TAGS: home automation | Home Technology Integrator | smarthome | technologist
An interesting shift is occurring. In this fast-paced race to digitalization, the role of the technology integrator has transformed yet again. As more devices, systems, features, services, apps and appliances exist on the network and integrate or “talk” to one another, the technology integrator is transpiring as the single-source service provider for all things “technology.” Hence, 2017 has seen the residential systems technology integrator, a low-voltage provider specializing in everything from network infrastructure, security, communications, energy management and HVAC to elegant lighting and shade control, home entertainment and fully integrated control systems, emerge as the “Technologist.”
Company is Coming to Town!
TAGS: holiday entertaining | home automation | lighting control | motorized window shades | smarthome
The holidays are just around the corner! Soon our homes will be filled with festive decorations, familiar, mouthwatering scents wafting from the kitchen and guests to entertain! Whether you’ve been thinking about sprucing your home up before your guests descend or simply want to make some comfortable home improvements that will add to your holiday merriment, here are some things you may wish to consider.
TAGS: AV furniture Kalamazoo | cable management | entertainment center | equipment rack | head end | media center | media room | media storage | rack design | wire management media storage
Technologies for today’s homes and offices are sleek, contemporary and elegant. Some elements, such as touch panels, custom-framed LED displays and speakers that look as incredible as they sound, are meant to be seen. But then there’s the behind-the-scenes components; the receivers, amplifiers, switchers…all the things with the blinking lights and shiny knobs that you may choose to either showcase or hide away. Either way, they all live somewhere and that somewhere has specific requirements.
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.