Let's Get Wired!: audio/video, home automation, wiring guide,

Let's Get Wired!

Posted September 25, 2017

If you’re building a new home and your wish list includes overhead music throughout the house, distributed video in your favorite rooms, a robust networking platform to let you stream to your heart’s content, or you’re going full bore with a whole-home automation system—it’s absolutely critical that...

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An Epic Launch at CEDIA 2017: See What's New!: home automation, smart home,

An Epic Launch at CEDIA 2017: See What's New!

Posted September 6, 2017

Every year during the CEDIA show, we launch a handful of new products and services to enthrall our dealers and customers. And this year we’re doing it like never before, announcing a slew of stuff that undoubtedly makes up our biggest launch to date. We’ve hand-picked a few of the most noteworthy to share with you here.

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5 Easy Updates for a Safer and Smarter Home in 2017: home automation, safety, security,

5 Easy Updates for a Safer and Smarter Home in 2017

Posted December 20, 2016

With the coming new year on the horizon, it’s a great time to audit your home for easy safety and technology improvements. There are many simple upgrades you can make to improve your home’s safety—all you’ll need is a few smart devices and some tried-and-true hacks.

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Using Smart Lighting to Stage a Home: home automation, real estate, smart lighting,

Using Smart Lighting to Stage a Home

Posted November 28, 2016

Homebuyers are most amenable when they’re feeling bright and happy, so generally, flooding your interiors with warm, yellow light really gets them in the mood to sign. However, with a smart lighting system, you can use programing to cycle through various scenes that a buyer might go through in their day-to-day lives, helping them project themselves into your home’s spaces.

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The Keypad: The Ideal Interface for Personalization: comfort, home automation, interfaces, keycaps, keypads, safety, security,

The Keypad: The Ideal Interface for Personalization

Posted June 16, 2016

Last year, we saw a dramatic rise in smart home reports and surveys popping up everywhere. As a manufacturer with over 180,000 smart home systems in the field, we receive a ton of great information from our customers when we issue our customer surveys. Our own feedback shows that homeowners desire personalized experiences in the home with regard to entertainment, comfort, security and more. In fact, we estimate that 60 percent of them want their homes to react according to their predetermined preferences, just as they walk through the door.

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Control4 Named Top Home Automation Provider for 2016: awards, ce pro awards, home automation, industry,

Control4 Named Top Home Automation Provider for 2016

Posted May 25, 2016

For the second year in a row, the CE Pro 100 Brand Analysis determined Control4 as the brand leader for the whole-house automation and control category and was named top brand in additional categories. See more, with a link to the full CE Pro report.

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A Smart Home for Every Home.: controllers, entertainment, home automation, smart home,

A Smart Home for Every Home.

Posted January 26, 2016

Whether it’s watching TV or listening to music, you could say that entertainment is the heart and soul of any home. As homeowners who love to entertain—or be entertained—we want our content readily available and easily accessible. And in today’s high-tech world, it’s not unrealistic for each family member to expect a personalized experience that allows them to watch and list to whatever, whenever, and wherever in the home...

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Automation for Autism: Control for a Cause: assistance, autism, home automation, power and possibility, smart home,

Automation for Autism: Control for a Cause

Posted December 2, 2015

As an interior designer I have dedicated my life to creating optimal environments for individuals with autism. Raising an autistic child can be a challenge; I know, my son Devin was diagnosed at age three. Through my research, my writing, and my work, I recognize that design cannot cure a child, but the right designed environment can eliminate unnecessary roadblocks...

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Modern Man Caves: home automation, man cave, smart home,

Modern Man Caves

Posted December 1, 2015

Since the dawn of time—or perhaps just since man lived in caves, actually—the alpha male of the family has desired a place of his own. A room where he can get away from it all, have a sip of a little fermented-something, and entertain some fellow cave dudes...

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Congratulations to the Winners from "The Smarter Living Experience" Live Event!: home automation, live smart, smart home, winners,

Congratulations to the Winners from "The Smarter Living Experience" Live Event!

Posted April 27, 2015

Just for pre-registering, over nine thousand people were entered to win a $1500 giveaway for gear from Control4. And during the event, there were even more opportunities for viewers to win some incredible prizes just for engaging with us on social media.

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Learn How to #LiveSmart and You Could Win $1500!*: home automation, launch event, live smart, smart home,

Learn How to #LiveSmart and You Could Win $1500!*

Posted April 17, 2015

Join us for The Smarter Living Experience this Tuesday, April 22 at 7:00pm ET and you could win up to $1500 from Control4 or some really cool prizes from our partners. You won't want to miss it!

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Join Us for The Smarter Living Experience!: home automation, live smart, smart home,

Join Us for The Smarter Living Experience!

Posted April 6, 2015

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live the smart life? Or perhaps you are already living it and are ready to take your smart home to the next level. Join us as we take you step-by-step through the automated home, sharing with you all of the amazing new products, updates and experiences that will completely change the way you interact with your house daily—making your life more convenient and more enjoyable with every moment.

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Gearing Up For Spring Cleaning With Home Automation: home automation, seasons, smart home, spring cleaning,

Gearing Up For Spring Cleaning With Home Automation

Posted April 1, 2015

Spring cleaning is about more than just clearing out the garage or dusting the nooks and crannies you’ve neglected for the past several months. It’s about starting anew. It’s about re-organizing your home in a way that reflects a fresh outlook on life. It’s your opportunity to take your house (and all its furnishings and features) and align them with your goals. What better way to do some spring cleaning than with Control4 home automation?

