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How To: WiFi Calling

Did you know you could use your wireless network to make phone calls with your cellphone? WiFi calling is easily one of the most overlooked features on our phones. What is WiFi Calling? WiFi calling allows you to make and receive calls through your wireless network instead of your cellular network.   Why Would I…

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Transcend Into TV With Nexus 21

As wall mounting televisions became the norm, we have missed something along the way. There is without a doubt, elegance in the way we are able to place thin televisions on the wall and over a fireplace.   After all, it wasn’t that long ago that our televisions took a large floor-space in our living…

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Stop Hiding Your Router

We need to discuss something very important. Recently I have come across numerous life hacks on the internet on how to hide your router. Life hacks are a very trendy topic and everyone is jumping ship to show off how useful they have made ordinary products, or in this case how well they can hide…

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Myths and Misconceptions About Home Automation

Home automation is gaining popularity. With more popularity comes even more disinformation. In this blog we are going to break through some of the greatest myths and misconceptions about home automation.    Automating my home will cost too much money. That sounds expensive! You don’t have to automate your whole home at once. You can…

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Cable TV is Dying

  I never thought I’d give up cable. I’ve had it most of my life. The bill seemed like a normal utility, comparable to the water or electric bill. You couldn’t run from it. It was just a necessary commodity. When I bought my first house I signed a 2 year contract with a popular…

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2020 Mark of Excellence Award

Advanced Integrated Controls is excited to have been announced as the winner of a 2020 Mark of Excellence Award by the Consumer Technology Association for our work on The Campus (see a description of our work on this project here, including a video). The Mark of Excellence Awards, presented by the Smart Home Division of…

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The Next Gen of ELAN Surveillance Cameras and NVRs

On January 10th, ELAN released their next generation of ELAN Surveillance products. These all new, next generation cameras are innovative, featuring an auto-focus feature and are equipped with advanced video analytics. The new ELAN network video recorder features a new, small form factor unit. Elan has also released new mounting accessories for the bullet and…

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Protect your Smart Home

Digital home invasions are a startling trend in today’s technological growth. Twenty billion smart devices are to be connected by 2020, with 75% of households having smart technologies by 2025. This increased trend in smart devices leaves us vulnerable to hackers, thieves and criminals.   Back up… Digital home invasions?   If you haven’t heard…

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HDMI Forum, INC. Implements New HDMI 2.1 Certification

The HDMI Forum Inc has announced a new certification program for Ultra High Speed HDMI cables. The push for the certification program is to ensure that 4K and 8K HDMI cables accommodate the features and capabilities of the HDMI 2.1 specifications. What is the HDMI Forum, Inc.? The HDMI Forum, Inc., is a mutual benefit,…

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Sonos Changes Prices – Again

Sonos is raising prices yet again. It comes as no surprise, as the company hinted at a possible price increase earlier in the year. The anticipation came after tariff increases on Chinese manufactured goods, causing a 19% hit on earnings. Sonos states that price increase is not exactly about the “one time hit” of the…