The 5 Phases of Smart Home Technology Integration: From Start to Infinity

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When it comes to planning your dream home, it can be easy to overlook the technology until after everything else has already been put into place. Planning ahead can reap major benefits, not to mention save a lot of money in the long run. There are 5 main stages through the course of a whole-home integration project. Careful consideration and …

The 5 Most Desireable Home Automation Features in 2017

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When it comes to home automation solutions, there is no such thing as one size fits all. As an integrated home automation specialists, AHT Residential thrives on customizing home control solutions to fit our clients lifestyles. Every project requires unique customization, but there are a few home automation features to every project that almost every client desires. Below are 5 …

A Traditional Built Home or a Smart Home: Which One is Right For You?

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The difference between a traditionally built home and a smart home is night and day. With a traditionally built home, you will need to manually turn on the TV, close the window shades, turn off the lights and then switch the source across to HDMI to turn on additional sourcs like an AppleTV or Blu-Ray player. With a smart home, …

5 Outdoor Technology Improvements to Create a More Luxurious Environment

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Summer is in full swing, and there’s no better time to upgrade your outdoor living area. Evolving trends and improving technology mean there is a lot you can do. Below are several updates that can make your home’s outdoor areas more convinent and enjoyable. 1. Smart Irrigation System Smart home technology is flourishing, and the luxurious lawns that enhance outdoor living …

Crestron’s Digital Graphics Engines: A New Feature to Control Your Home

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Crestron’s Residential Digital Graphics Engines can transforms your HD or 4K display into an advanced Crestron® controller. Audio & video, lighting, shades, HVAC, security, and other functions can be controlled easily and visually from your HD or 4k television. With dual-window video displays, annotations, audio feedback, and web browsing, Crestron’s Digital Graphics Engine, along with AHT’s award winning programming, can …

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 …

Crestron Zūm Wireless Lighting Control Aims to Simplify Installation

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Crestron, earlier this week, announced they are now shipping their new wireless lighting control solution, Zūm.  The new product line is engineered to make the setup and management of lighting control, in virtually any space, easy and more affordable. Wireless dimmers, switchers, sensors and other components are part of the new product line. Centralized building-wide lighting control can be deployed using the …

Research Suggest Smart Homes will Become Smarter in the Years Ahead

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A new report from Juniper Research, a research and analytical firm that services the global hi-tech communications sector, forecasts that smart home automation and monitoring devices will grow to over 770 million globally by 2021, representing an eleven-fold rise from just 68 million estimated in 2016. The new research, Smart Home Markets: Entertainment, Monitoring, Automation, Health, Metering, Appliances 2017-2021, found …

Inside Mark Zuckerberg’s Crestron Powered AI Home: Jarvis

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Mark Zuckerberg, founder of Facebook, built an AI robot powered by Crestron hardware that can control elements of his smart home and learn his families tastes and preferences. He calls the AI robot Jarvis. After coding and designing the system, Zuckerberg wrote on Facebook that artificial intelligence is both more advanced and more limited than he anticipated. Zuckerberg was surprised that it …