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Top 3 Technology Budget Tips

When starting a remodeling or new home building project, perhaps the most ambiguous budget for many homeowners is the technology budget. Your builder, architect, and/or interior designer can quickly estimate what a new kitchen, electrical contract or landscaping will cost. When it comes to technology, the budget is a little tougher to ballpark because there…
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Hot Trends in Home Technology

Mills team members Bryan, Brendan and Jack attended the CEDIA (Custom Electronics Design & Installation Association) Expo earlier this month. The CEDIA Expo is THE event for home tech professionals. With over 500 exhibitors, it allows home tech pros complete access to new products and breakthrough innovations in home technology. So, we asked them to…
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Continuing Education Credits – Let’s Do Lunch!

Through the Custom Electronics Design and Installation Association (CEDIA), Mills Technologies is accredited to present approximately 10 different courses that count toward learning credit hours.  With the rapid change of the technology in today’s homes, we have found these presentations are a great platform to learn and discuss how these changes affect us all.  Available courses…
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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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