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Home Automation Industry

Home Automation: Mystery, Mayhem, or Magical?

on Tuesday, 10 November 2015. Posted in Home Automation Industry

“Help!  Help!  Jane!  Stop this crazy thing!”  -  George Jetson, The Jetsons, Theme Song.

The Jetsons was an American animated TV sitcom produced by Hanna-Barbera originally airing in the 1960s.  The Jetsons were a futuristic family living an innovative utopia of elaborate robotic contraptions and whimsical inventions.  Their home has numerous push-button, Space Age-envisioned amenities which some helped and some did not. George Jetson's workweek is typical of his era:  an hour a day, two days a week.  Daily life is leisurely, assisted by numerous laborsaving devices, which occasionally break down with humorous results.  Despite these conveniences, everyone complains of exhausting hard labor and difficulties living with the remaining inconveniences.  Sound familiar?

Home Automation is Alive and Kicking!

on Tuesday, 04 August 2015. Posted in Home Automation Industry

After many responses to our first blog, “Home Automation is Dead”, we’ve decided to provide a follow-up.

Home Automation is alive and kicking!  It has never been so fluent as today.  In the past, when I met people, they would ask:  “What do you do for a living?”  I’d reply:  "I design, install and program home automation or smart home systems".  And then the puzzled look:  “Huh?”  After many attempts to explain this unknown field to them, I’d change my response to:  “I do audio and video, like speakers, TVs or Home Theaters”.  But I don’t just do audio and video.  And I definitely don’t just do Home Theaters.  We specialize in Smart Home Technology.  We design the perfect system to integrate multiple electronic and network systems within a residence to provide easy operation and synergy of technology.

4K: The good, the bad, and the ugly

on Monday, 09 March 2015. Posted in Home Automation Industry

The newest in TV technology has been slowly making its way across the industry for about 2 years and it is now becoming more prominent. 4K or Ultra HD has been integrated into newer models of popular brands such as Samsung, Sony, LG, and many more. Adding 4 times the amount of resolution to your picture, this technology is bringing new life to what we thought was amazing quality. Most 4K TVs are home theater worthy size of around 80 inches, but in the recent 2015 International CES expo there were some models as small as 43 inches. Cameras and camcorders with 4K capabilities were also introduced to pair with the new TVs.

Important Features Of A Home Automation System

on Friday, 19 September 2014. Posted in Home Automation Industry

There’s no doubt that it may seem difficult on where to start on your first home automation system. With so many companies and products on the market, how do you know which products would be best for you? There are a few things to consider when thinking about your home and current lifestyle to integrate home automation into your routine...