IS BAD WIFI DUMBING DOWN YOUR HOME?:

IS BAD WIFI DUMBING DOWN YOUR HOME?

Posted November 16, 2018

Is your wireless connection, or lack thereof, driving you mad? Do you find yourself excited to add smart gadgets to your home only to be frustrated by sluggish service and the constant loss of connectivity?

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Control4 Amazon Alexa Skill is Available in New Regions: alexa, amazon, echo,

Control4 Amazon Alexa Skill is Available in New Regions

Posted November 16, 2018

Control4 customers in Mexico, Spain, Italy, France and French-speaking Canada can now enjoy the convenience of hands-free home automation.

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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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Home Security Gets Smarter, More Sophisticated: atlanta, boston, chicago, dallas, denver, environmental, home automation, home security, indianapolis, los-angeles, miami, new-york-city, nuture, phoenix, safety, salt-lake-city, san-francisco, security system, smart home, smart security, toronto,

Home Security Gets Smarter, More Sophisticated

Posted November 14, 2018

When integrated as part of a home automation platform, a smart security system can provide extraordinary peace of mind and help your home run like a well-oiled machine. In addition to controlling more obvious security-related devices such as electronic door locks, surveillance cameras, and motion sensors, they can also keep your home safe from environmental dangers and infrastructure-related issues with sensors that report flooding, power shortages, and extreme swings in temperature.

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Smart and Sophisticated Lakeshore Living: boston, chicago, indianapolis, los-angeles, new-york-city, san-francisco, smart-home-stories, toronto,

Smart and Sophisticated Lakeshore Living

Posted November 13, 2018

This luxurious property is truly a work of art. It contains unique furnishings, exotic decorations, and luxurious amenities, including a state-of-the-art smart home system and in-home golf simulator.

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Always Looking Ahead: Gary Nance and the Award-Winning Geist Reservoir Home: architectual designer, indianapolis, premier smart homes, smart home design, smart home expert, smart lighting,

Always Looking Ahead: Gary Nance and the Award-Winning Geist Reservoir Home

Posted November 13, 2018

We sat down with architectural designer Gary Nance to talk with him about the breathtaking Geist Reservoir Home, the “Integrated Home of the Year 2018” by Custom Electronics Design and Installation Association (CEDIA).

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Knowledge is Power: Jim Patten on Smart Home Education Courses: architects, ceu courses, interior design, nashville, smart home expert,

Knowledge is Power: Jim Patten on Smart Home Education Courses

Posted November 6, 2018

We asked Jim Patten how he approaches CEU courses for design industry professionals, what these professionals should know about smart home technology, how he discovered his own passion for automation, and what he sees as an important next step for the technology and design industries.

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An Integrated Vision: Joe Whitaker on Leading the CEDIA Design Tour: cedia, design tour, integrator, interior design, joe whitaker, smart home, smart tech, st louis, the thoughtful home,

An Integrated Vision: Joe Whitaker on Leading the CEDIA Design Tour

Posted October 30, 2018

We sat down with Joe Whitaker to ask him about how he became a top integrator, what his experience was like leading the Control4 CEDIA Design Tour, and his overall thoughts on smart home technology.

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SMART THERMOSTATS SIMPLIFY AND SAVE ON HOME HEATING AND COOLING: atlanta, boston, chicago, comfort, dallas, denver, los-angeles, miami, new-york-city, nurture, phoenix, salt-lake-city, san-francisco, smart-home-trends, thermostat, toronto,

SMART THERMOSTATS SIMPLIFY AND SAVE ON HOME HEATING AND COOLING

Posted October 29, 2018

Today’s ultra-intelligent thermostats ensure that your house is always comfortable and your utility bills are in check.

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Get a Smart-Home Expert in Your Corner: About Robin Fisher’s Newfound Love for Home Automation: front door experience, interior design, kitchen and bath design, portland, smart home design, smart home expert, smart-home-stories,

Get a Smart-Home Expert in Your Corner: About Robin Fisher’s Newfound Love for Home Automation

Posted October 26, 2018

Robin R. Fisher connected with Control4 at the CEDIA Design Tour and was intrigued and impressed by the Control4 comprehensive smart-home system. After the tour, she met with Evolved Home, a local Control4 smart-home expert in her area, and so we decided to check in to ask her about her experience, thoughts, and current journey with home automation.

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Take FLAC for Premium Sounding Music!: atlanta, boston, chicago, dallas, denver, los-angeles, miami, multiroom audio, new-york-city, phoenix, salt-lake-city, san-francisco, smart-home-trends, streaming music, toronto,

Take FLAC for Premium Sounding Music!

Posted October 17, 2018

Whether setting the mood at a party, providing background noise while doing chores, playing at ear-splitting levels while Risky-Business-dancing around the house in your underwear, or focusing on a favorite recording while seated in the exact center of the audio sweet spot, music is a daily part of many people’s lives. Unfortunately, most people are doing it all wrong when it comes to music streaming...

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THE POWER OF THE MODERN CLICKER: atlanta, audio/video, boston, chicago, dallas, denver, los-angeles, miami, new-york-city, nurture, phoenix, remote control, salt-lake-city, san-francisco, smart-home-trends, toronto, universal remote control,

THE POWER OF THE MODERN CLICKER

Posted October 17, 2018

The good-old-fashioned handheld remote remains a major control device in the modern smart home.

