Three Signs That You Might Need an Upgrade
TAGS: Network Installation | Smart Home Installation | Wi-Fi Network Installation
Diagnosing networking problems is often challenging. Since almost everything we do with our devices requires network connectivity, it’s difficult to pin down a specific problem. If your computer is loading web pages slowly, it might be related to your hardware or software. If your smartphone or tablet apps are not responsive, it could be related to the device itself or the software it’s running.
Occasionally problems are temporary. Perhaps a website you’re accessing is slow for a period of time, and the experience is the same on all of your devices. Sometimes while streaming a show on Netflix, the video quality slows and reminds you of old standard definition quality with bad reception. It could be that your internet connection just slowed down temporarily. And there’s always the possibility that it’s not your network or any device. The truth is, internet connectivity can suffer in many parts of the Rhode Island countryside.
Refining the Home Automation Experience
TAGS: Elan Home Automation | Facial Recognition | Smart Home Control | Video Doorbell | Voice Control
We have long been proud partners with Elan Systems for home automation solutions. Their systems make even the most complex automated homes easy to control and live with everyday. The company is not resting on its laurels, and it continues to develop new products aiming to make home automation systems as intuitive as possible.
CEDIA is the trade association that puts on the biggest show devoted to smart home technology. At the annual show earlier this month, Elan debuted three new products that show their acumen for making home control easy. All these products showcased the refining of intelligent communication and control experiences in the home, with a new remote control, video doorbell, and wall-mounted touch panel.
What’s new and different about these devices? Read on to find out how Elan can make your home control experience that much simpler in Old Saybrook—and anywhere else in Connecticut.
Explore Lutron’s Many Home Technology Integration Options
TAGS: Home Lighting Control | Lutron | Lutron Integrations | Smart Home Automation
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.
Explore the Advantages of Smart Technology
TAGS: Lighting Control | Motorized Shades | Smart Home Technology
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.