Bedroom Bliss: Four Smart Ideas for Embracing Tech in the Bedroom:

Bedroom Bliss: Four Smart Ideas for Embracing Tech in the Bedroom

Posted March 4, 2019

The bedroom isn’t exempt from the smart home craze. There’s plenty of super smart ideas you can employ in your bedroom to improve your sleep, streamline waking up, and generally make the room a nicer and safer place to be.

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Tricked-out Tech for Your Backyard: atlanta, boston, chicago, dallas, denver, los-angeles, miami, new-york-city, phoenix, salt-lake-city, san-francisco, toronto,

Tricked-out Tech for Your Backyard

Posted February 8, 2019

Make the most of your living space by transforming your yard into your own tech-savvy oasis.

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WHAT IS A SMART HOME PROFESSIONAL?: dealer, professional, recruitment, smart home, smart-home-professional, technician,

WHAT IS A SMART HOME PROFESSIONAL?

Posted January 18, 2019

What makes them experts? What do they do? Home automation specialist, technology integrator, home technology professional, custom electronics dealers—these are just a few other names for what we like to call a smart home professional...

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The Heart of the Home: Taking Your Kitchen Beyond Its Practical Potential: design, kitchen,

The Heart of the Home: Taking Your Kitchen Beyond Its Practical Potential

Posted January 15, 2019

In many homes, the kitchen is a room generally reserved for purely practical use. Often a sterile-looking interior whose primary function is to provide a pragmatic catering space, it’s easy to overlook the kitchen as a simple means to an end. In this post, we look at how to bring the kitchen back to its rightful place as the heart and soul of any home through the implementation of contemporary style and technologies.

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Smart Intercoms are the Way to Go for Better Communication: atlanta, boston, chicago, dallas, denver, doorbell, intercom, intercom-anywhere, las-vegas, los-angeles, miami, new-york, new-york-city, nurture, phoenix, san-francisco, seattle, toronto, video-doorbell,

Smart Intercoms are the Way to Go for Better Communication

Posted December 10, 2018

Remember those intercom boxes that passed your voice to other clunky boxes inside the home? Remember when they were considered high-tech? While intercom systems still play a part in a smart, connected lifestyle, they’ve grown so much more sophisticated in their capabilities.

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HIGH-TECH SOLUTIONS FOR YOUR BATHROOM: atlanta, bathroom, boston, chicago, dallas, denver, indianapolis, london, los-angeles, miami, new-york-city, phoenix, salt-lake-city, san-francisco, toronto,

HIGH-TECH SOLUTIONS FOR YOUR BATHROOM

Posted November 15, 2018

The bathroom is not exempt from the home tech shake-up. In fact, some of the most exciting smart tech solutions are designed for the bathroom and offer high-tech luxury bathing, increased connectivity and productivity, or even water and energy efficiency.

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Smart Home Technology Allows Seniors to Age in Place: aging in place, atlanta, boston, chicago, dallas, denver, los-angeles, miami, new-york-city, phoenix, salt-lake-city, san-francisco, smart-home-trends, toronto,

Smart Home Technology Allows Seniors to Age in Place

Posted October 15, 2018

The year 2030 marks an important demographic turning point in U.S. history according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2017 National Population Projections. By 2030, all baby boomers will be older than age 65. This will expand the size of the older population so that 1 in every 5 residents will be retirement age. This means...

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The DIY Delusion of Home Automation: atlanta, boston, chicago, dallas, denver, los-angeles, miami, new-york-city, phoenix, salt-lake-city, san-francisco, smart-home-trends, toronto,

The DIY Delusion of Home Automation

Posted September 24, 2018

When I bought my modest 2,300-square-foot suburban home, I was pretty keen on the idea that I would automate it myself. Seriously, how hard could it be? Or, so I thought. The typical person who gets the itch to automate their own home is a lot like me: technical and self-reliant. And possibly a little cheap.

