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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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CREATIVITY, CONTROL & CARTOONS

May 04, 2018

Simon Oré uses Control4 to inspire his animation work—and avoid the Hollywood runaround.
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BLOCK-BUSTER: THE HOUSE THAT HOLLYWOOD BUILT

May 03, 2018

There are dream destinations, and then there are destinations for your dreams. Los Angeles, California is the latter—a veritable dream Mecca. A real-world fantasy-land where...
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BE DAZZLED

May 03, 2018

"One of my favorite features is that at the end of the evening when we’re upstairs getting ready for bed, we’re able to turn off all the lights and set the alarm without having to make the extra trip downstairs.”
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A LEVEL ABOVE

May 03, 2018

Home Control and Automation Are True No-Brainers in This “High-Desert Modern” Haven. Hands Aren’t Required, Either.
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MODERN MAN CAVES

May 03, 2018

The classic “He-Man Hideaway” gets updated with automation.
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HI-TECH FOR HARDBODIES

May 03, 2018

At this New England gym, Control4 does the heavy lifting.
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OLD ENGLISH PUB PACKED WITH SMART HOME SURPRISES

May 03, 2018

A secret biometric button on a statue of Beethoven swings open a door to reveal a hiding place
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A KEY TO THE COOLEST PAD

May 03, 2018

Whatever you do, don’t call them switches. Control4 wireless keypads can certainly control your lights, but that’s just the beginning of what this customizable hardware can do.
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BOSTON UNCOMMON

May 03, 2018

Automation takes a stunning urban home to the next level. And the next, and the next, and the next.
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A SMART HOME NEAR THE SLOPES

May 01, 2018

This Park City family wanted to increase the comfort of their home by integrating single-touch control throughout. Using Control4, a smart home system now offers single-touch control of the lights, A/V, security, and comfort in nearly 30 rooms.
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MONTAGE AT DEER VALLEY

May 01, 2018

Montage Deer Valley and Control4 combine the very best in comfort, luxury, and convenience.
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IT AWAITS...

April 18, 2018

Alas, have you ever been to one of those psychological thriller movies where things are too perfect? The type where there’s something subtly amiss with the flawless house, town, family or friend in spite of all outward appearances? Spring is like that for a homeowner.
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Is your yard ready for your next celebration or staycation?

April 12, 2018

Spring is here and summer is just around the corner. Is your yard ready for alfresco dining, barbecues, and poolside parties? You’ll need three basic ingredients to cook up a memorable shindig; good company, good grub, and good music. But why simply settle for good music when you can have incredible, full coverage sound that is sure to get your guests groovin’?
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Solutions and Service You Can Trust

March 30, 2018

Choosing the right smart home installation and design company is the most important part of the process in building the connected home of your dreams. When it comes to the place that is the most important to you and your family, you need a team and a solution you can trust to enrich your lives and secure your most valuable assets...
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Spring Chickens

March 28, 2018

With Easter Sunday soon upon us and ads everywhere for chicks, I seem to have eggs on the brain. So it was kind of a surprise when I overhead a co-worker talking about his automated chicken coop. Say what? I’ve heard of people automating some weird things over the past years
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Spring Chickens

March 28, 2018

With Easter Sunday just behind us and ads everywhere for chicks, I seem to have eggs on the brain. So it was kind of a surprise when I overhead a co-worker talking about his automated chicken coop. Say what? I’ve heard of people automating some weird things over the past years – flushing toilets, animatronic Disney characters, and something called “50 Shades of Grey” which I’m pretty sure I don’t want to know anything about.
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Can smart home technology reduce home insurance rates?

March 23, 2018

...The benefits of having a smart home system installed go beyond safety and convenience. Another benefit you may not be aware of is the potential to receive home insurance discounts for installing smart home technology.
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Can smart home technology reduce home insurance rates?

