DHCP vs. Static IP—Which Is Better?:

DHCP vs. Static IP—Which Is Better?

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People often talk about the home controller being the "brains" of a smart home installation. Extending that metaphor a little further, you might consider your home network as the "nervous system" of your home automation setup. Your home network allows all

Selecting The Right Screen For Your Home Theater

By Tyler Reed

Often times, when considering a theater room in a home, there is one important piece of equipment that gets ignored and yet directly impacts the experience: The Screen. A lot of money is spent on the projector, the receiver, the speakers, the media player

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Project Spotlight: Sky Zone Sports

By Crystal Watts

PROJECT SPOTLIGHT:

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Control4 Gives Back: Bean All That You Can Bean

By Lauren Hemingway

Today's post is from Lauren Hemingway, our Lead Graphic Designer, and is about Control4 giving back. Enjoy!

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Mom = Sherpa

By Lisa Harmer

One thing nobody tells you before you become a parent is how many bags are involved. As a busy, working woman, I have to be prepared for anything and my life has to be fairly portable --so I already had an oversized purse, a computer bag and a gym bag. Ne

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Project Spotlight: Aloha Hill Club

By Crystal Watts

Project Spotlight:

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Home Automation Technology - Speaking Geek

By Tyler Reed

In the world of automation, we like to say that the purpose of automation is to get all of your devices "talking" to each other. What a novel idea! On the surface that's exactly what happens. However, the technology that allows this magic to happen is obv

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Halloween Edition - How To Survive A Zombie Apocalypse: Control4 Style

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We all know it's inevitable, and only a matter of time..No not for another Frankenstorm or a Republican in office again, but the Zombie Apocalypse. Assuming there isn't a massive outbreak of the T Virus, and our Zombies resemble that of Shaun of the Dead,

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Home Is The Way I Like It

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Today's blog post is courtesy of Christi Nelson, Sr. Manager, Global Marketing & Events at Control4:

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Shades of Grey Control

By Shanan Carney

My reference point both for "grey" and "control" come not from a best-selling novel from 2011 (one of these days I suppose I should read it?) but instead from a visit I made earlier this last year to none other than New York City.

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Test Report: Control4 HC-250 Controller

By Crystal Watts

At Control4, we are passionate about our products. So when someone like John Sciacca, technical editor for Sound + Vision Magazine and contributing writer at Residential Systems, gave our HC-250 Controller the Certified & Recommended stamp of appr

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Guest Post: How Control4 Has Changed My Life

By Matt Sand

Today's blog post is from Control4's Beta Program Manager, Matt Sand, on how home automation has truly changed his life:

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Flashing Lights and Teenaged Giggles

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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

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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?

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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

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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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