Control4 Puts Audio Power in the Palm of the Hand

Easy, straightforward supervision of a wide assortment of powerful A/V gear was the primary objective of the owner of this dedicated theater, a 600-square-foot addition tacked onto his and his wife's existing 7,000-square-foot home.

Strong Mix: The Best Organizational Team Has Complete Diversity

The emerging pool of young people who will enter the workforce isn't offsetting the loss of experienced people who leave the workforce or retire.

Smart Home Tech: Why One Home Builder Chose to Integrate Z-Wave in Their Homes

If builders and construction firms offer smart home systems as part of their services and provide the consultation needed to understand how to use the technology, it will become easier for consumers to understand the value and importance of smart home solutions

10 Ways an Ecobee4 Smart Thermostat Can Save You Money

Regardless of whether you're at home or not, you'll have full access and control over the thermostat in your home, making it much less likely that you'll waste energy and money by running your HVAC system when no one is there to enjoy it.

Smart Homes… To Go

Modular homes and modern automation? Sounds like a match made in home-building heaven.

Distributed Wi-Fi: How a Pod in Every Room Enables Connected Smart Homes

As modern home network access systems download and buffer content through the connection to the house, installing distributed Wi-Fi with high-capacity capabilities can move that content through the house faster, with better quality, making multiple users happier.

Home Automation: The Key to Reducing Home Energy Costs

Investing in smart devices for your home can save you quite a bit on your home energy costs, and that is worth every penny that you put into automating your home.

At Arizona Luxury Condo Complex, ELAN Control of Community Areas Entices Residents to Upgrade Their Condos

This project was a welcome upgrade to the residents, who appreciate every effort to simplify their lives and make technology work for them, rather than against them.

How to Compare A/V Receiver Power Specs

For the purposes of this article, we are just going to focus on comparing A/V receiver power. We'll run through a few key things to look for as you compare the power of different models, as well as identifying some of the tricks that manufacturers use to inflate their specs.

Energy-efficient Home Controls Lighting and Solar With a High-tech Twist

The house is so efficient in its use of electrical power, there's plenty left over to share with the home's several substantial entertainment systems, including the Control4 equipment that feeds audio and video to speakers and TVs throughout the property, and a home theater

The Top 5 Reasons to Add a Subwoofer to Your System

If you want to be able to really feel the bass from today's Blu-rays and UHD content, make your other speakers sound as good as possible and have the widest available options in terms of speaker size and placement, a subwoofer is just what the audio doctor ordered!

The Ultimate Guide to Smart Home Technology

Nearly everything in your home can be controlled remotely thanks to the power of the internet. All you need is a smart speaker or a mobile device.

New Privacy: Streaming Services Have a New Sales Feature … Personalization

The race is on to own the entire customer experience. The key is to dominate the viewer-centric content creation and delivery services and have a comprehensive data picture of the consumer to present more personalized subscription entertainment

Customizing the Smart Home: Putting the Power Into the Homeowner's Hands

Homeowners have been forced to choose between the autonomy provided by standalone smart devices on the one hand, and the robustness, sophistication, and extensive device support of professional automation systems on the other.

Seven Frequent Home Theater Missteps

For this article, we're going to focus on home theater issues that are the result of folks not always making the best choices. If some of these examples look a bit familiar, fear not, they will all be easily remedied by following our recommendations.

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