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The New Universal Remote Controls are Getting Smart

When most people under the age of 30 hear the words “universal remote”, they shudder as they think back to memories of their father stomping around the living room, frustrated with the remote their mother bought him for Father’s Day … Continue reading

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Pre-Construction Wiring for your Future Smart Home

If you are building a home or doing a major remodel, do yourself a favor and spend some dedicated time planning your home’s wiring. Too many folks make the mistake of leaving the wiring plans to the builders, and in … Continue reading

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Smart Energy Monitoring Systems for your Home

Gone are the days of studying your electric bill every month to monitor your energy usage. Now you can rely on an energy monitoring system to include the necessary sensors, data gateway and displays necessary for you to easily review … Continue reading

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Outdoor Lighting Trends for 2017

When the weather is nice, everyone wants to be outdoors; whether splashing by the pool, enjoying s’mores by the fire, or cocktails under the stars with friends. Outdoor entertaining is a hot trend, and in recent years, has become more … Continue reading

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Touchscreen Smart Hub

While it is arguable that voice control is the new UI (User Interface), there is still a large segment of the consumer population that prefers touch to talk. Many consumers also prefer visuals to audio, which is why touchscreens are … Continue reading

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Smart Outdoor Entertaining

With summer just around the corner, it is only fitting that we included a piece on Smart Outdoor Entertaining. A rising trend among homebuyers is an interest in functional outdoor spaces. In other words, they want to use their backyard … Continue reading

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Smart HVAC System: Why You’ll Want One for Your Home

Welcome to our 3rd post in our Smart Home series. Today’s topic perhaps has the broadest scope of positive impacts on consumers. Smart HVAC systems can save consumers money, create levels of custom comfort, and help lower consumers’ carbon footprint. … Continue reading

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Smart Homes: A Smart Doorbell

By the end of 2017 you can expect to see an increase in the average homes IQ, thanks to the booming industry trend of home automation (a.k.a. Smart Homes). With so many corporate launches of new services, products and all-around … Continue reading

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Smart Homes: Start with a Smart Hub

By the end of 2017, you can expect to see an increase in the average home’s IQ, thanks to the booming industry trend of home automation (a.k.a. smart homes). With so many corporate launches of new services, products and all-around … Continue reading

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Using IP Address Discovery to Save Time and Keep You Safe

If a device is on your IP address and you don’t see it, can it cause problems? Unlike the old adage about the tree in the forest, we know the answer to this riddle — unseen devices can cause major … Continue reading

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