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Movies at Home: Oh, How Far We’ve Come

I was talking to a friend on Twitter last week and I mentioned that the series “11/22/63” which had previously only been available for streaming via Hulu was now available for rental...

Looking Forward to Virtual Reality’s New Role in Home Renovation

VR may be the key to demystifying the home automation process to customers and developers. If user-design is translated into VR content, customers and developers alike can experience the power of...

The Internet of Things and Your Home

We’ve all heard the buzzword “Internet of Things” or “IoT.” What is this? What does that mean to me? How does it impact me?

"The Internet of Things (IoT)...

Why ClareCare Customer Support Is Such a Big Deal

In prior blogs, I’ve explored the two types of smart home products on the market (specifically in Do it Myself vs Do it for Me). Clare uniquely walks the line between these options by giving...

David Weekley Makes Every 'Winter Garden' Home Smart With Clare

“There’s a lot to keep track of when buying a new home. The process can be daunting, even for those who’ve been through it before,” says Brent Bartholomew, division...

Batman v Superman: Dolby Atmos Review

After all the trouble I went through to watch the Ultra HD Blu-ray of this film (read “I Understand Why Our Clients Get Frustrated”), I figured I had to tell you about the audio and...

Hey Smart Home: 'Show Me The Money'!

A recently published report concludes that home automation through the Internet of Things (IoT) will reduce home energy consumption and by upwards of 10%. Savings would come from better managing...

DIY or DIFM? 'Do It for Me’ vs. 'Do It for Myself'

"While some people enjoy the challenge of setting up their own devices, our data shows that delight comes when the consumer is relying on service providers — at least for now — to do...

10 Steps to Protect Your Smart Home from Hackers

Within the last year, the hype around smart homes and buildings reached an incredible peak! Reports show that 50 percent of the overall population wants at least one smart device in their home. As...

Kwikset: Life and Locks in 3 Minutes

The latest video from Kwikset really caught my attention. As a parent and a daughter - I felt I connected with this video. Not only does it do a great job of demonstrating the benefits...

‘Connected’ Versus ‘Smart’ Thermostats

One of the most frequently added devices within the home control category is the connected thermostat. The idea of being able to reduce heating and cooling costs through tighter control via...

Meritage Includes Clare Systems in New 2016 California Homes

To demonstrate its commitment to sustainability, Meritage Homes is including an energy-efficient home automation lifestyle package in every to-be-built California home sold through the end of the...