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Modern technology allows us to control our entertainment systems, home environment and security like never before!

  1. savantTHE PERFECT LIGHT Start your morning with a gentle, calm wake-up as your lights gradually brighten or adjust lighting levels from a single lamp or an entire room with the touch of a button. The Savant lamp control system app gives you full control of the lighting in your home and can also coordinate your entertainment, temperature and security systems. – Savant
  2. WARM AND COSY The Learning Thermostat by Nest learns energy usage patterns and even preferences, subsequently tailoring usage accordingly and saving you money on your energy bill. Built in safety features will alert your phone if the system senses issues with the furnace or a temperature drop that could affect the integrity of your pipes. – Nest 1
  3. INTEGRATED ENTERTAINMENT ELAN offers a home entertainment system that will unify functionality across all facets of your media systems throughout your home, even outside, for a completely integrated entertainment experience. – ELAN; Photo by Core Brands
  4. hunterSMART SHADES Programmable window treatments from Hunter Douglas, are controllable with the new PowerView Pebble™ Control or with the PowerView app. They are the perfect, modern and stylish option. PowerView technology allows you to set your shades to operate on a schedule of your choosing and even interacts with your location to accommodate changing sunrise or sunset times. – Hunter Douglas
  5. watchENHANCED SECURITY PACKAGES Control4 promises to enhance your home’s security, keeping your family and your possessions safe. The system will notify you if the doorbell rings, water heater leaks or garage door is left open. You can even use the app to remotely close the forgotten door! Another neat feature: you can program the system to automatically pause your movie upon receiving a phone call so that you don’t miss a cinematic moment. – Control4



Main Photo by Hunter Douglas

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