March 23, 2018

...The benefits of having a smart home system installed go beyond safety and convenience. Another benefit you may not be aware of is the potential to receive home insurance discounts for installing smart home technology.
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Let the Madness Commence

March 12, 2018

Each year, more than 350 teams compete all season long to make it here, and each year only 68 of them do. This Tuesday, March 13, through Monday, April 2 the 2018 NCAA Division 1 Men’s Basketball Championship (AKA: March Madness) will be taking over the sports world for most of us. Whether you’re watching at home or while you’re pretending to work all day (sorry boss!) we know you’ll be on the edge of your seat, bracket in hand, watching as the Cinderella story teams continue to advance...
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Let the Madness Commence

March 12, 2018

Each year, more than 350 teams compete all season long to make it here, and each year only 68 of them do. This Tuesday, March 13, through Monday, April 2 the 2018 NCAA Division 1 Men’s Basketball Championship (AKA: March Madness) will be taking over the sports world for most of us. Whether you’re watching at home or while you’re pretending to work all day (sorry boss!) we know you’ll be on the edge of your seat, bracket in hand, watching as the Cinderella story teams continue to advance...
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An Emphasis on ‘Trusted’: How network certification raises the bar for smart home services

March 08, 2018

Finding a dealer with skills you can trust is key to enjoying a superior smart home experience. Smart home or not, any homeowner who experiences an internet outage knows what an irritating inconvenience it can be to be abruptly jolted back into the dark ages. Just about all of our modern luxuries, and even our home security systems, are now dependent on connectivity. This means that the more technology your home has, the more important it is that your network performs at its peak. But not all networks are built the same, because not all technology integrators are the same.
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An Emphasis on ‘Trusted’: How network certification raises the bar for smart home services

March 08, 2018

Finding a dealer with skills you can trust is key to enjoying a superior smart home experience. Smart home or not, any homeowner who experiences an internet outage knows what an irritating inconvenience it can be to be abruptly jolted back into the dark ages. Just about all of our modern luxuries, and even our home security systems, are now dependent on connectivity. This means that the more technology your home has, the more important it is that your network performs at its peak. But not all networks are built the same, because not all technology integrators are the same.
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Customizing the Smart Home: Putting the Power into the Homeowner's Hands

March 06, 2018

In the past few years, we’ve seen a growing divide in the smart home market, centered around the fundamental differences between mass-market smart devices and professionally installed home automation systems. And as one-off smart devices grow smarter and more feature rich...
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Customizing the Smart Home: Putting the Power into the Homeowner's Hands

March 06, 2018

In the past few years, we’ve seen a growing divide in the smart home market, centered around the fundamental differences between mass-market smart devices and professionally installed home automation systems. And as one-off smart devices grow smarter and more feature rich...
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SMART PEOPLE PERSONALIZE THEIR SMART HOMES

March 06, 2018

Homeowners everywhere are reaping the benefits of a professionally-installed smart home system coupled with the ability to do a lot of customization all on their own. Here are a few ways they are using When >> Then to personalize what happens at home.
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SMART PEOPLE PERSONALIZE THEIR SMART HOMES

March 06, 2018

Homeowners everywhere are reaping the benefits of a professionally-installed smart home system coupled with the ability to do a lot of customization all on their own. Here are a few ways they are using When >> Then to personalize what happens at home.
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Home Smart Home: Spring 2018 Issue Now Available (Free Download)

February 06, 2018

One of my oldest and fondest memories as a child took place at the theater. From the moment I stepped up to the ticket box, the distinctive smell of buttery goodness wafting through the window would remind me that for the next few hours, I’d be transported into another world...
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Home Smart Home: Spring 2018 Issue Now Available (Free Download)

Home Smart Home: Spring 2018 Issue Now Available (Free Download)

February 06, 2018

Find out the secrets to creating a stunning home cinema. Get the low-down on why multi-room audio is king of the connected home. And enjoy a slew of streaming music statistics that will strike your chord. All featured in this issue of Home Smart Home. Download Now.

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Three Must-Haves for an Ultimate Super Bowl Party

February 01, 2018

Last year, Super Bowl L1 pulled in 111.9 million viewers. When the New England Patriots made their Super Bowl appearance in 2015, the record for the largest audience in TV history was set with 114.4 million viewers. Whether you're a life-long gridiron fan, you're just watching to see the latest Doritos commercial, or you’re in it to see Justin Timberlake's halftime performance, it's safe to say the odds are high that you'll be watching the big game on Sunday.
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Three Must-Haves for an Ultimate Super Bowl Party

Three Must-Haves for an Ultimate Super Bowl Party

February 01, 2018

Last year, Super Bowl L1 pulled in 111.9 million viewers. When the New England Patriots made their Super Bowl appearance in 2015, the record for the largest audience in TV history was set with 114.4 million viewers. Whether you're a life-long gridiron fan, you're just watching to see the latest Doritos commercial, or you’re in it to see Justin Timberlake's halftime performance, it's safe to say the odds are high that you'll be watching the big game on Sunday.

