Smart Homes… To Go

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

CEDIA Announced the TechBites Advisor's Selection of Brands

The TechBites audience will experience a lively, three-minute presentation from each brand, followed by a three-minute Q & A session where the brands will field questions from the media, influencers and industry pros.

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.

Chamberlain Increases Garage Security with the Ultimate Security Bundle Garage Door Opener

New Ultimate Security Bundle (B980) from Chamberlain features company's quietest DC Belt Drive opener with built-in Wi-Fi®, Battery Backup, and Automatic Garage Door Lock.

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.

CEDIA Announces 2018 Home Technology Professional Awards Finalists

CEDIA® is pleased to announce the 2018 finalists for the Home Technology Professional Awards competition. The CEDIA Awards honour the top projects completed by home technology professional members in the past year.

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

Rain Bird Offers Seven Water-Saving Tips for a More Beautiful Yard

A properly designed, installed and maintained irrigation system will help minimize the amount of water required and still keep the lawn and landscape looking healthy. According to some experts, a healthy landscape can raise a home's value by as much as 14 percent.

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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