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A New Era in Lighting [INFOGRAPHIC]

By Crystal Watts

Incandescent bulbs will soon be a thing of the past. So what does that mean for the future of lighting? It means smart, energy-efficient lighting options -- and as smart lighting continues to be an increasingly growing market, it is becoming more and more desirable to homeowners. Take a look at this infographic that shows the end of an era and the birth of a new one.

The End of the Incandescent Bulb Brings a New Era of Lighting

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As “the lighting guy” at Control4, I get a lot of questions along the lines of: Have incandescent light bulbs been outlawed? What kind of light bulbs should I be using? And…What can I expect from these newfangled CFL and LED lights?

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Control for the Holidays

By Crystal Watts

Looking for a little control this holiday season? Jonathan Ping at DataSmart, a Control4 dealer, gives us a little insight on how your Control4 home automation system can handle the scheduling of your Christmas lighting each day of the season—and year over year—as well as some other fun things to add a little extra festive fun to your home. Check out the video below! And be sure to visit our video page for more great tips and tricks from other cool projects.

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Using Your Home Automation System to Make Your December Merry & Bright

By Crystal Watts

Thanks to our newest issue of Home Smart Home, we shared some suggestions on how to make both your Thanksgiving and Halloween a bit more fun and entertaining with your Control4 home automation system. And to wrap it all up (pun intended), we are closing with our Christmas holiday automation suggestions. We wish you all a happy and healthy holiday season.

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Control4 and India

By Paul Williams

When you think of India, what comes to mind? The Taj Mahal, Gandhi, Tikka Masala? How about Control4 home automation? If not, it might now.

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The “Mo” Movement: Control4 Supports Men’s Health

By Glenn Clapp

For the second year in a row, employees of Control4 participated in Movember to raise money and awareness for prostate and testicular cancer research and general men’s health. The team, Fans of Control4, was created as an open group for anyone who wished to join in and help with this worthy cause. Men (Mo Bros) and women (Mo Sistas) were welcome to participate in the fun and fund-raising efforts by growing a distinguished moustache. Or not.

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Giving "Thanks" to Tech

By Crystal Watts

So many technological products and features have become such a staple in our daily lives, that we tend to forget just how much we appreciate the little (or the big) things that help to make our lives more enjoyable and convenient. Being that it is the eve of Thanksgiving, we thought we'd catch a few of our employees to find out what technology they are the most thankful for this year.

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Top 5 Reasons Why Home Automation Customers Love Smart Door Locks

By Crystal Watts

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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Let's Get (Pumpkin) Crackin'!

By Lisa Harmer

As we head into the holiday season, it's time to revisit a few favorite family traditions. We are hosting Thanksgiving dinner at our house this year, which should be interesting since I managed to get my Control4 system installed but I still have no furniture in my formal dining room. Card tables it is, people! I'm not too worried about the turkey and potatoes and I make a killer gravy. Baking, however, is not my thing. A somewhat touchy subject since my mom is famous for her homemade pumpkin pies. I have never ever been able to emulate her perfectly flaky, perfectly designed pie crusts no matter how many hands-on lessons she gave me. 

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Using Your Home Automation System to Make this Thanksgiving Deliciously Automated

By Crystal Watts

Thanks to our newest issue of Home Smart Home, we shared some pretty cool Halloween home automation tricks-and-treats with you. And with Thanksgiving just around the corner, we have a few more tips to delight the household or your dinner guests. Below are our suggestions for November, but click on the image below to see some great ideas for December as well to prepare you for the Christmas holiday.

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Top 5 Features Homebuyers Are Looking For

By Lisa Harmer

As the housing market continues to heat up, it's interesting see what trends are changing. Are people still looking for big walk-in closets, stainless steel appliances and spacious kitchens? Sure. But there are signs that times are changing. Earlier this year, Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate published a survey of the next generation of homebuyers, 18-35 year olds who are challenging the traditional norms surrounding home purchases. It turns out high-tech features are top on the list of features homebuyers are seeking. 

