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Articles in Category: Smart Homes, Michigan

Get Smart, Not Stressed

What exactly is a SMART home, and what makes it so smart to have?

Get Smart, Not Stressed

A SMART home seems to be a lot of things, and for a lot of reasons.  To some it’s an all-in-one, literally the whole house, remote control.  To others, it’s a reassuring security system.  It’s a convenience, it adds to your home’s resale value, it supports energy efficiency, and the list goes on.  But what’s the common denominator?

TAGS: Automated lighting control | Control4 | smart home | Smart Lighting | smart lighting control

How to Choose the Right TV to Watch the Big Game?

Enjoy the BIG Game in Your West Michigan Home

How to Choose the Right TV to Watch the Big Game?

Football & 4K – When it comes to choosing the right TV to watch the BIG game...size, sound & set-up matter!

4K, HDR, 3D…There are a lot of choices out there that offer stunning imagery, so how do you know which is the “best” and which one is right for you?  There’s actually a lot more to it than pixels alone. 

8,294,400, to be exact.

We’ve heard that 4K is the ultimate in pixel count, but what does that mean to me?  More pixels displayed on the screen at once means more details, which means a sharper, crisper picture.  Imagine 4 times the resolution of full 1080p – over 8 million pixels filling the screen!

Ok, but we learned when HD was introduced that the capabilities of the unit didn’t matter 

TAGS: 4K Video | Custom Home Theater | Home Theater | Lighting Control | Media Room | Smart Home

How Does Automation Enhance the Beauty of Your Smart Home?

Add Style and Elegance to Your Michigan Home With Integrated Automation

How Does Automation Enhance the Beauty of Your Smart Home?

Smart surveillance systems, robust whole home audio equipment and intuitive lighting fixtures: sure, these things can add convenience and safety to your property, but they sound like an aesthetic nightmare. But the truth is, not only can you integrate smart home automation to be unobtrusive, it can actually add style and elegance to each of your spaces. Whether you want to enhance the décor of your family room, wake up to the dulcet tones of your favorite musician or enjoy your outdoor spaces like never before, integrated technology can make your home more beautiful and fun. Read on to find out how smart automation can enhance the way you see, hear and feel your property.

TAGS: smart home automation | smart home technology | Smart Shading

Want to Make Your House a Smart Home?

Michigan Integrator Has Three Recommendations for You to Consider

Want to Make Your House a Smart Home?

Houses with brains are becoming almost as common as houses with broadband. What if you could stroll through your home with an iPad in hand and dim the lights, adjust the thermostat, and turn up the music? With a home automation system you can do just that and more, but first you’ll need a network to support it. Smart homes use a combination of wired and wireless networks to connect a variety of devices and subsystems within a house. Almost nothing is more important than a secure, reliable network when it comes to transforming your house into a smart home.

Here we share a few lessons we’ve learned over the years regarding a network to support all your home automation needs.

TAGS: Smart Home | Wired and Wireless Networks