Tech home solutions for 2013

4:35 AM, May 9, 2013   |    comments
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GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn.--  With spring in full swing home improvement season is officially underway.

This morning,'s Senior Editor David Gregg dropped by the show with some new home solutions to help you update, clean and secure your home.

Here's what he featured:

1. Schlage Touchscreen Deadbolt

This is the strongest and highest grade residential lock available today. It provides remote access to lock and unlock your home from anywhere in the world with an Internet-connected device.

PRICING: $199; Available online and in select Lowe's and Home Depot locations. Nexia is $8.99 a month, with no contracts or cancellation fees.

2. 3M LED Advanced Light Bulb

3M's LED Advanced Light Bulbs use a fraction of the energy compared to traditional bulbs, last up to 25 years, and are eco-friendly.

PRICING: $25;; Available at Walmart

3. LiftMaster 8550 Garage Door Opener System

Liftmaster's MyQ enabled garage door openers allow you to remotely open and close your garage door from anywhere in the world with an internet-enabled device. The built-in battery backup even allows operation during power outages.

PRICING: Starts at only $400; visit to access the Dealer Locator and find a dealer in your area.

4.  Dyson DC44 and DC41 Vacuums

Dyson's D44 and D41 vacuums provide the strongest vacuum cleaning solutions for small jobs and large surfaces too.

PRICING: $399.99;  

The DC41 Animal Complete vacuum features powerful suction at the cleaner head which automatically adjusts on all surfaces. And, like all Dyson vacuums, it doesn't lose suction.  In addition, the included Tangle-free Turbine tool helps solve the problem of hair wrapping around vacuum brush bars, and is designed with two counter-rotating heads that suck up the hair and dirt without tangling - which all drops right into the bin of the vacuum.

PRICING: DC41 Animal Complete $649.99; The Tangle Free Turbine may be purchased on its own for $69.99;

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