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Multi-Room Audio Systems—Simplifying the Art of Music Listening

December 10, 2018

A multi-room audio system can consolidate all of your music components—streaming devices, CD players, satellite receivers, and more—into one simple-to-use product that distributes every song from every source and music library to speakers positioned throughout your house. This means that you can cue your favorite compilation of classics in the kitchen while someone else delves into disco in the den.
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Smart Intercoms are the Way to Go for Better Communication

December 10, 2018

Remember those intercom boxes that passed your voice to other clunky boxes inside the home? Remember when they were considered high-tech? While intercom systems still play a part in a smart, connected lifestyle, they’ve grown so much more sophisticated in their capabilities.
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Control4’s Holiday Traditions From Around the Globe

December 07, 2018

Tis’ the season for holiday traditions! In order to get you feeling merry and bright, we’re sharing some of our favorite memories and traditions from team members around the globe. From matching PJ’s to sibling sleepovers, you may just find a new one to introduce to your own family.
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Smart Lighting is a Brilliant Addition to Any Home

December 06, 2018

Offering greater home security, energy efficiency, convenience and comfort, smart lighting delivers plenty of bang for the buck.
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Keep Your Hands to Yourself!

December 06, 2018

Voice control technology offers a completely hands-free way to operate lights, thermostats, door locks and more.
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Four Tips for an Extraordinary Home Theater Experience

November 20, 2018

The cornerstone of any great home theater is the A/V gear. A big, bright screen, a stellar surround sound system, and high-res components are critical to the experience. However, if this equipment is too difficult to operate, you’ll quickly begin to lose interest in your entertainment investment.
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IS BAD WIFI DUMBING DOWN YOUR HOME?

November 16, 2018

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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Control4 Amazon Alexa Skill is Available in New Regions

November 16, 2018

Control4 customers in Mexico, Spain, Italy, France and French-speaking Canada can now enjoy the convenience of hands-free home automation.
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HIGH-TECH SOLUTIONS FOR YOUR BATHROOM

November 15, 2018

The bathroom is not exempt from the home tech shake-up. In fact, some of the most exciting smart tech solutions are designed for the bathroom and offer high-tech luxury bathing, increased connectivity and productivity, or even water and energy efficiency.
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Home Security Gets Smarter, More Sophisticated

November 14, 2018

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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Smart and Sophisticated Lakeshore Living

November 10, 2018

This luxurious property is truly a work of art. It contains unique furnishings, exotic decorations, and luxurious amenities, including a state-of-the-art smart home system and in-home golf simulator.
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Take FLAC for Premium Sounding Music!

October 18, 2018

Whether setting the mood at a party, providing background noise while doing chores, playing at ear-splitting levels while Risky-Business-dancing around the house in your underwear, or focusing on a favorite recording while seated in the exact center of the audio sweet spot, music is a daily part of many people’s lives. Unfortunately, most people are doing it all wrong when it comes to music streaming...
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THE POWER OF THE MODERN CLICKER

October 17, 2018

The good-old-fashioned handheld remote remains a major control device in the modern smart home.
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Customizing your pad

October 17, 2018

Sure, this multi-button keypad can control a virtually unlimited number of lighting devices, but if you are using your keypad for only the lights, you’re missing out on a slew of possibilities! Any button can be programmed to control any aspect of your automated home. Take a look at these 9 ideas that will get your creative juices flowing!
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Smart Home Technology Allows Seniors to Age in Place

October 16, 2018

The year 2030 marks an important demographic turning point in U.S. history according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2017 National Population Projections. By 2030, all baby boomers will be older than age 65. This will expand the size of the older population so that 1 in every 5 residents will be retirement age. This means...
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Party On

September 26, 2018

A Chicago socialite’s spectacular 1917 row house has been transformed with the help of smart technology. But its contemporary elegance and sophistication retain echoes of its colorful celebrity history.
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The DIY Delusion of Home Automation

September 24, 2018

When I bought my modest 2,300-square-foot suburban home, I was pretty keen on the idea that I would automate it myself. Seriously, how hard could it be? Or, so I thought. The typical person who gets the itch to automate their own home is a lot like me: technical and self-reliant. And possibly a little cheap.
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Mixing Vintage Architecture with Modern Technology

September 18, 2018

The East Coast has the distinction of having some of the oldest cities in the U.S., and its architecture reflects it. Charming, vintage homes are lovingly preserved by their owners, paying homage to a time long ago. But this doesn’t mean modern technology shouldn’t take up residence in an older home. You just need to choose the right types of products. For homeowners striving maintain the integrity of their historic abodes, or for anyone concerned about the impact of technology on a home’s design, wireless products offer an ideal solution.
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Home Automation for the Health of It

September 18, 2018

More and more people are trying to be proactive about their health and take steps to ensure their wellbeing by doing things like joining a fitness club, buying fresh produce, or enjoying outdoor activities. And, 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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HOME SMART HOME: FALL 2018 ISSUE NOW AVAILABLE (FREE DOWNLOAD)

September 18, 2018

From a wine brand that has tapped into augmented reality, to a major locomotive that is automated to the hilt, I invite you to jump aboard and join me for an issue that’s straight off the rails.
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And the awards go to...

