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Hiding Technology in Your Home

By Mills Technologies | March 8, 2023 | Comments Off on Hiding Technology in Your Home

Technology is an essential part of our daily lives. But let’s face it, electronics aren’t always aesthetically pleasing and can quickly add clutter to a sleek and sophisticated design. Whether you’re renovating an existing space or building a new one, Mills helps clients and their design teams lessen the visual impact of technology components –…

HTA Certification – 5 Benefits of Hiring an HTA Certified Professional

By Sarah Brewster | February 24, 2023 | Comments Off on HTA Certification – 5 Benefits of Hiring an HTA Certified Professional

The Home Technology Association (HTA), an independent organization that was created to help homeowners and home design and building professionals find qualified technology integration firms for their renovation and new construction projects.  In order to achieve HTA certification, firms must adhere to a stringent set of standards, including a 60+point evaluation process.  Mills was the…

What is Video Distribution?

By Mills Technologies | September 27, 2022 | Comments Off on 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…

Should My Smart Home Use a Control System or Multiple Apps?

By Mills Technologies | September 7, 2022 | Comments Off on 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…

Lighting Control – Top Reasons Why Every Home Should It

By Mills Technologies | August 11, 2022 | Comments Off on 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…

LED Lighting – Advancements in Technologies

By Mills Technologies | July 1, 2022 | Comments Off on 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…

Technologies to Enhance Your Outdoor Living Space

By Mills Technologies | May 18, 2022 | Comments Off on 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…

Can Technology Make Your Life Greener?

By Mills Technologies | April 22, 2022 | Comments Off on 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…

Poor Wireless Connection?

By Mills Technologies | March 29, 2022 | Comments Off on Poor Wireless Connection?

10 Things that Might be Messing with Your Wireless Connection Is a weak or spotty wireless connection getting you down? There are a number of things in your home that may be contributing to poor WiFi.  Here is our Top 10 – and some of these may surprise you! 1. Water A large aquarium can…

Smart Lighting – Advancements, Enhancements and Innovative New Tech

By Mills Technologies | March 10, 2022 | Comments Off on Smart Lighting – Advancements, Enhancements and Innovative New Tech

Lutron Launches new Radio Ra3 Wireless System Smart lighting for the home is constantly evolving. And now, with the introduction of Radio Ra3 from Lutron, there has never been a better time to say yes to lighting control. Four big changes: New Sunnata dimmers feature a light bar that can be touched or swiped to…