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Articles tagged with: Smart Homes

How to Customize Your Smart Home with Special Scenes

Celebrate Holidays or Everyday Gatherings with Smart Home Automation

How to Customize Your Smart Home with Special Scenes

Living in a smart home isn’t just about turning the security alarm on and off with your smartphone. A professional system allows you to create what we call “scenes”—a set of actions that all work together to make a unique experience. You can unite different settings for lighting, shading, security, audio/video and more under one name and use it any time you like. To discover what it means to live in a connected home in Orlando, FL, keep reading.

 

TAGS: Home Automation | Smart Homes

How to Entertain Family and Friends During the Holidays with Home Audio and Video

Enjoy Thanksgiving with Quality Audiovisuals in Your Colorado Home

How to Entertain Family and Friends During the Holidays with Home Audio and Video

Usually people associate Thanksgiving with food, and lots of it. It’s also one of the best times of the year to reconnect with family and friends over a delicious meal. But when you’re not catching up with your relatives, you want to enjoy a football game or holiday program this time of year. After all, quality time isn’t just about great conversations; it’s also about making memories together during fun activities. A lot of work goes into preparing your home for the holidays, so we have a few ideas for you on how to get your Steamboat Springs, CO home ready with home audio and video and without the hassle. Keep reading this blog to learn more. 

TAGS: Home Audio Video | Smart Homes

What Really Makes a Home Smart?

Smart Home Automation Solutions for Your Steamboat Springs Home

What Really Makes a Home Smart?

You may have heard of smart ovens, smart refrigerators, and smart washing machines, but what exactly makes an item smart? And what determines whether or not you are living in a smart home? The team at Control Designer is here to tell you that smart home automation isn’t as much about connecting your coffee machine to the Internet as it is about turning all the lights on and lowering the shades at the same time with your phone. Here’s the scoop on what really makes a home smart, as well as a comprehensive summary of the best solutions we offer to everyone in Steamboat Springs, Colorado and beyond.

TAGS: 4K Technology | Internet of Things | Smart Home Automation | Smart Homes

Home Automation: Mystery, Mayhem, or Magical?

Home Automation: Mystery, Mayhem, or Magical?

“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?

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