Family Starts with Small Time Automation, Then Goes Big With ELAN!

The centerpiece of the home's customization is the rooftop deck. Here the family can enjoy a 65" Seura outdoor TV with a multi-room audio system, a fire pit, and a full outdoor kitchen and dining set. The system's speakers are completely hidden in a small gap between the deck and the actual roof, creating a seamless audiovisual experience in a truly unique location.

7 Home Improvements for Summer 2017

There's no better time to make your home even more comfortable and personalized. Best of all, these thoughtful updates will not only make this summer more enjoyable, but they'll last far beyond this season.

The Hidden Benefits of Installing Smart Home Automation

By only using lights, AV equipment, and other technology when needed, such systems conserve energy, which of course, reveals another hidden benefit.

Custom-Built 'Drive-In' Movie Theater Takes Entertainment to the Next Level

Pennsylvania-based event space features seven vintage cars and a sophisticated projection-based theater.

Next Up for VR: Enhanced Creative Tools Being Released into the Wild

Normal people don't know - or care - about the difference between a CPU (central processing unit) and a GPU (graphic processing unit). They simply want to use their computers to create and view great content.

These SmartHome Gadgets for Your Home Gym Will Boost Your Summer Workouts

Once your gym is enabled with the latest high-tech devices, you'll have the most insight into your body and performance that you've ever had. So bring on the next set of crunches-you're ready!

Timeless Country Home Stuns with Spectacular Lighting System Controlled by ELAN

South Carolina home features a cutting-edge Lutron lighting system controlled and automated by ELAN with audio by Niles and Sunfire, and power protection from Panamax.

The Future of AV is Coming at InfoComm 2017

With 1,000 exhibitors, thousands of products, and 40,000 attendees from 110 countries, InfoComm 2017 is the place to be.

Entertainment Unleashed: TV Is Evolving to Meet the Needs of Content Producers, Viewers

Today, there are still four networks - four in traditional television and four in cloud television. While traditional fixed day/time is shrinking, industry executives also see it shifting as the shows are still watched, just not when they were scheduled.

High-Tech SmartHome Upgrades to Include in Your Remodel

Being able to control your home with the touch of a button is the stuff that futuristic dreams are made of, so it only makes sense to include remote control blinds as a part of your techie home upgrade plan. Install motorized blinds in your home not just to look cool, but to effortlessly set the mood for different times of the day and even set a schedule that will help you to save energy.

Top 5 Pitfalls to Avoid When Buying a Home Theater System

Doing your homework eliminates any incompatibilities with gear in your current or future system, helps you decide what features you consider mandatory, and clarifies how much performance quality you're after-all of which saves you from potentially wasting copious amounts of time and money.

30,000 Reasons to Improve Home Electrical Safety

Electricity is one of the greatest inventions in the modern world and makes life easier for everyone. But we often take electricity for granted and forget to respect the potential dangers associated with electrical use in our homes.

The Potential of Voice Assistants

With connected home devices proliferating the market, Echo/Alexa, among others, seem to tie all these IOT devices together seamlessly.

Fibaro and Home Center Lite

With software on board instead of in the cloud, Home Center Lite doesn't rely on an internet connection to operate effectively. The hub also features a built-in energy management dashboard available on the iPad app or desktop version, setting it apart from many other hubs.

Give Your Home a Futuristic Look With These High-Tech Home Automation Features

With cool tech coming out like programmable lights and digital wall projectors, the newest smart tech can add a whole lot of to your home improvement projects. Here are the best ways to incorporate automation features while bringing some futuristic flavor to your decor.

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Light sockets; Not just for lights anymore

Light sockets; Not just for lights anymore

Smart Bulbs are out there and they can do far more then just provide light. Speakers, projectors, wi-fi extenders and more. The standard light socket that is wired up and ready to go in nearly every home in North America is now providing an easy and affordable option for home owners and renters alike to enter into the world of the "Smart Home". Here is a look at some of the Smart Bulbs and Smart Lighting options out there, and this list is just the beginning. In this ongoing article we hope to continue to add to and grow this list, so stay tuned!