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 …

CEDIA 2017: New Home Technology Products Shine in San Diego

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The Custom Electronic Design and Installation Association, better known as CEDIA, is where all the best installers, custom home integrators, and media go to learn about the coolest new gadgets in the custom home theater and home automation industry. This is where futuristic dreams come true; the show is jam-packed with brand-new tech that will ultimately wind up inside the …

AV Interior Design Tips: 5 Innovative Motorized TV Lift Ideas

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Televisions that disappear into the ceiling, the floor, cabinet or pretty much anywhere else are the type of futuristic feature we associate with some sci-fi movies or high-tech interior designs. During the past few years we have come closer to making this a more approachable feature, less fictional and more realistic. The TV lift concept opens up many possibilities when …

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, …

Apple’s HomePod Smart Speaker: Everything You Need to Know

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Apple’s upcoming HomePod smart speaker promises to reinvent the way you enjoy music in the home. The 7-inch wireless speaker will work seamlessly with Apple Music while also giving you a way to control your house. The $349 speaker, coming this fall, will pump out pristine audio thanks to a seven-tweeter array and a 4-inch woofer. HomePod’s “spatial awareness” capability will …

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 …

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 …

Lighting Design Tips and Advice: Your Home in the Perfect Light

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Light is one of the most important, yet understated elements in our daily lives. Scientific studies have shown that the appropriate and proper lighting affect our daily moods. Can you imagine living in a world with no light? Or even in a world with inappropriate lighting? Below are some lighting design tips and advice that we would like to share …