September 11, 2018

For 15 years, we've been unwavering in of our commitment to our dealers and in our passion to delight customers around the globe. Control4 is fortunate to work directly with over 5,700 amazing custom integrators; some of whom have been with us for a short period of time and many others since Control4's inception. However, all of them have something in common: dedication to providing excellent service and giving you the Control4 Smart Home of your dreams!
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WHAT’S NEW WITH CONTROL4

September 05, 2018

Whether you're a Control4 homeowner, a smart-home hopeful, or someone who designs or builds modern homes, you should know that Control4 is committed to creating a user-friendly smart-home platform that can be easily personalized by homeowners and that we strive to develop products for smart-home projects of every size.
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Monitor your home from anywhere with smart technology

August 31, 2018

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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A Passion for Functional and Phenomenal: How Karen Sealy Approaches Her Designs

August 24, 2018

We sat down with award-winning Canadian designer Karen Sealy to talk with her about everything from business to psychology to her latest venture, The Pickering Project. "I was very excited when I first learned of Karen’s knowledge of Control4 and smart home technology. She truly understands all aspects and benefits that make up a modern home. It has been a pleasure to work with Karen as she pushes the envelope in design and technology." – Joel Dyck, Premier Smart Homes in Canada
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I’m busy, you’re busy, we’re all busy—living.

August 21, 2018

If you are a busy, on-the-go person like me, then you know that communication and time management is key to making it all work. That’s why I love discovering and playing with new technology and apps that help me stay connected and organized. Live your best life with smart-home technology.
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The Benefits of Smart Home Automation for Vacation Guests, Property Managers, and Homeowners.

August 16, 2018

Smart home automation is a win for all parties involved. Whether you’re an owner of a property management company, a vacation property guest or a first-time home buyer, you can benefit from the most innovative smart home technology available for the place you, or your guests, relax each night.
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Smart Home Security: Smart Locks, Mockupancy, Cameras, and More

August 08, 2018

A smart home means more than just convenience—it means safety, as well. Secure your loved ones and your home by monitoring and controlling security cameras, locks, alarm systems from your mobile devices. You could even have your home simulate occupancy to deter mischief and crime ​while you're out of town.
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An Ultimate Home Theater on an Unlimited Budget

July 24, 2018

If you’re an audio visual enthusiast, it’s likely that you often find yourself daydreaming about the ultimate home theater. A cinema that provides exceptional audio and visual quality, superb comfort in seating, and luxurious décor that sets the mood. What TV would best display your favorite movie scenes? What sound system would would knock your socks off? What seats would make you never want to visit any other movie theater? Should budget be of no concern, we compiled a list of home theater features that you’d no doubt desire.
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Music as You Were Meant to Hear It

July 19, 2018

Music is in your soul. You feel it in your bones. For you, music is like a religious experience, and now you want to transform your home into a space where you can appreciate every beat and trill. Whether it’s a home theater, multi-room audio, or to simply spice up your living room audio experience, you want a high-definition audio solution that will do your favorite audio tracks justice.
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ADD MAGIC TO YOUR MOVIES

July 18, 2018

The mystery behind the movie magic will always be a part of its charm. But the rules for replicating this experience yourself don’t have to be such a secret. Today, armed with the latest technology, you can bring Hollywood to life for much less than you might have imagined.
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HANDS-FREE HOME AUTOMATION—IMAGINE THE POSSIBILITIES!

