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New features that Control4 customers will love in Smart Home OS 3

June 10, 2019

Control4 customers will love new personalization capabilities, new media features, and simplified navigation!
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New features that Control4 customers will love in Smart Home OS 3

June 10, 2019

Control4 customers will love new personalization capabilities, new media features, and simplified navigation!
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HOME SECURITY GETS SMARTER, MORE SOPHISTICATED

May 30, 2019

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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MQA Music: Experience the original studio recording in your home

May 28, 2019

MP3 files deliver just 10% of the original studio recording. MQA reveals and authentically delivers every detail of the original recording.
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MQA Music: Experience 100% of the original studio recording in your home

May 28, 2019

MP3 files deliver just 10% of the original studio recording. MQA reveals and authentically delivers every detail of the original recording.
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MQA Music: Experience 100% of the original studio recording in your home

May 28, 2019

MP3 files deliver just 10% of the original studio recording. MQA reveals and authentically delivers every detail of the original recording.
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What is a Smart Home OS?

May 24, 2019

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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What is a Smart Home OS?

May 24, 2019

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 HOME MAGAZINE: SPECIAL EDITION ISSUE NOW AVAILABLE (FREE DOWNLOAD)

May 23, 2019

It’s really quite phenomenal to witness the many ways technology is converging into everyday design elements within the home and just how customized these products are becoming. Motorized cabinetry is allowing those with physical limitations to reach objects from above, kitchen countertop surfaces...
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SMART HOME MAGAZINE: SPECIAL EDITION ISSUE NOW AVAILABLE (FREE DOWNLOAD)

May 23, 2019

It’s really quite phenomenal to witness the many ways technology is converging into everyday design elements within the home and just how customized these products are becoming. Motorized cabinetry is allowing those with physical limitations to reach objects from above, kitchen countertop surfaces...
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What is C4Yourself Day?

May 14, 2019

The opportunity to get hands-on with a product and really understand it before committing to it is so incredibly valuable. Understanding how products work and how they will fit into your home and into your life before you purchase makes an enormous difference when it comes to your long term satisfaction—and that is what #C4Yourself Day is all about!
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What is C4Yourself Day?

May 14, 2019

The opportunity to get hands-on with a product and really understand it before committing to it is so incredibly valuable. Understanding how products work and how they will fit into your home and into your life before you purchase makes an enormous difference when it comes to your long term satisfaction—and that is what #C4Yourself Day is all about!
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A Theater Worthy of the Seven Kingdoms

April 25, 2019

The ultimate immersive experience! Game of Thrones and fantasy fans will love this custom home theater completes with smart home capabilities.
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A Theater Worthy of the Seven Kingdoms

April 25, 2019

The ultimate immersive experience! Game of Thrones and fantasy fans will love this custom home theater completes with smart home capabilities.
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Women in Tech: Tara Chaston, Director of IT Business Systems

March 28, 2019

Meet a few of Control4's Women in Tech. This blog series will be informative for anyone who might be interested in pursuing a career in technology, but we hope to remind girls that no industry or field of study should be considered beyond reach. We believe any industry can be made better introducing new and diverse perspectives and insights.
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Women in Tech: Tara Chaston, Director of IT Business Systems

March 28, 2019

Meet a few of Control4's Women in Tech. This blog series will be informative for anyone who might be interested in pursuing a career in technology, but we hope to remind girls that no industry or field of study should be considered beyond reach. We believe any industry can be made better introducing new and diverse perspectives and insights.
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Bedroom Bliss: Four Smart Ideas for Embracing Tech in the Bedroom

March 04, 2019

The bedroom isn’t exempt from the smart home craze. There’s plenty of super smart ideas you can employ in your bedroom to improve your sleep, streamline waking up, and generally make the room a nicer and safer place to be.
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Bedroom Bliss: Four Smart Ideas for Embracing Tech in the Bedroom

March 04, 2019

The bedroom isn’t exempt from the smart home craze. There’s plenty of super smart ideas you can employ in your bedroom to improve your sleep, streamline waking up, and generally make the room a nicer and safer place to be.
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Poolside Reflections: Portuguese Smart Villa

February 09, 2019

Smart technology specialist Chris Davies single-handedly transformed his 30-year-old villa in southern Portugal into a sun-kissed showcase of splendor, security, and simplicity.
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Poolside Reflections: Portuguese Smart Villa

February 09, 2019

Smart technology specialist Chris Davies single-handedly transformed his 30-year-old villa in southern Portugal into a sun-kissed showcase of splendor, security, and simplicity.
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Treasure of the Sierra Madre: "El Chepe" the Smart Train

February 09, 2019

Smart technology breathes new life and luxury into one of the world’s most spectacular railroads. Mexico’s much-loved tourist train, El Chepe, even knows where it is and can share on-screen stories about its surroundings to enlighten and delight passengers.
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Treasure of the Sierra Madre: "El Chepe" the Smart Train

February 09, 2019

Smart technology breathes new life and luxury into one of the world’s most spectacular railroads. Mexico’s much-loved tourist train, El Chepe, even knows where it is and can share on-screen stories about its surroundings to enlighten and delight passengers.
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GET SPACE SAVVY: Creative ways to re-imagine unused spots at home

February 08, 2019

Although bathrooms and kitchens commonly received most of the makeover money, maybe it’s time to take a good, hard look at some of the lesser-used areas of your home and apply your remodeling dollars towards converting them into fun, functional spaces.
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GET SPACE SAVVY: Creative ways to re-imagine unused spots at home

February 08, 2019

Although bathrooms and kitchens commonly received most of the makeover money, maybe it’s time to take a good, hard look at some of the lesser-used areas of your home and apply your remodeling dollars towards converting them into fun, functional spaces.
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Tricked-out Tech for Your Backyard

February 08, 2019

Make the most of your living space by transforming your yard into your own tech-savvy oasis.
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Tricked-out Tech for Your Backyard

February 08, 2019

Make the most of your living space by transforming your yard into your own tech-savvy oasis.
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THE BEST SEAT IN THE HOUSE

February 08, 2019

A home theater should feel like a special destination in your house—the one place you can retreat for a couple of hours to escape from reality and be transported into another world.
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THE BEST SEAT IN THE HOUSE

February 08, 2019

A home theater should feel like a special destination in your house—the one place you can retreat for a couple of hours to escape from reality and be transported into another world.
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Jewel of the Emerald Isle: Irish Smart Hotel, Adare Manor

February 01, 2019

On the banks of the trout-rich River Maigue, in the rural idyll of County Limerick in Ireland, sits Adare Manor—a breathtaking early 19th-century neo-Gothic mansion. Over the past three years, it has been transformed into a luxury tourist resort featuring 104 guest rooms and suites, a world-class golf course and clubhouse, spa, ballrooms, bars, restaurants, and cinema.
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WHAT IS A SMART HOME PROFESSIONAL?

January 18, 2019

What makes them experts? What do they do? Home automation specialist, technology integrator, home technology professional, custom electronics dealers—these are just a few other names for what we like to call a smart home professional...
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The Heart of the Home: Taking Your Kitchen Beyond Its Practical Potential

January 15, 2019

In many homes, the kitchen is a room generally reserved for purely practical use. Often a sterile-looking interior whose primary function is to provide a pragmatic catering space, it’s easy to overlook the kitchen as a simple means to an end. In this post, we look at how to bring the kitchen back to its rightful place as the heart and soul of any home through the implementation of contemporary style and technologies.
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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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