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How a Lutron Lighting System Plays Well with Others

Explore Lutron’s Many Home Technology Integration Options

How a Lutron Lighting System Plays Well with Others

We are living in a world awash with smart devices. Every day, something new comes out that adds intelligence and connectivity to an everyday device or appliance. Would you like a coffeemaker that can be turned on via Amazon Alexa voice control?

We Rhode Islanders are sometimes skeptical. Perhaps we don’t need a connected coffee maker, or maybe we think it’s a great idea. Regardless, what we do want in smart devices and home automation is the ability to make that automated functionality work well with other features in our home in the Westerly area. There are quite a few “connected” light bulbs and electrical plugs out there, but they only connect to one app on your phone. 

When it comes to lighting systems and control, there is one undisputed leader in the field – Lutron.  Lutron originated the first solid-state lighting dimmer way back in 1959, and has not stopped since, creating sophisticated lighting control systems for both residential and commercial use. 

Lutron has invested heavily in integration with other systems. If you are looking for a lighting control system, you want to be able to integrate it with other home control solutions, either now or in the future. 

Let’s take a look at some of the ways Lutron lighting systems play well with others. 

TAGS: Home Lighting Control | Lutron | Lutron Integrations | Smart Home Automation

Is a Home Automation System Right for You?

Explore the Advantages of Smart Technology

Is a Home Automation System Right for You?

Home automation systems have been taking the Guildford, CT area by storm lately. As more and more homeowners upgrade their properties, you may be asking yourself if it’s time for you to dip your toes into the smart technology pool.

The truth of the matter is that smart home automation is not for everyone. That said, today’s modern platforms are incredibly easy to use and offer a wide range of benefits. Below, we walk through some of the signs that it’s time for you to embrace smart technology in your home. If, by the end of this article, any of the signs match your goals, then give us a call.

TAGS: Lighting Control | Motorized Shades | Smart Home Technology

Are You Getting the Most Out of Your Streaming Services?

Access Your Favorite Movies, TV Shows and Music with a Home Network Setup

Are You Getting the Most Out of Your Streaming Services?

As we’ve mentioned in previous blogs, your home network affects the way your smart home technology functions. It can make or break your automation technology as it is the system through which your products communicate and function. But what exactly does that mean for your Newport, Rhode Island home?

Your home network setup is linked to your basic internet services (web-searching, email, etc.) as well as your more sophisticated technology products like your smart thermostat, lighting control, speakers and more.

One of the most important aspects is your suite of streaming services. Streaming any media — like movies, TV shows or home — places a large burden on your network to carry all that data and broadcast it uninterrupted across your network on your devices.

In order to understand how to get the best streaming quality, we’ll break down how exactly your network handles traffic and what kind of traffic your streaming services brings to your network.

TAGS: Bandwidth | Network speed | Routers

Here’s the Often Overlooked Key to a High-End Smart Home

Find Out the Importance of a Strong Network Setup

Here’s the Often Overlooked Key to a High-End Smart Home

Whether you’re in the new-build construction phase of your home or you’re planning out renovations, it should go without being said that you need to consider all aspects that contribute to the success of the renovation.

What this means is that your home upgrade is more than just selecting the addition you’re interested in and calling it a day. In fact, any addition — especially when it comes to smart technology — needs to have the right foundation. That’s why when moving forward with a smart home automation system, it’s imperative that you consider the network setup in your Westerly home.

In this blog, we will look at why a proper home network setup helps your smart home communicate efficiently and what to consider when moving forward with your setup.

TAGS: Home network | Network bandwidth | Network speed | Smart home technology