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Top 5 features of a Fully Smart Home

Q: I’ve been thinking about upgrading my house to a fully smart home. What smart features should I be looking for? A: Smart homes are becoming more and more popular — and with good reason. Home automation is the ultimate union of technology, convenience and security....

The Power of the Modern Handheld Remote

The good-old-fashioned handheld remote remains a major control device in the modern smart home. With all of the new technologies available to monitor and manage your home, it’s easy to discount the power of the modern handheld remote control. You can operate just...

Lighting Control to Create Stunning Spaces

Lighting is a critical element of a home’s design. It sets the mood, whether bright and joyous or laced in shadows and mysterious. An experienced systems integrator and lighting designer considers both natural light and artificial light, combining natural light and...

How To Improve Cybersecurity In Your Home Office

Due to the pandemic and a cultural shift, more people worldwide are working remotely now than ever before. As a result, office workers are investing more in their remote setup. Whether it’s a new desk, additional monitors, or a comfortable chair, we’re spending most...

Enhance your Control4 Smart Home with 4Sight

What is 4Sight? Don’t have 4Sight or don’t know what it is? Here’s a quick overview of everything you get when you sign up for an annual 4Sight subscription. Keep reading for more about this amazing system that allows Control4 system owners to keep an eye on their...

The Budapest Burns Night Supper with the RBIF

Last weekend, Animative Group attended the Budapest Burns Night Supper with the RBIF -- complete with the "piping in" of the haggis (which is very tasty and not really all that scary). We enjoyed a full-Brigadoon kind of evening -- with singing and dancing, poetry and...

Top 5 features of a Fully Smart Home

Q: I’ve been thinking about upgrading my house to a fully smart home. What smart features should I be looking for? A: Smart homes are becoming more and more popular — and with good reason. Home automation is the ultimate union of technology, convenience and security....

The Power of the Modern Handheld Remote

The good-old-fashioned handheld remote remains a major control device in the modern smart home. With all of the new technologies available to monitor and manage your home, it’s easy to discount the power of the modern handheld remote control. You can operate just...

Top 5 features of a Fully Smart Home

Q: I’ve been thinking about upgrading my house to a fully smart home. What smart features should I be looking for? A: Smart homes are becoming more and more popular — and with good reason. Home automation is the ultimate union of technology, convenience and security....

The Power of the Modern Handheld Remote

The good-old-fashioned handheld remote remains a major control device in the modern smart home. With all of the new technologies available to monitor and manage your home, it’s easy to discount the power of the modern handheld remote control. You can operate just...

Lighting Control to Create Stunning Spaces

Lighting is a critical element of a home’s design. It sets the mood, whether bright and joyous or laced in shadows and mysterious. An experienced systems integrator and lighting designer considers both natural light and artificial light, combining natural light and...

How To Improve Cybersecurity In Your Home Office

Due to the pandemic and a cultural shift, more people worldwide are working remotely now than ever before. As a result, office workers are investing more in their remote setup. Whether it’s a new desk, additional monitors, or a comfortable chair, we’re spending most...

Enhance your Control4 Smart Home with 4Sight

What is 4Sight? Don’t have 4Sight or don’t know what it is? Here’s a quick overview of everything you get when you sign up for an annual 4Sight subscription. Keep reading for more about this amazing system that allows Control4 system owners to keep an eye on their...

The Budapest Burns Night Supper with the RBIF

Last weekend, Animative Group attended the Budapest Burns Night Supper with the RBIF -- complete with the "piping in" of the haggis (which is very tasty and not really all that scary). We enjoyed a full-Brigadoon kind of evening -- with singing and dancing, poetry and...

Smart Home Technology For A Sustainable Lifestyle

As we all begin to see the harmful effects polluting our environment has caused over the years, we are learning that together we need to make a change. When we all do our small part to reduce our carbon footprint, we can help make the planet a better place. Living a...

6 Ideas for Christmas using Smart Home Automation

No matter what holiday you’re celebrating this winter season, there is plenty that your smart home automation system can do to help you and your family get into that holiday mood. Here are a few tips from our Animate Smart Home experts to have the best holiday season...

4 Ways to use Lighting Automation Scenes

Lighting automation is one of the most sought-after smart home features, and the benefits are easy to understand. Smart lighting control can save energy, add convenience, and increase your home's safety. Lighting automation/control systems also add the flexibility to...

Safe, Smart, and Spooky with Control4 in Budapest

Although it is not a Hungarian holiday, celebrating Halloween is becoming more and more popular in Budapest and other parts of the country. So here are some ways to keep safe, smart and spooky with Control4. Whether you’re gearing up get lost in scary medieval...

How To Improve Cybersecurity In Your Home Office

Due to the pandemic and a cultural shift, more people worldwide are working remotely now than ever before. As a result, office workers are investing more in their remote setup. Whether it’s a new desk, additional monitors, or a comfortable chair, we’re spending most...

Smart Home Operating System: Connecting Tech and Design

It is estimated that there will be more than 12 billion smart devices in homes around the world by next year. This statistic can strike both excitement and fear in the hearts of designers. Up until recently, technology has generally been seen by the design community...

Smart Home OS | Start in our Showroom

It is estimated that there will be over 12 billion smart devices in homes around the world by the end of 2020. While technology is exciting, many homeowners also feel overwhelmed by the new technology choices available to them. Until recently, technology has generally...