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Data and WiFi Network 101

What Makes a Good Data and WiFi Network? The data and WiFi networking equipment in our homes is often overlooked.  Unlike the other technology equipment we can see, touch and experience, networking equipment is practically invisible. It’s hidden in a rack, or on a shelf, or in a closet, quietly working around the clock, streaming…
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Announcement: Mills Achieves Certification through the Home Technology Association

Mills has recently achieved certification through the  Home Technology Association. Mills is the first technology integration firm in Illinois to achieve this certification. The HTA Certification system is the new industry standard of excellence for home technology installation companies. The HTA exists to connect homeowners and the specification community with an independent method to evaluate the technical…
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Remote Support Capabilities Expanding

At Mills, we view ourselves as more than just a great technology installation company.  As our new logo suggests, we believe that design and support are equally, if not often more important.  Sometimes those two things combine, as Mills strives to “design for serviceability.” For the past few years Mills has been specifying and installing…
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Surveillance Cameras – Newer, Smarter

This article includes content from an article authored by Matt Sailor, CEO & President of IC Realtime  When looking for a surveillance camera system, it is easy to get overwhelmed by the huge number of products available.  And, the confusing technical jargon that comes with them. Every brand claims to offer high resolution and night…
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Outdoor Technology Playing a Growing Role

Trends show that Outdoor Technology is playing a big role in new or updated outdoor spaces. A recent study by Houzz shows that over half of homeowners spend more time outdoors after completing landscaping projects.  More than 750 homeowners on Houzz shared details about their landscaping projects in an online survey. Outdoor Activities Increased Post- Project…
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Outdoor Audio Solutions – ‘Tis the Season for Outdoor Entertaining

The season of barbeques, outdoor entertaining, pool and beach parties is almost upon us. Is your yard ready for the season? What’s a party without great music? Good quality speakers are key to outdoor audio systems. First, they need to withstand the elements. And, of course, they need to sound great too. So, what type…
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