June 12, 2018

If you’re already living in a Control4 Smart Home, you know how simple it is to set the mood with a single touch of a button. Now, with the new Control4 Smart Home Skill for the Amazon Alexa family of devices, it’s even easier to control your smart home with just your voice and a few simple commands.
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How to Customize Your Smart Home to Match Your Lifestyle

June 12, 2018

Smart home technology is a wide and varied ecosystem with options for just about anything. All that flexibility, though, can be a little confusing for a smart home newcomer. How do you figure out what you need? How do you even know what you want? The key is simply answering the right questions.
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CONTROL4 NAMED WHOLE-HOUSE AUTOMATION BRAND LEADER, 4TH YEAR IN A ROW

June 12, 2018

Smart, convenient, secure, and brimming with "wow"-factor entertainment solutions—these are some of the most desirable features that homeowners look for when upgrading their home or shopping for a new one. Whether you are looking for a solution that meets some (or all) of those desires, look no further than Control4. Control4 is a brand you can trust. In an analysis conducted by CEPro, based on feedback from top industry professionals, Control4 has been ranked as the leading whole-home automation brand for the last four years.
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The ‘Intelligent’ Home Investment

May 15, 2018

The dominance of these rising generations in the housing market is reflected in a recently heightened demand for smart homes. According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR), 42% of real estate professionals note that their clients have expressed interest in smart home devices. This interest is only bound to increase as smart technology becomes more universal among consumers.
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The ‘Intelligent’ Home Investment

May 15, 2018

The dominance of these rising generations in the housing market is reflected in a recently heightened demand for smart homes. According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR), 42% of real estate professionals note that their clients have expressed interest in smart home devices. This interest is only bound to increase as smart technology becomes more universal among consumers.
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WHEN CHOOSING A SMART HOME, EXPERIENCE MATTERS

May 09, 2018

Consumers can read about technology, but they need to experience it in order to see how it fits into their lives. When you #C4Yourself, you experience the magic of a truly smart home...
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SOME LITTLE BIRDIE

May 07, 2018

Fully equipped with 100+ speakers, 260 TVs, and 42 miles of wire, this facility in Midvale, Utah is the 27th Topgolf to swing through the U.S. It’s “like a digital driving range,” says a Yelp review.
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ENERGY-EFFICIENT HOME CONTROLS LIGHTING AND SOLAR WITH A HIGH-TECH TWIST

May 06, 2018

It takes a community to raise a house that’s so efficient it produces excess power to sell back to the local utility. It requires environmentally conscious design and construction, plus a bevy of green, eco-friendly products and systems to put a residence on a path toward achieving the coveted Platinum LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environment Design) rating. And, it paints a realistic picture of how technology can play a role in promoting a cleaner, healthier and greener way of living.
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CONTROL4 PUTS AUDIO POWER IN THE PALM OF THE HAND

May 06, 2018

Of any space in a house, a home theater probably packs in the most technology. There is the rack of sophisticated gear that processes, amplifies and feeds content to the surround-sound speakers and video projector...
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AIR, WATER, AND LIGHT

May 06, 2018

In this retired couple’s dream home, automation is elementary. “I’ve always tried to stay up with the latest gadgets out there,” the owner notes. “I liked the Control4 system because of its simplicity, and the user interface that I could have in controlling the lights myself.”
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HOW THE WEST WAS WON

May 05, 2018

A newbie installer smartens up a top floor in Texas.
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FIT FOR A KING

May 05, 2018

Automation gives a Texas homeowner the power to live happily ever after.
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A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD

May 05, 2018

A suburban street in Texas has no residents, but lots of smarts.
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HOLY HOME MAKEOVER!

May 05, 2018

A New York City church becomes a smart home, with a surprise interior.
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A WELL-KNOWN EATERY TURNS INTO A HIGH-TECH HOT SPOT

May 04, 2018

When Martin Bobak, owner of the Tilted Kilt in Illinois, wanted to make his restaurant an entertainment knockout, he contacted Control4 integrator Procom Enterprises to design an automation system that would add a high-energy, American twist to his traditional pub.
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EXTRAORDINARY LIVING

May 04, 2018

From the sleek, in-wall Control4 Touch Screen residents can retrieve messages, connect to the concierge, valet, or make a service request with building management—all with the touch of a finger.
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CONTROL4 AUTOMATION FOR ENTERPRISING MINDS

May 04, 2018

This is certainly no ordinary workspace. Winklevoss Capital Management (WCW), a 5,000-square-foot office in the heart of New York City, is brimming with innovative technology, all with the aim of...
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CUTTING-EDGE CONFERENCING

May 04, 2018

It's hard not to judge a book by its cover. If you want to impress potential clients, you need a conference room that represents the brand of your business.
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THE ULTIMATE FAN CAVE

May 04, 2018

Stewart Vicar has spent the better part of his life collecting Cubs memorabilia and the last four of those years to completing this incredible space. The room is a real-life fantasy zone, including two separate video walls, a theater, an arcade with vintage video and pinball game consoles, air hockey and foosball tables and two separate bar areas with seating for a dozen people.
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SAFE AND SOUND

May 04, 2018

A New England family uses automation to add security and comfort to their home.
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