Expert Barry Dorsey on Designing Technology Clients will Love: certified showroom, control4 dealers, designers, florida, smart home, smart home design,

Expert Barry Dorsey on Designing Technology Clients will Love

Posted April 10, 2019

We asked this Control4 Certified Showroom owner about his passion for technology, how he approaches the customer experience side of home automation, and what a designer or architect should do if they are looking to incorporate smart home technology into their projects.

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Women in Tech: Tara Chaston, Director of IT Business Systems: chaston, interview, profile, recruit, recruitment, tara, women in tech, women tech council,

Women in Tech: Tara Chaston, Director of IT Business Systems

Posted March 28, 2019

Meet a few of Control4's Women in Tech. This blog series will be informative for anyone who might be interested in pursuing a career in technology, but we hope to remind girls that no industry or field of study should be considered beyond reach. We believe any industry can be made better introducing new and diverse perspectives and insights.

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Get Smart in 2019: Environmental and Energy Conservation using Smart Home Tech: austin, austin, boston, boulder, chicago, dallas, denver, detection, energy, environment, environmental, frankfurt, indianapolis, las-vegas, leak, lighting, london, los-angeles, melbourne, miami, new-york, phoenix, salt-lake-city, san-francisco, seattle, shades, thermostats, toronto, vancouver, window,

Get Smart in 2019: Environmental and Energy Conservation using Smart Home Tech

Posted March 22, 2019

Did you know the typical U.S. family spends at least $2,200 per year on energy bills and nearly half of that pays for heating and cooling? Homeowners can combat these costs and practice conservation using smart home technology.

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Elevating the Technology Experience: Expert David Mills on Home Automation: interior design, new york city, smart home design, smart home professional,

Elevating the Technology Experience: Expert David Mills on Home Automation

Posted March 7, 2019

We sat down with David Mills, Director at Kraus Hi-Tech Automation, to find out what got him to where he is today in the home automation industry, how he works with designers to give clients the results they really want, and how other home-industry professionals can take advantage of his technological expertise.

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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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Poolside Reflections: Portuguese Smart Villa: home smart home,

Poolside Reflections: Portuguese Smart Villa

Posted February 9, 2019

Smart technology specialist Chris Davies single-handedly transformed his 30-year-old villa in southern Portugal into a sun-kissed showcase of splendor, security, and simplicity.

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Treasure of the Sierra Madre: "El Chepe" the Smart Train: austin, dallas, home smart home, los-angeles,

Treasure of the Sierra Madre: "El Chepe" the Smart Train

Posted February 9, 2019

Smart technology breathes new life and luxury into one of the world’s most spectacular railroads. Mexico’s much-loved tourist train, El Chepe, even knows where it is and can share on-screen stories about its surroundings to enlighten and delight passengers.

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GET SPACE SAVVY: Creative ways to re-imagine unused spots at home: atlanta, boston, chicago, dallas, denver, home smart home, los-angeles, miami, new-york-city, phoenix, salt-lake-city, san-francisco, toronto,

GET SPACE SAVVY: Creative ways to re-imagine unused spots at home

Posted February 8, 2019

Although bathrooms and kitchens commonly received most of the makeover money, maybe it’s time to take a good, hard look at some of the lesser-used areas of your home and apply your remodeling dollars towards converting them into fun, functional spaces.

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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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THE BEST SEAT IN THE HOUSE: atlanta, boston, chicago, dallas, denver, los-angeles, miami, new-york-city, phoenix, salt-lake-city, san-francisco, toronto,

THE BEST SEAT IN THE HOUSE

Posted February 8, 2019

A home theater should feel like a special destination in your house—the one place you can retreat for a couple of hours to escape from reality and be transported into another world.

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5 Ways Property Developers Can Add Value to Residences Using Home Automation: atlanta, san-francisco,

5 Ways Property Developers Can Add Value to Residences Using Home Automation

Posted January 31, 2019

Savvy property developers are staying ahead of the trend by working to integrate smart home solutions for multiple dwelling units (MDUs) that will make residents feel secure, protect investments, and create contemporary environments that excite prospective buyers or residents.

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An Accessible Home: Joe Ribera on Automation and Accessible Design: accessible design, aging in place, home automation, interior design, living in place, smart home expert, smart home professional, smart home stories, smart home technology,

An Accessible Home: Joe Ribera on Automation and Accessible Design

Posted January 25, 2019

Whether due to injury, disability, or age, more and more homeowners today in need of assisted living are reaching out to home professionals for accessible home solutions that enable them to stay independent and in their home. We interviewed Control4 Instructional Designer and Technical Trainer Joe Ribera to ask him about how smart home technology has helped his aunt, who has been living with a muscular degenerative disease for almost three decades.

