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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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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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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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6 Smart Home Upgrades to Install During Your Remodel

  This post comes to us via the Control4 blog,  from Emily Long, a freelance writer based in Salt Lake City, Utah. She writes about tech trends and personal finance with the occasional dive into health and wellness. A renovation is the perfect time to customize your living space and take advantage of the latest…

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A Tech Service Department…. for your home

Most homeowners don’t spend much time interviewing technology companies about their after-sale service. It’s hard enough to comparing  different proposals, and how it will all fit the budget.  By the time it’s complete, the system should just work forever (well, perhaps a very long time), right? You enjoy your technology systems when they’re working.  But then…

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Mills Technologies Awarded Best Of Houzz 2017!

Best of Houzz Chicago 2017

Skokie, Illinois, February, 2017 – Mills Technologies has won “Best Of Service, for the second consecutive year, on Houzz®, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. The 78 year old technology design build company was chosen by the more than 40 million monthly unique users that comprise the Houzz community from among more than…

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Mills Technologies Wins “Best Of Customer Service 2016” on Houzz

Best of Houzz Chicago 2016

Skokie, IL – January 12, 2016 – Mills Technologies has won “Best Of Customer Service” on Houzz®, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. Mills was chosen for their outstanding work in supporting customers’ technology systems by the Houzz community. The Best Of Houzz is awarded annually in three categories: Design, Customer Service and…

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Mills Wins Crestron Award for Simple User Interface

Award-Winning Crestron Dealer Chicago

Often when considering technology for their home or business, people’s biggest concern is: “Will I understand how to use it?”  “Will it be simple?” User Interfaces (UIs) or Graphics User Interfaces (GUIs) are the key to enjoying any electronic system.  In addition to clean, crisp graphics, user interfaces must be intuitive to use – even…

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