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Control4 Acquires Ihiji

Control4 Acquires Ihiji

January 30, 2018

CONTROL4 ACQUIRES IHIJI TO DELIVER INDUSTRY'S MOST ROBUST MANAGEMENT SERVICE PLATFORM FOR THE CONNECTED HOME

COMBINED TEAM TO EMPOWER PROFESSIONAL INTEGRATORS WITH A BROAD SET OF MONITORING AND MANAGEMENT TOOLS AND SERVICES TO PROACTIVELY SUPPORT CONNECTED HOME CUSTOMERS

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Control4 Home Smart Home Magazine: 2017 Fall Issue

Control4 Home Smart Home Magazine: 2017 Fall Issue

January 29, 2018

EDITOR'S NOTE: For six years, Home Smart Home has inspired people across the globe with stories of lives that have been transformed by automation and smart technology. As the editorial hands shift, I want to extend my personal appreciation to the founding Editor in Chief, Shanan Carney, for her creative vision and admirable work over the years.
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SPEC MEETS SMARTS

January 29, 2018

When a speculative home spans 7,249 square feet and carries a price tag of $15 million, certain amenities are to be expected. Granite countertops-check. Marble flooring-check. Luxurious landscaping-check. But Richard Simis took luxurious living to another level by adding a full-blown, soup-to-nuts Control4 automation system...
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Spec Meets Smarts

Spec Meets Smarts

January 29, 2018

When a speculative home spans 7,249 square feet and carries a price tag of $15 million, certain amenities are to be expected. Granite countertops-check. Marble flooring-check. Luxurious landscaping-check. But Richard Simis took luxurious living to another level by adding a full-blown, soup-to-nuts Control4 automation system...
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Control4 New Products - September 2017, Cedia

Control4 New Products - September 2017, Cedia

January 29, 2018

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TOP SMART HOME TRENDS OF 2017 & “TECHSPECTATIONS” FOR 2018

January 24, 2018

Like any technology, smart devices designed for use in the home exist in a constant state of evolution. New developments in electronics, circuitry, and software have enabled devices to become increasingly intelligent, fast, and affordable, and to perform tasks that were once unimaginable.
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TOP SMART HOME TRENDS OF 2017 & “TECHSPECTATIONS” FOR 2018

January 24, 2018

Like any technology, smart devices designed for use in the home exist in a constant state of evolution. New developments in electronics, circuitry, and software have enabled devices to become increasingly intelligent, fast, and affordable, and to perform tasks that were once unimaginable.
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Remote Control World: 5 Must-Have Automated Home Accessories

January 05, 2018

The home of the future has arrived, thanks in large part to state-of-the-art automation accessories. These “smart” devices can transform an ordinary house into one with improved energy efficiency, safety, and privacy (while making daily tasks a lot more convenient and fun). From controlling your home’s temperature, lighting, and security system, to making it all work together with just a simple voice command, here’s a look at five must-have smart home accessories.
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Remote Control World: 5 Must-Have Automated Home Accessories

January 05, 2018

The home of the future has arrived, thanks in large part to state-of-the-art automation accessories. These “smart” devices can transform an ordinary house into one with improved energy efficiency, safety, and privacy (while making daily tasks a lot more convenient and fun). From controlling your home’s temperature, lighting, and security system, to making it all work together with just a simple voice command, here’s a look at five must-have smart home accessories.
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Control4 Acquires Ihiji

January 03, 2018

Today, I’m pleased to announce that we are taking another step in strengthening our networking portfolio with the acquisition of Ihiji, the award-winning provider of Invision and Service Manager. We’re also excited to add the talented team from Ihiji to the Control4 networking group—focused on combining our monitoring platforms into one and bring expanded monitoring and management capabilities to our combined dealers to better service their customers...
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Control4 Acquires Ihiji

