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Merry Melodies for Smart Home Streaming: for fun, holiday, streaming music, whole home audio,

Merry Melodies for Smart Home Streaming

Posted November 18, 2015

Because so many of you enjoyed the tunes we hand-picked for your trick-or-treaters and party-goers, we figured we'd take the work out of finding a holiday playlist for you as well.

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Why Do Control4 Customers Love their Smart Homes? We Asked. They Answered.: customers, smart home,

Why Do Control4 Customers Love their Smart Homes? We Asked. They Answered.

Posted November 17, 2015

We took to Facebook and Twitter to have our friends and followers fill in the blank: I love my #SmartHome because _____. Here's what they had to say.

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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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5 Ways to Home Entertainment Bliss: audio distribution, audio/video, video distribution,

5 Ways to Home Entertainment Bliss

Posted November 3, 2015

First the bad news: Chances are, you could be getting a LOT more out of your home entertainment system. The good news? Today’s advances in AV will add some snap, sizzle, and pop to your movies and music, programs and sports, dinner parties and bashes. Get ready to boost the quality and resolution of your home AV and almost blow the ceiling off of your entertaining limitations.

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Control4 Celebrates Another Year of Dealer Growth with 2015 Dealer Awards of Excellence: cedia, cedia 2015, control4 dealers,

Control4 Celebrates Another Year of Dealer Growth with 2015 Dealer Awards of Excellence

Posted November 3, 2015

Control4 has the fortune of being able to work directly with almost 3,500 amazing custom integrators across the world. Some of these businesses have been with us from day one, and some just for 6 months; but all of them have something in common: dedication to giving you the Control4 Smart Home of your dreams!...

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Halloween Harmonies for Smart Home Streaming: audio, for fun, halloween, streaming music,

Halloween Harmonies for Smart Home Streaming

Posted October 28, 2015

...So it seemed fitting that with Halloween just a few nights away, we give you quick-access to some streaming stations that we have cherry-picked for you—all complete with scary (or fun) sounds and songs to play for your door-to-door tricksters or party-goers. Here are a few soundtracks and playlists from Pandora, Rhapsody, TIDAL & TuneIn—sorry Deezer-lovers, the service isn’t available in the states just yet, so we weren’t able to help with your playlist picking, but I’m sure you’ll find some good picks below!

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Garage To Guest Room: 5 Home Automation Highlights: lifestyle, smart home,

Garage To Guest Room: 5 Home Automation Highlights

Posted October 23, 2015

From a gadget that safeguards our garages, to tech that takes the tedium out of entertaining, there’s just no denying it: home automation is changing the way we live. And with a Control4 system at the helm, this revolutionary technology is transforming every room in our homes into a hub of home automation. How, exactly? Today we’re exploring just that! So join us as we take a tour of the 5 rooms where home automation is making our lives that much easier, secure, and enjoyable!

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New Security and Entertainment Experiences for the Smart Home: cedia 2015, products, security, smart home, whole home audio,

New Security and Entertainment Experiences for the Smart Home

Posted October 15, 2015

It’s a given. Demand for smart home technology is growing at a rapid pace and consumers from around the globe are integrating Control4 to enjoy the magic of living in a home that can automatically respond to their hectic lifestyles and families’ needs. Today in Dallas at the CEDIA Expo (the global showcase of all things related to the connected home), we rolled out Control4 OS 2.8, the latest version of our smart home operating system. For Control4 customers, this means a BIG boost in the areas of home security and entertainment.

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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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Listen Up: Control4 is Packing a Musical Punch: audio distribution, cedia 2015, streaming music, whole home audio,

Listen Up: Control4 is Packing a Musical Punch

Posted October 14, 2015

My husband and I have our respective can’t-live-without features in our Control4 smart home. But the one thing we share a common love for is the whole home audio system. We are definitely a family driven by the beat of a tune. That's why I'm beyond excited to share some cool news with you today.

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Product Launch Event: Watch it Here Live!: cedia 2015, launch event, products,

Product Launch Event: Watch it Here Live!

Posted October 8, 2015

We are gearing up for another great show at CEDIA 2015 in Dallas, TX. Just like last year, we are hosting a killer party and livestream event prior to the show. If you can’t be there in person, be sure to join in for our livestream event to learn all about the latest and greatest from Control4. WATCH IT HERE LIVE ON 10/14 @ 9:00PM EST / 8:00PM CDT / 7:00PM MST.

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78 Home Automation Ideas:

78 Home Automation Ideas

Posted October 6, 2015

The possibilities for home automation are limitless, from lighting to home theater and more. Here are 78 home automation ideas to get you started!

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The 'Great 8' Fall/Winter Smart Vacation Rentals: rental, travel, vacation,

The 'Great 8' Fall/Winter Smart Vacation Rentals

Posted September 22, 2015

You may have caught our first feature on vacation rentals, where we cover our “Top 10” favorite summer ‘smart’ spots. Now that the leaves are changing and the weather is getting cooler, we thought we’d share our “Great 8” favorite fall and winter destinations that are outfitted with home automation. Whether you’re looking to visit Park City for the Sundance Film Festival, or hit the ski slopes in Whistler, Telluride or Deer Valley, each of these vacation homes are buzzing with Control4 smart home technology to make your stay even more comfortable, convenient and entertaining when you get in from the cold.

