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Josh.ai: The Smartest Voice Assistant for Control4 & Lutron Systems

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Take Command of Lighting, AV, Thermostats & Much More with Josh

The Washington Post recently published an article titled, “Needy, Overconfident Voice Assistants Are Wearing on Their Owners’ Last Nerves.” It recounts how difficult and unhelpful voice assistants can be—almost like a toddler who’s trying—and failing—to help around the house. 

“Why does Google Assistant confidently say ‘sure!’ before delivering a baffling incorrect response to a request?” the article asked. “Why is Alexa always bragging about her capabilities?”

If you’re looking for a better approach to home voice control, we’re happy to report there’s another way. Google Assistant, Siri, and Alexa aren’t your only options. Meet Josh.ai, the voice assistant built specifically for home control. Josh understands natural language better than any other AI device and can hear your commands from far across the room. Plus, Josh always protects your privacy.

New to Josh.ai? Learn how Josh home automation can work with your Control4 or Lutron system at home in Fort Lauderdale, FL. You’ll leverage your smart home experience with a voice assistant that actually understands what you have to say. 

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How Smart Lighting Can Benefit Equestrian Facilities

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Automate & Control Lighting Across Every Acre

How do you control and automate lighting across several acres of land and multiple buildings? Anyone who manages an equestrian facility knows how dark the property becomes after dusk. This can be dangerous for anyone riding in low-light conditions and may also hinder the performance of security cameras. After all, infrared can only see in black and white, and you could be missing crucial blind spots.

Equestrian properties pose unique challenges that other homes and businesses may not experience. That’s why many horse owners install custom smart lighting systems that automate lights according to their needs.

Our team at First Priority Audio has installed smart equestrian lighting, networking, and automation in horse-riding facilities across the Ocala, FL, area. Read on to see how we’ve helped equestrians add safety and convenience to their properties.

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How We Brought Automation, Security & Networking to an Equestrian Estate

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Smart Technology to Help Horses & Riders Thrive 

How do you bring internet connection, surveillance cameras, outdoor TVs, and access control to a 16-acre equestrian property? With lots of learning and careful planning

First Priority Audio  is proud to have recently  retrofitted a residence and equestrian facility in Wellington, FL. We were tasked with adding technology to every corner of the fields, 20-stall stable, arena, viewing lounge, and home without disrupting the riders’ and horses’ activities. Our team spent two weeks on the project in Florida’s horse country, and we are thrilled with the results. 

Luxury home networks and smart security are our specialties, but an equestrian property was new to us. Here’s how we did it.   

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5 Days of Festivities: Celebrating 20 Years as a Smart Home Company

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After Two Decades in Business, This Called for a Celebration!

It’s the big 2-0: First Priority Audio just celebrated its 20th anniversary! Twenty years is an incredible feat in any industry, and we couldn’t be prouder of our technicians, programmers, project coordinators, consultants, and the entire company. Whether we’re installing a Control4 smart home or a new home theater, the First Priority team always takes it to the highest level for our Pompano Beach, FL clients. 

Since 20 is such a special number, we decided to celebrate to the fullest this year. Here’s how First Priority Audio does an anniversary! 

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What to Expect When You Hire a Control4 Dealer

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Bring Your Smart Home Dreams to Life with a Professional Control4 Installation

Many people hear the term ‘smart home’ and think of brands like Google or Amazon.   We hate to burst their bubble, but owning a voice-activated speaker is not the same as living in a smart home. For that, you need a sophisticated control system that connects to entertainment, security devices, lighting, shading, and more—a system like Control4.

Control4 is one of the leading luxury smart home systems worldwide. It may not have the same widespread name recognition, but that’s because you’ll only find Control4 in truly spectacular homes and businesses that have embraced automation.   

Control4 seamlessly blends into interiors, controlled by minimalistic keypads, touch screens, or the Control4 app. Then, like magic, your home’s systems will activate and adjust throughout the day according to your routine. But unlike DIY smart devices, you can’t install Control4 on your own. Instead, you’ll need to partner with a Control4 dealer who will install for you.

You may be wondering, what does a Control4 dealer do that I can’t do on my own? Why can’t I hire any AV company to set this up for me? We share what makes a Control4 dealer special and the difference it will make in your Fort Lauderdale, FL home.

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Marlin Manor: Our CEDIA Award Submission for Home Automation Excellence

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Take a Look at Our Lighting Design & Smart Technology Installation

Want to discover all that’s possible in an automated home? Have a look inside Marlin Manor, the luxury smart home installation we recently completed here in South Florida. The homeowners of Marlin Manor, as we call it, had a specific vision for their home’s integrated technology. They were looking for a minimalistic aesthetic, and so much of our equipment and installation choices were guided by a minimal approach.

