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What is Video Distribution?

We briefly touched on video distribution in our Control System vs Multiple Apps post a couple of weeks ago. Distributed video allows a single video source, like a cable box, AppleTV, or a Blu-ray player, to be shared between multiple TVs that are connected to a video switch. Video Distribution – Some Advantages This provides…
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Should My Smart Home Use a Control System or Multiple Apps?

“Can we use apps to control our system, or do we need an integrated control system?” This question is one we are often asked by our clients and building partners. There’s no right or wrong answer. It really depends upon the goals of the homeowners, as well as the size and complexity of your overall…
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Lighting Control – Top Reasons Why Every Home Should It

Many home technologies boost convenience and safety. Others reduce energy costs. And some improve aesthetics. Lighting control is one of the few that can do all of this and more. Many homeowners who are building luxury homes purchase lighting control systems simply because they feel it is an expected feature for resale. What they fail…
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LED Lighting – Advancements in Technologies

Did You Know? Mills Offers LED Lighting and Fixtures! A recent addition to our product lineup, Mills offers an assortment of high-performance LED lighting fixtures. This includes recessed (in-ceiling), linear, and outdoor. Why did we add fixtures to our solutions? We are following the technology. Years ago, we started by providing lighting dimmers. Then, as…
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Technologies to Enhance Your Outdoor Living Space

The season of outdoor entertaining, barbeques, outdoor movie nights, beach and pool parties is right around the corner. Is your outdoor space ready for the season? In this issue, we discuss a few technologies to enhance your outdoor living. Audio – Outdoor Music What’s a party without great music? High quality speakers are key to…
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Can Technology Make Your Life Greener?

Making Life Greener with Technology What comes to mind when you think about technology that helps us to conserve resources and live greener lives? Energy efficient appliances (smart thermostats, energy and water efficient dishwashers and the like) is usually one of the first things we think of, right?  But there are many ways technology in…
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