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Mixing Vintage Architecture with Modern Technology: atlanta, boston, chicago, control4 app, home automation, intercom-anywhere, new-york-city, wireless technology,

Mixing Vintage Architecture with Modern Technology

Posted September 18, 2018

The East Coast has the distinction of having some of the oldest cities in the U.S., and its architecture reflects it. Charming, vintage homes are lovingly preserved by their owners, paying homage to a time long ago. But this doesn’t mean modern technology shouldn’t take up residence in an older home. You just need to choose the right types of products. For homeowners striving maintain the integrity of their historic abodes, or for anyone concerned about the impact of technology on a home’s design, wireless products offer an ideal solution.

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WHAT’S NEW WITH CONTROL4:

WHAT’S NEW WITH CONTROL4

Posted September 5, 2018

Whether you're a Control4 homeowner, a smart-home hopeful, or someone who designs or builds modern homes, you should know that Control4 is committed to creating a user-friendly smart-home platform that can be easily personalized by homeowners and that we strive to develop products for smart-home projects of every size.

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Monitor your home from anywhere with smart technology: atlanta, boston, chicago, control4, dallas, denver, home control, intercom anywhere, los-angeles, miami, new-york-city, phoenix, remote access, salt-lake-city, san-francisco, smart home, toronto,

Monitor your home from anywhere with smart technology

Posted August 30, 2018

Being away from home doesn't mean you can't stay abreast of what’s happening while you’re gone. Thanks to innovative technology from Control4, you’ll know the second someone rings the doorbell, if there’s someone strolling across your backyard, or if your trusty neighbor remembered to water your plants. All you need to stay connected is a Control4 mobile app on your smartphone and an Internet-enabled monitoring device at your home.

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The Benefits of Smart Home Automation for Vacation Guests, Property Managers, and Homeowners.:

The Benefits of Smart Home Automation for Vacation Guests, Property Managers, and Homeowners.

Posted August 16, 2018

Smart home automation is a win for all parties involved. Whether you’re an owner of a property management company, a vacation property guest or a first-time home buyer, you can benefit from the most innovative smart home technology available for the place you, or your guests, relax each night.

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CONTROL4 NAMED WHOLE-HOUSE AUTOMATION BRAND LEADER, 4TH YEAR IN A ROW: atlanta, boston, chicago, dallas, denver, los-angeles, miami, new-york-city, phoenix, salt-lake-city, san-francisco, toronto,

CONTROL4 NAMED WHOLE-HOUSE AUTOMATION BRAND LEADER, 4TH YEAR IN A ROW

Posted June 12, 2018

Smart, convenient, secure, and brimming with "wow"-factor entertainment solutions—these are some of the most desirable features that homeowners look for when upgrading their home or shopping for a new one. Whether you are looking for a solution that meets some (or all) of those desires, look no further than Control4.

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Can smart home technology reduce home insurance rates?: atlanta, boston, chicago, dallas, denver, los-angeles, miami, new-york-city, salt-lake-city, san-francisco,

Can smart home technology reduce home insurance rates?

Posted March 22, 2018

...The benefits of having a smart home system installed go beyond safety and convenience. Another benefit you may not be aware of is the potential to receive home insurance discounts for installing smart home technology.

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TOP SMART HOME TRENDS OF 2017 & “TECHSPECTATIONS” FOR 2018: atlanta, boston, chicago, dallas, denver, los-angeles, miami, new-york-city, salt-lake-city, san-francisco,

TOP SMART HOME TRENDS OF 2017 & “TECHSPECTATIONS” FOR 2018

Posted January 24, 2018

Like any technology, smart devices designed for use in the home exist in a constant state of evolution. New developments in electronics, circuitry, and software have enabled devices to become increasingly intelligent, fast, and affordable, and to perform tasks that were once unimaginable.

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Remote Control World: 5 Must-Have Automated Home Accessories: atlanta, boston, chicago, dallas, denver, los-angeles, miami, new-york-city, salt-lake-city, san-francisco,

Remote Control World: 5 Must-Have Automated Home Accessories

Posted January 4, 2018

The home of the future has arrived, thanks in large part to state-of-the-art automation accessories. These “smart” devices can transform an ordinary house into one with improved energy efficiency, safety, and privacy (while making daily tasks a lot more convenient and fun). From controlling your home’s temperature, lighting, and security system, to making it all work together with just a simple voice command, here’s a look at five must-have smart home accessories.

