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Curious About Smart Home Technology? Seeing is Believing!

See Smart Home Automation in Action at a Control4 Certified Showroom

Curious About Smart Home Technology? Seeing is Believing!

Often when you’re interested in a product or technology, you turn to the internet. You Google a product to see reviews, look up technical specifications, and read articles about features and tests. However, when it comes to smart home automation, it can be hard to take abstract specs and turn them into a complete understanding of the everyday solutions that smart tech offers.

Why? Because a true smart home automation experience is not about specs and features. It is about finding solutions to make your life simpler. So, if you’re considering adding something to your home, you may find it difficult to evaluate what automation technology can really do for you and which options will fit your needs and lifestyle. 

Our partner Control4 strongly believes that the customer should be able to see and feel what smart home technology is all about. To that end, they created the Control4 Certified Showroom program.  We are excited to participate in the program and have built a showroom right here in Portland, OR to let you experience the latest smart tech for yourself.

Visit our Control4 Certified Showroom to see, hear, and touch smart home automation for yourself. Let us know you’re interested in the chat box at the bottom of your screen and one of our Certified Showroom Professionals will respond.

Keep Tabs on Your Home With Smart Home Security

Whether on Vacation or at Work, Know Your Home Is Safe

Keep Tabs on Your Home With Smart Home Security

They say that your home is your castle.  Just like the castles in medieval times, you want to keep your home safe at all times, whether you are there or away.  While castles relied on high walls and moats for protection,, you don’t have to protect yourself from an invading force.  You do want to keep an eye on your home and know when something is amiss.

Fortunately, we have more advanced technology these days to help keep our homes safe.  And while there are still standard home security systems that set off an alarm when some sensor is tripped, there are much more sophisticated options available.  We like to call it smart home security, and it’s available right now for your home in the Portland-Vancouver area. 

Smart home security takes advantage of home automation technology to help you know what’s going on in your home at all times.  Let’s take a look at some of these security features available from our home automation partner Control4.

Manage Your Portland Home from Anywhere

Control4 Intercom Anywhere Puts You in Control of Your Smart Home

Manage Your Portland Home from Anywhere

Do you remember the old intercom systems that used to be installed in many upscale homes?   You could press a button and talk to someone in another room.  You could push another button and make a household announcement that dinner was ready.  You could play music on it through the built-in radio that many of them had.

Does that seem quaint today? Indeed, these intercoms started disappearing in the 1990s with digital technology and inexpensive multi-phone systems that could do the same things wirelessly. But the intercom isn’t dead – in fact, some of those features are still useful even in today’s smartphone-filled  world. 

Along that line, Control4 has reimagined the intercom for the 21st century.  Their Intercom Anywhere integrates with the Control4 smart home automation system to add new dimensions to communication and control for your property in Portland, OR.

Want to see what you can do with it?  Just keep reading.

Thinking About a Whole Home Audio System?

Here Are the Four Things We Consider In Building the Right System For You

Thinking About a Whole Home Audio System?

Whole home audio systems can be the perfect mood enhancer – or stress reliever.  Imagine coming home from work after a long day, feeling a little tired. You might pour yourself a glass of Willamette Valley Pinot to wind down, and turn on a relaxing Pandora station. With a whole home audio setup, the music will flow seamlessly from room to room as you go about your home routine in Portland. 

Does that sound relaxing?  Sure it does.  But whole home audio is more than just about speakers.  A few other pieces are needed for a stellar audio experience.  Read on to find out more.