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“Smart” Holiday Gift Ideas 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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Surveillance Benefits 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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Backyard music fun for summer with Outdoor Audio
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Have you been enjoying lounging outside this summer, sipping a cold drink and soaking up the sun by the pool? Or maybe you look forward to sitting on your patio after a long day and leisurely grilling steaks. Backyard relaxation is one of the true joys of enjoying a fun summer with friends & family.…

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Home Security Innovations for the Smart Home
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Sure, having a home security system can protect your family and possessions, save you 20% on homeowners insurance, and provide major peace of mind – which are all key benefits our customers appreciate. But beyond this, how is technology improving your connected home security systems? Quite a bit, not surprisingly. Monitoring your home and property remotely…

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Jaw Dropping Home Theaters
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The room is darkened, the popcorn is fresh, and the opening credits appear. Was that gum I just stepped in? Is this guy in front of us going to whisper loudly the whole movie? Oops I forgot to use the bathroom on my way in…. We all love seeing movies but sometimes the hassles of…

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HDTV ULTRA SYSTEMS
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Ultra HDTV systems are here & ready to show off in a big way. But wait, isn’t it all about 4K? 8K? 12K? Learn more about the HDTV love today here at Grand Home Automation. In the beginning… When our TV sets were big square-ish tubes of heavy glass, there was standard definition (SDTV), which…

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Patio, Porch or Poolside = Perfection!
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Our friend, Michael Menn recently invited us to post an article on his blog regarding outdoor electronics: We’ve all heard the term before – ‘Staycation’. Which really means that people are focusing more on the home environment, and turning their attention back to family, friends, and home life. Pretty healthy, really.  So with more time…

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Better TV – 3D or 4K?
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In a dedicated home theater with a big screen TV, which is the best option for getting the latest tech – 3D stereoscopic viewing, or 4K super-high definition resolution? I must admit, I haven’t been a huge fan of 3D TV for movie watching. The glasses can be awkward, and the effect just usually seems…

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2012 Home Theater Designs
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With CES just around the corner, there have been a lot of big changes in the world of home theater. Here, we want to take a look at what is big in the industry for 2012. What’s trending, what’s popular, and most importantly- what is going to give you the best experience in home theater…

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10 Products to Enhance Your Home Theater System
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A great home theater system is more than just a place to watch your favorite shows and movies, it is an experience. With a solid setup, you can turn your viewing area into a space that allows you to become fully immersed in whatever you are watching, whether it is the latest Geico commercial or…

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