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Articles tagged with: Home Automation

Take These Steps for a Better Internet Connection

on Friday, 09 December 2016. Posted in Network Installation, Winter Park, FL

Invest in Network Installation Services for a Better Smart Home

You may wonder, 'what makes a smart home run perfectly?’ While there are many factors to installing a fully integrated smart home, there is one key factor that is often overlooked – the network. It may seem obvious, but many times the problem lies with the Internet connection, not with the device, design, or the installation company.

The true secret to an effective smart home is the network installation. In order to live an electronic lifestyle, you need strong internet connections established in your Winter Park, Florida home. Without it, every other aspect fails. Your wireless Internet connection is the backbone of the smart home. Continue reading this article to discover why a home network is so important and what services we offer to guarantee a perfect smart home operation.

How to Control Your Smart Home with Your Voice

on Monday, 28 November 2016. Posted in Smart Home Automation, Winter Park, FL

Amazon’s Alexa Brings Voice Control to Winter Park Homes

When was the first time you ever saw or heard about voice control? Perhaps it was when you watched Scotty on Star Trek talk to the brain of the Enterprise by calling out “Computer!”  Or maybe it was in Back to the Future 2 when Marty McFly heard his smart home system say, “Welcome home, Marty!” Up until recent years, voice control had been a fantasy or imaginary idea in pop culture. Then we witnessed the creation of Apple’s Siri in 2011, allowing you to ask your smartphone all kinds of different questions, and even make commands. And today we have the newest voice control technology, Amazon’s Alexa.

Developed by Amazon, Alexa is the smart home automation software that allows you to perform all kinds of tasks with your voice. As the newest trend and biggest buzz in the smart home world, we want to inform you all about what Alexa can do and how you can benefit from it in your own Winter Park, Florida home. Keep reading to learn more.

4 Signs You May Need a Home Network Installation

on Friday, 02 September 2016. Posted in Network Installation, Steamboat Springs, CO

The Importance of a Strong Internet Connection in a Smart Home

We all definitely live in a connected society.  Internet service is no longer a luxury; it has become an essential utility service for the home just like water and power.  We need Internet to communicate, work and manage our schedules.  Our kids need Internet to learn and complete their schoolwork.  Our world of connected devices – such as computers, tablets and cell phones -- increasingly require a robust home network and a strong Internet service in order to reliably operate.  Our team can help you identify the best options for Internet service, as well as design a network solution, so your devices can easily connect and control features like lights, audio, video and more.

Here are the main signs you may need a professional to do a network installation in your Steamboat Springs, Colorado home. 

5 Ways Lighting and Shading Control Can Enhance Your Home

on Monday, 01 August 2016. Posted in Lighting and Shading Control, Winter Park, FL, Lighting and Shading Control

Upgrade your Winter Park Home with Intelligent Lighting and Shades

Residents in the Winter Park, Florida area know how fickle the weather can be. The sky will be sunny and bright one moment, and then dark and stormy the next. Fortunately, lighting and shading control can help you deal with the moody weather. Our intelligent systems can adjust the lighting in your home for every scenario. And weather monitoring is just the beginning. We’ve compiled five areas where intelligent lighting and shading control can improve both your home and your lifestyle.