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The 'Great 8' Fall/Winter Smart Vacation Rentals

By Crystal Watts

You may have caught our first feature on vacation rentals, where we cover our “Top 10” favorite summer ‘smart’ spots. Now that the leaves are changing and the weather is getting cooler, we thought we’d share our “Great 8” favorite fall and winter destinations that are outfitted with home automation. Whether you’re looking to visit Park City for the Sundance Film Festival, or hit the ski slopes in Whistler, Telluride or Deer Valley, each of these vacation homes are buzzing with Control4 smart home technology to make your stay even more comfortable, convenient and entertaining when you get in from the cold.

Tech Bits & "Little-Did-You-Knows"

By Guest

A "Shoulder Phone" from Japan, a computer for the Amish, and a rechargeable highway...those are just a few of the fun facts you'll discover here!

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​Gettin’ My Game On!

By Amber Mansfield

As much as I love to watch football games in person, the best alternative is watching them from the comfort of your couch with friends and family in front of a big TV, sporting your team colors as the surround sound blares. And in a Control4 home, you can make each moment count. Let me give you a few examples:

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The 'One-Button' Goodnight.

By Crystal Watts

I am sure many of you can relate – the life of a full-time working parent can get rather exhausting. After a long day of work, it’s not uncommon to hit the ground running; shuttling kids to practices, making dinner, attempting to get in a work out, assisting with homework, bathing the kids, bathing yourself, reading stories, and prepping your life for the next day. Then, I found my solace. It is called the “Goodnight” button...

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Smarts for Sale: Automation Adds Advantages When Selling Your Home

By Guest

On a street in Toronto, Canada, two neighborhood homes went up for sale at the exact same time. The homes had the exact same floorplan and square footage, and were on the same street. One home sold in three days. The other is still on the market, over two months later, with a reduced price. What’s the difference? Automation. READ MORE...

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9 Ways Home Automation Systems Can Help Working Parents

By Guest

As a parent, your first priority is certainly the safety of your kids. And if you are a working parent, the thought of your kids’ safety is sure to bother you while you’re away at work too! A home automation system is not just an essential security feature, it can do much more for you and your family. Here are 9 ways a home automation system can help...

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Home Alone: How My Smart Home Helped Me Reclaim My Independence

By Guest

...I was determined to make it with as little assistance as possible and for twelve years I succeeded in inching my way up the career ladder. But early one morning all of that came to a sudden end when I awoke on the floor after...

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Back to School Contest: Put the “Art” in Smart

By Guest

To celebrate the upcoming school year, Control4 invites your kids to fire up their creativity and create a picture of what they think a smart home is. When they put the "ART" in "SMART" they'll be entered into our Lock-&-Light Giveaway! Get all the details here...

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5 Ways to GO BIG with Automation in Your Man Cave or Media Room

By Guest

The “Man Cave” is said to be the “last bastion of masculinity” within the home, and whether your sanctuary is in a garage, spare bedroom, basement or media room, there are many ways that you can make it even cooler...way cooler than adding neon signs, mini-fridges, or even your favorite team’s memorabilia. In fact, integrating a variety of devices, sensors and programming into an automation system can make your personal space into something you might want to share with everyone!

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Desert Dream Home

By Guest

When a home's design—not technology—needs to take center stage, Control4© is the solution you can trust to orchestrate your smart home while complementing and blending into your home’s aesthetic. One Arizona home, built to complement and showcase the desert landscape around it, is a spectacular example of this. Cinemagic, a home electronics installer in Scottsdale, Arizona, needed to deliver home automation that would enhance the natural and aesthetic beauty of this home. A Control4 home automation system would be a key part of this installation.

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Electronic House Home of the Year Awards: Control4 Wins in 7 Categories!

By Crystal Watts

In the 10th Annual Electronic House Home of the Year Awards, Control4 is pleased to be named the control platform in seven of the winning categories. Our incredible dealers have received these honors for completing the best-of-the-best automation installations and we are honored that they have chosen to use Control4 to enable these unique solutions for their homeowners. Here is a list of the winners and links to the project articles...

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Stay in Style: Top 10 'Smart' Vacation Homes for Rent

By Crystal Watts

Vacation homes on sites like VRBO and airbnb are all the rage right now. Travelers are finding that it's more enjoyable, convenient, and oftentimes even more affordable, to stay in someone's personal pad than in a hotel. And when you stay in a smart rental, you're generally provided with more amenities that you may have never experienced before, such as...

