NO MATTER HOW YOU SLICE IT, a professionally installed home automation system rarely comes cheaply. But that’s all about to change, thanks to new scaled down systems introduced by companies including Savant, Elan, Clare Controls, and Crestron. And if they’re not paring down the capabilities of their systems to the basics, they’ve refined their programming software to make it faster for integrators to get automation systems up and running. All of this results in technology that’s priced attractively for mainstream consumers. But don’t worry: These entry-level systems offer plenty of practical features that’ll add greater convenience, comfort, and value to your home; plus, they can be easily expanded to incorporate additional functionality.Get the Guide
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Accentuate the Positive
Is there a particular architectural element of your home that you’d like to show off? Are there parts of the interior design that you find particularly beautiful? Maybe you have a collection of art that you’d like to showcase or an area of interest that demands attention? A lighting control system can ensure that all the favorite parts of your house are never lost in the shadows. They’ll make those features stand out for all to admire by simply illuminating them in a way that draws the eye and accentuates the positive.Get the Guide
HYPE TAPP Smart LED Lighting System Looks a Lot Like Hue
Group lights by room and pick your color.
New TAPP smart LED light system includes color-adjustable blubs, a wireless gateway and an appliance adapter.Get the Guide
Osram Sylvania to Make Bulbs with the Power of Belkin WeMo
A new deal will bring WeMo-enabled Ultra iQ LED light bulbs to market this fall.
A new deal will bring WeMo-enabled Ultra iQ LED light bulbs to market this fall.Get the Guide
Stack LED Smart Bulb Responds to Your Behavior
The latest in smart lighting can adjust according to its surroundings.
The latest in smart lighting can adjust according to its surroundings.Get the Guide
URC LED Lighting Uses ZigBee and Screw-in Simple Concept
The new wireless system can put lighting into any Total Control or ccGEN2 install.
The new wireless system can put lighting into any Total Control or ccGEN2 install.Get the Guide
Home Automation Systems Getting Mobile App Upgrades
New control apps put the power of personalization in the hands of homeowners.
Smart home apps make it easy for users to program their own home automation systems.Get the Guide
Netflix Hack Controls Philips Hue Lights
Hack makes your room color match what’s on your TV.Get the Guide
Lowe's Adds New Products to Iris Home Automation Lineup
The system's open platform has paved the way for new energy-saving and security solutions.
The system’s open platform has paved the way for new energy-saving and security solutions.Get the Guide
BrightSwitch Remembers to Shut Off Lights When You Forget
The upcoming option can power off your lights without any controllers or apps.
The upcoming option can power off your lights without any controllers or apps.Get the Guide