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The Advantages of Partnering with a Technologist

Working with a pro ensures the best design, reliability, performance and service

The Advantages of Partnering with a Technologist

With the myriad smart home technology devices on the market today, how do you know which is not only the best, but which is best for you? Smart locks and security devices are great to have, but they’re much more valuable if they’re integrated into your home’s control system. Lighting control, motorized window shades and automated garage control are not only convenient, but also a great way to mimic that someone is home while you’re away…particularly if you can access them remotely. So, of all the innovative must-have technologies out there, how do you determine the best solution for you – for now, for tomorrow and beyond? 

TAGS: #IAMCEDIA | CEDIA | Home Automation | Smart Home Automation | Technologist

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

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