Home Automation


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…


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…


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…


AIC Goes to Cancun

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…

Infinity Pool with Elan Control system

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…

Smart Phone Apps

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…

Motorized shades in Palmetto Bluff

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…

Hilton Head Lighting Control

Benefits of Lighting Control

Benefits of Lighting Control Let’s face it, lighting can make or break your home. It sets the tone and atmosphere as soon as you step foot onto your property. Whether it is having exterior or interior lights, having the proper lighting can really transform your home.     The standard, old-fashioned lighting controls usually consist of…

Over the mantle TV mount

Nexus 21 Over the mantle TV mount.

Nexus Delivers New Pro Motorized TV Mount At AIC, we are proud partners will great companies that produce immaculate technology that we integrate into our clients’ homes. Our partner, Nexus 21, has recently come out with their newest pro motorized over-mantel TV mount. This tops all TV mounts I have seen thus far. The sleek…

Lutron purchases Ketra

Lutron to showcase natural lighting solutions.

Lutron Electronics Acquires Ketra, Maker Of Smart Lighting And Controls   Lutron Can Now Offer the World’s Most Comprehensive, Light Control Solution: Customizable Lighting, Controls and Automated Shades for Residential and Commercial Applications   Lutron Electronics, the leader in smart lighting controls and automated shading solutions, has signed an agreement to acquire Ketra, whose Natural…

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The Importance of having a nice rack.

The Importance of Proper cable management   With the abundance of audio and video technology present in modern day homes, you’d be surprised at the amount of homes that don’t have proper cable management. Not only do the unkempt wires and cables look un-aesthetically pleasing, but they can pose safety and performance concerns. Here are a…

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AIC Is a 2018 Elan Top Dealer

Advanced Integrated Controls was proud to be recognized as an Elan Top Dealer for 2018 at this years CEDIA conference in San Diego. We want to send a special thanks to Elan Home Systems for their continued support and commitment to helping AIC keep you “Connected to the world”.