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Automated Shading From Lutron Preserves Privacy and Panoramic Views

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 20:21:38 +0000

When your penthouse apartment boasts an uninterrupted river view from St. Paul’s Cathedral on one side to Big Ben on the other side, maintaining that magnificent vista is of upmost importance. But when people living in neighboring apartment buildings can see inside to, these same scene-stealing windows can be a huge compromise of your privacy. […]

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Lutron and Alexa Join Forces to Create a Voice Controllable Home

Tue, 19 Dec 2017 19:54:44 +0000

One of the best ways to experience what it’s like to live in a smart home is to see one in action. It’s one thing to read about innovative new technologies like automated lighting, whole-house music, and voice control of home devices; it’s another thing altogether when these electronic marvels can be demonstrated to you […]

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Complete Amazon Alexa Control in California Home Cinema

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 14:45:31 +0000

When a homeowner in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., hired Custom LA to replace the existing home theater in their 6,500-square-foot home, only the absolute pinnacle in audio and video equipment would do — calibrated to perfection to deliver a jaw-dropping experience. Of course, the world’s most advanced A/V components would be rendered useless if the […]

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Lutron’s Light Fixture Solutions Create Luxurious Environment for a Utah Couple

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 14:51:56 +0000

Lighting control systems are noted for their ability to automate the lights in your home. Programmed by a professional integrator and linked to the switches in a home, they can provide a remarkable level of convenience and comfort to a household. But there’s another crucial component to great home lighting: the light fixtures themselves. Fixture […]

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Home of the Year Winner: Massive Home Improvement Project Features Colored Lighting 

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 13:10:31 +0000

The young couple that bought this New York house decided to do a full-gut renovation and wanted to update the entire house with modern technology. The results are so impressive the project was named the Silver Before & After winner of the 2017 Electronic House Home of the Year Awards. See more award-winning homes here […]

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Veterans Day Exclusive: Elan Smart Home Helps Wounded War Hero

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 14:46:18 +0000

U.S Army Staff Sgt. Lucas David Cifka was on foot patrol in Afghanistan when he stepped on a pressure plate improvised explosive device (IED) that took both of his legs and broke multiple bones. More than 30 surgeries later, Sgt. Cifka decided to settle down in Canyon Lake, Texas, with his wife and son. That’s […]

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Totally Hands-Free Smart Home Acts Like a Virtual Butler

Thu, 02 Nov 2017 12:15:43 +0000

Typically when living in a smart home its owners issue commands to the automation system to make certain devices do certain things — dim the lights, lower the thermostat, open the motorized shades, etc. While this is completely doable in this Gold Home of the Year award-winning smart home, the house not only listens and […]

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Home of the Week: The Ultimate Automated Halloween Decorations: See How A DIYer Put It All Together

Thu, 26 Oct 2017 13:20:16 +0000

It’s Halloween night and the trick-or-treaters are out in full force. How do you entice candy seekers to visit your house? Or maybe you turn off all the lights to keep them away. Ashu Gholkar of Moorpark, Calif., created a fantastic automated Halloween display that appeals to everyone—it’s both gentle and welcoming for young kids […]

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Surround Sound System in Mexico City Home Features Hidden Speakers from Niles and Sunfire

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 12:37:24 +0000

A successful home music system relies on high-quality speakers that are heard without being seen. That’s why, when a Mexico City-based homeowner asked local A/V integration firm Inteliksa to design a new entertainment system in their completed, custom-designed home, installation director Enrique Granados set out to incorporate “hidden” audio solutions that would pack a powerful punch. Without […]

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DIY Smart Home Project: Do-It-Yourselfer Designs and Installs His Own Whole-House Music System

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 13:02:39 +0000

There are many whole-house music systems on the market designed to be installed by do-it-yourselfers. What they have in common is a wireless topology. Music can be streamed to the speakers wirelessly. It makes for a fairly simple installation, but any professional A/V installer will tell you that nothing beats a speaker that’s physically wired […]

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