GIVING “HOUSE MUSIC” A NEW MEANING

Audio-Visual, Automation, Control4, Technology

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.

10 Ways a Smart Lighting System can Enhance the Kitchen and Bath

Automation, Control4, lighting, Wireless

So much happens in the kitchen and bath that it’s often difficult to have the lights at the right intensity levels at all times. When you’re cooking, you need the lights brighter; lower when you sit down to eat. As you apply makeup or shave, you’ll want the lights bright, but when you’re unwinding in a hot bath at the end of the day, an intensity level that mimics candlelight is apropos.

In the past, we’ve relied on dimmer switches to adjust the intensity levels of the lights. While this approach still works well, smart lighting products have introduced a whole new level of convenience and control to the management of home lighting. Plus, these solutions are so much more cosmetically pleasing than the switches of yesteryear.

CAN SMART HOME TECHNOLOGY REDUCE HOME INSURANCE RATES?

Building And Construction, Control4, smart, Technology

Our homes are our dwellings, where we spend a large portion of our time enjoying the subtle aspects of life with our friends and family. It is where we sleep, unwind, and relish down-time with our kin. But you just never know if someone is lurking around your neighborhood with bad intentions. And another concern is the possibility of property damage from leaking pipes, fires, and many other unexpected incidents. There are a multitude of options that can go a long way to keeping your property and family safe and your sanity intact.

2018 Predictions for IoT and Smart Home

Audio-Visual, Building And Construction, Control4, lighting, Security, smart, Technology

The idea of a smart home aims to facilitate its owners with security, comfort, and convenience. With the help of an automated system, you can easily control all your devices by your smartphone. You might as well schedule on/off lights, shut off your curtains and monitor your home even if you are far away.

PROJECT OF THE MONTH

Automation, Control4, Technology

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For us, we believe technology should be experienced and not seen as home automation systems often blend into their surroundings. But sometimes, as was the case with the owner of this Banana island mansion, technology deserves to be shown off! Bearing this in mind, there wouldn’t have been a better choice than for our design and integration team to showcase the brawn, brains and beauty of the Control4 system. The Control4 system seamlessly manages the lighting, shading, audio and video distribution, security and other elements in this wonderful home.