The Backbone of the Connected Home: network, pakedge, smart home,

The Backbone of the Connected Home

Posted March 22, 2016

Network stability is the foundation for every smart home. It’s not just a “nice to have,” it’s a requirement. Whether you spend $2000, $10,000 or $100,000 on an AV system or a smart home system, its performance is only as good as the network it runs on. Would you buy a high performance Lamborghini sports car and fill it with unleaded regular gasoline? Of course not, but that is exactly...

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Redesign Your Home Office to Be More Efficient and Tech Savvy: home office, interior design, smart business,

Redesign Your Home Office to Be More Efficient and Tech Savvy

Posted February 23, 2016

Working from home has its luxuries, including a flexible schedule, no dress code, and the lack of office environment stress. But that doesn’t mean it’s an all-day movie marathon pajama party. You have important tasks to accomplish that require tuning out numerous distractions, and you must tackle menial side-tasks without getting derailed. When you’re physically uncomfortable or worried about activities going on outside of your office, a whole day’s worth of productivity can fly out the window.

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Smart Home Technology to Improve Your Life: climate, convenience, energy management, smart home,

Smart Home Technology to Improve Your Life

Posted February 17, 2016

Smart home technology is all about the automation or management of your home and daily life. This could be anything from lights that can be controlled remotely or on a schedule, to connected home entertainment systems for streaming media to multiple screens, or added features to enhance your home security. To some, smart home technology might seem like an appealing concept for gadget-gurus. But in reality, a big selling point of smart home technology is that it can actually save money, in addition to making life more convenient...

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Pakedge and Control4 Join Forces: acquisition, networking,

Pakedge and Control4 Join Forces

Posted February 5, 2016

Today we announced the acquisition of Pakedge, a leader in advanced home networking products and cloud network-management capabilities for both wireless and wired networking solutions. Pakedge brings to Control4 deep networking expertise and an industry-leading suite of networking, power management, and remote monitoring products, along with advanced software capabilities unlike any others on the market today. Their founders, senior management, and product organization are joining the Control4 team and we are enthusiastic about all we can do together for the future of the smart home.

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A Smart Home for Every Home.: controllers, entertainment, home automation, smart home,

A Smart Home for Every Home.

Posted January 26, 2016

Whether it’s watching TV or listening to music, you could say that entertainment is the heart and soul of any home. As homeowners who love to entertain—or be entertained—we want our content readily available and easily accessible. And in today’s high-tech world, it’s not unrealistic for each family member to expect a personalized experience that allows them to watch and list to whatever, whenever, and wherever in the home...

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Home Automation on Hand. Literally.: apple watch, control4 app, smart home, wearable tech,

Home Automation on Hand. Literally.

Posted January 26, 2016

In June of last year, we launched push notifications that would allow you to receive proactive alerts about important events in your home. Today, we are incredibly excited to announce the full blending of smarts between the Control4 home and the Apple Watch. The engineers at Control4 were thoughtful in their development of this app...

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PRODUCT LAUNCH ANNOUNCEMENT: WATCH IT HERE!: events, launch event, products,


Posted January 25, 2016

We are excited about the new year, and even more excited to share some big news with you. Join us for the online event on Tuesday, January 26 at 10:00 a.m. MST, 12:00 p.m. EST to watch it live!

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Control4 Featured on Houzz: for fun, smart home,

Control4 Featured on Houzz

Posted January 20, 2016

We are pretty excited to have been hand-picked by Houzz for an editorial ideabook feature titled, "Designing With the Stars: Aquarius." In the article, the author, Kate Macdessi, notes that people with the Aquarius sign are drawn to technology. In fact, they tend to be the most tech-savvy of the zodiac bunch. Are you an Aquarius sign? If so, do you agree that your sign is the tech-savviest of them all? We'd love to hear from you.