January 03, 2018

Today, I’m pleased to announce that we are taking another step in strengthening our networking portfolio with the acquisition of Ihiji, the award-winning provider of Invision and Service Manager. We’re also excited to add the talented team from Ihiji to the Control4 networking group—focused on combining our monitoring platforms into one and bring expanded monitoring and management capabilities to our combined dealers to better service their customers...
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Home Maintenance Tips for Every Season

November 20, 2017

You could “spring” into frenetic activity every March or April to maintain and improve your home’s safety and appearance. Or, if you prefer a less stressful approach, consider accomplishing a few routine tasks every month for added benefits. Use the checklist of home maintenance basics below to keep your house clean, safe, and secure, as well as save on monthly utility bills.
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Home Maintenance Tips for Every Season

November 20, 2017

You could “spring” into frenetic activity every March or April to maintain and improve your home’s safety and appearance. Or, if you prefer a less stressful approach, consider accomplishing a few routine tasks every month for added benefits. Use the checklist of home maintenance basics below to keep your house clean, safe, and secure, as well as save on monthly utility bills.
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5 KEY QUESTIONS TO ASK A CONTRO4 DEALER BEFORE YOU INSTALL A SMART HOME SYSTEM

November 08, 2017

It may have taken a while, but after researching your options from some of the world's leading smart home brands, you've finally decided that Control4 home automation system is the way to go. Now there's just one crucial question left to answer: Which Control4 dealer will you work with to supply, install, and ultimately maintain that system?
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5 KEY QUESTIONS TO ASK A CONTRO4 DEALER BEFORE YOU INSTALL A SMART HOME SYSTEM

November 08, 2017

It may have taken a while, but after researching your options from some of the world's leading smart home brands, you've finally decided that Control4 home automation system is the way to go. Now there's just one crucial question left to answer: Which Control4 dealer will you work with to supply, install, and ultimately maintain that system?
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Talking Tech with Tamera: A Celebrity Supermom with a Secret Weapon

October 16, 2017

When I first heard that I’d be sitting down for a chit-chat with the lovely and talented talk show host and former Sister Sister actress, Tamera Mowry-Housley, I was a bundle of nerves and excitement. After all, I had been a huge fan of hers (and her twin sister, Tia) for many years in my adolescence. Fast-forward two decades later, and we’re sitting at her kitchen table, conversing like old friends...
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Talking Tech with Tamera: A Celebrity Supermom with a Secret Weapon

October 16, 2017

When I first heard that I’d be sitting down for a chit-chat with the lovely and talented talk show host and former Sister Sister actress, Tamera Mowry-Housley, I was a bundle of nerves and excitement. After all, I had been a huge fan of hers (and her twin sister, Tia) for many years in my adolescence. Fast-forward two decades later, and we’re sitting at her kitchen table, conversing like old friends...
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Giving “House Music” a New Meaning

October 02, 2017

There are a variety of ways to pipe music around the twenty-first century home. You could get a massive boombox, crank it to 11, and stand in your foyer all John Cusack Say Anything style. You could snag a bunch of cheap clock radios on Amazon, carefully tune them all to the same station and volume, and then enjoy some sweet (and nostalgic!) FM as you move about the house. You could carefully scatter Bluetooth speakers in different rooms and then play a fun little technology game called “How far is 33 feet away?” Or you could go with a professionally designed and installed audio system carefully crafted to maximize the performance for each listening area. ​If the last approach sounds like the way you like to roll, then read on to learn what kinds of primo audio experiences you can create in different areas of your home!
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Giving “House Music” a New Meaning

October 02, 2017

There are a variety of ways to pipe music around the twenty-first century home. You could get a massive boombox, crank it to 11, and stand in your foyer all John Cusack Say Anything style. You could snag a bunch of cheap clock radios on Amazon, carefully tune them all to the same station and volume, and then enjoy some sweet (and nostalgic!) FM as you move about the house. You could carefully scatter Bluetooth speakers in different rooms and then play a fun little technology game called “How far is 33 feet away?” Or you could go with a professionally designed and installed audio system carefully crafted to maximize the performance for each listening area. ​If the last approach sounds like the way you like to roll, then read on to learn what kinds of primo audio experiences you can create in different areas of your home!
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