting for you to open the door.

It’s Efficient

No more yelling at the kids, grand kids, or other members of the family, “Close the door!” The door will automatically close to prevent air conditioned air from escaping and the rush of hot Tampa Bay air to come into the house.

It’s Safe

Our iLock electronic locking system locks the door when it is closed as long as the system is on. The locking mechanism is so secure that it can take the place of your manual sliding door locks. The system will keep the door locked anytime Autoslide is enabled in “Normal” or “Pet” mode.

Call Autoslide at 813-885-3667 or an email to info@autoslideofamerica.com to discuss options for automatic sliding doors for your home.


12 Home Improvement Projects to Help Plan Your Year February 09 2017, 0 Comments

A Home Improvement Project for Every Month 


Home improvement is on the minds of millions of Americans as winter comes to an end and we see spring and summer quickly approaching. We often feel overwhelmed by the sheer number of home improvement projects we can drum up when we do a walk-through of our home and make notes of everything we would like to do. The options for home automation are astounding and can relatively easily be implemented into your normal home improvement routine. Here are 12 great ideas to plan an entire year of home improvement projects:

  1. Install Automatic Doors: Automatic door systems are quickly becoming the best way to automate entry to your home.
  2. Mudroom Upgrades: Add shelving or lockers to the mudroom to increase the storage capacity. Open shelving systems are easily available at your local hardware or home improvement store.
  3. Add Quick Countertop Space: Buy a cutting board or butcher block that fits over your kitchen sink to provide additional workspace while cooking.
  4. Mount the Television: Take back the floor space that’s currently occupied by your entertainment center and television by mounting the television.
  5. Dress up an Old Interior Door: Interior doors often take damage from children and pets. That’s just a fact of life. We usually paint old doors, but consider using wallpaper for a really unique look.
  6. Create a Home Office in a Closet: You don’t need a large space in order to create a home office.
  7. Transform Upper Cabinets into Open Shelving: Remove the doors from upper kitchen cabinets and turn them into trendy and stylish floating shelving with a couple of coats of paint.
  8. Hands-Free Bathroom Upgrades: Automate the flushing and hand-washing process by installing an auto-flushing toilet and motion sensor bathroom sink faucet.
  9. Hands-Free Kitchen: Automate the kitchen sink area by installing a motion sensor kitchen sink faucet so you don’t have to worry about getting raw food germs on the faucet handles.
  10. Automatic Pet Door System: Pets are an integral part of life for most American households. Create an easier way for your pet to come and go as they please by installing an automatic pet door system.
  11. Automatic Sliding Door Locks: The sliding door generally sees a lot of foot traffic, especially when you have a secure privacy fence and children or pets can come and go as they please. Automatic locks guarantee that your home is secure when the door is closed.
  12. CCTV Camera System: Increase security at your home with a CCTV camera system so you can see who’s at the door before you open it or easily see if there’s anyone snooping around your property if the dog starts barking.

These home improvement projects are a wonderful way to add functionality and convenience to your home. For more information on the Autoslide line of affordable automatic door systems, please contact us at info@autoslideofamerica.com.


7 Innovative Ideas to Create a Smart Home in 2017 December 12 2016, 0 Comments

Innovative Ideas to Turn Your Home into a Smart Home

Automatic Bi-Parting Pocket DoorsThe smart home used to be a science fiction fantasy, but it’s becoming more of a possibility with each passing year. We saw several great items implemented this year, following suit from year to year since about 2010. Here are seven innovative ideas that you can implement in 2017 to turn your home into a smart home.

Smart Refrigerator

Today’s refrigerators have tablet-style screens that allow you to keep track of the grocery list, but Samsung is taking this idea a step further. Their Family Hub Fridge includes a built-in camera that takes a picture of the interior of your refrigerator when the door closes. You can sync your phone with the refrigerator’s camera and see what’s in the fridge while you’re grocery shopping.

Smart Plugs

These plug-in adapters allow you to control appliances from anywhere using your smart phone. Don’t worry about the TV you left on; just turn it off using your smart phone from the comfort of your bed.

Smart Lighting

Like smart plugs, smart lighting allows you to use your phone to turn the lights on, off, or dim them to set the right mood. Turn the lights on as you approach your house at night or wait until everyone is tucked safely into their bed at night to turn them off.

Smart Appliances

Crock pots and coffee machines are integral parts of most homes. Sync your phone with your slow cooker and coffee maker, and turn them on from anywhere. This allows you to brew your coffee before your feet ever touch the floor, and have the slow cooker on before you walk through the door at home.

Automatic Doors and Windows

Automatic doors and windows are extremely useful for everyday life. With automated sliding doors, you can easily move from room to room or go outside onto the deck to grill without having to fumble around with the door while your hands are full. For those who have a hard time opening doors due to a disability, an automatic door can increase their quality of life and allow them to live in their home independently. Even pet owners can take advantage by using automatic pet door features and not have to worry about gaping holes in the wall or door.

Smart Yoga Mat

This incredible Yoga mat has sensors that work with a corresponding Yoga app and tells you how to fix your poses on the fly. Incorrect Yoga poses can cause injury to your muscles and tendons, so making sure your poses are correct is very important.

Voice Activation

Google Home and the Amazon Echo are just the beginning of actual real life voice activation of appliances within the home. With Amazon's Alexa system, you can find out the weather or even open your sliding patio door with a simple voice command.

Give Us a Call

Take a look at our Facebook page and some of our latest visitor posts to see what people are saying about our automatic sliding door system. Email us at info@autoslideofamerica.com for more information on our home automation systems and would like to discuss the options for your home or office.