How your technology systems can keep your home safe this season
TAGS: Holiday safety | Home Automation | Home Security | safety tips
Throughout the year we strive to keep you abreast of the latest in technologies and trends. 2017 has seen the adoption of integrated voice control, amazing advances in LEDs, incredible strides in virtual reality and so much more! Our smart homes are getting smarter and smarter, but how can we use their features to make our homes safer? Here are some simple ways to put your home automation system to work, ensuring you and your family a happy, healthy and safe holiday season.
How to Optimize Your Enjoyment of Your Home’s Technology Systems
TAGS: Grand Rapids | Home Automation | Home Network | Home Technology | Kalamazoo | Maintenance Plan | Smart Home | West Michigan | WiFi
We’ve recently talked about getting together to assess your home’s technology systems (It’s time for a “Tech-Up!”). It’s always a good idea to make sure you’re abreast of the latest technologies available and how to implement new devices now or in the near future. The other key to satisfaction with your technology systems is ensuring their technical health. Simple things, such as cleaning components in the equipment rack, go a long way in preventing equipment from overheating. And then there’s the not-so-fun stuff like changing the batteries in the smoke detectors of your 10’ ceilings. Part 2 of our annual “Tech-Up” addresses the advantages in having a preventative maintenance plan that would include a visit from one of our technicians.
If you thought luxury in home automation ended with elegant shades, think again!
TAGS: automated lighting | Home Automation | Home Theater | Lake House | Luxury lifestyle | Motorized Shades | Smart Home | summer kitchen | vacation home | wine cellar
If luxury home automation is on your wish list, now is a great time to do it. With recent advancements in smart home technology, gone are the days of luxury and home automation being two separate design elements or a compromise. Now, it’s easy to find the best comfort and entertainment solutions for your Michigan home or lakeside retreat.
TAGS: Alexa | Amazon Echo | c4 | Control4 | Home Automation | Voice Control | Voice-enable
Control4 really gets it. Not only do they develop leading-edge technology for you, today’s tech-savvy homeowner, but they enable you to integrate your own voice-activated upgrades. Now that’s smart! Actually, Control4 calls it a Smart Home Skill for Alexa and it’s offered through their 4Sight subscription.