Must-Ask Questions When Choosing a Smart Home Integrator for Your Project

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Home technology systems have grown in scale and complexity, making it essential to partner with a quality, skilled technology integrator. You need the right design and the best products for your project, and an integrator has the knowledge in both those areas Systems today may include lighting control, energy management, security, home networking, HVAC control, audio and video distribution, media …

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, …

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 …

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 …

5 Ways Smart Home Connected Devices Are Changing Your Life

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The modern connected home is powered by a network. The network is what enables communication to be transmitted between all connected devices which enables a home to be “smarter’ and more efficient. The ability to autonomously control a home based on temperature, living habits and even the position of the sun enables a homeowner to have more peace of mind …

How to Budget for Your Home’s Integrated Technology Needs

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When buying or remodeling a home, it’s difficult to nail down the exact cost of the project. Costs for an integrated home system can vary widely depending on the size of your home and the type of integrated technology desired. A builder, architect, and interior designer can quickly ballpark what a pool, a kitchen, or an electrical contract will cost, …

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 …

Do You Have Home Automation Confusion? Tips to Make Better Buying Decisions

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The idea of a smart home is beautiful. You come home from work and the door unlocks, the kitchen and living room lights turn on, your entertainment system powers on, the TV switches to your favorite channel and the thermostat automatically turns down the temperature a few degrees. All this happens without lifting a finger. Getting everything set up to …