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Human-Centric Lighting – The Next Big Thing in Home Design

Of all the amenities in a home, lighting can have the most impact on design, ambiance and even your sense of well-being. Set at the appropriate brightness and color temperature, lighting can accentuate the architectural features of your home while affecting your mood and well-being. Smart lighting has the ability to touch every part of…
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Home Theater vs. Media Room – What’s the Difference?

Nomenclature is a challenge when it comes to home technology. We struggle with terms that resonate with homeowners. From the “AV guy” to system integrators to custom installers to technology designers to low-voltage contractors, the home technology industry seems to have an identity crisis, even though all those terms mean essentially the same thing to…
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5 Steps to a Better Outdoor Entertainment Space

A study last year by the American Institute of Architects showed that as homeowners look to make improvements, outdoor living spaces top the list. To create an outdoor space that you will use even more, technology is a key element. HTA Certified home technology professionals can expertly outfit your outdoor spaces with technology in such a way that it…
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Surveillance Cameras – 12 Things You Need to Know

When looking for a surveillance camera system, it is easy to get overwhelmed by the huge number of products available and the confusing technical jargon that comes with them. Just walk into any big box retailer and there are numerous brands all seemingly selling the exact same camera. Every brand claims to offer high resolution…
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Why You Need a Smart Home Integrator When Upgrading Your Home Network

Hiring a professional will ensure that your network keeps up with your lifestyle and needs while you and your family work, learn and play from home. The Zoom video communications platform grew from 10 million daily meeting participants to more than 200 million in a day in April 2020. As of December 2020, 41.8% of the American…
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Why a Smart Home Needs a Strong Wiring Backbone

Wireless connectivity is faster than ever, but your home still needs a solid network of wiring for higher bandwidth, better Internet security and a host of other benefits. In a world that increasingly uses wireless communication, conversations about cabling / prewiring can seem a bit outdated and, frankly, unnecessary. In reality, this could not be…
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Why an Enterprise-Grade Network is a MUST in every Luxury Home

The world we live in today has become increasingly connected. Not long ago, most people only had a desktop computer and maybe, a laptop computer that needed access to the Internet or maybe a network-connected printer. In just a few short years it seems that every device in our lives can now communicate with other devices,…
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What Is the Life Expectancy of Your Electronics?

So you have been in your home for some time and now your electronic systems are showing signs of age. You had a home technology company come in and they are asking you to replace items that seem perfectly fine. Are they trying to get in your wallet, or is the information you are receiving…
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8K Home Entertainment

Upgrade your main media system now with a complete, professionally installed 8K entertainment package. You’ve likely seen or read about 8K televisions. Packed with an amazing assortment of advanced imaging technologies, they produce brighter, more vivid, and realistic pictures than 4K or 1080p TVs. And while there’s currently not much 8K video content available to…
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Are 8K TVs Worth It?

There’s been a lot of buzz about 8K TVs. They’re currently the best thing going in terms of picture quality and poised to make an even bigger impact in the very near future—future being the keyword. There’s just not very much 8K video content available to watch—yet. When that happens, images will reach a whole…
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