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Hygge and Home Technology: 5 Benefits

Everyone wants a happy home but how exactly can you get one? Decor and lifestyle trends are an effective way to achieve peace of mind in your space. Hygge is a Danish living principle turned popular trend that emphasizes living in the moment and values contentment with one’s current state. According to the trend, coziness…

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Smart Home Cost Considerations

At Livewire, we’re often asked how much a smart home costs.  We’re amazed how many industry colleagues shy away from the question lest they scare away potential customers. Solid information about the total cost of ownership associated with a solid home technology system is paramount to making an informed buying decision. Investing in home technology…

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The Best Home Technology Companies in Richmond

Clients often ask us who are some of the best home technology companies in Richmond they should consider when planning a home technology installation. Of course, we’ll toot our own horns – after all, we’ve been named the region’s best integrator by CE Pro for nine years running. However, we also actively encourage our customers…

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Upgrade Your Wifi With The eero Pro 6E Mesh

I can’t resist new shiny objects. Even though the Wi-Fi 6 standard just debuted less than 24 months ago, that may as well have been a decade in tech years. The new eero WiFi Pro 6E mesh network is a great example of this new phenomenon of incremental, but nevertheless meaningful, upgrades well before the…

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Home Hub Showdown: Google vs Amazon

Here at Livewire, we get asked all the time which smart home hub does the best job controlling home technology. We decided to create a simple article highlighting the pros & cons of each major platform to help our clients decide for themselves which one works best for their home. Since the Amazon Echo debuted…

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Your Wi-Fi Signal And 9 Obstacles Killing It Softly

You’ve done everything right, so why is your wi-fi signal still spotty? Anything in your line of sight can negatively impact your Wi-Fi signal. The materials used to construct your home, your neighbor’s networking activity, the layout of your furniture, and even certain kitchen appliances can impede the performance of a home network. But what…

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Security System Installation: Professional or DIY?

With the abundance of security system options available in today’s market, choosing between them can be tough! While professionally-installed and monitored systems continue to evolve with streamlined technology and helpful integrations, more and more DIY solutions emerge every day. With so many options to choose from, the question of “which is best?” is asked more than…

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Does Your Control System Need More Than One App?

Here at Livewire, we get asked all the time which approach is best for navigating your control system; “one app to rule them all” or multiple apps? We decided to create a simple article highlighting the pros & cons of each category to help our clients decide for themselves which one works best for their…

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SVS 3000 Micro Subwoofer: New Age Bass Performance

I have reviewed a few subwoofers over the years and thought my days of auditioning big boxes were behind me. What could possibly be new under the sun in the world of bass? That was before I strolled into a demo room at La Cantera Resort in San Antonio last year, lured there by killer…

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Cybersecurity Tips for Your Smart Home

Even the most tech-savvy among us can feel like a babe in the woods when it comes to protecting a home or business network from cybersecurity threats. When we explain to clients why it’s important, it helps to compare cybercrime to the physical security industry. I explain that their home or business now has digital…

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