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How to Play Music Outside

How to Play Music Outside

Your patio is an extension of your home’s living space, especially this time of year!  It can also be a seasonal seating addition for your lakefront restaurant.   Home or work, we’re taking to the outdoors, gathering around the fire pit, relaxing poolside or enjoying dinner at a favorite outdoor bistro.  Whether you’re engaged in an intense Cornhole Tournament, sipping cocktails on Lake Michigan, or just puttering in your garden, there’s one thing that could really add to your enjoyment: music.

TAGS: Outdoor audio | outdoor sound system | outdoor speakers

Outsmarting Cyber Crimes Against Smart Technologies

Outsmarting Cyber Crimes Against Smart Technologies

Adoption of new technologies is on the rise, and so are cybersecurity threats. Gartner reports that in five years our typical households could contain several hundred smart devices. While it’s important to be cognizant of cybersecurity issues, rest assured that Automation Design + Entertainment is staying ahead of the bad guys to keep you and your family safe. Let’s explore the potential vulnerabilities of smart devices and measures taken to make them secure.

TAGS: Smart Home | Smart Home Automation

Transforming an Integrated System into Your Integrated Lifestyle

Transforming an Integrated System into Your Integrated Lifestyle

More than incorporating various electronic components, an electronics systems contractor integrates your lifestyle – in your home, in your office, at the gym, while you’re away.  In today’s digital world, it’s what we’ve come to expect.  Don’t let those expectations fall short.

TAGS: CEDIA | Control Systems | Home Technology Integrator | Smart Home | Smart Home Automation

Seek Professional Help!

From a Certified Motorized Shade +/or Lighting Specialist, that is!

Seek Professional Help!

Don’t do it!  It’s a beautiful afternoon and you find yourself in your favorite home improvement store.  You stroll down the electrical aisle in search of a replacement wall plate and, BAM, there it is, DIY lighting control.  Oh, imagine…”Honey, did you turn off the basement lights? No? Ok [picks up remote], I got it.”  Bliss. Sigh. You round the corner and on the end-cap display, spotlighted as if the clouds have parted and sopranos are welcoming a new dawn….motorized window shades!  Elegant, simple…blackouts for the Master and Home Theater…lighter weave for the family room to protect the furniture and ease glare…sounds perfect but….beware!

TAGS: Automated lighting control | Home Lighting Control | Motorized Shades | motorized window treatments | smart lighting control