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Using Automation to Optimize Home Security

Home automation has become increasingly popular in recent years, with homeowners looking for ways to improve the convenience, comfort, and security of their homes. With the advancement of technology, a variety of devices and systems are available that can help optimize home automation and keep your home and property secure. In fact, using automation to […]

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How to Digitize Home Movies

Having a home theater makes movie nights more fun, but you don’t always have to stream the latest flick for your friends and family. Why not make a big bowl of popcorn, grab your favorite sodas, and gather around to watch your favorite home movies? There’s no better way to share family history with your […]

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Tips for Automating Lighting in Your Home

One of the greatest conveniences homeowners enjoy with home automation is lighting.  If you’re new to adding technology to your home, lighting is a great place to start.  While setting up home automation may seem complicated, we have some easy tips for automating lighting in your home. There are four primary ways you can control […]

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Using a Home Automation System for Energy Efficiency

Who doesn’t like saving money? If you’re like many families in America, finding ways to make your home energy efficient to save money on your utility bills is a top priority. The New York Times recently reported that Americans spend approximately $130 billion annually on wasted energy. There are three stages to achieving energy efficiency […]

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Why Choose a Professional Home Automation Company

It’s exciting to add automated features to your home to make your life more convenient and comfortable.  Once you make the decision to add home automation, you’ll quickly find you have a wide array of choices to select from.  Before you hit the big box retailer in your neighborhood and start purchasing bits and pieces […]

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Hosting a New Year’s Eve Party in Your Home Theater

Winter is a perfect time to enjoy your home theater.  Who cares that it’s cold outside or that it gets dark by 5:00 when you can hang out with your friends and family to enjoy your favorite movies in a cinema-like setting?  But if you’re not using your home theater to host some fantastic parties, […]

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Protect Your Rural Property with Surveillance

Southern Oregon is blessed with many beautiful natural environments.  From scenic views of the Siskiyou mountains to riverfront properties and valley farmlands.  Many Oregonians enjoy rural life, with homes off the beaten path or at least more than a stone’s throw from their nearest neighbors.  Yet, while living in the backwoods or amid pastures is […]

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Which is better: DVDs or streaming?

It doesn’t seem that long ago that DVDs were the hottest new technology for watching movies at home, yet today it’s possible to watch nearly anything by streaming it over the internet.  While streaming was originally limited to a few services like Netflix, Hulu, and Vudu, now you can search nearly 50 websites for something […]

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Keep Your Smarthome System From Being Hacked

One of the most significant concerns consumers have about smarthome technology is the security of the wifi networks.  Without the proper precautions in place, hackers can infiltrate your home network and gain access to confidential information and passwords.  Hiring a professional home automation company to select and install your automated components will help keep your […]

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Control Your Lutron Smart Shades with Voice Commands

The best part of home automation is when your system does what you want it to do in whatever fashion works best for you.  For example, some homeowners don’t want to have to think at all about turning on lights or opening and closing blinds, so a system that provides options to set operations by […]

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