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Fast Five is a wireless system that'll enable you to operate up to five devices with one remote control. That means you won't have to get up to turn them on or off, or otherwise change their settings. Each system comes with five compact wireless adapters that can be plugged into ordinary electrical outlets. Once you plug a device's extension cord into each wireless adapter, you'll be able to operate all five devices with your remote control.
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To begin using your Fast Five system, plug the five included wireless adapters into electrical outlets in your home. If you don't need all five at the moment, you can use as many or as few as you'd like, but you'll have five available to you.
Next, plug any devices powered by electricity that you choose into the wireless adapters that you've already plugged in. These devices could include a television, a fan, a lamp, or virtually anything around your home that runs via electricity. Each time you plug a device's extension cord into a wireless adapter, this adds the device to the list of things you can control with your Fast Five remote.
After your five (or whatever number from one to four you choose) devices are plugged in and ready, power up your remote control and operate these devices from wherever you're sitting or standing. Keep in mind that you'll even be able to operate them through walls, doors or floors, so you won't have to be in the same room they're in to control them.
The Fast Five wireless system works by virtue of radio frequency (RF) technology, which enables the remote control to send signals through the air to devices connected to the wireless adapters. Once a device receives a signal, even if you're outside your home and it's inside, or vice versa, it'll behave in the way that you (and the remote) have told it to. Due to this powerful technology, you'll be able to control your outdoor lights from indoors, your indoor lights from your driveway, your kitchen and living room lights from your bed, and so on. However, no one else will be able to control your lights and other devices, unless they somehow get a hold of your remote control.
All the pieces in this wireless system—which includes a remote control and five wireless adapters—are compact. The remote control is about the same size as a standard television remote, and the wireless adapters are only slightly bigger. As a result, you won't need to worry about this system taking up tons of space in your home. If you want to transport it somewhere else, such as the cottage, all the pieces will likely fit in one bag that won't seem heavy to carry.
While some people will only need one Fast Five system in order to control five electrical devices, others may want to control more devices than that. Fortunately, obtaining two of these systems at once, and allowing yourself to control up to 10 devices from anywhere in and around your home, is an option.
If you have mobility issues due to arthritis or another temporary or permanent physical condition, you'll probably find a wireless system such as this one helpful. Instead of tiring yourself out by walking or wheeling around your home to turn lights and small appliances off at night, you'll be able to turn at least some of them off from your seat. The same goes when you want to operate your coffee maker, turn more lights on at dusk, or control the volume on your television.
When you approach your home, you'll be able to turn on your indoor lights from outside, which will make your walk into the house much safer. You'll no longer have to worry about tripping and falling on shoes or other items while wandering through your doorway and into your room of choice. Similarly, since you'll have the ability to turn outdoor lights on while still indoors, you won't have to be as concerned about tripping and falling when you do step out.
There won't be any wires that you'll need to deal with when setting up your Fast Five system, nor will you have to get out any tools. All you'll need is one hand to plug in each of the wireless adapters and to operate the remote control.
Although it's not explicitly stated, you'll probably need a set of batteries in order to operate the remote control that comes with each of these wireless systems. Batteries are not included with any of the systems, so you'll have to obtain your batteries (and future replacements) on your own. Without batteries, it's unlikely that your remote control will be at all functional.
Once you've installed one of these systems in your home, it's best not to give a young child access to the remote control. With access, they could turn on an appliance when they shouldn't, such as a coffee maker, and end up causing an accident, such as a small fire. Letting a child operate the remote control with your supervision is acceptable in most cases, but put it somewhere out of their reach when you're not around.
You could invest in a smartphone app that would enable you to control electrical devices with your phone, but this would put unnecessary wear and tear on your phone. This wear and tear, in turn, could result in you needing a replacement smartphone in just a few months. You'd also have to charge your phone more frequently, which would cause your electricity bill to rise. If you use the Fast Five system to control electrical objects instead, though, you'll be able to save your phone for business or pleasure and use the system's compact remote control instead.
Each morning, you may waste up to a half hour by walking around and turning on lights, powering up your morning news on television and getting your coffee maker going. If you set up a Fast Five system, you'll be able to save this half hour for sleep or relaxation, as you'll be able to turn lights, appliances and your television on from bed. If you keep your remote control on your night table, you'll only have to extend one arm, and it'll be right there to grab and use.
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