Building a Disaster-Proof Smart Home

The Smart Home

When thinking about the logistics of building a smart home, it’s important to keep in mind all areas of your home and how they impact your everyday life. Is your home up-to-date with technology?

Do you know what you need to keep your family safe year-round? Being strategic when upgrading your home will make living easier after the renovations are complete. 

There is no better time than now to upgrade your home. Picking out the right tools and services for your smart homes can protect you and your family from pending storms and natural disasters that can knock out power for days, even weeks. 

In his newest blog post, Eric Murrell, founder of the smart home and technology blog “At Home in the Future,” shares key tips on what to keep in mind when building your smart home. Learn more on Eric's blog: Building a Disaster Proof Smart Home. 


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Eric Murrell

Eric Murrell is the founder of the smart home and technology blog “At Home in the Future” and has been a passionate fan of the future since he was seven. He’s a web developer by trade, and serves as the Director of Communication and Technology for a large non-profit in Nashville, Tennessee. In Nashville,  he and his family are building a high tech home in the woods. 

Cummins Power Systems’ Technology is Powering a World That’s Always On

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Explore the Always On world in this new video.

For 100 years, Cummins Power Systems technology has powered success around the world.

Our comprehensive portfolio delivers innovative solutions for your unique power need—commercial, industrial, recreational, emergency and residential. Products include diesel engines ranging from 49 – 4400 hp, diesel- and gas-powered generator sets ranging from 15 – 3750 kVA, alternators, generator-drive engines and pre-integrated power systems, combining generator sets and power control and transfer technologies. Services range from system design, project management, operations and maintenance contracts to the development of turnkey power plants. With 600 distributors and 7,200 dealer locations in 190 countries and territories, we offer global capabilities and local support wherever and whenever you need us.


Cummins technologies and employees are Powering a World That’s Always On. Explore the Always On world in this new video.

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Amy Lewis

Amy Lewis leads internal communications for the Power Systems segment of Cummins Inc. Prior to joining Cummins in 2015, Amy led communication training for a global cloud-based software company and was an instructor of Public Speaking.

Cogeneration Technology Headlines South American Seminar

The Living Green BUPAC (Bolivia, Uruguay, Paraguay, Argentina and Chile) Cogeneration Training brought consultants and engineers together to learn more about cogeneration's many benefits.
The Living Green BUPAC (Bolivia, Uruguay, Paraguay, Argentina and Chile) Cogeneration Training brought consultants and engineers together to learn more about cogeneration's many benefits.

The use of natural gas as a fuel source is growing in countries in South America, especially Argentina and Chile.

As operators seek out energy solutions that are efficient and sustainable, cogeneration is one that maximizes efficiency by producing electrical and thermal energy from a single fuel source. Also called combined heat and power (CHP) systems, cogeneration cuts energy consumption and operation costs.

Twenty-five sales consultants and engineers from Cummins distributors in South America convened in Buenos Aires, Argentina the end of 2018 to learn more about cogeneration’s many benefits. The training – the first for the region and following a cogeneration seminar in Mexico a few months earlier – served as a forum to discuss new solutions in energy and new technologies to bring to Latin American markets.

The Living Green BUPAC (Bolivia, Uruguay, Paraguay, Argentina and Chile) Cogeneration Training was held from Oct. 30 through Nov. 1, 2018, at Sullair Argentina, Cummins authorized distributor. Living Green BUPAC presented a broad and general vision of a cogeneration system: definition, parts and functions of the equipment, operating principles, operating conditions, market, costs, standard designs and selection tools to enable the salesforce to provide power and innovative solutions for the success of our customers.

For more information on cogeneration technology solutions, visit

Fabiana Menezes

Fabiana is the Corporate Communications Specialist for Cummins Power Systems Latin America. She graduated in Journalism and has pursued a career in Corporate Communications with ten years' experience at multinational companies from different sectors. She joined the company in February, 2018. 

Boron Mine Provided With Reliable Power Source from Cummins

Turkey is the world’s largest producer of boron minerals, possessing 73% of known deposits. Boron is used in the production of ceramics and glass, including fiberglass, along with agricultural and cleaning solutions among other applications.

A 2,500 kVA power system from Cummins is a reliable emergency source of power for a boron mine facility in Turkey’s northwestern region. Cummins Turkey provided a single Cummins C2500 D5A generator set with a silencer and compensator to the Eti Maden plant, located in Balıkesir. 

The Power Generation team at Cummins Turkey provided expert sales and project management to implement the right solution to meet the customer’s needs while Cummins authorized dealer AET supported in the commissioning and maintenance of the system with their certified technical representatives.

Cummins’ work in the Turkish mining industry has earned a strong reputation. Last year, Cummins Turkey installed three units of the 95-liter QSK95 Series generator sets to support operations at Çöpler Gold Mine in the northeastern part of the country, the first QSK95 installation in the country. Cummins Turkey was also selected as the standby power provider for TÜMAD’s gold and silver mine in the northwest area.

For more information about mining power solutions, visit

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Adam Sidders

Adam Sidders is the Marketing Communications Leader for the Power Systems Business Unit of Cummins Inc. Prior to joining Cummins in 2012 Adam worked in Financial Services for Europe’s largest independently owned insurer as their Marketing and Communications Manager. [email protected]

How a Home Generator Can Help Sell Your Home for Top Dollar

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Retractable glass walls. High ceilings. Quartzite countertops. Butler’s pantry. Spa bathroom. Smart home systems. 4-car garage. Barn, carriage house or in-law apartment. Home standby generators. All are luxury features found in high-end homes according to a recent article in The Wall Street Journal

Inventory of luxury homes currently exceeds demand. To attract more buyers at high-end price points, sellers must invest in the right upgrades with innovative features. A home standby generator can help protect those home upgrades featured in The Wall Street Journal’s list of upgrades to sell your home for top dollar in the event of a power outage, but it also offers innovative features of its own such as quiet operation and low carbon footprint. A home standby generator turns on the moment an outage strikes to maintain power to appliances, smart home devices, security systems or even your entire home. 

According to our resident real estate expert Angel Piontek, Associate Broker and Vice President of Marketing at Coldwell Banker Elite in Fredericksburg, VA, homeowners who install a home generator will recoup half of their investment within the first year of ownership, making investing in a home standby generator a no-brainer. Additionally home standby generators also allow you to be a good neighbor during an outage, save money, and protect your home and family during the cold winter months

To find out if a home generator is right for you, visit

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Cummins is a global power leader that designs, manufactures, sells and services diesel and alternative fuel engines from 2.8 to 95 liters, diesel and alternative-fueled electrical generator sets from 2.5 to 3,500 kW, as well as related components and technology. Cummins serves its customers through its network of 600 company-owned and independent distributor facilities and more than 7,200 dealer locations in over 190 countries and territories.

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