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: doorbell, intercom, intercom-anywhere, nurture, 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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How Louie Delaware and the Living In Place Institute is Bettering the Home: accessible design, aging in place, denver, interior design, living in place,

How Louie Delaware and the Living In Place Institute is Bettering the Home

Posted December 5, 2018

If you’re an interior designer, builder, or architect wondering how you can elevate your design strategy process, look no further than Louie Delaware and the Living In Place Institute. We asked him about his background and career switch, why Living In Place designs should be the new standard for any build or remodel project, and how smart technology can help empower people with injuries or disabilities to better live in their homes.

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Only the Best: Why Designer Suzi Kaloti Uses Technology to Delight Clients: interior design, smart home design, smart home professional, toronto,

Only the Best: Why Designer Suzi Kaloti Uses Technology to Delight Clients

Posted November 27, 2018

We were able to spend a little time with award-winning designer Suzi Kaloti, and so we asked her about her passion for every project, why smart home technology is an integral part of her designs, and how her long-term commitment to the spaces she creates sets her business apart.

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​Four Tips for an Extraordinary Home Theater Experience: cinema, home theater, home-theater, nurture,

​Four Tips for an Extraordinary Home Theater Experience

Posted November 20, 2018

The cornerstone of any great home theater is the A/V gear. A big, bright screen, a stellar surround sound system, and high-res components are critical to the experience. However, if this equipment is too difficult to operate, you’ll quickly begin to lose interest in your entertainment investment.

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Inspired by Integration: David VanWert's Thoughts on the CEDIA Design Tour: cedia 2018, integrators, interior design,

Inspired by Integration: David VanWert's Thoughts on the CEDIA Design Tour

Posted November 20, 2018

David VanWert provides expert technology solutions for his clients, so we asked him for his expert opinion on leading the CEDIA Design Tour, how his business is unique in the industry, and what he recommends for a designer to get started with home automation.

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IS BAD WIFI DUMBING DOWN YOUR HOME?: network, nurture, pakedge, pcna, professional, smart-home, smart-home-trends, wifi, wireless,

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, home automation, home security, indianapolis, los-angeles, miami, new-york-city, nurture, 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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