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What are LED Lights and Why You Should Choose Them for Your Home Automation System

According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), as of 2018, LEDs were the second-most common lighting in U.S. commercial buildings, following standard fluorescent bulbs.  While their report focuses on business cases, one trip down the lighting aisle at your favorite hardware store will lead you to conclude that LED bulbs are also a leading […]

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Home Automation is a Smart Investment for Seniors

Whether you are approaching your retirement years or you are responsible for caring for elderly parents or family members, home automation provides many benefits you may not have considered before.  While home automation systems are often known for being slick solutions that create convenience for homeowners, they have the potential to be essential tools for […]

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How to Optimize Internet Speed in Your Smart Home

It’s hard to live in a house today without considering it a “smart home.”  The Internet of Things (IoT) encompasses all of the technologies connected to and operated by the use of the internet.  Today, consumers rely on internet connectivity to run lights, window blinds, listen to music on distributed speakers, watch streaming services, monitor […]

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Beef Up Your Home Security System with These Simple Tips

Your home is your castle, and a robust security system will act like a congregation of ferocious alligators in a deep moat to keep burglars away.  Whether you have a current system in place in need of upgrades or designing a new system from scratch, here are a few tips to make your security system […]

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Beautify Your Home with Hideaway Media Solutions

Look at featured homes on television or in magazines, and you’ll rarely see a television, stereo, or worse yet…cords.  Yet the reality for most Americans is that we enjoy our media–whether binge-watching our favorite series on a Saturday or listening to our go-to albums after work.  One way to create the aesthetics you want in […]

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Tips to Make a Home Theater Affordable

Home theaters use modern audio and video equipment to create an immersive experience resembling a commercial movie theater.  Over the years, the technology to connect components, the quality of projectors and speakers, and the methods in which movies and music are accessed have evolved, making today’s home theaters better than ever.  The good news is […]

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What is the Internet of Things, and How is it Getting Into My House?

It may sound like some kind of spyware, but it’s actually a tremendous evolution in technology.  The Internet of Things (IoT) is a relatively new term that describes the proliferation of technology-based devices that are connected to the internet.  This connectivity allows the device to be controlled by another remote device with internet access such […]

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Can a Smarthome Make You Healthier?

There’s no doubt implementing systems like voice-controlled lighting, distributed music, home theater technology, and modern surveillance cameras can make you feel more comfortable and secure at home.  But are there other ways that “smart technology” can increase your health and wellness? Absolutely.  In fact, based on your individual needs and lifestyle, there are plenty of […]

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Adding Your HVAC to Your Smart Home Makes Your House Comfortable 24/7

When people think about implementing smart home technology, often they are considering automating their lights and creating home theater experiences.  Yet one of the most value-added ways to improve your home is to connect your HVAC system to your smart home technology. What is HVAC? This is your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system.  HVAC […]

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Your Surveillance System Quality Matters

According to the Gallup Organization, Americans are highly likely to experience a crime involving personal property.  14% of survey respondents said they’d been victims of money or property theft in the previous 12 months.  12% of respondents had property damaged by vandalism.  Finally, 5% reported their homes had been burglarized in 2021–up from only 2% […]

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