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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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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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How Smart Lighting Can Regulate Your Circadian Rhythm

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What Is Our Circadian Rhythm and Why Is It Important? Find Out Here

Do your days often go something like this?

You wake up feeling groggy, wishing you had more time to sleep. You settle into the office with a cup of coffee, and it’s not long before you feel like you need another. But by nighttime, you lie in bed, unable to sleep, glancing at the clock every ten minutes.  

If so, it sounds like your circadian rhythm is out of sync. The circadian rhythm is the 24-hour cycle that tells our bodies when it’s time to sleep and eat. Many factors influence our inner clocks, a significant one being lighting.

Natural daylight tells our mind that when it’s dark, it’s time to sleep, and when it’s bright, we’re awake. But what if we spend the majority of our time indoors? And now that the winter days are shorter in South Florida, we’re spending even more time under lightbulbs.

Circadian lighting can help. Smart technology is already assisting homeowners across Fort Lauderdale to feel their best and live more productive lives. Read on to learn how circadian lighting works, why it’s beneficial, and how it will enhance your daily life.

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Promote Wellness at Home with Audio & Lighting

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Creating Wellness Rooms and Scenes for Our Own Personal Retreats

Feeling burned out, stressed, and overwhelmed from the daily grind? You could jet off to a wellness retreat in the mountains or desert. Or you could turn your home into your own personal oasis, with rooms treated for peace and relaxation. 

We’ve discussed how you can use smart lighting and air purifiers to live a healthier lifestyle. But have you heard of wellness rooms? You can use sound systems and lighting to create a mindful atmosphere in your Hypoluxo, FL-area home. Read on to learn how wellness rooms work and what the benefits are.  

SEE ALSO: From Morning ‘til Night, Set the Perfect Mood with Smart Lighting

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Deck Out Your Entertainment for the Super Bowl with These AV Ideas

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The Next-Best Thing to Being at the Game 

It’s the TV event of the year—the Super Bowl. Maybe you usually attend a Super Bowl party, go to a bar, or perhaps you’re the annual host. While we’re stuck at home this year, this could be the best time to upgrade your entertainment. Transform your media room, living room, or home theater to make your house the Super Bowl destination next year and for years to come. 

As an audio-video integrator based in Lighthouse Point, FL, we’ve helped homeowners amplify their game day entertainment through large format displays, multi-screens, smart lighting, and video distribution. Get inspired for your home 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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Is Your TV Setup Ready for March Madness?

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Whether You’re a Cord-Cutter or Cable UserHere’s How to Make the Most of March Madness 

Before the calendar turns to March, college basketball fans are excitedly making their predictions and picks for their top teams. Here in Hypoluxo, FL, we’re rooting for the Miami Hurricanes, and as a media room designer, we know our clients will be watching the season in style. 

Are you equipped with the channels and features you need for March Madness? Any sports fan can deck out their media room with a high-end screen and speakers, but you’ll need easy access to the games, too. 

In this article, we weigh the pros and cons of different TV provider options to help you find the best solution for all your sports seasons. Good luck on your bracket! 

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Have You Heard of Wi-Fi 6? Here’s Why It’s Superior

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Bring Fast & Reliable Connections to All Your Devices 

When the Zoom call freezes, when the connection drops, most people’s only solution to spotty Wi-Fi is to unplug or restart the router, hoping that will help. 

Sometimes rebooting a router can help by clearing tasks that have stalled. But if your household has many computers, TVs, phones, and smart homedevices all trying to connect simultaneously, all that traffic is going to slow it down. 

The more you ask a router to do, the harder it has to work. And older routers aren’t capable of supporting our modern needs. But with the latest Wi-Fi 6 technology, your Lighthouse Point, FL, home will always enjoy fast connections. 

But what is Wi-Fi 6? It’s a common question we hear. Read on to learn how Wi-Fi 6 works and will improve your home networking quality. 

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Take Your Florida Pool to the Next Level with Outdoor AV & Lighting

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With an Outdoor Speaker System & Weatherproof TV, You’ll Spend All Year Poolside

Out-of-state folks like to ask how we survive the summers here in Jupiter, FL. How? In the pool, of course!

Pool owners, you know that the water is the best spot to bring family and friends together. And to create an even more lively, fun atmosphere, you can always count on an outdoor speaker system.

With outdoor audio, you’ll experience high-fidelity sound across your lawn like you’re at a music venue. And if you want to take movie nights under the stars or watch the game while you grill? Weatherproof TVs can also stay outside all year long—even through hurricane season.

But how does outdoor entertainment work? And what brands are the best? We’ll share what you need to know to get started below.

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Create an Architectural Lighting Design with WAC Lighting

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Flush-Mount Lights, LED Light Strips, Under-Cabinet & Outdoor Options

Ready to make a statement with lighting? Whether you’re a homeowner or interior designer, you can dare to dream bigger with lighting solutions by WAC Lighting.

From low-profile options to landscape lighting, the WAC brand offers innovative options for any architectural lighting design. We highlight their best services below to help you determine the right fit for your Lighthouse Point, FL home project.

