Crestron Announces New Partnership with Vitrea – VTouch Keypads

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With more than 25 years of experience in the telecom and communication industries, Vitrea, stands out as an innovative leader in home automation technology. Engineers and designers contribute the best of both worlds to make exquisite products with superior functionality. And now, through Crestron’s new partnership with Vitrea, the VTouch keypad featuring Cresnet connectivity is now a Crestron Connected device, …

Smart Home Security: Keep Your Family Safe and Monitor Your Prized Possessions

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Smart home security is a major part of AHT’s award-winning whole-home integrated technology solutions. The goal of a smart home security system is to keep the ones you love safe and to protect your prized possessions. For the most effective solution, all features should be combined in an easy-to-use interface that can be accessed from a handheld device or computer …

Crestron’s Most Configurable Keypad to Date: Horizon Keypads

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Crestron’s new Horizon keypad offers improved aesthetics, four different button styles, programmable multi-color backlighting, interchangeable custom top and bottom trim pieces and Cresnet wired communications. The Horizon line is available in single-gang and up to four keypads can be ganged together. Homeowners and designers can choose from four button styles: single, side-to-side rocker, small up-down rock,  and a large up-down …

5 Home Technology Brands that Go Beyond Just Tech: Tools to Beautify

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The misconception many interior designers, architects, and homeowners have about technology is that it detracts from the beauty of a space. However, there are many revolutionary brands that create products that go beyond a piece of technology. They create tools for interior designers, architects, and homeowners to use to make smarter and more elegant homes. Below is a short list …

Séura SMART Mirrors: Designer Technology at Its Best

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Séura, a long-time manufacturer of TV Mirror solutions, is bringing SMART technology to the bathroom with the introduction of the Séura SMART Mirror. The announcement was made prior to the Custom Electronics Design Show in September 2017. The new mirrors transcend television viewing, providing consumers instant access to a personalized home screen for a more efficient and comfortable morning routine. …

Intelligent Home Technology Provides Endless Opportunities for Architects and Designers

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Convenience, comfort, and control are the main homeowner benefits when incorporating a smart home system. While this is important, this is not what inspires interior designers and architects to build a better home. Smart home technology should stretch the imagination of architects and designers. It should act as a new toolbox that has endless possibilities. Smart home technology should bring …

5 Must-Have Smart Home Features of 2018

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Did you know that smart homes are on the rise? According to recent research, over 50% of people are interested in a smart home. Convenience, security, and peace-of-mind are the leading factors for why more and more people are integrating smart products and services into their homes. Below is a list of the most popular smart home integrations of 2018. …

Facebook Aloha and Fiona to Join Crowded Smart Home Speaker Space

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Facebook is making its leap into the hardware business with its own line of smart speakers. The social media giant will reportedly launch two new smart speakers – Aloha and Fiona – in mid-2018. Reports about Facebook’s counter to Amazon Echo, Google Home, and Apple HomePod surfaced last year in July. These devices reportedly feature a touchscreen that can be …

Basalte Motion Sensor Auro: Compact Design with Big Functionality

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Since coming to the U.S., the Belgian manufacturer Basalte has pushed the boundaries with its beautiful control solutions for the high-end smart home, including minimalist iPad mounts and touch-sensitive keypads made of aluminum, bronze, and glass. Their latest smart home solution is a motion sensor called Auro. Announced at CEDIA 2017, Basalte Auro is a small, fast and almost invisible …

Three Eco-Friendly and Pet Friendly Smart Home Device Startups in 2018

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More and more homeowners are becoming comfortable with connected technology to control and manage their living environments. Lights, shades and climate control are the core eco-friendly systems in a home that have gained popularity in recent years. Now, a new generation of smart devices are being developed to push the envelope further in smart home technology. Below are three new …