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SOME LITTLE BIRDIE

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Fully equipped with 100+ speakers, 260 TVs, and 42 miles of wire, this facility in Midvale, Utah is the 27th Topgolf to swing through the U.S. It’s “like a digital driving range,” says a Yelp review.

MONTAGE AT DEER VALLEY

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Montage Deer Valley and Control4 combine the very best in comfort, luxury, and convenience.

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UP, UP, AND… AMAZING

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For Greg Windisch, from the moment he found this secluded slice of wooded heaven, it was about slowly but surely transforming it into something of his very own—a space that both worked in harmony with the forested environment and yet equally complemented his lifestyle, which means, yes, just as air is to the bird, a decent dose of technology was needed for Greg’s vision.

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SMART HOMES… TO GO

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Gone are the days, it seems, of the “shoe box” modular home. Companies like Irontown Homes use designers and architects to truly customize a homebuyer’s plan. “As long as it can be broken down into pieces and moved down the road, we can put it together..."

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BRODY VS. AUTISM

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With personal experience with both a child who has autism and what home automation is capable of, Mark engineered his house to make everyday life with three and-a-half-year-old Brody a little easier. One-touch buttons and preprogrammed scenes do everything from help him start his day with a smile, engage harmoniously with his therapist and one creative application has even helped curb a new development of Brody leaving the house unannounced.

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IT AWAITS...

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Alas, have you ever been to one of those psychological thriller movies where things are too perfect? The type where there’s something subtly amiss with the flawless house, town, family or friend in spite of all outward appearances? Spring is like that for a homeowner.

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Is your yard ready for your next celebration or staycation?

By Jamie Corpuz

Spring is here and summer is just around the corner. Is your yard ready for alfresco dining, barbecues, and poolside parties? You’ll need three basic ingredients to cook up a memorable shindig; good company, good grub, and good music. But why simply settle for good music when you can have incredible, full coverage sound that is sure to get your guests groovin’?

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Solutions and Service You Can Trust

By Jamie Corpuz

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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Spring Chickens

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With Easter Sunday soon upon us and ads everywhere for chicks, I seem to have eggs on the brain. So it was kind of a surprise when I overhead a co-worker talking about his automated chicken coop. Say what? I’ve heard of people automating some weird things over the past years

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Can smart home technology reduce home insurance rates?

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...The benefits of having a smart home system installed go beyond safety and convenience. Another benefit you may not be aware of is the potential to receive home insurance discounts for installing smart home technology.

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Let the Madness Commence

By Joni Wittenbach

Each year, more than 350 teams compete all season long to make it here, and each year only 68 of them do. This Tuesday, March 13, through Monday, April 2 the 2018 NCAA Division 1 Men’s Basketball Championship (AKA: March Madness) will be taking over the sports world for most of us. Whether you’re watching at home or while you’re pretending to work all day (sorry boss!) we know you’ll be on the edge of your seat, bracket in hand, watching as the Cinderella story teams continue to advance...

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An Emphasis on ‘Trusted’: How network certification raises the bar for smart home services

By Jamie Corpuz

Finding a dealer with skills you can trust is key to enjoying a superior smart home experience. Smart home or not, any homeowner who experiences an internet outage knows what an irritating inconvenience it can be to be abruptly jolted back into the dark ages. Just about all of our modern luxuries, and even our home security systems, are now dependent on connectivity. This means that the more technology your home has, the more important it is that your network performs at its peak. But not all networks are built the same, because not all technology integrators are the same.

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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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Home Smart Home: Spring 2018 Issue Now Available (Free Download)

By Crystal Watts

One of my oldest and fondest memories as a child took place at the theater. From the moment I stepped up to the ticket box, the distinctive smell of buttery goodness wafting through the window would remind me that for the next few hours, I’d be transported into another world...

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Three Must-Haves for an Ultimate Super Bowl Party

By Joni Wittenbach

Last year, Super Bowl L1 pulled in 111.9 million viewers. When the New England Patriots made their Super Bowl appearance in 2015, the record for the largest audience in TV history was set with 114.4 million viewers. Whether you're a life-long gridiron fan, you're just watching to see the latest Doritos commercial, or you’re in it to see Justin Timberlake's halftime performance, it's safe to say the odds are high that you'll be watching the big game on Sunday.

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TOP SMART HOME TRENDS OF 2017 & “TECHSPECTATIONS” FOR 2018

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Like any technology, smart devices designed for use in the home exist in a constant state of evolution. New developments in electronics, circuitry, and software have enabled devices to become increasingly intelligent, fast, and affordable, and to perform tasks that were once unimaginable.

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Remote Control World: 5 Must-Have Automated Home Accessories

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The home of the future has arrived, thanks in large part to state-of-the-art automation accessories. These “smart” devices can transform an ordinary house into one with improved energy efficiency, safety, and privacy (while making daily tasks a lot more convenient and fun). From controlling your home’s temperature, lighting, and security system, to making it all work together with just a simple voice command, here’s a look at five must-have smart home accessories.

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Control4 Acquires Ihiji

By Martin Plaehn, President & CEO

Today, I’m pleased to announce that we are taking another step in strengthening our networking portfolio with the acquisition of Ihiji, the award-winning provider of Invision and Service Manager. We’re also excited to add the talented team from Ihiji to the Control4 networking group—focused on combining our monitoring platforms into one and bring expanded monitoring and management capabilities to our combined dealers to better service their customers...

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Home Maintenance Tips for Every Season

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You could “spring” into frenetic activity every March or April to maintain and improve your home’s safety and appearance. Or, if you prefer a less stressful approach, consider accomplishing a few routine tasks every month for added benefits. Use the checklist of home maintenance basics below to keep your house clean, safe, and secure, as well as save on monthly utility bills.

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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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Talking Tech with Tamera: A Celebrity Supermom with a Secret Weapon

By Crystal Watts

When I first heard that I’d be sitting down for a chit-chat with the lovely and talented talk show host and former Sister Sister actress, Tamera Mowry-Housley, I was a bundle of nerves and excitement. After all, I had been a huge fan of hers (and her twin sister, Tia) for many years in my adolescence. Fast-forward two decades later, and we’re sitting at her kitchen table, conversing like old friends...

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Let's Get Wired!

By Crystal Watts

If you’re building a new home and your wish list includes overhead music throughout the house, distributed video in your favorite rooms, a robust networking platform to let you stream to your heart’s content, or you’re going full bore with a whole-home automation system—it’s absolutely critical that...

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How Smart Home Automation Can Increase Your Home's Property Value

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From smart thermostats to automated lighting and everything in between, there's no question that innovative, Internet-enabled technology can make a home more fun, convenient and safe. What you may not know, however, is that it also represents a potentially valuable investment.

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iOS 11 Updates Affecting Legacy MyHome App for Control4 Homes

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Today, Apple released the latest version of Apple® iOS for iPhone and iPad. With iOS 11, Apple is ending support for 32-bit iPhone and iPad apps. For homes running Control4 OS 2.5.3 and earlier, the legacy Control4 MyHome apps (with the grey app icon) will not be able to be installed on iPhones and iPads running iOS 11.

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