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The Smart Home – Another Type of Home Security

When people think of home improvement mostly they think of hammers, nails, carpet, paint, shutters, windows, garage organizing, closet space, patios, and landscaping – but what about the electronics of your modern day home. Trust me when I tell you this isn’t the 1950’s anymore. Today, our homes, our appliances, and all the systems from

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Home automation trends

7 Home Automation Trends that Can Make Your Life Easier

A fully automated home from The Jetsons used to be a fun concept in sci-fi movies and TV shows. Those ideas are now becoming reality. Smart technology in our homes is making our lives easier than ever before. So what are some of the best ways this tech is benefiting us? Read on for some

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5 Things Everyone Needs to Know About Savant Home Automation

You know Alexa. You know Nest. But do you know Savant Remote? Perhaps most well-known for enabling Steve Jobs to control his yacht via his iPhone, Savant Systems has recently entered the mainstream market with a product accessible to more than just the ultra-rich. With a $499 remote control and hub, Savant Remote was designed

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Lutron

Your Guide to Lutron Lighting Controls

Have you ever dreamed of having a fancy home where you can make a room totally dark in the middle of the day, or turn the lights on and off just by clapping? These things aren’t reserved for TV shows or movie stars. Thanks to Lutron lights and their lighting control systems, you can create

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Savant

Why You Need Savant Home Automation

Imagine waking to the soothing sounds of your favorite playlist. The curtains open and sunlight streams into your bedroom. The shower turns on to your preferred temperature and water pressure. And all of this happens before you even get out of bed. This is a day in the life of living with home automation. 2019

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Smart Home Products You Need to Have Installed Today

Smart homes started out as the ideal “house of the future” but in the past few years, they’ve slowly started to become a reality. What was once just a distant dream can now be attained. New high-tech technology is coming out more often than ever, making your daily chores easier. But it doesn’t stop there.

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Model Your Smart Home after Bill Gates’

In 1995, Bill Gates penned The Road Ahead, which, along with insights into the PC revolution, included a description of the “invisible” technologies built into his home. They were meant to “meet and even anticipate [one’s] needs—all as unobtrusively as possible.” Cue the smart home revolution. Gate’s home, with speakers hidden behind wallpaper, pressure-sensitive flooring, and invisible electrical

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7 Questions to Ask When Considering Smart Home Automation

7 Questions to Ask When Considering Smart Home Automation So you’re ready to embrace technology, and start integrating it into your home. But there’s some thoughts that are acting as a roadblock: Do you have to rebuild your home? Will it require hours upon hours of digesting volumes of instruction manuals to learn how to

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touchscreen interface for a smart home

The Future of Smart Homes: Do Touchscreens Speak Louder Than Words?

Touchscreens still remain as king of the smart home interface. Last year Amazon sold over 8 million Echos and Dots, and their Amazon Voice Services integrated Alexa into an array of different products, from hand-held devices like a TV remote or smart watch to the development of a hands-free experience for a connected speaker or

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The Top 5 Ways That Smart Home Technology Can Equal Energy Savings

Energy-saving smart home automation may not be the first direction to look at when looking for ways to towards a lower power bill because they still seem a bit pricey. However, by integrating these new technologies of today into your home, they not only give you an unprecedented control over your home and home environment,

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