Posts tagged technology
FEATURE:, 'TecKnow Smart Living Ecosystems'

“Smart Home Technology, Solar and Solar Storage

TecKnow is a cutting edge home automation company that designs, installs, programs, trains and supports smart homes and offices that are powered by the sun and controlled by your voice. Watch our featured video to learn how we combine voice activated control, solar and solar storage to build award-winning smart living ecosystems.

Voice Activated Control + Solar + Solar Storage

Whether it is a light, a lock, a thermostat, a shade, TV, irrigation, solar roof, electric vehicle or Tesla Powerwall storage; we view all of these items as components of what we call a “smart living ecosystem.” We believe this is the future.”

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FEATURE: Westport Magazine, 'The Good Life 2019'

“Living simply doesn’t mean doing without; it means living smart. And that leads to more: more time, more space, more security, more options for a home that works for you. TecKnow, a Westport firm founded by Phil Levieff, specializes in smart tech for today’s (make that tomorrow’s) home. “A light, a lock, a thermostat, a car, a solar roof,” says Kim Burke, COO, “these are all connected devices and can be part of a whole smart-home ecosystem to maximize security, energy efficiency and convenience.”

Home automation now uses the power and efficiency of both cutting edge technology and the sun. “There are a lot of things to consider when incorporating smart devices,” she says, “but at the top is, how secure is the device and what platform does it utilize?” With a master’s degree in cyber security and masterful interest in IoT [Internet of Things] space, she accepted our challenge to name her top five picks for laying a foundation upon which to create a smart home.”

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FEATURE:, 'Interview - TecKnow'

Lately, we see a lot of modern technology in our client’s homes. From lights that turn on when you enter a room to sound systems that come with Google Assistant & Amazon Alexa built-in. We spoke with Westport, CT’s TecKnow and Kim Burke to help us make sense of it all.

For the busy person, what is TecKnow?

Tecknow Is a company that custom designs, installs, programs and maintains smart home and office automation systems incorporating solar and/or solar storage. A light, a lock, a solar roof, a battery, a thermostat, irrigation - these are all examples of connected devices that can be optimized and set into “scenes” to create energy efficiencies, security and convenience. Unlike some other smart home systems that collect your data and listen to conversations, the Apple HomeKit platform is all about data privacy, security and does not monetize your data or record your conversations.

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FEATURE:, 'Connecting the Car to the Smart Home'

“I am standing in an ultra-modern home directly on the beach in the fanciest part of the ritzy bedroom community where I grew up. But our house was a split level built in 1951, and if we wanted to change the channel on the TV, we had to get up from the LayZBoy.

No such need in the smart house, which uses technology from Tesla and Apple. Outside, Tesla rules; inside, it’s Apple. If you have an iPhone, look for the little house icon with an orange background. The My Home app is built into every Apple phone, though most people don’t know it’s there. The phone can be a powerful tool for turning your accessories on or off...”

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