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Monitor your home from anywhere with smart technology

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Being away from home doesn't mean you can't stay abreast of what’s happening while you’re gone. Thanks to innovative technology from Control4, you’ll know the second someone rings the doorbell, if there’s someone strolling across your backyard, or if your trusty neighbor remembered to water your plants. All you need to stay connected is a Control4 mobile app on your smartphone and an Internet-enabled monitoring device at your home.

A Passion for Functional and Phenomenal: How Karen Sealy Approaches Her Designs

By Danielle Karr

We sat down with award-winning Canadian designer Karen Sealy to talk with her about everything from business to psychology to her latest venture, The Pickering Project.

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I’m busy, you’re busy, we’re all busy—living.

By Jamie Corpuz

If you are a busy, on-the-go person like me, then you know that communication and time management is key to making it all work. That’s why I love discovering and playing with new technology and apps that help me stay connected and organized. Live your best life with smart-home technology.

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The Benefits of Smart Home Automation for Vacation Guests, Property Managers, and Homeowners.

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Smart home automation is a win for all parties involved. Whether you’re an owner of a property management company, a vacation property guest or a first-time home buyer, you can benefit from the most innovative smart home technology available for the place you, or your guests, relax each night.

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Smart Home Security: Smart Locks, Mockupancy, Cameras, and More

By Crystal Watts

A smart home means more than just convenience—it means safety, as well. Secure your loved ones and your home by monitoring and controlling security cameras, locks, alarm systems from your mobile devices. You could even have your home simulate occupancy to deter mischief and crime ​while you're out of town.

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An Ultimate Home Theater on an Unlimited Budget

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If you’re an audio visual enthusiast, it’s likely that you often find yourself daydreaming about the ultimate home theater. A cinema that provides exceptional audio and visual quality, superb comfort in seating, and luxurious décor that sets the mood. What TV would best display your favorite movie scenes? What sound system would would knock your socks off? What seats would make you never want to visit any other movie theater? Should budget be of no concern, we compiled a list of home theater features that you’d no doubt desire.

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Keep Your Landscape Lush with a Smart Irrigation System

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Keeping the grass and plants looking their best requires conscientious watering, at the very least. A seemingly easy task, it’s can end up being the bane of your backyard. Too much or too little water can jeopardize the health of the greenery—taking your home’s curb appeal to ground zero. Yanking a hose around the yard is no fun, and there’s no way of knowing when to stop watering. A sprinkler system is a better option, but again, creating a watering schedule is like pinning down a time for a family dinner: you never really know if it’s going to work or if everyone will be adequately fed.

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Music to Your Ears

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Music is the heartbeat of Chicago. For every musical taste, there’s a venue, a concert, or an event to soak in your favorite songs from your favorite artists. There’s nothing like hearing music live, especially in a scene as vibrant as Chicago. Still, wouldn’t it be nice to bring some of this energy into your own home—to enjoy great music in the comfort of your own home? Why settle for a mediocre quality audio set up that is tied to one room? If you want to do your favorite songs justice and a create an immersive experience that rivals live performances by your favorite artists, then high-resolution and multi-room audio is the answer.

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Music as You Were Meant to Hear It

By Jamie Corpuz

Music is in your soul. You feel it in your bones. For you, music is like a religious experience, and now you want to transform your home into a space where you can appreciate every beat and trill. Whether it’s a home theater, multi-room audio, or to simply spice up your living room audio experience, you want a high-definition audio solution that will do your favorite audio tracks justice.

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ADD MAGIC TO YOUR MOVIES

By Crystal Watts

The mystery behind the movie magic will always be a part of its charm. But the rules for replicating this experience yourself don’t have to be such a secret. Today, armed with the latest technology, you can bring Hollywood to life for much less than you might have imagined.

