Home Is The Way I Like It:

Home Is The Way I Like It

Posted October 24, 2012

Today's blog post is courtesy of Christi Nelson, Sr. Manager, Global Marketing & Events at Control4:

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Shades of Grey Control: audio, comfort, lighting, residential, smart home,

Shades of Grey Control

Posted October 22, 2012

My reference point both for "grey" and "control" come not from a best-selling novel from 2011 (one of these days I suppose I should read it?) but instead from a visit I made earlier this last year to none other than New York City.

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Test Report: Control4 HC-250 Controller:

Test Report: Control4 HC-250 Controller

Posted October 17, 2012

At Control4, we are passionate about our products. So when someone like John Sciacca, technical editor for Sound + Vision Magazine and contributing writer at Residential Systems, gave our HC-250 Controller the Certified & Recommended stamp of appr

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Guest Post: How Control4 Has Changed My Life:

Guest Post: How Control4 Has Changed My Life

Posted October 12, 2012

Today's blog post is from Control4's Beta Program Manager, Matt Sand, on how home automation has truly changed his life:

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Flashing Lights and Teenaged Giggles:

Flashing Lights and Teenaged Giggles

Posted October 11, 2012

As a Control4 employee with networking and technical training, I'm in the process of installing automation in my own home. I'm going bit by bit, starting with the "easy stuff." I got a bunch of my lighting controls installed over the weekend, and we're no

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4K TV Resolution: Is it the New "3D" or Something More?:

4K TV Resolution: Is it the New "3D" or Something More?

Posted October 8, 2012

I recently read a blog post from Electronic House explaining that the most recent 4K resolution trend that is just being introduced to the market is more important than 3D. They even claim that, down the road, it will be more widely accepted than 3D as we

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Sometimes It's The Little Things:

Sometimes It's The Little Things

Posted October 5, 2012

One of my most vivid childhood memories is of my dad, running around the house turning off light switches, hollering at the top of his voice: "Why are all these <bleep> lights on? How hard is it to turn a <bleep> light off? I'm

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Automating Sibling Rivalry:

Automating Sibling Rivalry

Posted October 3, 2012

In my house growing up, automation took sibling rivalry to a whole new level - from an all-out immature brawl, to an intelligent, though probably still immature, battle of strategy and wits. I don't remember how the fight started (who does?) but the botto

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What's the "Killer App" in Home Automation?:

What's the "Killer App" in Home Automation?

Posted October 1, 2012

In computing, a "killer app" is a program that is so valuable or popular that it basically guarantees the success of the technology with which it's associated. Technology historians have long said that the personal computer would never have caught on with

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Project Spotlight: How Sports Bar Restaurant Technology Can Improve Business: automated business, commercial, sports bar,

Project Spotlight: How Sports Bar Restaurant Technology Can Improve Business

Posted September 28, 2012

It's football season! And while there are several ways to enjoy a good football game (or games) one of the best is to find a great sports bar that provides several viewing angles and great food. We've found exactly that at a local sports bar in Norwood, M

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Summer Lovin’ - Movie Night:

Summer Lovin’ - Movie Night

Posted September 26, 2012

As the temperatures cool and the days get shorter, it's time to say good-bye to a few of our favorite summer pastimes.

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Housing Market is on the Rise:

Housing Market is on the Rise

Posted September 25, 2012

It's safe to say the housing industry is officially on the mend-it is slowly becoming a seller's market once again. According to the Census Bureau, the increase comes for both existing and new starts: existing home sales up 7.8% from last year and new sta

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Get Extra Control With The Wireless Outlet Switch:

Get Extra Control With The Wireless Outlet Switch

Posted September 21, 2012

Connect all your plug-in household appliances, like lamps and other electronics, to your Control4 system with the Wireless Outlet Switch.

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iPhone 5 - Why Should I Upgrade?:

iPhone 5 - Why Should I Upgrade?

Posted September 19, 2012

The iPhone 5 will be released to the masses on Friday and as an admitted Apple fanboy I'm pretty excited for this release. I'm currently still using an iPhone 4 so I will definitely be upgrading to the iPhone 5. I'll have to wait until I can actually get

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Day of Caring:

Day of Caring

Posted September 17, 2012

There are probably a lot of things you may not know about Control4. And some you may not care about, like the fact that our ice machines cannot keep up with demand. We like our drinks COLD. One of the coolest things about this company is its quiet contrib

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The Coolest Products at CEDIA:

The Coolest Products at CEDIA

Posted September 14, 2012

We had our Dealer Tools Product Manager, Miguel Perez, walking the floor of CEDIA so that he could share with us the coolest products he could find. Here is his summary:

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Keeping Up With Control4:

Keeping Up With Control4

Posted September 13, 2012

Control4 turns up in the strangest places. We've had product sightings on NBC news shows, Law & Order, and even American Idol. And then one of our dealers (who has asked to remain anonymous - for obvious reasons) sent us this note:

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It's Awards Season ...:

It's Awards Season ...

Posted September 8, 2012

And Control4 is cleaning up. 2012 has been a wonderful year for us. We've launched several new products including two blazing fast controllers - our new flagship HC-800 and the HC-250. New Touch Screens - both In-Wall and Portable - and a Door Station. Th

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Control4 Partners at CEDIA:

Control4 Partners at CEDIA

Posted September 7, 2012

I'm here at the biggest industry tradeshow of the year - lots of exciting stuff happening! Of course Control4 has great products, but we also have partners who have come out with cool cool products that can be used with any Control4 system. Here are a few

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Control4 & Sony Partnership Delivers an Elevated Automation Experience:

Control4 & Sony Partnership Delivers an Elevated Automation Experience

Posted September 5, 2012

Today Control4 and Sony announced the world's first fully integrated AV receiver with Control4 Automation built right in. That's right. One world-class AV receiver loaded with functionality, a slew of streaming media services including my fave, Netflix, a

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CEDIA is Here!...Wait, What is CEDIA?:

CEDIA is Here!...Wait, What is CEDIA?

Posted September 4, 2012

This week, dealers and custom integrators from around the world are descending upon Indianapolis to check out the latest and greatest in technology for the home. Nearly 450 exhibiting companies will be represented, 121 product categories will be featured

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And That's "WATTS" Up:

And That's "WATTS" Up

Posted August 30, 2012

It's been a long time coming. But we finally did it. My husband and I found a place to call home. I thought I'd be relieved at this point, but oddly, I'm anything but.

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Guest Post: Home Automation’s Power to Simplify Your Life, Reduce Expenses, and Increase Security:

Guest Post: Home Automation’s Power to Simplify Your Life, Reduce Expenses, and Increase Security

Posted August 27, 2012

We are starting the week off right with a great blog post from one of our excellent Control4 Dealers, Harry Saini:

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Luna...:

Luna...

Posted August 24, 2012

Some companies have office dogs. At Control4, we have Luna the Office Sugar Glider. We do things a little different around here.

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Did I Close the Front Door?:

Did I Close the Front Door?

Posted August 21, 2012

Here is a great story from one of our employees at Control4. His name is David Phillips and he is one of our Area Sales Managers in the United Kingdom:

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