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Articles in Category: Control4, Michigan

You’re in Control with Control4 & Alexa

You’re in Control with Control4 & Alexa

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. 


TAGS: Alexa | Amazon Echo | c4 | Control4 | Home Automation | Voice Control | Voice-enable

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

Automation Design + Entertainment Provides a Few More Points about What to Look for When Hiring a Custom Technology Integrator

3 (more) steps for choosing the right home automation professional

 Automation Design + Entertainment Provides a Few More Points about What to Look for When Hiring a Custom Technology Integrator

In our last blog, we discussed the variety of what constitutes “smart” home technology systems (including lighting and shading control, whole home audio and video distribution, home theaters and media rooms, energy management, surveillance, networking, video conferencing and much more), and said we’d be dedicating 2 blog editions to helping you find the right smart home expert.

In that edition, we presented the importance of starting with a plan, doing your research online, and recommended appraising the work of the firms with which you might be partnering. Again, if you live in the West Michigan area or beyond, we hope to have the opportunity to work on your custom electronics project. But, even if you work with someone besides Automation Design + Entertainment, we still want to make sure you are armed with the information required to make the best hire. Once you have a number of prospective integration firms, it’s time to dig a little deeper:

TAGS: CEDIA | Commercial Automation | Smart Home Automation

Why Upgrading Your Michigan Home Network Matters

Automation Design + Entertainment puts a spotlight on managed network options

Why Upgrading Your Michigan Home Network Matters

Having problems with a lagging home network? From Kalamazoo to Grand Rapids, or anywhere in West Michigan, Automation Design + Entertainment offers the solutions for full-service household and business custom electronics. These include Home Automation Services, Lighting Controls, Motorized Shades, Whole House Music, Custom Home Theaters and Networking.

TAGS: Cloud-based Management | Networking