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.
Access Your Favorite Movies, TV Shows and Music with a Home Network Setup
TAGS: Bandwidth | Network speed | Routers
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.