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How Smart Home Automation Can Increase Your Home's Property Value: home technology, real estate,

How Smart Home Automation Can Increase Your Home's Property Value

Posted September 21, 2017

From smart thermostats to automated lighting and everything in between, there's no question that innovative, Internet-enabled technology can make a home more fun, convenient and safe. What you may not know, however, is that it also represents a potentially valuable investment.

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7 HOME IMPROVEMENTS FOR SUMMER 2017: home technology,

7 HOME IMPROVEMENTS FOR SUMMER 2017

Posted June 7, 2017

Summer is almost here, and there’s no better time to upgrade your home. Evolving trends and improving technology mean there’s a lot you can do, but here are seven essential updates for your home this summer.

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Expert Interview Series: Brad Hintze of Control4 on Trends in Home Automation: builders,

Expert Interview Series: Brad Hintze of Control4 on Trends in Home Automation

Posted May 9, 2017

Our mission is to bring technology into the home that the whole family can love. Technology that makes life easier and more relaxing. It’s quite true that there is a lot of home technology available today. But the challenge has been making it easy for the whole family and something that fits naturally into home life. Control4 is focused on making your lighting smarter, entertainment easier and more engaging, and helping families feel safe and secure.

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Unique Smart Home Features You May Have Never Heard About: smart car, smart home, smart lighting,

Unique Smart Home Features You May Have Never Heard About

Posted March 2, 2017

All the connected devices in my home give me the ability for control from apps on my phones, tablets, and computers, which is great in itself, however ‘Home Automation’ should take things one step further.

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Even Batman has a Smart House. Er, Smart Batcave, that is.: alexa, amazon, audio/video, chicago, echo, for fun, los-angeles, man-cave, new-york-city, smart-home,

Even Batman has a Smart House. Er, Smart Batcave, that is.

Posted February 3, 2017

You know what they say, “Always be yourself. Unless you can be Batman, then always be Batman.” So as the February 10th release date for the much anticipated “The LEGO Batman Movie” approaches, we’ve come up with some ways you can have an automated home, similar to Batman’s automated bat cave. (Check it out in the video!)

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5 Easy Updates for a Safer and Smarter Home in 2017: home automation, safety, security,

5 Easy Updates for a Safer and Smarter Home in 2017

Posted December 20, 2016

With the coming new year on the horizon, it’s a great time to audit your home for easy safety and technology improvements. There are many simple upgrades you can make to improve your home’s safety—all you’ll need is a few smart devices and some tried-and-true hacks.

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BITS & PIECES: FROM HOME SMART HOME MAGAZINE: for fun, home smart home,

BITS & PIECES: FROM HOME SMART HOME MAGAZINE

Posted November 28, 2016

Check out these fun facts in this infographic featured in our most recent issue of Home Smart Home magazine. Download this issue for more fun, inspirational and entertaining articles and stories about automation and technology.

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Is Online TV Killing Traditional TV? [INFOGRAPHIC]: audio/video, movies, streaming,

Is Online TV Killing Traditional TV? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Posted November 14, 2016

With the rise in SVOD (subscription-video-on-demand) streaming services such as Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Hulu, the internet has become increasingly important in the way that consumers now watch television. But is online TV killing traditional TV? Check out this infographic with statistics on how people in the United States and the United Kingdom are consuming their shows and movies.

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VOICE: THE NEWEST INTERFACE FOR YOUR SMART HOME: amazon alexa, amazon echo, voice control,

VOICE: THE NEWEST INTERFACE FOR YOUR SMART HOME

Posted September 14, 2016

Utilizing one type of interface to control your home is not always ideal. You may want a handheld, tactile remote to enjoy your video experience in the living room, a touch screen with a large display in the kitchen to browse and play music throughout the home, a keypad next to the garage door that allows you to shut the entire house down with one touch as you head out, and a smartphone or a watch on your wrist to offer insight to what is going on at home while you’re away.

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