And the results? You’ll find a home automation system that controls every room from a single keypad, dramatically reducing wall clutter across the house. Using a Control4 home automation system, we were able to magically bring this house to life, letting the homeowner intuitively control everything from lighting to security devices—and even motorized clothing hangers!

We were so pleased with the outcome of this project that we submitted it to the 2021 CEDIA awards. Read on to discover all we included in this Lighthouse Point, FL-area home—and how the awards went!

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All in the Details: Project Spotlight on a Florida Home Theater Installation

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See How First Priority Audio Helped This Homeowner Bring Stunning AV to the Theater and Living Room

It’s projects like these that make us think, ‘Wow, we have the coolest job.’

The First Priority Audio team recently had the pleasure of working on a new home build in the Lighthouse Point, FL-area. We partnered with the custom home builder to design and install unique AV solutions across a new home theater, living room, and even pool house entertainment system.

Whether you’re interested in a home theater installation for your own home or are simply curious, take a peek inside our project below. We share all the equipment brands used and our methods of creating a seamless, eye-catching media experience.

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Merging Josh.ai Voice Control with Control4 Home Automation

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Join Our Josh.ai Happy Hour to See Smart Home Voice Control in Action

Have you met Josh? Josh.ai is a relative newcomer in the voice control world, but it’s been making quite a name for itself. Josh.ai is the first voice assistant built specifically for smart home control, understanding complex commands, and natural speech patterns. Josh.ai can control your lighting, shading, audio, TVs, smart locks, and more—while protecting your privacy.

Naturally, Josh.ai makes an excellent partner in a Control4 smart home. If you’re interested in using voice control in your Parkland, FL home, you can learn more about partnering Josh.ai with Control4 below. Then join us on September 23rd for a Facebook Live happy hour where we’ll demonstrate the features of a Josh.ai-controlled home.

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Control4’s Wireless Keypads Control More Than Just Lights

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Swap Your Light Switches for Smart Keypads That Can Do It All

One of our favorite things about home automation is the custom scenes we can activate anytime with a tap of a button. A ‘Dinner’ scene on your Control4 app, for instance, can automatically cue the lights to a cozy, warm setting, play your favorite evening playlist over in-wall speakers, and turn on the dining room ceiling fan.

But occasionally, it’s faster and more intuitive to quickly flip a switch on the wall than open a smartphone app. If you own a lighting control system, you can technically still use your light switches, but you won’t get all the benefits of the Control4 app.

That is, until you replace your light switches with Control4’s wireless keypads. With customized buttons and programmable settings, you can do much more than control the lights. Read on to discover the possibilities for your Wellington, FL home!

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Introducing: Control4’s New Contemporary Lighting Line

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Join Us for #C4Yourself Month & Experience Contemporary Lighting in Our Florida Showroom

It’s always a thrill when Control4 releases new smart home devices. We start imagining all the creative automation possibilities we can bring to our client’s homes. And just in time for August’s #C4Yourself month, Control4 is releasing an all-new Contemporary Lighting line with a modern, stylish design for keypads.

All month for #C4Yourself, we’ll be hosting virtual events on Facebook Live and tours in our Control4 showroom. Whether you’re new to C4 smart lighting or already use a Control4 system in your Hypoluxo, FL home, discover all that’s new in the Contemporary Lighting line below!

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Join Our #C4Yourself Event 8/26: Smart Lighting & Custom Keypads

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Learn All About Smart Lighting & Installations During Our Facebook Live Event

#C4Yourself month is back! For all of August 2021, we’re partnering with Control4 to host informational sessions and showroom tours, demonstrating the magic of smart home living. On August 26th, we’re focusing on Control4’s smart lighting and new custom keypads, shedding light on how they add comfort and convenience to daily life.

If you’re new to Control4 smart lighting and aren’t sure what to expect, we highlight the benefits below for your Wellington, FL home. And to see lighting control in action, be sure to join us on Facebook Live!

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Win a Free Neeo Remote or Control4 Kit for #C4Yourself Month

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Join Us for a Deep Dive into the Neeo Remote

#C4Yourself month returns in August and September, which means we’re offering eight weeks of Control4-themed virtual events and showroom tours. Plus, Control4 is launching a national giveaway with rewards for #C4Yourself participants!

As a Control4 dealer, we program and install sophisticated smart home systems across the Parkland, FL area. Whether you’re new to Control4 home automation or already own a system, we invite you to discover an all-new way to control your home with Neeo.

With an innovative design and impressive control options, Neeo is one of the most unique remotes we’ve ever seen. Read on to see what sets Neeo apart and learn how you can win one for free now through September!

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A Month of Control4 Events: Join Us for #C4Yourself August 2021

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Plus, We’re Giving Away Free Chime Video Doorbells & Neeo Remotes with Control4 Purchases

August is #C4Yourself month! Whether you’re new to Control4 or already have a smart system installed, you can learn more about smart home technology with us all month long. But what is #C4Yourself, you may ask?

