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.

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.

Centralizing control…Even your Restaurant could be smart..

Audio, Automation, Security, smart, Technology

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Imagine the smart systems that can control your 25 Restaurant Smart TV’s and Restaurant Audio Systems with a single click.Simplify your audio, video, and other components with one remote to control it all. Broadcast the big game, and as soon as it’s over, easily drop back to the top 20 playlist.Treat your audio and video as separate systems with the ability to join them easily when required.Easily move video around and break audio from video to play in different zones.All of these and infinitely more are possible with integrated control systems.

The Power Cord Remote Control

Audio-Visual, Automation, smart, Technology, Uncategorized

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As we move into homes and work spaces with everything (lighting, sound, blinds, security, conferencing etc) controlled centrally by a singular remote or interface on a phone, tablet or wall control, the amount of cables and wires we can actually see is reducing drastically. However, there are just some pesky cords that we cant seem to get rid of, be it USB hard drives, phone chargers or that fancy lamp we just had to have. As such, the Inventors at MIT have found a way to make those cables doubly useful using Cord UIs.

SELF COOLING WALLS?!?!

Building And Construction, smart, Technology

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ITS HOT OUT HERE IN THESE STREETS!

As the heat becomes more unbearable and power outage rates rise, we are using a lot more energy from generators and inverters to try and stay cool. Ironically, all of that energy also makes climate change worse which means its just going to get hotter. In the U.S. alone, people already use nearly 200 billion kilowatt hours of electricity for cooling each year, and Nigeria would completely dwarf that (if we actually had electricity that is…#VoteWisely). But new technology on the home cooling front could be a small solution to all of these problems.