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Safe, Smart, and Spooky with Control4

By Christine Hunsaker

Have a safe and spooky halloween with a little Smart Home magic from Control4!

13 REASONS NOT TO D.I.Y. YOUR SMART HOME

By Christine Hunsaker

Tempted to DIY a smart-ish home with off-the-shelf smart gadgets? Read on for some reasons you may want to consider having a professionally-installed, fully-integrated Control4 Smart Home instead.

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Don’t be a dumbbell, make your home fitness smarter

By Christine Hunsaker

The home fitness market has exploded with cool consumer products aimed to keep you healthy from the comfort of home. Keep reading to check out some cool health and wellness advancements that bring your workout and recovery regimen at home to the next level, no matter your fitness levels or goals.

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Automate the Outdoors

By Christine Hunsaker

After a long winter spent cooped up inside, spring and summer are prime time to take advantage of warmer weather to relax or entertain. With Control4, you can create the same kind of seamlessly automated and integrated experience outside that you already enjoy indoors. The sky is literally the limit to what you can add to your exterior spaces to fully customize and tailor them to your lifestyle, from outdoor rated TV’s, immersive landscape speakers, and the ability to telecommute from your backyard with robust networking capabilities. Keep reading to dive deeper into all the products that can be combined to create your ideal outdoor space.

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9 INEXPENSIVE WAYS TO IMPROVE YOUR SPACES AT HOME

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As we're spending more time at home than ever before, you might be thinking about doing some minor upgrades to create a more relaxing and convenient atmosphere for you and your family. We've compiled nine minor (and inexpensive) updates that will improve your environment.

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Romance ready home automations

By Christine Hunsaker

Instead of reserving a table for two out on the town, set the scene for red hot romance at home using the new Control4 Neeo remote. Home automations allow you to create the perfect mood so you can spend time with your beloved without tinkering with technology. Keep reading for custom automation ideas you can set up in advance for a seamless romantic date night experience in your own four walls, jacket and tie not required.

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Smart Home Technology for a Sustainable Lifestyle

By Crystal Watts

Living a sustainable lifestyle requires a great deal of dedication and awareness. When you have this mindset, it’s amazing how the simple lifestyle changes you make can have a greater impact. Examining how you currently live and finding solutions to reduce your energy consumption and waste production is a helpful place to start. Once you have identified key areas that you can improve upon, it’s time to make the change.

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WHAT’S NEW WITH CONTROL4 IN 2020?

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We worked hard this year (with our masks on!) to bring you some new, awe-inspiring products that not only make your home more enjoyable but help to make your life more simple, because we believe that’s what a smart home is all about.

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WHAT IS 4SIGHT?

By Amber Mansfield

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!

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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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TURNING YOUR HOME INTO YOUR CASTLE

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"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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New features that Control4 customers will love in Smart Home OS 3

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Control4 customers will love new personalization capabilities, new media features, and simplified navigation!

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​What is a Smart Home OS?

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The benefits of technology in the home are virtually endless, but when these smart devices are managed by different apps and not unified by a powerful smart home OS, they can become tedious to manage. A smart home operating system, like Control4 Smart Home OS 3, is designed to unify hundreds of connected devices across the home and control them all from a single platform that gives homeowners the control and personalization you want while also offering concierge-style professional support when needed.

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How to Customize Your Smart Home to Match Your Lifestyle

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Smart home technology is a wide and varied ecosystem with options for just about anything. All that flexibility, though, can be a little confusing for a smart home newcomer. How do you figure out what you need? How do you even know what you want? The key is simply answering the right questions.

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WHEN CHOOSING A SMART HOME, EXPERIENCE MATTERS

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Consumers can read about technology, but they need to experience it in order to see how it fits into their lives. When you #C4Yourself, you experience the magic of a truly smart home...

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Solutions and Service You Can Trust

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Choosing the right smart home installation and design company is the most important part of the process in building the connected home of your dreams. When it comes to the place that is the most important to you and your family, you need a team and a solution you can trust to enrich your lives and secure your most valuable assets...

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Customizing the Smart Home: Putting the Power into the Homeowner's Hands

By Crystal Watts

In the past few years, we’ve seen a growing divide in the smart home market, centered around the fundamental differences between mass-market smart devices and professionally installed home automation systems. And as one-off smart devices grow smarter and more feature rich...

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SMART PEOPLE PERSONALIZE THEIR SMART HOMES

By Crystal Watts

Homeowners everywhere are reaping the benefits of a professionally-installed smart home system coupled with the ability to do a lot of customization all on their own. Here are a few ways they are using When >> Then to personalize what happens at home.

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5 KEY QUESTIONS TO ASK A CONTRO4 DEALER BEFORE YOU INSTALL A SMART HOME SYSTEM

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It may have taken a while, but after researching your options from some of the world's leading smart home brands, you've finally decided that Control4 home automation system is the way to go. Now there's just one crucial question left to answer: Which Control4 dealer will you work with to supply, install, and ultimately maintain that system?

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How Home Automation Can Help You Care for Loved Ones

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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. But these “smart” devices are more than fancy gadgets—for the elderly, they also offer the promise of freedom.

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#C4Anywhere: Show us where YOU control your smart home!

By Crystal Watts

With a refreshed appearance to the user-interface and enhancements specifically in the comfort and security experiences—whether it's to maximize energy efficiency or to ensure that all is safe and sound—monitoring and controlling your smart home from the palm of your hand (or even on your wrist) has never been easier...

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The Keypad: The Ideal Interface for Personalization

By Crystal Watts

Last year, we saw a dramatic rise in smart home reports and surveys popping up everywhere. As a manufacturer with over 180,000 smart home systems in the field, we receive a ton of great information from our customers when we issue our customer surveys. Our own feedback shows that homeowners desire personalized experiences in the home with regard to entertainment, comfort, security and more. In fact, we estimate that 60 percent of them want their homes to react according to their predetermined preferences, just as they walk through the door.

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The 'Great 8' Fall/Winter Smart Vacation Rentals

By Crystal Watts

You may have caught our first feature on vacation rentals, where we cover our “Top 10” favorite summer ‘smart’ spots. Now that the leaves are changing and the weather is getting cooler, we thought we’d share our “Great 8” favorite fall and winter destinations that are outfitted with home automation. Whether you’re looking to visit Park City for the Sundance Film Festival, or hit the ski slopes in Whistler, Telluride or Deer Valley, each of these vacation homes are buzzing with Control4 smart home technology to make your stay even more comfortable, convenient and entertaining when you get in from the cold.

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Desert Dream Home

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When a home's design—not technology—needs to take center stage, Control4© is the solution you can trust to orchestrate your smart home while complementing and blending into your home’s aesthetic. One Arizona home, built to complement and showcase the desert landscape around it, is a spectacular example of this. Cinemagic, a home electronics installer in Scottsdale, Arizona, needed to deliver home automation that would enhance the natural and aesthetic beauty of this home. A Control4 home automation system would be a key part of this installation.

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Unique Home Automation Ideas For Women

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Imagine: You come home after a long day of work and, instead of manually adjusting the thermostat, flipping on all the lights, activating the gas fireplace and turning on the stereo system, you simply press one button to transform your home environment into a place that’s warm, welcoming and relaxing.

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