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Guide to Lighting for Home Automation

Setting up automated lighting control in your home doesn’t have to be complicated. While there are many ways to set up an automated lighting system, the equipment used is often very straightforward! And with the right technology – plus sticking to a few key principles – implementing these systems can be a snap. Lighting Control…

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A Guide To Wired and Wireless Home Networks

Please Note: ***Livewire provides wiring as part of larger installation projects for homes and businesses throughout the Central Virginia Region only.*** Technology has become so interconnected, that nowadays nearly all of your devices can communicate with one another. Everything from smartphones, computers, A/V systems, HVAC and lighting (heck there’s even smart toasters now) can communicate…

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6 Sonos Tips to Enhance Your Experience

For those who don’t know, this year we launched a new web series called Livewire Connections to stay connected to customers and answer the burning technology questions we’ve been getting over the years. The very first episode was with the team from Sonos, who shared some great tips with viewers on enhancing their Sonos experience.…

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Introducing Livewire Connections

We’re always looking for ways to connect with customers and provide insight and expertise when it comes to technology. That’s why, in 2021, we launched a new web series called Livewire Connections. Each month, Livewire Founder Henry Clifford will interview an industry expert and invite them to share tips and tricks with viewers.  “We started…

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Top Smart Home Tech for Convenience and Comfort

The latest smart home technology for heating, cooling and plumbing makes it even easier to stay on top of your energy usage. It’s also a great way to balance your family’s comfort with lower energy bills.  The best part is that there isn’t much work required on your end. And you can monitor your home…

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New Year, New Livewire: Doubling Down On Employee Happiness With Brand Reboot

Richmond, Va. – Livewire, long synonymous with high end residential technology installations launched its new identity today in a bid to refocus its residential, commercial and 24/7 remote support divisions around employee & customer happiness.  “We’ve learned a lot during the pandemic, especially how much we need to look inward and be there for our…

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How to Defeat a Security Alarm: Crash and Smash Attack

This article was originally posted by Ryan Boder for SuretyCam.com – and updated by Livewire. To view the original article, click here. It’s an endless game of cat and mouse. New home security measures are developed, and burglars figure out a way around them. They figure out a way to attack a security system, and…

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Voting is Open: R Home Readers Favorites 2021

Each year, Richmond Magazine puts out their R•Home Readers Favorites and asks readers to share their favorite stores and home-service providers. Livewire has made the list as a service provider for 10 years! Thanks to our amazing customers, we’ve maintained our #1 position in Home Media Sales and Installation 9 out 10 years; last year,…

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How Does a Smart Home Work?

Smart home automation is no longer something you’ll only see in sci-fi movies set in a far-off future. While we still quite haven’t figured out how to install KITT from Nightrider in your refrigerator – you can just have about every aspect of your home linked up to your network. You’ve no doubt seen ads…

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Are You Scaring Off Potential Customers?

Complement your website’s images of your largest installations with a blog that answers questions about your smallest. One of our key people at Livewire called me last week and asked why our website touts all sorts of shiny media rooms, theaters, and huge projects while the majority of our work consists of single-room flat panel…

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