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What to expect when working with a smart home professional

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When you decide to either build or transform your home or office into a smart home, it’s essential to work with a trained and experienced professional. Hiring the right integrator will not only save you time and money, but also headaches and hassles.

Making your house a smart home

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When you hear the words “smart home,” your mind may go in several different directions ranging from a house alarm system to Amazon Alexa or automated lighting. A smart home offers convenience and safety and is also completely customizable as it can be built around your personal preferences, needs, and budget.

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SMART HOME MAGAZINE: SPRING 2020 ISSUE NOW AVAILABLE (FREE DOWNLOAD)

By Crystal Watts

As we close the cover of this new issue, we find ourselves in the throes of history. COVID-19 crept up on us inconspicuously and has since swept the world, altering life as we know it. I’ve struggled with how to properly articulate my thoughts, as a large part of this issue of Smart Home is centered around the splendor of travel and the joy of fashioning memories from new experiences. Now that we are confined to our homes and journeying feels like a distant memory, what good is this issue now? The answer? Dreaming of what’s to come.

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TURNING YOUR HOME INTO YOUR CASTLE

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"My home is my castle." This phrase from medieval England has renewed significance given recent global events. Our homes are now doing double and triple duty as schools, remote offices, entertainment centers, and more. With this in mind, there has never been a better time to make sure your home's network capabilities are up to speed.

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HOME SECURITY GETS SMARTER, MORE SOPHISTICATED

By Jamie Corpuz

When integrated as part of a home automation platform, a smart security system can provide extraordinary peace of mind and help your home run like a well-oiled machine. In addition to controlling more obvious security-related devices such as electronic door locks, surveillance cameras, and motion sensors, they can also keep your home safe from environmental dangers and infrastructure-related issues with sensors that report flooding, power shortages, and extreme swings in temperature.

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AVOID HAZARDS, USE TECH DESIGNED FOR THE OUTDOORS

By Elizabeth Kotz

While the idea of a night spent under the stars with one of your favorite TV shows is undeniably appealing, if you don’t do a bit of homework first, you may end up overspending, or worse still, creating safety hazards — and insurance liabilities — in your own backyard.

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TECH THAT TAKES YOUR OUTDOOR SPACES TO THE NEXT-LEVEL

By Joni Wittenbach

It’s essential to stay connected in today’s world, but it’s also important to stay connected to nature. Here are three ways you can use technology to turn your backyard into an outdoor oasis.

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Introducing the Neeo Remote

By Charlie Kindel, Chief Product & Technology Officer

Few things get my blood pumping more than launching products. Today, it’s pumping more strongly than usual as our team announces one of the most anticipated and exciting products in our company’s history: The Neeo Remote.

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78 Home Automation Ideas

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The possibilities for home automation are limitless, from lighting to home theater and more. Here are 78 home automation ideas to get you started!

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​What is a Smart Home OS?

By Jamie Corpuz

The benefits of technology in the home are virtually endless, but when these smart devices are managed by different apps and not unified by a powerful smart home OS, they can become tedious to manage. A smart home operating system, like Control4 Smart Home OS 3, is designed to unify hundreds of connected devices across the home and control them all from a single platform that gives homeowners the control and personalization you want while also offering concierge-style professional support when needed.

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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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IS BAD WIFI DUMBING DOWN YOUR HOME?

By Jamie Corpuz

Is your wireless connection, or lack thereof, driving you mad? Do you find yourself excited to add smart gadgets to your home only to be frustrated by sluggish service and the constant loss of connectivity?

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Monitor your home from anywhere with smart technology

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Being away from home doesn't mean you can't stay abreast of what’s happening while you’re gone. Thanks to innovative technology from Control4, you’ll know the second someone rings the doorbell, if there’s someone strolling across your backyard, or if your trusty neighbor remembered to water your plants. All you need to stay connected is a Control4 mobile app on your smartphone and an Internet-enabled monitoring device at your home.

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