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4 Practical Ways to Keep Your Home Safe While You Travel

By Christine Hunsaker

If you’re traveling for the upcoming holidays, here are some quick and easy tips you can use (in addition to monitoring your Control4 Smart Home from anywhere!) to help keep it safe and secure while you’re away.

World of Wonder

By Crystal Watts

A 200-year-old townhouse in a quintessentially English market town has been transformed into a stunning quartet of luxury suites that transports guests to the four corners of the world through a creative mix of art, design, and state-of-the-art smart tech.




Travel can be a real hassle. Whether you're on the road for business or leisure, there's bound to be some sort of hiccup along the way. Thankfully, a host of innovative new technologies can relieve some of the stress and make traveling a breeze... Or, at least a bit more bearable.


CHECKLIST: Some Helpful "To Do's" Before You Take Off


Going on vacation is all about getting away from reality. When you’re sitting on the beach with your toes in the sand and a drink in your hand, you don’t want to spend a single moment wondering if you emptied the trash or left the lights on deter would-be burglars back home. As important as it is to be prepared with everything you need for your trip, it’s just as important to be certain things at home are taken care of at home while you’re away.


Top Home Safety Tips Every Homeowner Should Know


Home burglaries and break-ins are common, far more than you may think. Though property crime has come down in the United States in recent years, a report released by the Criminal Justice Information Services Division of the FBI says that 1,121,416 residences in the country were burglarized in 2014. Fortunately, home burglaries are much easier to prevent if you follow a few simple safety rules and guidelines...


Stay in Style: Top 10 'Smart' Vacation Homes for Rent

By Crystal Watts

Vacation homes on sites like VRBO and airbnb are all the rage right now. Travelers are finding that it's more enjoyable, convenient, and oftentimes even more affordable, to stay in someone's personal pad than in a hotel. And when you stay in a smart rental, you're generally provided with more amenities that you may have never experienced before, such as...


Automation Hits the Road

By Amber Mansfield

As someone who grew up watching Dale Earnhardt Sr. and Jeff Gordon battle on the racetrack every weekend, I always dreamed of buying a motorhome and traveling from state to state watching every NASCAR race throughout the season. When I saw what one race fan from Georgetown, Tennessee did to his 49-foot motor coach, I considered selling everything I own to join him.


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