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Bits & Pieces: For Big Laughs & Little Did-You-Knows

By Crystal Watts

Check out these fun facts in this infographic featured in our most recent issue of Home Smart Home magazine. Be sure to download this issue (and past issues) for more fun, inspirational and entertaining articles and stories about automation and technology. 

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How Does a Control4 HDMI Matrix Switch Work? [INFOGRAPHIC]

By Tyler Reed

Control4 recently launched a new HDMI Matrix Switch to distribute video throughout your home or business. We wrote about how video distribution can really benefit you but always wanted to provide an image to explain how it works. Take a look!

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Start Small, Dream Big. Is it Really That Easy?

By Tyler Reed

We often use the phrase "Start small, dream big" to explain that one of the best things about a Control4 home automation system is that you really can start off with just a small piece of the entire puzzle and then build on it from there. For example, you can start off with just a universal remote solution and then in time add lighting and a smart thermostat so that you can control all of that with your initial remote. Or you can start with a security system integration and then down the road add in whole home audio so you can enjoy music in any room of your home. 

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Is Control4 Smarter Than My 3-Year-Old?

By Lisa Harmer

My daughter is a bit of a midnight mischief maker. We tuck the little angel into bed every night around 8:30, kiss her sweet little head, make sure the nightlight is on and the Dora Pillow Pet snuggled by her side. Then my husband and I close the door and head downstairs to tidy up the house and watch some TV or go sit on the patio to enjoy a little catch-up chat after our busy day.

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Seeing The Light

By Shanan Carney

If I believed everything I'm told, I would have thought that most interior designers had an aversion to all things home automation... especially when it came to lighting control. Ever heard the expression "wall acne"? Luckily...

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Smart Lighting Just Got Brighter

By Crystal Watts

With Control4 smart lighting solutions, you’ll have the freedom, flexibility and convenience to change a mood or create a different ambiance in one touch—or even automatically.

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What Can a Control4 Home Automation System Do For You? [INFOGRAPHIC]

By Crystal Watts

What Can a Control4 Home Automation System Do For You?

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Motorhome Field Advantage

By Crystal Watts

This family has it all figured out. They made the decision to take their home automation system on the road, entirely outfitting their rig with smart equipment and decking it out in Auburn University gear. Wherever they go, they are the envy of the tailgate.

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Automation Turned "Hauntomation"

By Crystal Watts

We’ve heard about some pretty cool things—besides the home—that people around the world are automating, such as spas and salons, car dealerships, fitness centers, driving ranges and bowling alleys, a super cool equestrian center, and the list goes on and on. But one of the more ironic ones we’ve seen was a project that popped up on our radar just this month in our own backyard. It’s called the “Scared Haunt,” and it’s a fully-automated haunted house that...

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Ramping Up the Security in Your Smart Home

By Tyler Reed

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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Now That’s Hot: The Wonders of a Smart Thermostat

By Lisa Harmer

We recently moved into a new house. Actually it’s an older house, built in 1998, but it was new to us. Having come from a fully automated Control4 home where the thermostat was placed discreetly in the basement and the sensor was hidden behind the textured paint, you can certainly imagine my shock when I saw the thermostat in our “new” home.

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Using Your Home Automation System to Make this Halloween Scary-Smart

By Crystal Watts

Thanks to our newest issue of Home Smart Home, we have some pretty cool home automation tricks-and-treats to share with you this Halloween that will make your Control4 system scary-smart. Below are a few suggestions for October, but click on the image below to see ideas for November and December as well, just in time for the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays.

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Control Your Home With Voice Alone From Your Phone!

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When Apple unveiled Siri for the iPhone 4S in 2011, the world changed.  While decent voice recognition technology had been available for decades, Siri was the first service to integrate powerful speech-driven information retrieval and control functions into the core user experience of a mainstream mobile device.

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CEDIA 2013 Award Recognition

By Crystal Watts

I’d have to say there were many highlights in my trip to Denver, but the recognition that Control4 received from industry professionals and publications certainly topped the list for me. From product managers to the warehouse team, marketing folk to engineers, each one of us at Control4 is passionate about the gear we create, and we all feel a great deal of gratitude when we receive acknowledgement for the products and solutions that we truly believe enhance the lives of our customers.

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