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Tech Bits & "Little-Did-You-Knows": for fun, home smart home, technology,

Tech Bits & "Little-Did-You-Knows"

Posted September 15, 2015

A "Shoulder Phone" from Japan, a computer for the Amish, and a rechargeable highway...those are just a few of the fun facts you'll discover here!

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​Gettin’ My Game On!: for fun, man cave, sports,

​Gettin’ My Game On!

Posted September 11, 2015

As much as I love to watch football games in person, the best alternative is watching them from the comfort of your couch with friends and family in front of a big TV, sporting your team colors as the surround sound blares. And in a Control4 home, you can make each moment count. Let me give you a few examples:

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The 'One-Button' Goodnight.: family, goodnight button, lifestyle, scenes,

The 'One-Button' Goodnight.

Posted September 1, 2015

I am sure many of you can relate – the life of a full-time working parent can get rather exhausting. After a long day of work, it’s not uncommon to hit the ground running; shuttling kids to practices, making dinner, attempting to get in a work out, assisting with homework, bathing the kids, bathing yourself, reading stories, and prepping your life for the next day. Then, I found my solace. It is called the “Goodnight” button...

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Smarts for Sale: Automation Adds Advantages When Selling Your Home: real estate, smart home,

Smarts for Sale: Automation Adds Advantages When Selling Your Home

Posted August 19, 2015

On a street in Toronto, Canada, two neighborhood homes went up for sale at the exact same time. The homes had the exact same floorplan and square footage, and were on the same street. One home sold in three days. The other is still on the market, over two months later, with a reduced price. What’s the difference? Automation. READ MORE...

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9 Ways Home Automation Systems Can Help Working Parents: back to school, family, safety, security,

9 Ways Home Automation Systems Can Help Working Parents

Posted August 12, 2015

As a parent, your first priority is certainly the safety of your kids. And if you are a working parent, the thought of your kids’ safety is sure to bother you while you’re away at work too! A home automation system is not just an essential security feature, it can do much more for you and your family. Here are 9 ways a home automation system can help...

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Home Alone: How My Smart Home Helped Me Reclaim My Independence: assistance, climate, entertainment, lifestyle, power and possibility, smart home,

Home Alone: How My Smart Home Helped Me Reclaim My Independence

Posted August 7, 2015

...I was determined to make it with as little assistance as possible and for twelve years I succeeded in inching my way up the career ladder. But early one morning all of that came to a sudden end when I awoke on the floor after...

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5 Ways to GO BIG with Automation in Your Man Cave or Media Room: audio/video, home theater, man cave,

5 Ways to GO BIG with Automation in Your Man Cave or Media Room

Posted July 27, 2015

The “Man Cave” is said to be the “last bastion of masculinity” within the home, and whether your sanctuary is in a garage, spare bedroom, basement or media room, there are many ways that you can make it even cooler...way cooler than adding neon signs, mini-fridges, or even your favorite team’s memorabilia. In fact, integrating a variety of devices, sensors and programming into an automation system can make your personal space into something you might want to share with everyone!

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Electronic House Home of the Year Awards: Control4 Wins in 7 Categories!: awards, electronic house, home of the year, smart homes,

Electronic House Home of the Year Awards: Control4 Wins in 7 Categories!

Posted July 8, 2015

In the 10th Annual Electronic House Home of the Year Awards, Control4 is pleased to be named the control platform in seven of the winning categories. Our incredible dealers have received these honors for completing the best-of-the-best automation installations and we are honored that they have chosen to use Control4 to enable these unique solutions for their homeowners. Here is a list of the winners and links to the project articles...

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Stay in Style: Top 10 'Smart' Vacation Homes for Rent: rental, travel, vacation,

Stay in Style: Top 10 'Smart' Vacation Homes for Rent

Posted July 3, 2015

Vacation homes on sites like VRBO and airbnb are all the rage right now. Travelers are finding that it's more enjoyable, convenient, and oftentimes even more affordable, to stay in someone's personal pad than in a hotel. And when you stay in a smart rental, you're generally provided with more amenities that you may have never experienced before, such as...

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Alerts from your Smart Home on your watch and mobile! [VIDEO]: alerts, push notifications, safety, security, smart home,

Alerts from your Smart Home on your watch and mobile! [VIDEO]

Posted June 11, 2015

Control4 is excited to announce push notifications. Now it’s easier than ever to communicate with your home—or better yet, for your home to communicate with you. Receive proactive alerts on your mobile device or smart watch that inform you of important events happening at home, whether something is urgent and needs your attention immediately or just a simple status update to let you know things are safe and sound.

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4K vs. Faux-K: Get What You Paid For: 4k, media distribution, uhdtv,

4K vs. Faux-K: Get What You Paid For

Posted May 26, 2015

If you are buying a new 4K TV, you probably want to make sure that you are capable of viewing true 4K images and not find yourself stuck living in last year’s 1080p world. That’s why we’re discussing true, native 4K versus Faux-K to make sure your new TV delivers everything you paid for.

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Ready, Check, Go! What you need to enjoy 4K UHDTV!: 4k, media distribution, uhdtv,

Ready, Check, Go! What you need to enjoy 4K UHDTV!

Posted May 26, 2015

Do you live on the cutting edge and you want to experience the most and the absolute best that technology has to offer? Do you want to be able to count every dimple on Jordan Spieth’s Titleist, see every wool fiber in James Bond’s Saville Row tailored suit, and revel in every, um, detail of Christian Grey’s red room? Then what you want is 4K!...

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