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Backstory: Out-of-the-Box Thinking from the Factory

Steve Glenn and Plant Prefab work their way into the future — at their own pace with a hybrid system using factory-built modules and panels to construct custom homes.




Products

Integrated Video Doorbell

The doorbell offers even more when integrated into the Control4 universe, enabling integrators to create customized and automated actions

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Products

Invisible Smart Lock

Level Lock is the world’s first invisible smart lock

Leadership

A Model for Staying Ahead of the Curve

Compo Builders uses a model home as a smart tech showroom

Design

Hidden Touch: How to Hide Audio and Video Elements in a Custom Home

There are plenty of solutions to make home tech devices unobtrusive in a custom home

Products

Garage Door Opener With Smart Camera

A garage-door opener with an integrated wide-angle, high-
definition smart camera—the first opener of its kind, according to LiftMaster

Business

A Picture Is Worth a Post

Custom-home builders share why they gave Instagram a try and why the social media platform is essential for their marketing outreach

Leadership

Problem-Solver With A Passion

There's nothing passive about Natalie Leonard's drive to build sustainable affordable Passive homes

Marketing & Sales

Forward Thinking With Virtual Reality

A next generation custom home builder takes a virtual leap to help clients see their future

Best Practices

Resilient Design: Ready for Natural Disasters

Resilient design creates homes that can survive natural disasters and stay functional in the aftermath

Technology

Home Automation

Velux Active is operated via smartphone app and integrates with Apple HomeKit.

Best Practices

Difficult Sites Call For Painstaking Foundation Work

Building a foundation on a challenging site takes planning, patience, and a collaborative attitude

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