Learning From Lego

Does your team know what ‘good and done’ looks like? Over the holiday break I got a chance to spend some quality time with my family. The days between Christmas and New Year’s Day lacked (mercifully) many scheduled activities. We ate, drank, built puzzles, played games, and generally enjoyed each other’s company. One of my […]

Should I pre-wire my smart home?

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Whether building a new home from scratch or remodeling your old house, here’s how pre-wiring your home for speakers and networking is a smart move that can save you time, money, and hassle in the long run.   What is pre-wiring? Pre-wiring is the process of running speaker wires, networking cables, Cat6 Ethernet cables, and […]

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 […]

Product Review: Sonos Move 2 Improves on Its Predecessor

Henry Clifford reviews the Sonos Move 2 Sonos sent me their latest portable speaker, Move 2, to try out. The original Move debuted in 2019. Four years is a long time in the tech world. According to Moore’s Law, the new Move 2’s performance should be at least double that of its predecessor. The Move […]

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 […]

Why Do I Need A Service Plan?

Why do I need a service plan? We’re asked this question a lot – and it’s a fair point. While it’s true that a well-designed and properly-installed smart home system should last 3-5 years, there’s no guarantee the occasional issue won’t pop up. Smart home technology can be a big investment, so you should make sure […]

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 […]

Common Apple TV Issues and How to Solve Them

Apple TV is one of the leading smart home devices on the market today. With seamless screen-sharing capabilities, access to all of the popular streaming apps, plus a library of original content – it’s a popular choice as a home entertainment solution! But what happens when things don’t work as they should? While there are […]

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 […]

Select The Right Technology For Your Renovation Project

When renovating your home, it can be overwhelming to choose the right technology to include in your updates. Here are some tips to help you pick the right technology for your home renovation project: Identify your needs and goals Start by thinking about what you want to accomplish with the renovation. Are you looking to […]