How to Upgrade Your Coastal Source Outdoor Lighting with RGBTW Color

I fell in love with outdoor lighting during the pandemic when Coastal Source sent me a truckload of gear to install around my yard. It took me a while to trench, dig, cut and cajole all the lights in place, but when I did, the end result was well worth the effort. My property stands out after […]

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 Knight Rider into your refrigerator – you can just have about every aspect of your home linked up to your network. You’ve no doubt seen […]

How Can Smart Home Automation Save Money?

Owning a home can be expensive. For all of the tremendous benefits that come with being a homeowner, there also comes a long list of costs. Heating and cooling bills, electricity for the lights and appliances you use every day, Internet, cable – the list goes on. As energy costs continue to rise, energy efficiency […]

What is Home Automation?

Home automation is nothing to be intimidated by. No longer are systems overly complex or expensive to implement throughout your home. In fact, over the past decade home automation systems have become increasingly more attainable and realistic for homeowners.  As smart devices transition from integral parts of everyday life, it’s natural that we’ll continue to […]

How to Automate the Lights in Your Home

The advancement of technology has made our lives more comfortable and convenient, including automating our homes’ lighting. Automating your home’s lighting means controlling your lights’ on and off times, dimming levels, and color temperatures using your smartphone or voice commands. This can save you energy and money, enhance your home’s security, and create a more […]

Why We Use Mesh Networks for Home Automation

Nearly everything in your home can be controlled through automation, and mesh networks provide added security and reliability to your system. So much goes on behind the scenes with automated home systems, and it can take special consideration to make sure everything runs smoothly. After all, how awful would it be if your home security system […]

How to Fix Common Home Theater Problems

There are few better ways to enjoy premium entertainment than from the comforts of your very own home theater system. When done right, they’re known for high-quality sound, immersive experiences, and stunning visuals. However, like any other technology system, they can face some issues from time to time. Here are the steps your take when […]

What Will Smart Homes Look Like In 5 Years?

In 5 years, smart homes are expected to have even more advanced technology, offering increased convenience, comfort, and security. Some potential advancements for smart homes in 5 years include: Increased AI Integration Artificial Intelligence (AI) will play an even bigger role in smart homes, allowing for more personalized and intuitive experiences. AI technology will be […]

Integrating Siri Voice with the Control4 Halo Remote Control

The world of universal remote controls has been in a funk for the last few years. Only Savant has managed to produce a decent voice remote and Control4’s Neeo launch in 2019 felt rushed and incomplete. But when Snap One announced its Control4 Halo remote with Siri integration at last Fall’s CEDIA Expo, I couldn’t […]