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Unique Home Automation Ideas For Women: home automation, ideas, smart home,

Unique Home Automation Ideas For Women

Posted March 17, 2015

Imagine: You come home after a long day of work and, instead of manually adjusting the thermostat, flipping on all the lights, activating the gas fireplace and turning on the stereo system, you simply press one button to transform your home environment into a place that’s warm, welcoming and relaxing.

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Unique Home Automation Ideas For Men: home automation, ideas, smart home,

Unique Home Automation Ideas For Men

Posted March 17, 2015

Ready to turn your house into a restful retreat away from work? Here are three home automation-inspired ideas—all possible through a professional installed and customized Control4 system...

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Smart Home Technology: What You’re Missing. [INFOGRAPHIC]: home automation, real estate, smart home,

Smart Home Technology: What You’re Missing. [INFOGRAPHIC]

Posted March 3, 2015

A recent survey from ERA Real Estate and HGTV shows that consumers of all generations value smart technology features in both current and future homes. That’s because a smart home is one that is well-positioned for the future and aligns with a growing reliance on mobile technology...

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Extra Extra! A New Issue of Home Smart Home Awaits!: home automation, home smart home, smart home,

Extra Extra! A New Issue of Home Smart Home Awaits!

Posted February 18, 2015

Home automation systems can impact a person’s life in a myriad of ways. In this issue of Home Smart Home, you’ll see how the owners of a high-end villa in Spain use their Control4 system to enjoy the finer things—such as mood lighting, automated towel warmers and perfectly heated whirlpool tubs and swimming pools—while in their absence guests are able to operate the lights, thermostats and other electronic amenities with ease. Meanwhile...

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Cloudy with a Chance of Frustration: Reliable Home Automation Is Key: cloud, connected devices, home automation, local,

Cloudy with a Chance of Frustration: Reliable Home Automation Is Key

Posted December 10, 2014

The cloud: it’s just such a fun term to use, isn’t it? I can’t think of a more overused tech “buzzword” right now and the meaning seems to have become incredibly vague. Oftentimes, when someone doesn’t understand exactly how something in technology works they’ll tell you it’s done in the cloud.

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Finding the Troublemaker: customers, home automation, troubleshooting,

Finding the Troublemaker

Posted October 23, 2014

Your Control4 system was built from the ground up with a wall-to-wall, curb-to-hall, complex system in mind. Complexity is what Control4 is for—it manages the increasing number, variety, and communication “languages” of your home’s devices, helping all work as a single, integrated system. And every Control4 product has been designed for versatility, reliability, and durability...

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The Benefits of Professional Installation: control4 dealers, home automation, home control, installation, smart home,

The Benefits of Professional Installation

Posted October 22, 2014

Home automation has been inching slowly into the mainstream, and with new do-it-yourself focused systems hitting the marketplace hard and heavy, consumers are faced with the decision on whether to tackle the setup of a home automation system themselves or to hire a home systems professional to do the job. There are many good reasons to pay for a professional, and the good news is that most manufacturers have implemented technology into their systems that can streamline the programming and installation process significantly. Here are five reasons that’ll make you think seriously about hiring a home systems professional.

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Light, Elevated. [VIDEO]: home automation, keycaps, smart lighting,

Light, Elevated. [VIDEO]

Posted September 26, 2014

For most people it’s common to walk into a dark house after a long day at work, fumble with the keys, and attempt to turn on that darn light switch with arms full of groceries. Control4 makes this inconvenience a thing of the past for one Sarasota, Florida homeowner with automated lighting.

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There's No Place Like Home, Smart Home.: home automation, home smart home, smart home,

There's No Place Like Home, Smart Home.

Posted September 16, 2014

In this issue of Home Smart Home, enjoy a peek into other people's lives from all over the globe. You'll read how home automation technology is making its way to a pocket (or two) of paradise to ensure island dwellers always stay stress-free. You may also learn a tip from an NFL’er on how to keep games front-and-center, even when you're off the field, and downstairs in the basement. And if you're impressed by such a man cave, just wait until you see the fan cave we captured and documented near Chicago!

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Home Theater. Simplified.: home automation, home theater, lighting control,

Home Theater. Simplified.

Posted August 28, 2014

Many homeowners desire the simplification that home automation can bring to their lives but either worry about the potential cost associated with it or they simply just don’t know where to begin. A common starting point for home automation revolves around A/V entertainment...

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Back to School: 7 Ways a Smart Home Can Help: automated door locks, back to school, home automation,

Back to School: 7 Ways a Smart Home Can Help

Posted August 5, 2014

It’s that time of year. Shopping for new clothes, buying new backpacks and school supplies, registering for classes, getting the first-day jitters. And for a lot of parents (like me), it’s time to figure out how to manage kids before and after school. Here are a few of my favorite ways to use my Control4 home automation system to “school” my family.

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The Ultimate Innovative Smart Home: audio/video, automated piano, home automation, security, smart lighting,

The Ultimate Innovative Smart Home

Posted March 19, 2014

When I imagine my dream house, it not only has an amazing gourmet kitchen, a lovely patio and backyard retreat to escape to, plenty of room for my kids and all their stuff, a personal gym, room for all of my husband’s “toys,” and of course showroom quality furnishings, fixtures and flooring. But it also has to have the latest technology and smart home features to really fit my definition of “dream living.”

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