Connecting Tech and Design with a Smart Home

More than 12 billion smart devices are currently in homes around the world. Designers can be either excited by this or terrified. Up until now, tech has generally been seen by the design industry as something to add after the design process has been completed. But now...

SnapAV Acquire Control4

Snap AV acquiring Control4 is big news in the A/V Smart Home world, a major shakeup. SnapAV bought Control4 in an all-cash transaction for what comes out to around $680 million dollars. SnapAV is a leading manufacturer and distributor of networking, remote management,...

Home Security Gets “Smart”

a. “Mockupancy” I have discussed Mockupancy before but let me recap a bit. Living in Lake Tahoe we have a large population of vacation homeowners. Between holidays and peak season many of our homes are unused and dark. “Mockupancy” is making it seem like your home...

Google’s New Smart Home Halloween Updates

“Hey Google, get Spooky” Google gets scary by adding some fun updates.  Now thru November owners with a Nest Hello video doorbell will have the options to make their chime sound like an evil laughing witch, a ghost, vampire, or monster.  Have your house be...

Steps to a Successful Home Remodel

How to not loose your mind when remodeling your home I find a lot of my friends drag their feet when its time to remodel. I’m sure you can hear a ton of horror stories when you talk about taking the time to remodel a space or you home. But remodeling can be exciting...