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Alerts from your Smart Home on your watch and mobile! [VIDEO]

By Brad Hintze

Control4 is excited to announce push notifications. Now it’s easier than ever to communicate with your home—or better yet, for your home to communicate with you. Receive proactive alerts on your mobile device or smart watch that inform you of important events happening at home, whether something is urgent and needs your attention immediately or just a simple status update to let you know things are safe and sound.

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4K vs. Faux-K: Get What You Paid For

By Guest

If you are buying a new 4K TV, you probably want to make sure that you are capable of viewing true 4K images and not find yourself stuck living in last year’s 1080p world. That’s why we’re discussing true, native 4K versus Faux-K to make sure your new TV delivers everything you paid for.

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Ready, Check, Go! What you need to enjoy 4K UHDTV!

By Guest

Do you live on the cutting edge and you want to experience the most and the absolute best that technology has to offer? Do you want to be able to count every dimple on Jordan Spieth’s Titleist, see every wool fiber in James Bond’s Saville Row tailored suit, and revel in every, um, detail of Christian Grey’s red room? Then what you want is 4K!...

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All Things 4K - Get the Featured Article Here!

By Guest

Chances are you have some questions about what 4K TV is, why people are excited about it, and what you need to have to make sure you can enjoy all of the benefits it provides both now and for the foreseeable future. This e-book will answer all of your questions in an easy-to-read, non-technical manner to ensure you are prepared to ride the 4K revolution!

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The Internet of Things: Great Reads from MediaPlanetUSA

By Crystal Watts

Control4 recently participated in the MediaplanetUSA Internet of Things campaign, a wonderful resource that highlights the importance of current and new technologies and the impact they have on our everyday lives. We thought we'd share with you some great reads focused on the IoT and the Smart Home.

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Congratulations to the Winners from "The Smarter Living Experience" Live Event!

By Crystal Watts

Just for pre-registering, over nine thousand people were entered to win a $1500 giveaway for gear from Control4. And during the event, there were even more opportunities for viewers to win some incredible prizes just for engaging with us on social media.

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Announcing New 4K Multi-Room Video Solution

By Brad Hintze

We are excited to announce all-new 4K Ultra HD multi-room video solutions with new audio and video matrix switches. With the recent acquisition of Leaf, a leader in video and audio distribution, we built these switches to make it possible for you to distribute copy-protected 4K Ultra HD, and all of your favorite video content, to every room in your home with a clean and simple install.

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Learn How to #LiveSmart and You Could Win $1500!*

By Crystal Watts

Join us for The Smarter Living Experience this Tuesday, April 22 at 7:00pm ET and you could win up to $1500 from Control4 or some really cool prizes from our partners. You won't want to miss it!

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Getting Comfortable—with Beautiful New Climate Control

By Guest

It’s not a new thing to be able to control your home’s temperature from a touch screen or handheld device—that’s a feature Control4 has been delivering to customers for years. But they’ve just rolled out an enhanced experience through a new user-interface, providing a powerful and beautiful way to sync the thermostats in your home to the fluctuations in your household routines.

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The Benefits of a Dedicated Touch Screen

By Guest

A few years ago, a little thing called the “app” altered the way people interact with the electronic systems in their homes. With only a swipe and a tap, smartphone-loving homeowners were in complete charge of everything from thermostats and light switches to complete home automation systems. Convenient? Absolutely. And who can deny the cool factor associated with whipping out a phone while on a date to get the house ready for an impromptu nightcap? With so much hoopla surrounding control apps, it can be easy to forget about one of the most respected user-interfaces available: the dedicated touch screen.

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Not Your Grandad’s Door-Phone: Introducing Control4’s High-Definition Video Intercom

By Guest

Intercoms a great way to monitor what’s happening in and around your household. You’ll not only hear the baby cooing in the nursery, you’ll also be able to admire her from a touch screen mounted in the kitchen or sitting on the countertop while making dinner. Then, of course, there are the security benefits. By tying in stand-alone surveillance cameras, you can see who’s knocking before you open the front door, and in crisp, clear, full-color video on an generous-sized screen...

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Join Us for The Smarter Living Experience!

By Crystal Watts

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live the smart life? Or perhaps you are already living it and are ready to take your smart home to the next level. Join us as we take you step-by-step through the automated home, sharing with you all of the amazing new products, updates and experiences that will completely change the way you interact with your house daily—making your life more convenient and more enjoyable with every moment.

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Gearing Up For Spring Cleaning With Home Automation

By Guest

Spring cleaning is about more than just clearing out the garage or dusting the nooks and crannies you’ve neglected for the past several months. It’s about starting anew. It’s about re-organizing your home in a way that reflects a fresh outlook on life. It’s your opportunity to take your house (and all its furnishings and features) and align them with your goals. What better way to do some spring cleaning than with Control4 home automation?

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