HI-TECH FOR HARDBODIES: boston, massachusetts, smart-home-stories,

HI-TECH FOR HARDBODIES

Posted May 3, 2018

At this New England gym, Control4 does the heavy lifting.

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WE KINDIG-IT! KIN YOU?: salt-lake-city, smart-home-stories, utah,

WE KINDIG-IT! KIN YOU?

Posted May 1, 2018

When a custom design business enlists the service of custom design automation, the result can only be unique. Welcome to Kindig-It Design, not only the hottest custom car design shop in Salt Lake City, but also the star of Velocity’s reality series “Bitchin’ Rides"...

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A SMART HOME NEAR THE SLOPES: salt-lake-city, smart-home-stories, utah,

A SMART HOME NEAR THE SLOPES

Posted May 1, 2018

This Park City family wanted to increase the comfort of their home by integrating single-touch control throughout. Using Control4, a smart home system now offers single-touch control of the lights, A/V, security, and comfort in nearly 30 rooms.

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SOME LITTLE BIRDIE: salt-lake-city, smart-home-stories, utah,

SOME LITTLE BIRDIE

Posted May 1, 2018

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.

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MONTAGE AT DEER VALLEY: salt-lake-city, smart-home-stories, utah,

MONTAGE AT DEER VALLEY

Posted April 30, 2018

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

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UP, UP, AND… AMAZING: california, san-francisco, smart-home-stories,

UP, UP, AND… AMAZING

Posted April 30, 2018

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: california, san-francisco, smart-home-stories,

SMART HOMES… TO GO

Posted April 30, 2018

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: california, san-francisco, smart-home-stories,

BRODY VS. AUTISM

Posted April 30, 2018

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...:

IT AWAITS...

Posted April 18, 2018

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?: barbecue, barbeque, custom audio, garden array, landscaping, outdoor entertainment, outdoor speakers, property value, triad,

Is your yard ready for your next celebration or staycation?

Posted April 12, 2018

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: awards, ce pro, quest for quality,

Solutions and Service You Can Trust

Posted March 30, 2018

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: chicken, for fun, holiday,

Spring Chickens

Posted March 27, 2018

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?: peace of mind, safety,

Can smart home technology reduce home insurance rates?

Posted March 22, 2018

...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: for fun, march madness,

Let the Madness Commence

Posted March 12, 2018

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: networking,

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

Posted March 8, 2018

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: atlanta, boston, chicago, dallas, denver, los-angeles, miami, new-york-city, salt-lake-city, san-francisco,

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

Posted March 6, 2018

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: atlanta, boston, chicago, dallas, denver, los-angeles, miami, new-york-city, salt-lake-city, san-francisco,

SMART PEOPLE PERSONALIZE THEIR SMART HOMES

Posted March 6, 2018

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): home-smart-home,

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

Posted February 6, 2018

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: for fun, super bowl,

Three Must-Haves for an Ultimate Super Bowl Party

Posted January 31, 2018

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: mesh networking, smart home,

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

Posted January 24, 2018

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: atlanta, boston, chicago, dallas, denver, los-angeles, miami, new-york-city, salt-lake-city, san-francisco,

Remote Control World: 5 Must-Have Automated Home Accessories

Posted January 4, 2018

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: acquisition, networking, news,

Control4 Acquires Ihiji

Posted January 3, 2018

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: home improvement,

Home Maintenance Tips for Every Season

Posted November 20, 2017

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: atlanta, boston, chicago, dallas, denver, los-angeles, miami, new-york-city, salt-lake-city, san-francisco,

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

Posted November 8, 2017

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: california, los-angeles, smart-home-stories,

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

Posted October 16, 2017

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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