Home Automation

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Lutron Palladiom, A Tradition of Excellence

Palladiom is Lutron’s masterpiece, a flawless, highly sought after shading system with over 50 years in the making. With every great design, there is even greater design roots. Lutron’s Palladiom takes inspiration from the foundations of modern art, featuring Bauhaus roots, Scandinavian design concepts and International modernism. Palladiom offers innovative elegance with groundbreaking technology.  …

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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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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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Smart Technology is Creating WiFi Chaos

How many devices are connected on your wireless network right now? Most likely a phone, tablet, your computer and printer. Maybe some video game consoles or some sort of streaming device. The average American household has around 10 connected devices.  These numbers are expected to rise exponentially. With the influx of smart technology many homes…

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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…