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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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Sony X950H Review: A Top-Choice 4K LED TV

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Looking for a New Television? Here’s What We Love About the X950H

We’ve all heard of Sony, but unless you’re a hardcore audio-video enthusiast (like us), you might not be following the releases of their new televisions. TVs have come a long way in recent years, and if you’re ready for a new display, make sure you’re choosing the best in 4K definition.

Sony LED TVs are all impressive, but the new X950H is a standout model for many reasons. It’s an upgrade on the X900H version with stunning 4K visuals. But unlike their flashier 8K TVs, the X950H is a more practical choice for everyday use, from gaming to home cinema enjoyment.

If you’re looking for a new TV in the high-mid tier range, the X950H could be an excellent choice for your Fort Lauderdale, FL home. We highlight all you need to know about the X950H below.

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Before & After: See How We Prewire for Smart Lighting & Invisible Speakers

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How We Install Home Automation into New Construction

When you partner with a smart home company early on in your new construction project, the results will be unlike anything else. The best way to implement lighting, audio, and smart technology across a property is to prewire before walls and ceilings are finished over. You’ll enjoy sleek, seamless walls and ceilings with fewer switches and gadgets—and not a single wire in sight.

We recently had the pleasure of installing low-voltage wiring for invisible speakers and smart lighting in a Pompano Beach, FL condo. Keep scrolling below to explore how our construction process will create a smart, stylish home – you may just get inspired for your own project!

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Meet Samsung’s New Outdoor TV, The Terrace

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Take Your Movie Nights Outside All Year Long

We’re lucky to live with beautiful weather from January to December here in Lighthouse Point, FL. So shouldn’t we make the most of the Florida sun and spend more time on our patios or by the pool? Unfortunately, most of us spend our evenings indoors with Netflix, Hulu, or the game on.

Outdoor TVs are changing that. We no longer have to stay cooped up inside on beautiful evenings with a weatherproof screen like Samsung’s The Terrace. The Terrace was first introduced in 2020 with several models for partial shade use. New in 2021 is the 75-inch model that boosts brightness for full-sun visibility.

Is an outdoor TV worth it? We’ll share all you need to know about The Terrace below so you can decide for yourself.

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The Best Outdoor Speakers for the Porch, Patio, and Entire Lawn

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Enjoy a Long-Lasting Weatherproof Speaker System You Can Trust

All outdoor activities are just a little more enjoyable with music. Whether you’re grilling, working out, or sunbathing with a book, your favorite tunes always enhance the moment.

But it can be a hassle to bring your portable speaker outside every time you step through the door. Connecting over Bluetooth only seems to work half the time, and if you walk to another end of the yard, you probably won’t be able to hear music from a small, single device.

If that sounds like your current outdoor music setup, you could benefit from an outdoor sound system. Brands like Origin Acoustics and Coastal Source build durable weatherproof speakers that we install for year-round use in Parkland, FL. Whether you’re looking for audio on the patio, porch, or across the backyard, there’s a solution for you. We highlight which models will do best in each area below.

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Go Beyond Standard Light Bulbs with Full-Spectrum Linear Lighting

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Customize Your Home’s Appearance with Linear & Tape LEDs by American Lighting

Spectacular places tend to have spectacular lighting. Around the world, the most beautiful restaurants, museums, and homes all have the same thing in common: a well-crafted lighting design.

To take your lighting to the next level, brands like American Lighting offer full-spectrum LED lighting solutions, including tape and linear models. But what do these lighting terms mean, and how can you use them in your Ft. Lauderdale, FL home?

Read on to discover the unique LED products offered by American Lighting. And to learn more, join us on July 8th on Facebook Live for a fun, informative display of linear lighting solutions.

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Upgrading Your Home’s Lighting? Don’t Miss These Ketra Products

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Illuminate Your Home with Innovative & Eye-Catching Lighting Solutions

Have you heard of Ketra? The smart lighting brand was founded in 2009 to enhance the performance and range of LED lighting. Ketra invented a new way to customize the color and temperature of lightbulbs, with controls accessible from a remote or phone app.

In 2018, Ketra was acquired by Lutron, a global leader in lighting and shading control systems. Ketra’s incredible color-changing technology combined with Lutron’s first-class controllers lets users transform the home’s atmosphere in seconds.

As a Ketra and Lutron installer based in Palm Beach, FL, we’re always excited about what’s new in the smart lighting world. Below, we share our favorite features from Ketra lighting so you can get inspired for your home.

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A Lighting Brand We Love: DMF Lighting

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Create a Brilliant LED Lighting Installation with DMF Lighting

If you’re upgrading or installing a new lighting system, DMF Lighting is one of the best brands to choose from. DMF’s engineer-driven approach to downlighting creates beautifully illuminated spaces with features like Warm Dim technology that enhance the way we live.

But why should one choose DMF over other lighting brands? When we perform LED lighting installations here in Parkland, FL, DMF is one of our favorite lighting manufacturers. Here’s why.

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