CHECKLIST: Some Helpful "To Do's" Before You Take Off: safety, travel,

CHECKLIST: Some Helpful "To Do's" Before You Take Off

Posted June 7, 2017

Going on vacation is all about getting away from reality. When you’re sitting on the beach with your toes in the sand and a drink in your hand, you don’t want to spend a single moment wondering if you emptied the trash or left the lights on deter would-be burglars back home. As important as it is to be prepared with everything you need for your trip, it’s just as important to be certain things at home are taken care of at home while you’re away.

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How to choose the right home security system: connected home, home auotmation, safety,

How to choose the right home security system

Posted March 13, 2017

According to FBI statistics, there were more than 1.5 million burglaries in 2015. As a homeowner, this might be alarming—especially for those who have families. There are several measures people take to help keep their homes and families safe.

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5 Easy Updates for a Safer and Smarter Home in 2017: home automation, safety, security,

5 Easy Updates for a Safer and Smarter Home in 2017

Posted December 20, 2016

With the coming new year on the horizon, it’s a great time to audit your home for easy safety and technology improvements. There are many simple upgrades you can make to improve your home’s safety—all you’ll need is a few smart devices and some tried-and-true hacks.

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Smart. Safe. Secure.: alerts, safety, security,

Smart. Safe. Secure.

Posted April 16, 2016

The FBI reports that in 2014 we had 1,121,416 residential burglaries nationwide. Spacing those out evenly across the entire year gives us one burglary every 28 seconds. But here’s the good news: that number is down 10% from 2013. In fact, that statistic has been steadily dropping each year since 2011. Not coincidentally, by 2011, more than 75% of U.S. homes were connected to the Internet. Wireless home monitoring was the new trend...

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Top Home Safety Tips Every Homeowner Should Know: garage, lighting, safety, smart locks, travel,

Top Home Safety Tips Every Homeowner Should Know

Posted January 12, 2016

Home burglaries and break-ins are common, far more than you may think. Though property crime has come down in the United States in recent years, a report released by the Criminal Justice Information Services Division of the FBI says that 1,121,416 residences in the country were burglarized in 2014. Fortunately, home burglaries are much easier to prevent if you follow a few simple safety rules and guidelines...

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National Child Safety and Prevention Month: 8 Ways a Smart Home Helps Keeps Kids Safe: family, kids, safety, security,

National Child Safety and Prevention Month: 8 Ways a Smart Home Helps Keeps Kids Safe

Posted November 14, 2015

With November being National Child Safety and Prevention Month, we thought we'd share 8 tips on how home automation can help keep your kids safe at home.

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Mobile Locks, Mockupancy and More: Make the Most of your Smart Home Security: cedia 2015, mockupancy, security, sensors, smart home, smart locks,

Mobile Locks, Mockupancy and More: Make the Most of your Smart Home Security

Posted October 14, 2015

Your Control4 system means more than just convenience—it means safety, as well. Use your automated home to monitor security cameras, control your security system, and even simulate occupancy while you’re away.

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Securing Your Connected Life.: automation, communication, products, residential, smart home,

Securing Your Connected Life.

Posted February 19, 2015

This post comes from Paul Williams, Vice President of Security & Communications Products at Control4.

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Top 10 High End Garage Doors: anywhere access, garage door, remote monitoring, smart garage,

Top 10 High End Garage Doors

Posted August 15, 2014

The garage door isn’t often thought of as the centerpiece of a home, but it can really make a house shine. Here are 10 of the best options for high end garage doors, each with customizable options to really make your garage door the perfect complement to your home’s design.

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Gotcha!:

Gotcha!

Posted February 28, 2014

There are a lot of things I love about my Control4 system. The whole-house audio system which pipes rock in the backyard while I’m barbecuing, watching multiple basketball games on the TVs in my den like I’m in my very own sports bar, using one button to turn off all the lights my kids seem physically incapable of shutting off when the leave the house, and so on. But last night, I had one more reason to love my smart home...

