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A Smart Home Escape in Wine Country

Nestled atop a hill overlooking California’s famous Sonoma Valley wine region sits a dream retirement home that is the perfect place to entertain family and friends. The homeowners, who were new to the area, wanted to blend smart home technology into the space without making it the focal point of the house. So they brought in audio and video integration…

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Top Tips When Considering a Home Security System

According to Parks Associates, uncertainty caused by COVID-19 has heightened anxiety about the safety and security of our families and homes. They report that while residential security system adoption held steady from 2014 to 2017, a 10 percent increase moved the needle to 36 percent adoption in 2021. “Smart home and security device adoption is also rising in broadband households,…

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When the Stars Align

Luxury clients know what they want, but sometimes it can be difficult to put their vision down on paper. By the time one homeowner approached Eddie Shapiro, chief AV designer at SmartTouch USA, multiple integrators had already come and gone, and the right system and plan had not been found. “The client was having a hard time getting people to…

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Renovating a Mansion for Aging in Place

            Even as their limitations increase, most seniors procrastinate moving out of their houses for as long as possible. No one wants to leave behind their home for what often feels like a depressing last stop. Especially as people are living longer and multi-generational families are more common in North America, seniors and their families are looking for solutions that…

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Integration Solutions Showcased in a Display Property

Bozeman and Big Sky, Mont.-based SAV Digital Environments would be hard pressed to find a more idyllic corner of the country in which to operate. Stunning mountain vistas and expansive swaths of alpine forests present the perfect backdrop for showcasing the company’s luxury design and integration solutions. Balancing the View with the Design While the company typically works to bring…

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Integrating Smart Home Technology into Centenarian Home

The British Columbia-based custom installation team of La Scala Integrated Media encounters many requests for smart home installations in many types of residences throughout and beyond the Vancouver area. In Shaughnessy, an upscale, cozy neighborhood in Central Vancouver, this group of experts was presented with a client’s mandate of outfitting a home with the latest media and gaming technologies in…

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