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Ultimate Home Theater Experience
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The foundation of every smart household is the A/V equipment and the experience it provides. It ensures the delivery of crystal-clear audio and video at lighting fast speed that is guaranteed to take your breath away. The ultra-high definition sound and 3D picture quality consumes you as if you are inside the action yourself. Innovative…

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Grand Home Automation Discusses Building a Smart and Connected Environment: ISE Europe Show 2019
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After 15 years of success, ISE continues to be the largest international trade show for professional AV and electronic system integration. The Grand Home Automation Technical Director, Sean Hotchkiss, recently returned from his second year attending this exclusive event. After the start of ISE in 2004, the event continues to grow astronomically each year; this…

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Our First Hand Recap of the Integrated Systems Europe 2018: “The One Show To Rule Them All”
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Our Technical Director Sean Hotchkiss has recently returned from Amsterdam, where he attended Integrated Systems Europe, the world´s largest AV systems integration show which ran February 6 – 9, 2018. What Is ISE? Integrated Systems Events is a joint venture between AVIXA and CEDIA – the two leading industry associations for the global audiovisual industry.…

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Always Be Learning – EntreLeadership Training Day for GHA Team
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According to Forbes, renewable learning is no longer a ‘nice to have’, but a ‘need to have’ for employees and employers to succeed in today’s rapidly changing workplace.  Ongoing training is necessary for innovation. We agree. Learning and development is particularly important for the Grand Home Automation team because we are always monitoring and implementing…

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Keeping Up with Streaming Content Updates
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Netflix subscribers were abuzz last month when it was announced that Disney would be pulling their content off the popular media streaming service. While it won’t happen until 2019, plenty of parents voiced their concern on social media, such as the dad who tweeted: ”This is not good for the millions of parents who use…

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Always Watching? Spying Tech Fears
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Last month an 11 year old computer prodigy named Reuben Paul demonstrated to a shocked audience of cybersecurity experts just how easy it is to “hack” into consumer technology devices when he hacked his own smart teddy bear at a conference. He said of his trick, “I basically showed how I could connect to [a…

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Congrats to the Jim Tibbe Homes Team on New Design Center!
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It’s no secret: The housing market is HOT in West Michigan. MLive.com reports that the region’s real estate market, ranked No. 4 in a recent survey of the nation’s hottest housing markets by Trulia.com, saw 13,593 single family homes exchange hands last year, a 3.7 percent increase over 2015! In 2017, with housing inventory continuing…

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Cool Pools
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During these gray winter days, we thought it would be fun to dream of warmer weather and talk about swimming pools! Beyond just the sounds of splashing and the light from the sun, today’s homeowners are opting for more as they enjoy their pools. We are talking lights that create a mood from serene to…

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“Smart” Holiday Gifts for the Person who has Everything!
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The lights are strung, the stockings are hung, and Christmas music has been playing for a while now on the radio. A rare few of us have all our shopping done, while the rest of us are looking at our holiday shopping list feeling baffled. Yes, holiday gift stress is real. It’s an age old…

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Benefits of Surveillance for Modern Homeowners
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You may think that the fancy security and surveillance systems you’d see at homes on TV are cool but reserved exclusively for the very wealthy or for the criminally inclined. However, thanks to technology, having video surveillance is just one of many advantages of today’s modern “connected” home. The numbers of homeowners opting for these…

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