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How Control4 Saved My Marriage: ip cameras, safety, smart locks,

How Control4 Saved My Marriage

Posted February 27, 2014

...So how did Control4 save the day? With Bond like reflexes, I reached into my dress jacket pocket, pulled out my Android device and fired up the MyHome mobile app. Within seconds, I was automatically connected to my home over 4G service. I handed the phone to my wife, and with a quick tap of her finger, she locked the front door. The door lock icon on my screen confirmed it was locked and we received another confirmation when the sitter called , a bit startled that the door had just locked itself...

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Top 5 Reasons Why Home Automation Customers Love Smart Door Locks: home automation, security, smart locks,

Top 5 Reasons Why Home Automation Customers Love Smart Door Locks

Posted November 26, 2013

Most homeowners who are looking to invest in a home automation system tend to put a major focus on security and peace of mind. Therefore, one of the many products they consider a major benefit to their home automation systems are smart door locks. We have compiled the top five reasons our customers love having door locks incorporated into their Control4 smart homes.

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Ramping Up the Security in Your Smart Home:

Ramping Up the Security in Your Smart Home

Posted October 21, 2013

A truly great home automation system is able to control all of the devices in your home, including your home theater, whole house audio, video, lighting, smart thermostat and, of course, your security system. Our dealers tell us that one of the biggest requests from customers is to integrate their security system into their home automation system. That makes sense. When a security system is integrated with home automation, additional security features can also be automated and controlled, such as door locks, smart lighting, IP cameras, motion sensors, contact sensors and other controllable devices to really give you peace of mind.

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Protect Your Cheese!:

Protect Your Cheese!

Posted April 17, 2013

A few years ago, a woman in Florida was sitting at work and decided to check in on her house using a camera she had recently installed. She just happened to check in at the exact time two men were walking around her house, helping themselves to her CDs, N

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Securing Your Home (and Home Away from Home) with Control4:

Securing Your Home (and Home Away from Home) with Control4

Posted February 26, 2013

This editorial is written by Dennis Burger, Editor in Chief at HomeTechTell and contributing writer at Residential Systems.

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A Smart Home is a Secure Home:

A Smart Home is a Secure Home

Posted February 19, 2013

What lies behind the desire for home automation is often a complex question. Some may want their home to showcase exceptional technology or to entertain guests, while others may want a powerful experience that helps to ease the actions of their everyday

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How Smart Locks and Automation Solve My First-World Problems: automation, lifestyle, lighting, smart locks,

How Smart Locks and Automation Solve My First-World Problems

Posted January 23, 2013

#1 - So my house is in need of some serious deep cleaning as I have guests coming next week. I have a cleaning crew coming to my house tomorrow while I'm at work but I don't want to leave my house unlocked and also don't want to give them my spare house k

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Guest Post: How Control4 Has Changed My Life:

Guest Post: How Control4 Has Changed My Life

Posted October 12, 2012

Today's blog post is from Control4's Beta Program Manager, Matt Sand, on how home automation has truly changed his life:

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What's the "Killer App" in Home Automation?:

What's the "Killer App" in Home Automation?

Posted October 1, 2012

In computing, a "killer app" is a program that is so valuable or popular that it basically guarantees the success of the technology with which it's associated. Technology historians have long said that the personal computer would never have caught on with

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Did I Close the Front Door?:

Did I Close the Front Door?

Posted August 21, 2012

Here is a great story from one of our employees at Control4. His name is David Phillips and he is one of our Area Sales Managers in the United Kingdom:

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Peace and Comfort During a Catastrophe:

Peace and Comfort During a Catastrophe

Posted June 20, 2012

We've been keeping an eye on the High Park Fire near Fort Collins, Colorado. When you live in a desert state, wildfire season is a scary time of year and the High Park Fire has been terrorizing people in Colorado for over a week already. With over 58,000

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