Smart Home Upgrades to Increase Property Value

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According to the National Association of Remodeling Industry (NARI), around 50% of homeowners surveyed in suburban and urban areas say they are willing to remodel their living space, and over two-thirds of rural homeowners convey that willingness. While a third of all homeowners consider it easier to just move to a new home than tackle a remodeling project. People remodel …

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 …

Smart Glass: A Perfect Solution to Compliment Motorized Shades

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Smart glass has come a long way since its first introduction earlier this decade. According to the US Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), smart glass can save up to 8 percent of a building’s or home’s total energy consumption. Additional benefits of smart glass include privacy, convenience, and improved security. Learn about the real-world applications for smart …

C SEED 125 Speaker Series: Outdoor Audio Will Never Be the Same

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Expanding on the C SEED 201´s iconic Porsche Design sculptural style, C SEED has proudly released their retractable C SEED 125 speaker series. Outdoor sound system quality just took an enormous leap. AHT, one of the first dealers in the world to install the C Seed 201 outdoor video display, is thrilled to add the outdoor sound system to their …

The State of Home Automation: The Driving Force Behind the Global Demand

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Across the world, home automation solutions are increasingly in demand.  Nations from North America, Europe, Latin America and Asia Pacific are continuing to see a high growth rate for home automation services. Additionally, home automation systems have evolved over the years to offer complete home care and management solutions that not only help reduce a consumer’s overall power consumption, but …

Crestron’s 5″ Portrait Touch Screen: High Functionality in a Compact Design

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Crestron’s latest product, a 5 inch portrait touch screen, provides a compact design to control residential technology. In locations that may not require in-depth control of audio and video, the 5 inch portrait screen is very useful while not taking up much room on a wall.  The most common places where these touch screen could be used are door entry …

Customized Shading Options: Crestron Announces Color Match Service

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Crestron is known for their award winning home automation products and solutions that provide the highest levels of technology integration design. Crestron’s latest technology design service came earlier this month when they announced their Color Match capabilities, allowing Crestron motorized roller shades to be available in any color that customers desire by simply providing a Pantone® color code or physical …

Home Control Via Text Messaging: Going Beyond Voice Control

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Over the past six months voice control has made a major splash with home automation manufacturers integrating Amazon’s voice control application, Alexa, with their devices. But not everyone thinks the future of communicating with the Internet of Things will be via voice. For example, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, recently designed Jarvis, his own voice-powered AI home automation, and discovered he preferred communicating …

Outdoor AV Design: Take Control of Your Exterior Living Spaces

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Like the interior of your home, outdoor living spaces also require smart technology design. To create the perfect ambiance and atmosphere, AHT utilizes a number of high-quality manufacturers like Crestron and Seura to design the outdoor living space of your dreams. Upgrading traditional lighting is great, but smart technology goes even further with waterproof televisions, underground subwoofers, and more. Whether you enjoy …