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Enhance Your Workout Routine with a Smart Home System

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Getting yourself in a mindset to work out at home can be tough without a smart home system. The stress of day to day responsibilities and problems can burn us out, discouraging us from stepping onto the treadmill or picking up a dumbbell. As enticing as it might be to slump onto the couch or your bed after a long day at work, we need to take care of ourselves, and a smart home system can help give the extra encouragement you need to take initiative.

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Simplify Your Training Room With Smart Technology

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If your business regularly needs to bring in staff to keep their training up to date, we recommend you keep your training room as smart as your staff. Integrated Smart Technologies, Inc. can equip your training room with all of the sophisticated equipment needed to make your space respond to simple, intuitive controls. Whether this is a new set up, or a remodel, we've got the expertise to make the project smooth.

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Beyond Convenience - How Smart Home Automation Delivers Savings

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There's no doubt that smart home automation devices like home theaters and whole home sound systems are a ton of fun. We all enjoy the convenience of having our home respond to our arrival by unlocking doors and adjusting the house temperature. Beyond the fun, home owners also find that they save money with the 

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Plan Ahead For Home Automation With Your Next Remodel

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Full home automation is within reach even without the luxury of building your own home. If you are planning a major renovation in a kitchen, basement, or recreation area, it's a great time to map out home automation for your entire home. Even if you don't have the funds to complete the entire project, visualizing the big picture will help you consolidate ideas for your smart home.

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Designing A Home Theater: When You Love The Kid's Toys As Much As They Do

Home Theaters Are Great For Family Time

As kids grow up we're reminded that the time together passes quickly, and a home theater is a great place to bring everyone together. Make a space for quality time where you can introduce them to the classics, like The Breakfast Club and Ferris Bueller's Day Off. Take movie night to a whole new level when you transform a TV room into a home theater.

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Restaurant Automation: Designed To Be As Smart As You

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At its best, a restaurant is like a home away from home, except more fun for your visitors. While you and your staff do the entertaining, the customers get to kick back and have a great time. When iST installs smart technology everyone benefits - your staff, your clientele, and especially you. 

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Get Ready For A Win In The Conference Room

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When we gather to work, we want our technology to work for us, not against us. Businesses frequently come to us to upgrade their conference rooms so that their technology is accessible to employees, clients, and visiting consultants. You can set a powerful scene with control of viewing screens, lights, shades, and your sound systems all from a touch panel mounted on the wall. We can install a system that takes your conference room to the next level.

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Smart Homes Make Life Easier While You’re In Them – And When You’re Not


Control4 smart home users love the convenience of controlling their home with their mobile phone or keypad. When you're returning home it's great to be able to unlock doors and light up your space. What's also great is that you can take that luxury with you on vacation. Your home can appear to be lived in with "mockupancy" and you can monitor and control access to your house remotely. Take advantage of all of the security and savings your smart home provides even when you're not in it.

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A Brief Guide to High Definition TV Terminology

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Understanding the terms used to describe modern televisions - whether they're HD, UltraHD, 3D or otherwise - is crucial to finding the perfect TV for your home theater. While it can be difficult to learn every term, there are several that, once learned, will give you a firmer grasp of the technology. In this post, we're going to discuss a few of these key terms and, hopefully, help you find the perfect television for your home theater.

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Smart Lighting Solutions From Integrated Smart Technologies & Control 4

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As technology has advanced over the years so have the issues caused by artificial light. The good news is that through research and advances in smart home lighting these issues caused by interference of our circadian rhythms can be minimized. In this post, we will look at how different types of light have different effects on our mind and body. 

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