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Top Home Safety Tips Every Homeowner Should Know: garage, lighting, safety, smart locks, travel,

Top Home Safety Tips Every Homeowner Should Know

Posted January 12, 2016

Home burglaries and break-ins are common, far more than you may think. Though property crime has come down in the United States in recent years, a report released by the Criminal Justice Information Services Division of the FBI says that 1,121,416 residences in the country were burglarized in 2014. Fortunately, home burglaries are much easier to prevent if you follow a few simple safety rules and guidelines...

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The Connected Car Meets the Connected Home: connected car, smart car, technology,

The Connected Car Meets the Connected Home

Posted January 9, 2016

Every January marks yet another year of the biggest Consumer Electronics show in the world: CES in Las Vegas. This week, we debuted a proof-of-concept to unite smart home functionality with connected cars; a topic that is proving to be a popular one this year.

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Build A Better Smart Home From Scratch: builders, new home, smart home,

Build A Better Smart Home From Scratch

Posted December 19, 2015

Building a new home is an exciting time for a family. Just like buying a new car, you get to be the only people who have a say in the configuration from the very beginning. You get to explicitly specify what it looks like, how many rooms it has, what those rooms do, and best of all, the optional equipment it contains! Buying a used home, again like a used car, is all about finding the best option available that suits your “wants and needs” criteria. Certainly they both can be fun processes, but when you get to build something from the ground-up, you inject your own personalized touches and characteristics that truly make it your home sweet home...

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How a Smart Home Helps Spread Holiday Cheer: christmas, for fun, holidays, smart home,

How a Smart Home Helps Spread Holiday Cheer

Posted December 5, 2015

With the holiday decorating, shopping, and cooking in full swing, there has never been a better time to automate your home. Home automation can help you manage the wonderful chaos, entertaining your family when they come to visit, setting that special ambience that inspires the holiday spirit, and keeping your valuables and loved ones more secure than ever...

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Keep Your House Dry, DAM-it!: control4 partners, safety, security,

Keep Your House Dry, DAM-it!

Posted December 2, 2015

Every year nearly one million families have their homes ruined and their lives overturned by water damage and the subsequent repairs. These incidents are always unexpected and the cost of repairs can run into the tens of thousands of dollars. Even after the damage is repaired, you can still suffer from side effects—such as mold—that are invasive and hard to track down.

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Automation for Autism: Control for a Cause: assistance, autism, home automation, power and possibility, smart home,

Automation for Autism: Control for a Cause

Posted December 2, 2015

As an interior designer I have dedicated my life to creating optimal environments for individuals with autism. Raising an autistic child can be a challenge; I know, my son Devin was diagnosed at age three. Through my research, my writing, and my work, I recognize that design cannot cure a child, but the right designed environment can eliminate unnecessary roadblocks...

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When Design Meets Technology, “Auto-Magic” Happens.: builders, home technology, interior design,

When Design Meets Technology, “Auto-Magic” Happens.

Posted December 1, 2015

As you can clearly see, this futuristic home in South Africa is truly like none other. Between the best-of-the-best in architects, interior designers and technology experts, it features unsurpassed quality, aesthetics and performance.

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5 Ways to Use Home Automation While Preparing Thanksgiving Dinner: family, for fun, holiday, thanksgiving,

5 Ways to Use Home Automation While Preparing Thanksgiving Dinner

Posted November 25, 2015

With the use of a Control4 home automation system, you can make this Thanksgiving dinner easier and more efficient than ever. Here are five reasons why.

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3 Ways to Have Fun This Holiday Season with Smart Home Automation: audio/video, christmas, for fun, holidays, smart lighting, thanksgiving,

3 Ways to Have Fun This Holiday Season with Smart Home Automation

Posted November 25, 2015

Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Hanukah are approaching fast – it’s hard to believe 2015 is almost over. While you start thinking about your guest list for holiday celebrations and your Christmas or Hanukah shopping list, take some time to get in the holiday spirit with smart home automation. Here are our three tips for using your smart home for some holiday fun.

