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Perks of Regular Home Maintenance

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We tend to take care of our nice, expensive things. We regularly change the oil in our cars and go to the car wash. We polish our shoes and dry-clean our clothes. However, we often skip routine maintenance tasks on our homes—arguably our most expensive and best investments.

Garage To Guest Room: 5 Home Automation Highlights

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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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The 'One-Button' Goodnight.

By Crystal Watts

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

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...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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Not Your Grandad’s Door-Phone: Introducing Control4’s High-Definition Video Intercom

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Intercoms a great way to monitor what’s happening in and around your household. You’ll not only hear the baby cooing in the nursery, you’ll also be able to admire her from a touch screen mounted in the kitchen or sitting on the countertop while making dinner. Then, of course, there are the security benefits. By tying in stand-alone surveillance cameras, you can see who’s knocking before you open the front door, and in crisp, clear, full-color video on an generous-sized screen...

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Working with a Home Automation Integrator

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A realtor wouldn’t dream of selling you a house without understanding your needs and wants (or “must-haves” as they’re known these days). The same goes for the professional who designs and installs automation systems. Here are 10 tips on how to effectively work with a home automation professional.

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The Control4 Advantage

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When designed and installed properly by a trained, knowledgeable home systems integrator, a home automation system is able to perform some amazing feats. This goes for systems offered by Control4, as well as many other home automation products on the market. Where the differences between systems often lie is in the engineering of their control platforms. For example...

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What Does a Day in the Life of Home Automation Look Like? [INFOGRAPHIC]

By Crystal Watts

Because your family doesn't live their lives the same way as the people next door, your home shouldn't function the same way either. When you life the automated life, the things your home can do to make life more enjoyable and convenient for you and your family are virtually endless. Check out our infographic to see just a few of the many ways a smart home can function throughout the day, saving time and energy as well as giving you added peace of mind while you are away.

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Let's Get (Pumpkin) Crackin'!

By Lisa Harmer

As we head into the holiday season, it's time to revisit a few favorite family traditions. We are hosting Thanksgiving dinner at our house this year, which should be interesting since I managed to get my Control4 system installed but I still have no furniture in my formal dining room. Card tables it is, people! I'm not too worried about the turkey and potatoes and I make a killer gravy. Baking, however, is not my thing. A somewhat touchy subject since my mom is famous for her homemade pumpkin pies. I have never ever been able to emulate her perfectly flaky, perfectly designed pie crusts no matter how many hands-on lessons she gave me. 

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Time for a New Issue of Home Smart Home!

By Shanan Carney

In this issue of Home Smart Home, we'll take you back 10 years—and one hundred years—with a view through the lens of home automation conveniences. We interviewed the three founders of Control4 to learn more about their advancements of a smart home from a decade ago, and while we're there, we asked for a read on the future, too. In other features...

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Taking My Smarthome for Granted

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We had houseguests this week, and watching their reaction to my smarthome was really a fun experience. It served to remind me how much home automation has already changed my life, and how much it could change the lives of others.

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Your Smart Home Tour: Come On In! [INFOGRAPHIC]

By Crystal Watts

This week, we are breaking down the smart home with a cool infographic tour. There are so many different ways you can automate your home, making it work for YOU by complementing your specific and unique lifestyle...

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How Smart Locks and Automation Solve My First-World Problems

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#1 - So my house is in need of some serious deep cleaning as I have guests coming next week. I have a cleaning crew coming to my house tomorrow while I'm at work but I don't want to leave my house unlocked and also don't want to give them my spare house k

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