Smart Home

  1. Which Smart Home System is Best? (Control4 vs. Crestron vs. Savant)

    Which Smart Home System is Best? (Control4 vs. Crestron vs. Savant)
    Currently, there are three main players in this market — Control4, Crestron, and Savant. Each of these systems is capable of fully automating and controlling security systems, lighting, whole house music, thermostats, televisions, cameras, and more. Let’s walk through each of the major questions we get and compare the different capabilities of each of the big three.
  2. How to Select the Right Motorized Shades for Your Home

    How to Select the Right Motorized Shades for Your Home
    Motorized shades is one of the fastest growing categories in the Smart Home market. Let us help you determine the right shades for your home. We'll start by discussing how to choose your brand before moving onto some aesthetic and performance considerations.
  3. Lighting Control & Design: Pathway Lighting

    Lighting Control & Design: Pathway Lighting
    A well-designed lighting control system focuses not only on the aesthetics of the home but how you use your home as well. Start by thinking through your daily routine and the areas you walk between most frequently, particularly in the dark. Not only does pathway lighting look great, but it’s incredibly convenient, conserves energy, and helps ensure the safety of you, your family, and your guests.
  4. How Does Lighting Control Impact the Design of a Home?

    How Does Lighting Control Impact the Design of a Home?
    The goal of designers and architects is to design beautiful homes for their clients — inside and out. Well-planned lighting can play a major role in achieving the look that these professionals and the homeowners are looking for. Whether it’s highlighting certain detail or accents in the home, or simply providing the right ambiance, good lighting is important.
  5. Alexa, the Internet of Things, and True Custom Smart Homes

    Alexa, the Internet of Things, and True Custom Smart Homes
    Many of the companies manufacturing these products did not exist even a year ago. Many will not exist a year from now. Yet, they are entering the market at a torrid pace. We even saw at the last CES show, a widget you put over the knobs on your stove so you can tell Alexa to turn the knob. The problem with this landslide of new products is there is currently no standard on how to prevent hackers from getting into your home. The good news is, there are a handful of Smart Home companies who have been around for years and care about the security of their customers and the long term viability of their products.

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