Components of a Great Distributed Audio System

The perfect distributed audio system will be capable of doing multiple things at once, with the ability to satisfy the needs of each family member in different parts of the home. It lets users control the TV or music in their own personal space using their choice of...

Smart Home Controls: What Are Your Options?

If there’s one thing all smart homes have in common, it’s a system to manage them – usually with the help of one or multiple control devices. An array of stylish devices makes it easier, even enjoyable, to adjust settings and create the perfect home environment for...

How to Know if Your Network is Robust Enough

Luxury in the age of technology means getting the temperature right even though that one room always gets more sun than the others. Toggling between streaming programs without interruption. And somehow getting the sound right in your home theater independently from...

The Latest in Smart TV Technology

Today’s televisions are like playgrounds for adults, with access to as many channels and streaming programs as a home viewer’s heart could desire. You can interact with social media, show off your vacation photos, and get access to video on demand, internet radio,...

The Latest in Surveillance & Smart Locks

As you prepare for the holidays, your home should be prepared, too. We’re not talking about Christmas lights – although there’s nothing wrong with a little holiday cheer. Home deliveries were already on the rise pre-pandemic. With more deliveries on the road and the...

How to Make Your Home More Energy Efficient

October is National Energy Awareness Month, a federal day that recognizes the importance of building optimization and the efficient management of energy resources. Just as renewable resources are on the rise, a growing array of newer products and technologies is...

Why You Should Renovate in the Fall

Humans are seasonal creatures, especially here in the Midwest, and there’s a reason so many homeowners prefer to get their renovation and remodeling projects done in the fall. So much of the year is spent thinking about what we want to do outside. But when that...

New Home Construction Is Getting More Automated

As home technology becomes more widely accessible, new homes are being developed with a full array of built-in technology. This shift is happening quickly. Almost a third of all homes reportedly had some smart home technology in 2018 – but more than half will by...