5 Home Technology Brands that Go Beyond Just Tech: Tools to Beautify

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The misconception many interior designers, architects, and homeowners have about technology is that it detracts from the beauty of a space. However, there are many revolutionary brands that create products that go beyond a piece of technology. They create tools for interior designers, architects, and homeowners to use to make smarter and more elegant homes. Below is a short list …

Séura SMART Mirrors: Designer Technology at Its Best

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Séura, a long-time manufacturer of TV Mirror solutions, is bringing SMART technology to the bathroom with the introduction of the Séura SMART Mirror. The announcement was made prior to the Custom Electronics Design Show in September 2017. The new mirrors transcend television viewing, providing consumers instant access to a personalized home screen for a more efficient and comfortable morning routine. …

Intelligent Home Technology Provides Endless Opportunities for Architects and Designers

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Convenience, comfort, and control are the main homeowner benefits when incorporating a smart home system. While this is important, this is not what inspires interior designers and architects to build a better home. Smart home technology should stretch the imagination of architects and designers. It should act as a new toolbox that has endless possibilities. Smart home technology should bring …

5 Must-Have Smart Home Features of 2018

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Did you know that smart homes are on the rise? According to recent research, over 50% of people are interested in a smart home. Convenience, security, and peace-of-mind are the leading factors for why more and more people are integrating smart products and services into their homes. Below is a list of the most popular smart home integrations of 2018. …

Facebook Aloha and Fiona to Join Crowded Smart Home Speaker Space

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Facebook is making its leap into the hardware business with its own line of smart speakers. The social media giant will reportedly launch two new smart speakers – Aloha and Fiona – in mid-2018. Reports about Facebook’s counter to Amazon Echo, Google Home, and Apple HomePod surfaced last year in July. These devices reportedly feature a touchscreen that can be …

Basalte Motion Sensor Auro: Compact Design with Big Functionality

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Since coming to the U.S., the Belgian manufacturer Basalte has pushed the boundaries with its beautiful control solutions for the high-end smart home, including minimalist iPad mounts and touch-sensitive keypads made of aluminum, bronze, and glass. Their latest smart home solution is a motion sensor called Auro. Announced at CEDIA 2017, Basalte Auro is a small, fast and almost invisible …

Three Eco-Friendly and Pet Friendly Smart Home Device Startups in 2018

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More and more homeowners are becoming comfortable with connected technology to control and manage their living environments. Lights, shades and climate control are the core eco-friendly systems in a home that have gained popularity in recent years. Now, a new generation of smart devices are being developed to push the envelope further in smart home technology. Below are three new …

5 Ways Smart Home Connected Devices Are Changing Your Life

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The modern connected home is powered by a network. The network is what enables communication to be transmitted between all connected devices which enables a home to be “smarter’ and more efficient. The ability to autonomously control a home based on temperature, living habits and even the position of the sun enables a homeowner to have more peace of mind …

How to Budget for Your Home’s Integrated Technology Needs

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When buying or remodeling a home, it’s difficult to nail down the exact cost of the project. Costs for an integrated home system can vary widely depending on the size of your home and the type of integrated technology desired. A builder, architect, and interior designer can quickly ballpark what a pool, a kitchen, or an electrical contract will cost, …

Crestron’s New Horizontal Sheers Provide More Design Options for Shades

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Crestron® has added to its selection of automated shade products through its newly available horizontal shades. Crestron’s new motorized window product line adds beauty, convenience, and comfort to any interior space. Featuring horizontal fabric vanes that float between two layers of sheer, knitted fabric, horizontal sheers offer an elegant and attractive window shading solution for controlling natural lighting and providing …