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Merry Melodies for Smart Home Streaming: for fun, holiday, streaming music, whole home audio,

Merry Melodies for Smart Home Streaming

Posted November 18, 2015

Because so many of you enjoyed the tunes we hand-picked for your trick-or-treaters and party-goers, we figured we'd take the work out of finding a holiday playlist for you as well.

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Why Do Control4 Customers Love their Smart Homes? We Asked. They Answered.: customers, smart home,

Why Do Control4 Customers Love their Smart Homes? We Asked. They Answered.

Posted November 17, 2015

We took to Facebook and Twitter to have our friends and followers fill in the blank: I love my #SmartHome because _____. Here's what they had to say.

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National Child Safety and Prevention Month: 8 Ways a Smart Home Helps Keeps Kids Safe: family, kids, safety, security,

National Child Safety and Prevention Month: 8 Ways a Smart Home Helps Keeps Kids Safe

Posted November 14, 2015

With November being National Child Safety and Prevention Month, we thought we'd share 8 tips on how home automation can help keep your kids safe at home.

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5 Ways to Home Entertainment Bliss: audio distribution, audio/video, video distribution,

5 Ways to Home Entertainment Bliss

Posted November 3, 2015

First the bad news: Chances are, you could be getting a LOT more out of your home entertainment system. The good news? Today’s advances in AV will add some snap, sizzle, and pop to your movies and music, programs and sports, dinner parties and bashes. Get ready to boost the quality and resolution of your home AV and almost blow the ceiling off of your entertaining limitations.

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Control4 Celebrates Another Year of Dealer Growth with 2015 Dealer Awards of Excellence: cedia, cedia 2015, control4 dealers,

Control4 Celebrates Another Year of Dealer Growth with 2015 Dealer Awards of Excellence

Posted November 3, 2015

Control4 has the fortune of being able to work directly with almost 3,500 amazing custom integrators across the world. Some of these businesses have been with us from day one, and some just for 6 months; but all of them have something in common: dedication to giving you the Control4 Smart Home of your dreams!...

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Halloween Harmonies for Smart Home Streaming: audio, for fun, halloween, streaming music,

Halloween Harmonies for Smart Home Streaming

Posted October 28, 2015

...So it seemed fitting that with Halloween just a few nights away, we give you quick-access to some streaming stations that we have cherry-picked for you—all complete with scary (or fun) sounds and songs to play for your door-to-door tricksters or party-goers. Here are a few soundtracks and playlists from Pandora, Rhapsody, TIDAL & TuneIn—sorry Deezer-lovers, the service isn’t available in the states just yet, so we weren’t able to help with your playlist picking, but I’m sure you’ll find some good picks below!

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Garage To Guest Room: 5 Home Automation Highlights: lifestyle, smart home,

Garage To Guest Room: 5 Home Automation Highlights

Posted October 23, 2015

From a gadget that safeguards our garages, to tech that takes the tedium out of entertaining, there’s just no denying it: home automation is changing the way we live. And with a Control4 system at the helm, this revolutionary technology is transforming every room in our homes into a hub of home automation. How, exactly? Today we’re exploring just that! So join us as we take a tour of the 5 rooms where home automation is making our lives that much easier, secure, and enjoyable!

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New Security and Entertainment Experiences for the Smart Home: cedia 2015, products, security, smart home, whole home audio,

New Security and Entertainment Experiences for the Smart Home

Posted October 15, 2015

It’s a given. Demand for smart home technology is growing at a rapid pace and consumers from around the globe are integrating Control4 to enjoy the magic of living in a home that can automatically respond to their hectic lifestyles and families’ needs. Today in Dallas at the CEDIA Expo (the global showcase of all things related to the connected home), we rolled out Control4 OS 2.8, the latest version of our smart home operating system. For Control4 customers, this means a BIG boost in the areas of home security and entertainment.

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