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4 Home Updates for Hosting an Unforgettable Christmas Gathering

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​Given that Christmas is just around the corner, there’s no time like the present to start planning your seasonal celebrations. Whether you’re hosting a family gathering in the lead up to the big day, having a few friends over for an evening of festive fun, or are preparing for Christmas day, we’ve got you covered.

Showroom Spotlight: A Sunset (Boulevard) Showroom

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Malibu Wired has been behind some of the most outrageous smart home projects in the LA market, delivering dream systems day in and day out.

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​Smart Lighting is a Brilliant Addition to Any Home

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Offering greater home security, energy efficiency, convenience and comfort, smart lighting delivers plenty of bang for the buck.

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Always Looking Ahead: Gary Nance and the Award-Winning Geist Reservoir Home

By Danielle Karr

We sat down with architectural designer Gary Nance to talk with him about the breathtaking Geist Reservoir Home, the “Integrated Home of the Year 2018” by Custom Electronics Design and Installation Association (CEDIA).

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Call an Automation Expert: How Joel Dyck Shares His Passion for Technology

By Danielle Karr

We asked this smart-home expert Joel Dyck about his passion for technology, how he approaches the customer experience side of home automation, and what a designer or customer should do if they are looking to learn more about the (almost) endless possibilities of smart-home technology.

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Crafting the Heart of the House: How Rick Oswald Sets His Designs Apart

By Danielle Karr

Architect and designer Rick Oswald uses his thorough knowledge of codes, construction, process, and architecture to create one-of-a-kind custom smart homes that stand the test of time. We asked him how he got into home automation, how he approaches smart technology as an architect and designer, and why he loves the relationship he’s built with his Control4 smart-home expert.

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Be an Expert Clients Trust: What Makes Designer Yvette Chaix Stand Out

By Danielle Karr

When you look at any space Yvette Chaix creates, you can easily see that she has a passion and talent for home design. We were able to catch a few minutes with this on-the-go professional to find out how she creates such thoughtful, livable spaces as well as how she keeps her edge in a highly competitive industry.

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Home Automation for the Health of It

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...As much as the media focuses on technology promoting a sedentary lifestyle, home automation is proving that it can also foster better health. Smart LED lighting, in particular, can have a huge influence on your wellbeing.

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Offset Accent Pieces with Lighting Scenes—a Bright Idea for Home Decor

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There’s a lot more to lighting than your standard-issue overhead lights and lamps. When used thoughtfully, lighting can highlight artwork and sculptural pieces, direct attention to an accent wall or interesting feature in your home, or add drama to your landscaping and hallways. And now, with smart lighting, it’s easy to program multiple settings for a single room...

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Smart Lighting: a Home Solution with Lots of Health Benefits

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Fluorescent lights, computer screens, neon signs—there is certainly a lot of peripheral light in our lives. And to your circadian rhythms, that light can read like a lot of excess noise. Fortunately, smart lighting and scheduled scenes can help you cut back on the effects of unwanted light—at least in your home—keeping you alert throughout the day and helping you fall fast asleep at night.

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Unique Smart Home Features You May Have Never Heard About

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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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Using Smart Lighting to Stage a Home

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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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3 Ways to Have Fun This Holiday Season with Smart Home Automation

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Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Hanukah are approaching fast – it’s hard to believe 2015 is almost over. While you start thinking about your guest list for holiday celebrations and your Christmas or Hanukah shopping list, take some time to get in the holiday spirit with smart home automation. Here are our three tips for using your smart home for some holiday fun.

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Home Automation. It Ain't Just About Lamp Control.

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I can remember the exact moment when I started in home automation. My wife and I were much younger and she had “inherited” a lamp timer; you know, one of those plug-in-the-wall, hog-the-whole-socket, ugly-as-sin, monstrous things you plug your lamp into so you can...

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Light, Elevated. [VIDEO]

By Amber Mansfield

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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5 Mood Lighting Ideas for your Home

By Crystal Watts

Lighting is one of the biggest opportunities for homeowners to subtly but effectively influence the ambiance of your home, whether for your own comfort and convenience or to set the mood for your guests. When skillfully applied, lighting can elicit a wide range of emotional responses, helping to make a party more cheerful or a romantic dinner more intimate.

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Fully Automated in Fort Wayne

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Feast your eyes on this gorgeous new condo in Fort Wayne, Indiana; it’s hard to imagine anyone ever wanting to leave it. In addition to its pristine-yet-inviting modern design and breathtaking skyline view, it’s an absolute technological wonderland...

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A New Era in Lighting [INFOGRAPHIC]

By Crystal Watts

Incandescent bulbs will soon be a thing of the past. So what does that mean for the future of lighting? It means smart, energy-efficient lighting options -- and as smart lighting continues to be an increasingly growing market, it is becoming more and more desirable to homeowners. Take a look at this infographic that shows the end of an era and the birth of a new one.

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Seeing The Light

By Shanan Carney

If I believed everything I'm told, I would have thought that most interior designers had an aversion to all things home automation... especially when it came to lighting control. Ever heard the expression "wall acne"? Luckily...

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What Can a Control4 Home Automation System Do For You? [INFOGRAPHIC]

By Crystal Watts

What Can a Control4 Home Automation System Do For You?

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