2018 Promises to be a Big Year for Crestron Product Announcements

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2018 promises to be a year full of Crestron innovations that include Horizontal Sheers, the addition of video control via Pyng, two new remote controls, and new keypads. Horizontal Sheers  For projects on a budget, Crestron’s new Horizontal Sheers may be the perfect solution. Crestron Horizontal Sheers can both darken the room and create privacy or let in diffuse light …

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 …

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 …

The Next Generation of Crestron TSW Touch Screens Are Now Available

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Crestron has released a new generation of their TSW award winning touch screens. The TSW-560, TSW-760, and TSW-1060 use faster processors to deliver better performance than their predecessors. They also feature backlit capacitive buttons, an ambient light sensor to tailor screen brightness to suit your room’s lighting. The new touch screens also feature native Sonos integration, so you can run the …

Inside Crestron’s State-of-the-Art Residential Research and Testing Center

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Craftsmanship and quality assurance are paramount when implementing luxury smart home technology. As a leading AV manufacture, Crestron is at the top of the mountain when it comes to quality assurance. There is not another home automation manufacturer that can match Crestron’s resources. Crestron products are backed by more than 90 fully-staffed offices that provide 24 x 7 x 365 sales, …

CEDIA 2016: The Latest Residential Technology Products Revealed

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Like every year since 1989, CEDIA has set the stage for manufacturers to showcase the latest in residential technology products for the custom electronics industry. This year was no different. With hundreds of new custom electronic solutions on display, there were several that stood out during last week’s show in Dallas, Texas. iPort Surface Mount with Buttons Surface Mount with …

Crestron Delivers Whole Home Voice Control Via Amazon Alexa

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Crestron has partnered with Amazon Alexa to provide next-generation voice control of Crestron home automation systems. Crestron is showing off the new home automation capabilities with Amazon’s popular device at this week’s Custom Electronics Design & Installation Association (CEDIA) 2016 convention in Dallas, Texas. Homeowners can now leverage Alexa Voice Service to add voice controlled scenes and settings that are fully …

Interior Designers Compete Using Crestron Technology

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Interior designer Robert Burg of Robert Burg Design won the Chateau on Central Design Challenge Arizona. The year long competition featured three A-list designers, each given a budget and their own chateau to design from the shell stage to a fully furnished residence complete with world-class Crestron home automation. A distinguished panel of judges, including Luis D. Ortiz from the …

Automate Sliding Doors With Crestron Control Programming

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Sliding doors impart a dynamic elegance to any home, and fulfill a wide range of functions. With the highest level of craftsmanship and Crestron’s award-winning programming, AHT can automate your sliding doors as part of a complete control solution, allowing you to fundamentally shape the space around you according to your lifestyle needs. Create Exciting New Spaces Automated sliding doors can …

7 Automated Security Features to Safeguard Your Home

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The most popular means of home security is by far surveillance. Being able to activate and monitor a property 24 hours a day gives peace of mind to homeowners. Advances in video cameras, video recorders, and networking capabilities have propelled many homeowners to install cameras as one of the main features of their security system. But what about other home …