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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.

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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A Decade in Review: How Households Smartened Up in the 2010s

By Guest

Take a peek back through the past decade and the technology that it brought us!

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4 Home Updates for Hosting an Unforgettable Christmas Gathering

By Guest

​Given that Christmas is just around the corner, there’s no time like the present to start planning your seasonal celebrations. Whether you’re hosting a family gathering in the lead up to the big day, having a few friends over for an evening of festive fun, or are preparing for Christmas day, we’ve got you covered.

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Going Away for the Holidays? Keep Your Home Secure with Home Automation.

By Crystal Watts

If you’re braving holiday travel this year to visit relatives, good luck to you. Seeing family and loved ones is what Christmas is all about, but the getting-there-and-back part is always a bit stressful (and sometimes headache-inducing). Imagine being stuck in the airport, or grounded by a blizzard, and worry begins to enter your mind; Did I remember to arm the house’s security system? Did I leave the garage door open?...

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How to: Choose a Gift for the Homeowner Who Has it All

By Guest

How do you choose a gift for the homeowner who appears to have it all? From nearby restaurant gift cards to smart home tech, allow us to take the stress out of shopping for presents!

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Introducing the Neeo Remote

By Charlie Kindel, Chief Product & Technology Officer

Few things get my blood pumping more than launching products. Today, it’s pumping more strongly than usual as our team announces one of the most anticipated and exciting products in our company’s history: The Neeo Remote.

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78 Home Automation Ideas

By Guest

The possibilities for home automation are limitless, from lighting to home theater and more. Here are 78 home automation ideas to get you started!

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Steps to a Successful Home Remodel

By Crystal Watts

As long as you plan, do your research, set a budget, and hire professionals, your renovation will be a seamless process that you may even find to be fun!

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Connecting Technology and Design with a Smart Home OS

By Danielle Karr

Designers are needing to familiarize themselves with tech that, when added to their design repertoire, can bring new and amazing devices together to delight clients. A foundational smart product that will revolutionize the way clients experience their home is one many designers might not have heard of: a smart home operating system.

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Living the High Life

By Crystal Watts

A penthouse on top of one of India’s tallest towers has been transformed into a smart home and personal nightclub-in-the-clouds for one of the country’s top financial high-flyers.

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A Beautiful Bend in the River

By Crystal Watts

The stunning “V House” on Australia’s Sunshine Coast brings a striking new angle to high-tech luxury design.

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Showroom Spotlight: A Lights Out Location in Indianapolis

By Guest

“Our current showroom in the Indiana Design Center is all about the demo. When we have a client in front of us, rather than starting with individual categories like audio/video or lighting, we incorporate it all into pre-programmed scenes that trigger independent technologies in the home to operate simultaneously. We start the experience at the front of the showroom by pressing the doorbell on the Control4 Door Station. When the doorbell rings, the music inside automatically pauses, then the touch screen lights up and immediately displays the camera from the door station as well as exterior lighting.”

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Showroom Spotlight: A Sunset (Boulevard) Showroom

By Guest

Malibu Wired has been behind some of the most outrageous smart home projects in the LA market, delivering dream systems day in and day out.

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Joe Whitaker on the Intersection of Technology and Design

By Danielle Karr

We sat down with Joe Whitaker to ask him about the design-build community and technology, what he sees as a successful project team, and his overall thoughts on smart home technology.

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A Show-Stopping Showroom: Georgia Home Theater

By Guest

New homeowners want to establish their own style in a new space, and long-standing residents want to inject some fun with a home renovation.

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Toni Sabatino on Design + Technology

By Danielle Karr

Interior designer and design thought leader Toni Sabatino believes that the key to design success lies in creating experience-focused spaces for her clients. We took a few minutes with her to find out more about how she sees the industry finding success with these collaborations.

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Emerald EVP Brian Pagel on Fostering Design and Technology Relationships

By Danielle Karr

We sat down with Brian Pagel, the Executive Vice President of Emerald Expositions, to learn more about his mission to facilitate necessary conversations and collaboration between design, construction, and technology.

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SMART CARE FOR LOVED ONES

By Crystal Watts

Intelligent devices are more than fancy gadgets; for the elderly, they also offer the promise of freedom. Advances in home automation products are making it easier to feel safer in our homes, automate routine tasks, and help us gain insight into our behavior. Security devices—like sensored door locks and streaming cameras—mean that the young at heart can stay in their own homes longer. Meanwhile, environmental sensors, like carbon monoxide detectors and automated stoves, can alert caretakers to potential hazards—even from afar.

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Architect Stace McGee on Sustainability and Smart Home Design

By Danielle Karr

Throughout his career, architect Stace McGee has been working to transform homes and buildings into sustainable designs that are as environmentally friendly as they are beautiful. We sat down with this go-green enthusiast to learn more about his mission to bring construction and technology together into the future of sustainable design.

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GETTING CONNECTED WITH CARLEY

By Crystal Watts

Carley Knobloch has appeared on HGTV, CNN, the Today Show, and in Good Housekeeping, RedBook, and more. She and her husband share two children, Annie and Spencer, and a big, wooly pup named Marty. When she’s not covering food, fashion, travel, and technology, she’s making instrumental memories with the family (they are all musical virtuosos).

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