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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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Designing the Ultimate Home Theater

There’s nothing quite like enjoying your favorite movies from the comfort of your home.  Today there are affordable options for video projectors, sound systems, wifi-enabled receivers, and other components to create theater visual and sound quality within just about any budget.  But once you’ve planned for the best technology, what else do you need to […]

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Choosing Motorized Window Treatments

Home automation innovations are making life at home more convenient for millions of people.  Today, it’s hard to find a home that isn’t equipped with automated lights or home theater technology.  One option people have is to add automated, motorized blinds to their home technology lineup.  Here are a few things you should know about […]

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Improve Your Home Theater with Acoustic Panels

The perfect home theater consists of several characteristics, from sufficient internet connectivity and wiring to strategically placed speakers and lighting.  However, one aspect many homeowners overlook is home theater acoustic panels.  For a truly cinematic experience, it is essential to have good picture quality and realistic sound. Adding acoustic panels to your theater ensures it […]

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Managing Costs for Streaming Services

Remember the days of purchasing movies and tv series on DVD and manually loading them into your home theater system?  In those days, you had to find what you wanted in a store or order it online and wait. You may still have a closet full of disks that you’re unsure if you should keep […]

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