It’s a month-long event where Control4 installers demonstrate the latest Control4 trends to customers. We’ll be hosting three virtual events on Facebook Live and in-person sessions in our showroom.

And that’s not all. When you make a Control4 purchase of a qualifying amount this August, you’ll receive a free Chime video doorbell or Neeo smart remote. Check out the schedule for our events in Fort Lauderdale, FL, below!

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‘Smart’ Valentine’s Day Gifts for the Tech-Savvy Woman in Your Life

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Automation Gifts That WillComplement Her Palm Beach Home & Lifestyle  

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and if you want to give your special someonea more meaningful gift than chocolates and jewelry, we have you covered. 

Our whole-home automation customers in Palm Beach, FL have found creative ways to celebrate their spouses and partners. Get inspired with our smart Valentine’s gifts below to treat the woman in your life to some comfort, convenience, and fun

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Behind the Scenes: How We Install Control4 Smart Systems

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Control4 Integration in a Luxury Florida Home

What is a Control4 smart home installation really like? Ultimately, it depends on the home we’re working on. In new home builds or renovations, like this total home control project we completed in Lighthouse Point, FL, we can neatly run wires through the walls in ceilings. In already existing homes, we’ll get creative with both wired and wireless solutions.

Our home integration team based in South Florida recently completed a stunning smart home project with Control4 technology. The homeowners will now enjoy sophisticated whole-home integration of all their electronics, from smart lighting to in-ceiling speakers.

Check out our Control4 case study below and get inspired for your own Florida smart home.

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High-End Audio for the Big Game: Surround Sound & Multi-Room Speakers

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Is It Time to Upgrade Your Audio System? 

Sadly, it wasn’t possible to attend NFL games this yearbut you can bring the thrill ofHard Rock Stadium to your Florida home with an upgraded entertainment system. While high-resolution visuals are  crucial,  you can’t overlook the importance of sound. High-end audio brings you right into the game, immersing you in the music, commentary, whistles, and shouting players. 

If you’d like to explore new audio options for your Hypoluxo, FL, home, read on below. With new multi-room audio  and surround sound, you wouldn’t want to view the game anywhere else. 

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Smart Technology Gifts She’ll Love This Season

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Stylish & Smart Gift Ideas, from Motorized Shades to Wellness Tech

Are you looking for a gift for your wife, mother, sister, or partner, and you’re hoping to find something she’ll actually use? You could go the typical route with perfume, a new scarf, a book, or a gift card. But if you want to find something unique and useful for her, have you thought about smart home technology?

Our clients in Fort Lauderdale, FL, feel their daily lives are more comfortable, enjoyable, and convenient with home automation systems like Control4 and Lutron. From motorized shades to wellness technology, discover these modern and exciting gifts she’ll love below.   

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New Control4 Upgrades & Releases for the Holidays

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Exciting New Accessories for Any Control4 Home  

Here’s the thing about technology—it’s always evolving. When we think all possibilities have been reached, there are those that dare to dream big and continue to expand. Control4 is one of those innovators, always reinventing itself and offering new ways to improve smart living at home.

This holiday season, any Control4 enthusiast will delight in its new devices. Whether you’re shopping for a loved one or updating your Lighthouse Point, FL, home, discover all that’s new from C4 below.

Plus, stay tuned for our Facebook Live Event on Gifting Control4 Upgrades, which we’ll be hosting for #C4Yourself Month. You can RSVP for an event reminder here!

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Make Your House the Spookiest on the Block With Outdoor AV

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Get Creepy & Creative With Outdoor Audio, Landscape Lights, and Home Automation 

Halloween is just around the corner, and if you use outdoor entertainment in your Fort Lauderdale, FL home, you’re already a step ahead of the festivities. Between weatherproof speakers and a smart home system, you can have outdoor fun year-round. If you don’t use smart technology yet, then you’re bound to get inspired by these spooky outdoor entertainment ideas.

Everyone could use a little extra excitement this year. By customizing your outdoor lighting, audio, and video, you’re sure to cheer up the entire neighborhood. Learn how below!

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Which Voice Assistant Should I Choose for My Smart Home?

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Comparing Alexa, Josh.ai, Google Assistant, and Siri for Control4 Automation

Are you ready to free yourself from screens and remotes? If you own and operate a Control4 smart system in your Lighthouse Point, FL, home, you can expand the experience with a voice assistant. You’ll tell your system to dim the lights, unlock the door, or play The Beatles over whole-home audio—all hands-free!

But which voice assistant is right for your household? From Alexa to Siri and newcomer Josh.ai, it’s tricky to determine the best option. If you already own a Google Home automation speaker, for example, how can you merge it with Control4?

We break down each voice assistant to help you decide. Plus, we’ll be hosting a Facebook Live event about voice control on October 22nd at 6:30 p.m. where you can learn even more.

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