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A Heathier Home with Smart Thermostats

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Contaminants inside your house can cause indoor air pollution; smart thermostats can help clear the air. For decades, Los Angeles residents have been dealing with poor outdoor air quality, but did you know that the air inside homes is often more polluted than the air outside? Such conditions affect not only your health, but the integrity of your home furnishings. ​

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MOTORIZED SHADING PROVIDES UV PROTECTION FOR YOUR HOME FURNISHINGS

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Covering the glass with shades, blinds and draperies is an obvious solution to your sun-conundrum. But you actually need to use those window treatments—and use them wisely--to realize their full benefits. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, at least 75 percent of window coverings remain in the same position on a daily basis. There are countless reasons why: Depending on the number of windows in your home, adjusting each shade manually can be a terribly tedious exercise. If any of these windows are difficult to reach … forget about it. Then there’s this thing called life: You’re busy working, traveling, barely home long enough to take out the trash much less fiddle with the window blinds. For all of these reasons, motorized window coverings can be one of the best investments for a smart home. They’ll save time and money, protect your home’s interior, and ensure a comfortable home environment.

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CONTROL4 NAMED WHOLE-HOUSE AUTOMATION BRAND LEADER, 4TH YEAR IN A ROW

By Jamie Corpuz

Smart, convenient, secure, and brimming with "wow"-factor entertainment solutions—these are some of the most desirable features that homeowners look for when upgrading their home or shopping for a new one. Whether you are looking for a solution that meets some (or all) of those desires, look no further than Control4.

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HANDS-FREE HOME AUTOMATION—IMAGINE THE POSSIBILITIES!

By Crystal Watts

If you’re already living in a Control4 Smart Home, you know how simple it is to set the mood with a single touch of a button. Now, with the new Control4 Smart Home Skill for the Amazon Alexa family of devices, it’s even easier to control your smart home with just your voice and a few simple commands.

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How to Customize Your Smart Home to Match Your Lifestyle

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Smart home technology is a wide and varied ecosystem with options for just about anything. All that flexibility, though, can be a little confusing for a smart home newcomer. How do you figure out what you need? How do you even know what you want? The key is simply answering the right questions.

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The ‘Intelligent’ Home Investment

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The dominance of these rising generations in the housing market is reflected in a recently heightened demand for smart homes. According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR), 42% of real estate professionals note that their clients have expressed interest in smart home devices. This interest is only bound to increase as smart technology becomes more universal among consumers.

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6 Smart Home Upgrades to Install during Your Remodel

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A renovation is the perfect time to customize your living space and take advantage of the latest in smart home tech. The smart home market is on the rise, and many companies are starting to offer products that integrate seamlessly into the design of a house.

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WHEN CHOOSING A SMART HOME, EXPERIENCE MATTERS

By Susan Cashen

Consumers can read about technology, but they need to experience it in order to see how it fits into their lives. When you #C4Yourself, you experience the magic of a truly smart home...

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ENERGY-EFFICIENT HOME CONTROLS LIGHTING AND SOLAR WITH A HIGH-TECH TWIST

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It takes a community to raise a house that’s so efficient it produces excess power to sell back to the local utility. It requires environmentally conscious design and construction, plus a bevy of green, eco-friendly products and systems to put a residence on a path toward achieving the coveted Platinum LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environment Design) rating. And, it paints a realistic picture of how technology can play a role in promoting a cleaner, healthier and greener way of living.

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CONTROL4 PUTS AUDIO POWER IN THE PALM OF THE HAND

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Of any space in a house, a home theater probably packs in the most technology. There is the rack of sophisticated gear that processes, amplifies and feeds content to the surround-sound speakers and video projector...

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AIR, WATER, AND LIGHT

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In this retired couple’s dream home, automation is elementary. “I’ve always tried to stay up with the latest gadgets out there,” the owner notes. “I liked the Control4 system because of its simplicity, and the user interface that I could have in controlling the lights myself.”

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HOW THE WEST WAS WON

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A newbie installer smartens up a top floor in Texas.

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FIT FOR A KING

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Automation gives a Texas homeowner the power to live happily ever after.

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A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD

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A suburban street in Texas has no residents, but lots of smarts.

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HOLY HOME MAKEOVER!

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A New York City church becomes a smart home, with a surprise interior.

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