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WHAT IS 4SIGHT?

By Joni Wittenbach

A Control4 Smart Home is pretty great as is. But did you know that it could be even better? 4Sight from Control4 enables functions like voice control, Intercom Anywhere, control from anywhere in the world, and access to our award-winning When >> Then programing. Read on to learn what else 4Sight offers that you might be missing out on!

Julie Schuster on the Future of Home Design and Technology

By Danielle Karr

For top interior designer Julie Schuster, how a space feels to a client is just as important as how it looks. An active member of the New York City design community and owner of Julie Schuster Design Studio, Julie is uniquely positioned at the intersection of Feng Shui, Living-In-Place and Wellness Design. Her unique, holistic approach to interior design placed her as one of KBDN’s Top Design Innovators for 2019. We caught up with Julie to get her thoughts on how 2020 has disrupted the industry.

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Living Posh in Poland

By Lisa Montgomery

The ZLOTA 44 Tower in the city of Warsaw spans from luxury apartments on the 50th floor to the reception area on the main level. And these model apartments boast automation features both inside and out, bridging its interior with exterior amenities.

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A DRIVING FORCE THAT'S ROLLING FIERCE

By Crystal Watts

Trust us— You'll want to be a backseat driver on this thrilling joyride.

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Smart Lighting: A Smart Home Essential

By Joni Wittenbach

Smart Lighting is more than beautiful switches and dimmable bulbs. It provides energy efficiency, added safety and security, custom lighting scenes, and the ability to control numerous smart products in your home at once with just the touch of a button.

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We are one. A message from CEO, John Heyman.

By John Heyman

The following message was delivered by our CEO, John Heyman, during a companywide call last week. Our writers felt his personal call-to-action was a positive one to deliver externally as well.

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World of Wonder

By Crystal Watts

A 200-year-old townhouse in a quintessentially English market town has been transformed into a stunning quartet of luxury suites that transports guests to the four corners of the world through a creative mix of art, design, and state-of-the-art smart tech.

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Techorating Trends | Start in a Showroom

By Danielle Karr

Sometimes the hardest part is simply getting started. Smart Homes are no different. But luckily there are showrooms that make it easy to speak with professionals, get hands-on with products and softwares, and get a real-life feel of what living with smart home tech can feel like. That's starting smart. That's starting in a showroom!

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TRENDING TECH FOR TRAVELERS

By Guest

Travel can be a real hassle. Whether you're on the road for business or leisure, there's bound to be some sort of hiccup along the way. Thankfully, a host of innovative new technologies can relieve some of the stress and make traveling a breeze... Or, at least a bit more bearable.

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Key Ingredients for the Ultimate Low-Maintenance Living Space

By Guest

A beautiful living space is a rewarding experience that makes being at home a simple pleasure - but when your living space requires repetitive, time-consuming maintenance to remain looking its best, the upkeep can make it all a little less worthwhile. Here are a few ways you can minimize the maintenance, allowing you to sit back and enjoy your home for the beautiful and comfortable place it was intended to be.

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What to expect when working with a smart home professional

By Guest

When you decide to either build or transform your home or office into a smart home, it’s essential to work with a trained and experienced professional. Hiring the right integrator will not only save you time and money, but also headaches and hassles.

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Working in phases with lighting and audio

By Guest

When it comes to smart homes, not all updates need to be done at once. Projects can be completed step by step and in phases, especially when it comes to lighting and audio. Based on your needs and budget, it's up to yiou where you start and how many solutions you want to automate. You can start small with one room or transform and control your entire home—the options are endless.

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Making your house a smart home

By Guest

When you hear the words “smart home,” your mind may go in several different directions ranging from a house alarm system to Amazon Alexa or automated lighting. A smart home offers convenience and safety and is also completely customizable as it can be built around your personal preferences, needs, and budget.

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SMART HOME MAGAZINE: SPRING 2020 ISSUE NOW AVAILABLE (FREE DOWNLOAD)

By Crystal Watts

As we close the cover of this new issue, we find ourselves in the throes of history. COVID-19 crept up on us inconspicuously and has since swept the world, altering life as we know it. I’ve struggled with how to properly articulate my thoughts, as a large part of this issue of Smart Home is centered around the splendor of travel and the joy of fashioning memories from new experiences. Now that we are confined to our homes and journeying feels like a distant memory, what good is this issue now? The answer? Dreaming of what’s to come.

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TURNING YOUR HOME INTO YOUR CASTLE

By Guest

"My home is my castle." This phrase from medieval England has renewed significance given recent global events. Our homes are now doing double and triple duty as schools, remote offices, entertainment centers, and more. With this in mind, there has never been a better time to make sure your home's network capabilities are up to speed.

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HOME SECURITY GETS SMARTER, MORE SOPHISTICATED

By Jamie Corpuz

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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AVOID HAZARDS, USE TECH DESIGNED FOR THE OUTDOORS

By Elizabeth Kotz

While the idea of a night spent under the stars with one of your favorite TV shows is undeniably appealing, if you don’t do a bit of homework first, you may end up overspending, or worse still, creating safety hazards — and insurance liabilities — in your own backyard.

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TECH THAT TAKES YOUR OUTDOOR SPACES TO THE NEXT-LEVEL

By Joni Wittenbach

It’s essential to stay connected in today’s world, but it’s also important to stay connected to nature. Here are three ways you can use technology to turn your backyard into an outdoor oasis.

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HEALTH AND SAFETY COME FIRST, A MESSAGE FROM CONTROL4

By Guest

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused dramatic and sudden changes to the way we live and the way we conduct business, but we’re here to help you through these challenges. But most importantly, we want you to know that the health and safety of our customers, partners, and employees is our top concern.

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SMART HOME PROS TAKE SMART PRECAUTIONS TO PROTECT CUSTOMERS DURING COVID-19

By Crystal Watts

Check out some of the ways our smart home professionals are helping to keep you and other clients safe in the midst of these challenging times.

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The Tax Benefits That Come with Smart Homes

By Guest

Like other home improvements, installing smart devices in your home, and the expenses that come with them, can come with some great tax credits. So if you've installed, or are thinking of installing, smart devices in your home check out this post to make sure you really are getting the tax benifits you qualify for.

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Designer Natalia Pierce on Technology and Wellness

By Danielle Karr

Designer Natalia Pierce spoke on the KBIS 2020 NextStage about her passion for a healthy home and how technology and design are intersecting in the wellness conversation. We sat down with her to find out more ways designers and smart home professionals can work together to improve home wellness.

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5 innovative ways to increase your home’s value this year

By Guest

Add value to your home WITHOUT breaking the bank! Did you know things like adding an updated thermostat, shelving, and smart devices can increase your home's value at little cost to you?

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5 THINGS YOU PROBABLY DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT THE SUPER BOWL

By Joni Wittenbach

Look like the smartest person in the room this Super Bowl Sunday thanks to these facts that you may not have known about the big game!

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Where Were You in Y2K? The Time the World (Almost) Ended

By Elizabeth Kotz

Let’s go back to the year 1999. Only the birds were tweeting, and the “Cloud” usually came with a forecast of rain. And then came the panic of Y2K. Would life as we know it completely end? Would the two-digit code we once created literally end all technology?

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