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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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Protecting the Design: Integrator Jamie Sangar on the Geist Reservoir Home: architectual designer, home smart home, indianapolis, premier smart homes,

Protecting the Design: Integrator Jamie Sangar on the Geist Reservoir Home

Posted January 17, 2019

The Premier Group, a Control4 Certified Showroom Dealer located in Carmel, Indiana, was recognized as the CEDIA Awards’ top honor for “Integrated Home of the Year 2018” in North and South America for outstanding integrated system design at the 2018 CEDIA trade show in San Diego. We wanted to shine some light on how the different teams worked together to create such a masterpiece, and so we sat down with Jamie Sangar, Director of Business Development for The Premier Group, to find out how the Geist Reservoir Home was born.

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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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Reflect and Energize: Designer Toni Sabatino on 2019 Home Trends: interior design, nkba, smart home design, toni sabatino,

Reflect and Energize: Designer Toni Sabatino on 2019 Home Trends

Posted January 10, 2019

Discover the 2019 trends designer Toni Sabatino’s most looking forward to, how to balance the new with the old, and how home updates can rejuvenate our lives.

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Bettering the Home: Joe Whitaker On Top “Techorating” Trends for 2019: interior design, joe whitaker, smart home design, smart home trends,

Bettering the Home: Joe Whitaker On Top “Techorating” Trends for 2019

Posted January 3, 2019

We asked well-known innovator in the home technology business Joe Whitaker about his vision for the 2019 connected home and what are now the must-haves for home technology.

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Start With Technology: How Automation Streamlines Gary Frank’s Designs: architects, illinois, interior design, smart home,

Start With Technology: How Automation Streamlines Gary Frank’s Designs

Posted December 18, 2018

We took some time with award-winning architect Gary Frank to ask him about how he became the successful architect he is today, why he tells all his clients about home automation, and what he does to set his business apart in this highly competitive industry.

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The Finishing Touch: Achieving Unrivalled Luxury In Your Interior: 1-click, bath, design, interior, trends,

The Finishing Touch: Achieving Unrivalled Luxury In Your Interior

Posted December 13, 2018

If you’re looking to instill a sense of luxury and sophistication in your home then check out these tips from the furniture specialists at Ponsford and discover how adding that final sprinkle of TLC can help achieve unrivalled luxury in your home interior.

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Giving Clients What They Really Want: Evan Christensen and Harry Hamilton on Home Automation: above grade automation, architects, california, home automation, interior design, san-francisco, smart home,

Giving Clients What They Really Want: Evan Christensen and Harry Hamilton on Home Automation

Posted December 11, 2018

We interviewed Harry Hamilton and Evan Christensen from Above Grade Automation to find out what they love about the home automation industry, how they give clients the smart home results they really want, and how other industry professionals can take advantage of their honed technological expertise.

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Multi-Room Audio Systems—Simplifying the Art of Music Listening: audio, multi-room, multiroom, nurture, smart-home, speakers, triad,

Multi-Room Audio Systems—Simplifying the Art of Music Listening

Posted December 10, 2018

A multi-room audio system can consolidate all of your music components—streaming devices, CD players, satellite receivers, and more—into one simple-to-use product that distributes every song from every source and music library to speakers positioned throughout your house. This means that you can cue your favorite compilation of classics in the kitchen while someone else delves into disco in the den.

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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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Control4’s Holiday Traditions From Around the Globe: holiday, holidays,

Control4’s Holiday Traditions From Around the Globe

Posted December 6, 2018

Tis’ the season for holiday traditions! In order to get you feeling merry and bright, we’re sharing some of our favorite memories and traditions from team members around the globe. From matching PJ’s to sibling sleepovers, you may just find a new one to introduce to your own family.

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​Smart Lighting is a Brilliant Addition to Any Home: convenience, nurture, smart lighting,

​Smart Lighting is a Brilliant Addition to Any Home

Posted December 6, 2018

Offering greater home security, energy efficiency, convenience and comfort, smart lighting delivers plenty of bang for the buck.

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Keep Your Hands to Yourself!: amazon alexa, nurture, voice control,

Keep Your Hands to Yourself!

Posted December 6, 2018

Voice control technology offers a completely hands-free way to operate lights, thermostats, door locks and more.

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