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Customizing your pad: atlanta, audio, boston, chicago, dallas, denver, garage door, los-angeles, miami, mockupancy, new-york-city, personalization, phoenix, salt-lake-city, san-francisco, smart-home-trends, streaming music, thermostat, toronto, vacation, video, when then,

Customizing your pad

Posted October 17, 2018

Sure, this multi-button keypad can control a virtually unlimited number of lighting devices, but if you are using your keypad for only the lights, you’re missing out on a slew of possibilities! Any button can be programmed to control any aspect of your automated home. Take a look at these 9 ideas that will get your creative juices flowing!

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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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Call an Automation Expert: How Joel Dyck Shares His Passion for Technology: architects, architectual designer, canada, custom audio, intercom anywhere, interior design, karen sealy, premier smart homes, smart home expert, smart lighting, toronto,

Call an Automation Expert: How Joel Dyck Shares His Passion for Technology

Posted October 15, 2018

We asked this smart-home expert Joel Dyck about his passion for technology, how he approaches the customer experience side of home automation, and what a designer or customer should do if they are looking to learn more about the (almost) endless possibilities of smart-home technology.

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Focus on the Flow: How Gary Nance Brings Together Functionality and Beauty in Design: 4sight, architects, architectual designer, gary nance, indianapolis, intercom anywhere, smart home, smart home design,

Focus on the Flow: How Gary Nance Brings Together Functionality and Beauty in Design

Posted October 10, 2018

We asked award-winning architectural designer Gary Nance about his experience with smart-home technology, where he finds his inspiration, and how he works with others to bring his vision to life.

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Crafting the Heart of the House: How Rick Oswald Sets His Designs Apart: architects, control4, florida, interior design, miami, rick oswald, smart homes, smart lighting, smart-home-stories,

Crafting the Heart of the House: How Rick Oswald Sets His Designs Apart

Posted October 5, 2018

Architect and designer Rick Oswald uses his thorough knowledge of codes, construction, process, and architecture to create one-of-a-kind custom smart homes that stand the test of time. We asked him how he got into home automation, how he approaches smart technology as an architect and designer, and why he loves the relationship he’s built with his Control4 smart-home expert.

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Be an Expert Clients Trust: What Makes Designer Yvette Chaix Stand Out: architects, california, control4, interior design, lighting, lighting control, los-angeles, san-francisco, smart home, smart home design, smart lighting, smart-home-stories, yvette chaix,

Be an Expert Clients Trust: What Makes Designer Yvette Chaix Stand Out

Posted September 28, 2018

When you look at any space Yvette Chaix creates, you can easily see that she has a passion and talent for home design. We were able to catch a few minutes with this on-the-go professional to find out how she creates such thoughtful, livable spaces as well as how she keeps her edge in a highly competitive industry.

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STATE OF THE SMART: SAVVY BUILDERS WITH HIGH-TECH MINDS (Featuring MHI): builders, real estate, texas,

STATE OF THE SMART: SAVVY BUILDERS WITH HIGH-TECH MINDS (Featuring MHI)

Posted September 26, 2018

From first-time homes to multimillion-dollar semi-custom builds, MHI’s adage is the same for all clients: “BUILT AROUND YOU.” (And the technology is no exception.)

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Party On: builders, building, chicago, home smart home, illinois, real estate, remodeling, renovation, smart-home-stories,

Party On

Posted September 26, 2018

A Chicago socialite’s spectacular 1917 row house has been transformed with the help of smart technology. But its contemporary elegance and sophistication retain echoes of its colorful celebrity history.

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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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Considering the User Experience in Aesthetics: How Toni Sabatino Approaches Interior Design: control4, designers, home automation, intercom anywhere, interior design, kitchen and bath, new-york-city, smart home, smart kitchen, toni sabatino,

Considering the User Experience in Aesthetics: How Toni Sabatino Approaches Interior Design

Posted September 19, 2018

Color is something that can intimidate even the most veteran designer; however, interior designer Toni Sabatino says that her signature approach to color comes not so much from focusing on color in the space as much as focusing on color with the people—using color to create rooms her clients feel comfortable in. Read on to discover how this leader in the kitchen and bath arena approaches new projects, what she is most excited about in smart-home technology, and how she stays inspired in the ever-changing design world.

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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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Home Automation for the Health of It: atlanta, boston, chicago, dallas, denver, los angeles, los-angeles, miami, new-york-city, phoenix, salt-lake-city, san-francisco, smart lighting, smart-home, smart-home-trends, toronto,

Home Automation for the Health of It

Posted September 18, 2018

...As much as the media focuses on technology promoting a sedentary lifestyle, home automation is proving that it can also foster better health. Smart LED lighting, in particular, can have a huge influence on your wellbeing.

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HOME SMART HOME: FALL 2018 ISSUE NOW AVAILABLE (FREE DOWNLOAD): atlanta, boston, chicago, dallas, denver, los-angeles, miami, new-york-city, phoenix, salt-lake-city, san-francisco, smart-home-trends, toronto,

HOME SMART HOME: FALL 2018 ISSUE NOW AVAILABLE (FREE DOWNLOAD)

Posted September 17, 2018

From a wine brand that has tapped into augmented reality, to a major locomotive that is automated to the hilt, I invite you to jump aboard and join me for an issue that’s straight off the rails.

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