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Video: River’s Edge Retreat Elan Automation

Off of the May River’s edge sits an elegant 7,800 square foot retreat. A remarkable property which features a luxury home, a guest house, and a pool house fit with a personal gym. This project integrates the residence and provides the client with superior amenities. This property features Elan control systems, uniquely concealed televisions, multiple…

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Cedia Expo 2019 Showcase

Cedia Expo – 2019 Showcase   Recently, Advanced Integrated Controls attended the Cedia Expo in Colorado to learn about the latest and greatest home technology. The Cedia Expo is a yearly event for professionals and press to learn about the newest technologies and products emerging into the market. Awards are given out to top companies…

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Lutron HomeWorks 16.0

Lutron has announced its first update in 8 years, HomeWorks 16.0. With this update new tools and additional products will be introduced. Products such as the state of the art LED+ technology and the new Maestro PRO dimmer. Lutron will also introduce new RA2 Select, RadioRA 2 and HomeWorks in-wall dimmers. There is also a…

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Its Time To Make The Switch

It’s Time To Make The Switch   It may be time to upgrade your light switches. Yes, your light switches. Now forgive me because I haven’t been in your office or your home, I have no idea what your light switches look like, but trust me. It is time for an upgrade.   Here’s Why…

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What is Home Automation?

What is Home Automation? Over the course of several years we have experienced an increase trend in automated homes with the rise of “smart” technology. From smart televisions to smart thermostats, our everyday lives are becoming more connected. It is now easy to control utilities and different features of your home through the internet with…

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The Truth Behind Internet Speed Tests

The Truth Behind Internet Speed Tests     It wasn’t that long ago when we were expected to wait on a website to load. A dial up connection would take forever and a webpage would slowly appear inch by inch. Flash forward twenty years and it is a whole new story. We are connected and…

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Elan Launches New Intelligent Touch Panels

Elan Launches New Intelligent Touch Panels   Earlier this year, Nortek hosted live demonstrations of two new Elan Intelligent Touch Panels at ISE 2019. No, these aren’t just regular touch panels, Elan has incorporated these bad boys with face recognition and voice control over your home systems like lighting, audio, climate, security, and more. This…

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Are Smart Thermostats Worth It?

Are Smart Thermostats Worth It?   Now you’ve probably seen or heard of smart thermostats in the home and thought “I don’t need that, mine works just fine!” You’ve heard they save on money and energy, but you’ve never really dug deeper to find the real hidden benefits and assessed if this was the right…

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AIC Goes to Cancun | Top Selling Dealer for ELAN Home Systems

AIC Goes to Cancun | Top Selling Dealer for ELAN Home Systems     Thank you Nortek and ELAN for hosting one heck of a trip. We had the pleasure of attending the annual ELAN Club trip at the Dreams Riviera Cancun Resort in Cancun, Mexico last month. We were one among the 16 Top…

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Take the home automation outdoors

Now that you have finished your home automation project indoors, it doesn’t have to stop there. You can extend your smart home technology to your backyard and more. Just like your home’s interior, you’ll be able to control the exterior of your home in the palm of your hand. Here are a few areas and…

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There’s an App for That!

There’s an App for That! Ah, those summer months spent relaxing and enjoying the moment with your friends and family are coming to an end. Are you leaving your current residence to take a nice vacation? Or maybe leaving your favorite vacation destination back to your main home? Either way, I’m sure you start to…

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The Benefits of Motorized Blinds

When it comes to home automation, many people forget about window shades in the house. Having to adjust the window shades throughout the day in our home seems like such a daunting task. Having to walk to each individual room and roll up or down, close or open the blinds is an inconvenience to our…