Remote Control World: 5 Must-Have Automated Home Accessories: smart home,

Remote Control World: 5 Must-Have Automated Home Accessories

Posted January 4, 2018

The home of the future has arrived, thanks in large part to state-of-the-art automation accessories. These “smart” devices can transform an ordinary house into one with improved energy efficiency, safety, and privacy (while making daily tasks a lot more convenient and fun). From controlling your home’s temperature, lighting, and security system, to making it all work together with just a simple voice command, here’s a look at five must-have smart home accessories.

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Talking Tech with Tamera: A Celebrity Supermom with a Secret Weapon: celebrity, family, for fun, smart home,

Talking Tech with Tamera: A Celebrity Supermom with a Secret Weapon

Posted October 16, 2017

When I first heard that I’d be sitting down for a chit-chat with the lovely and talented talk show host and former Sister Sister actress, Tamera Mowry-Housley, I was a bundle of nerves and excitement. After all, I had been a huge fan of hers (and her twin sister, Tia) for many years in my adolescence. Fast-forward two decades later, and we’re sitting at her kitchen table, conversing like old friends...

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Home Smart Home: Fall Issue Now Available (Free Download): automated life, for fun, home smart home, smart home,

Home Smart Home: Fall Issue Now Available (Free Download)

Posted September 13, 2017

In developing this issue, I quickly realized how easy it is to get swept up by the beauty and brains of these amazing homes. The stunning architectures. Insanely, innovative designs. And the “cool” elements that bring them to life. But as I sat down to chat with some of the homeowners...

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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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Unique Smart Home Features You May Have Never Heard About: smart car, smart home, smart lighting,

Unique Smart Home Features You May Have Never Heard About

Posted March 2, 2017

All the connected devices in my home give me the ability for control from apps on my phones, tablets, and computers, which is great in itself, however ‘Home Automation’ should take things one step further.

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"Alexa, Turn on Apartment." Introducing Whole-Home Voice Control for the UK.: amazon alexa, smart home, voice control,

"Alexa, Turn on Apartment." Introducing Whole-Home Voice Control for the UK.

Posted February 7, 2017

That's right. You've been asking, and we're delivering. Control4 integration with Amazon Alexa is now available in the United Kingdom. See it in action...

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TINY HOUSE, SMART HOME.: for fun, smart home, tiny home,

TINY HOUSE, SMART HOME.

Posted August 24, 2016

The tiny house phenomenon is on fire, with many homeowners choosing to downsize to live a life of simplicity. While this type of living isn’t for everyone, there are certainly aspects of compact living that are quite desirable.

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#C4Anywhere: Show us where YOU control your smart home!: anywhere access, apple watch, control4 app, smart home,

#C4Anywhere: Show us where YOU control your smart home!

Posted June 21, 2016

With a refreshed appearance to the user-interface and enhancements specifically in the comfort and security experiences—whether it's to maximize energy efficiency or to ensure that all is safe and sound—monitoring and controlling your smart home from the palm of your hand (or even on your wrist) has never been easier...

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The Backbone of the Connected Home: network, pakedge, smart home,

The Backbone of the Connected Home

Posted March 22, 2016

Network stability is the foundation for every smart home. It’s not just a “nice to have,” it’s a requirement. Whether you spend $2000, $10,000 or $100,000 on an AV system or a smart home system, its performance is only as good as the network it runs on. Would you buy a high performance Lamborghini sports car and fill it with unleaded regular gasoline? Of course not, but that is exactly...

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Smart Home Technology to Improve Your Life: climate, convenience, energy management, smart home,

Smart Home Technology to Improve Your Life

Posted February 17, 2016

Smart home technology is all about the automation or management of your home and daily life. This could be anything from lights that can be controlled remotely or on a schedule, to connected home entertainment systems for streaming media to multiple screens, or added features to enhance your home security. To some, smart home technology might seem like an appealing concept for gadget-gurus. But in reality, a big selling point of smart home technology is that it can actually save money, in addition to making life more convenient...

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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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Home Automation on Hand. Literally.: apple watch, control4 app, smart home, wearable tech,

Home Automation on Hand. Literally.

Posted January 26, 2016

In June of last year, we launched push notifications that would allow you to receive proactive alerts about important events in your home. Today, we are incredibly excited to announce the full blending of smarts between the Control4 home and the Apple Watch. The engineers at Control4 were thoughtful in their development of this app...

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Control4 Featured on Houzz: for fun, smart home,

Control4 Featured on Houzz

Posted January 20, 2016

We are pretty excited to have been hand-picked by Houzz for an editorial ideabook feature titled, "Designing With the Stars: Aquarius." In the article, the author, Kate Macdessi, notes that people with the Aquarius sign are drawn to technology. In fact, they tend to be the most tech-savvy of the zodiac bunch. Are you an Aquarius sign? If so, do you agree that your sign is the tech-savviest of them all? We'd love to hear from you.

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Build A Better Smart Home From Scratch: builders, new home, smart home,

Build A Better Smart Home From Scratch

Posted December 19, 2015

Building a new home is an exciting time for a family. Just like buying a new car, you get to be the only people who have a say in the configuration from the very beginning. You get to explicitly specify what it looks like, how many rooms it has, what those rooms do, and best of all, the optional equipment it contains! Buying a used home, again like a used car, is all about finding the best option available that suits your “wants and needs” criteria. Certainly they both can be fun processes, but when you get to build something from the ground-up, you inject your own personalized touches and characteristics that truly make it your home sweet home...

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How a Smart Home Helps Spread Holiday Cheer: christmas, for fun, holidays, smart home,

How a Smart Home Helps Spread Holiday Cheer

Posted December 5, 2015

With the holiday decorating, shopping, and cooking in full swing, there has never been a better time to automate your home. Home automation can help you manage the wonderful chaos, entertaining your family when they come to visit, setting that special ambience that inspires the holiday spirit, and keeping your valuables and loved ones more secure than ever...

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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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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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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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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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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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Back to School Contest: Put the “Art” in Smart: back to school, contest, for fun, smart home, smart locks,

Back to School Contest: Put the “Art” in Smart

Posted August 5, 2015

To celebrate the upcoming school year, Control4 invites your kids to fire up their creativity and create a picture of what they think a smart home is. When they put the "ART" in "SMART" they'll be entered into our Lock-&-Light Giveaway! Get all the details here...

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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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