Smart home products and systems include high-end custom home automation as well as DIY home automation products like wireless lighting controllers and smart door locks. Smart home systems make your life easier by integrating common features of your home under one control interface, commonly via an in-wall touchscreen or smart phone app. With a smart home automation system, you can monitor your home’s security, operate the lights, locks, whole-house music and motorized shades, and receive automated alerts when someone enters your house.

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10 Key Features in a Home Automation System

Lisa Montgomery

The ability to manage your home’s electronic systems from one main control system can make your household run smoother, feel better and save energy. The trick is to find a home automation system that will meet all the demands of your household, now and in the future.

Most systems can be tailored by a custom

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Home of the Year 2015 Award Winners

EH Staff

The 2015 Home of the Year awards highlight superb, customized innovation in 26 award-winning homes. We pay tribute to the innovative products and systems that are changing the way people live in their homes.

It’s also our chance to recognize the super installers who have so beautifully integrated these products and systems into the architecture

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