Flashing Lights and Teenaged Giggles:

Flashing Lights and Teenaged Giggles

By David Baker

As a Control4 employee with networking and technical training, I'm in the process of installing automation in my own home. I'm going bit by bit, starting with the "easy stuff." I got a bunch of my lighting controls installed over the weekend, and we're no

4K TV Resolution: Is it the New "3D" or Something More?

By Tyler Reed

I recently read a blog post from Electronic House explaining that the most recent 4K resolution trend that is just being introduced to the market is more important than 3D. They even claim that, down the road, it will be more widely accepted than 3D as we

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Sometimes It's The Little Things

By Lisa Harmer

One of my most vivid childhood memories is of my dad, running around the house turning off light switches, hollering at the top of his voice: "Why are all these <bleep> lights on? How hard is it to turn a <bleep> light off? I'm

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Automating Sibling Rivalry

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In my house growing up, automation took sibling rivalry to a whole new level - from an all-out immature brawl, to an intelligent, though probably still immature, battle of strategy and wits. I don't remember how the fight started (who does?) but the botto

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

By David Baker

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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Project Spotlight: How Sports Bar Restaurant Technology Can Improve Business

By Tyler Reed

It's football season! And while there are several ways to enjoy a good football game (or games) one of the best is to find a great sports bar that provides several viewing angles and great food. We've found exactly that at a local sports bar in Norwood, M

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Summer Lovin’ - Movie Night

By Troy Holtby

As the temperatures cool and the days get shorter, it's time to say good-bye to a few of our favorite summer pastimes.

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Housing Market is on the Rise

By Crystal Watts

It's safe to say the housing industry is officially on the mend-it is slowly becoming a seller's market once again. According to the Census Bureau, the increase comes for both existing and new starts: existing home sales up 7.8% from last year and new sta

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Get Extra Control With The Wireless Outlet Switch

By David Baker

Connect all your plug-in household appliances, like lamps and other electronics, to your Control4 system with the Wireless Outlet Switch.

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iPhone 5 - Why Should I Upgrade?

By Tyler Reed

The iPhone 5 will be released to the masses on Friday and as an admitted Apple fanboy I'm pretty excited for this release. I'm currently still using an iPhone 4 so I will definitely be upgrading to the iPhone 5. I'll have to wait until I can actually get

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Day of Caring

By Lisa Harmer

There are probably a lot of things you may not know about Control4. And some you may not care about, like the fact that our ice machines cannot keep up with demand. We like our drinks COLD. One of the coolest things about this company is its quiet contrib

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The Coolest Products at CEDIA

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We had our Dealer Tools Product Manager, Miguel Perez, walking the floor of CEDIA so that he could share with us the coolest products he could find. Here is his summary:

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Keeping Up With Control4

By Lisa Harmer

Control4 turns up in the strangest places. We've had product sightings on NBC news shows, Law & Order, and even American Idol. And then one of our dealers (who has asked to remain anonymous - for obvious reasons) sent us this note:

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It's Awards Season ...

By Tyler Reed

And Control4 is cleaning up. 2012 has been a wonderful year for us. We've launched several new products including two blazing fast controllers - our new flagship HC-800 and the HC-250. New Touch Screens - both In-Wall and Portable - and a Door Station. Th

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Control4 Partners at CEDIA

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I'm here at the biggest industry tradeshow of the year - lots of exciting stuff happening! Of course Control4 has great products, but we also have partners who have come out with cool cool products that can be used with any Control4 system. Here are a few

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Control4 & Sony Partnership Delivers an Elevated Automation Experience

By Lisa Harmer

Today Control4 and Sony announced the world's first fully integrated AV receiver with Control4 Automation built right in. That's right. One world-class AV receiver loaded with functionality, a slew of streaming media services including my fave, Netflix, a

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CEDIA is Here!...Wait, What is CEDIA?

By Susan Cashen

This week, dealers and custom integrators from around the world are descending upon Indianapolis to check out the latest and greatest in technology for the home. Nearly 450 exhibiting companies will be represented, 121 product categories will be featured

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And That's "WATTS" Up

By Crystal Watts

It's been a long time coming. But we finally did it. My husband and I found a place to call home. I thought I'd be relieved at this point, but oddly, I'm anything but.

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Guest Post: Home Automation’s Power to Simplify Your Life, Reduce Expenses, and Increase Security

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We are starting the week off right with a great blog post from one of our excellent Control4 Dealers, Harry Saini:

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Luna...

By Lisa Harmer

Some companies have office dogs. At Control4, we have Luna the Office Sugar Glider. We do things a little different around here.

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Did I Close the Front Door?

By David Phillips

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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Are OLED TVs the Next Big Thing in the TV Space?

By Tyler Reed

There has been quite a buzz since CES last January about a new TV technology called OLED. OLED stands for Organic Light Emitting Diodes and they claim to be brighter, more efficient, thinner and feature better refresh rates than LCD or Plasma. So what mak

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Wanna Call Me "Dumb as a Rock"?

By Shanan Carney

Do you remember the Charlie Brown's Halloween Special when "that round-headed" kid kept getting tricked with rocks while the rest of the Peanuts gang got delicious treats of varying kind? Here's a clip to trigger your memory.

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Baby - or Rather, Husband - Monitoring

By Crystal Watts

I'm a first-time mom. And a nervous-wreck of a mom at that. I purchased a baby monitor well before my 10-month-old son was born and I immediately hated it. Hated the static and the unreliability. So I trashed the monitor and installed an In-Wall Touch Scr

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The Dangers of Living in the Digital World

By David Baker

We often talk about a "connected life." But is it possible to have a "too connected life"?

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