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Posted by on May 2, 2018 in Home Automation |

How to Enhance Your In-Home Gym With Smart Technology

How to Enhance Your In-Home Gym With Smart Technology

Smart home systems aren’t limited to home security and top-notch entertainment systems. While many people use smart home technology to automate various aspects of their homes, they may not be familiar with other opportunities these networks create. Virtual workouts and smart exercise equipment are up-and-coming fitness technologies being implemented in many homes. Whether you are interested in biking along virtual trails from the stationary bike in your living room or competing in a global 10K from your treadmill, here are a few ways your smart home network can fuel your workout. For the Competitive Cycler: Zwift Zwift is a virtual cycling platform that enables you to take your cycling to the next level. Through highly functioning networks, this technology enables you to explore the world, compete, and train using a stationary bike and television. Zwift also offers virtual roads to ride, structured rides with expert coaches, and virtual group rides with cyclers from other cities and countries. This means that once you connect this program to your network, you’ll...

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Posted by on Feb 9, 2018 in Home Automation |

Five Smart Home Features To Brighten Up Your Home During Winter

Five Smart Home Features To Brighten Up Your Home During Winter

Sometimes the final push through winter is the hardest. When holiday cheer is behind you and Spring days are still several weeks away, the cold, dark weather this time of year can take a toll on your mood and productivity. Since many people spend a lot of their time indoors during the winter anyway, why not implement a few features in your home to keep it bright? Consider installing a few of these smart home features to brighten up your home this winter. Implement Lighting Control Systems No one likes entering a dark home. Implementing smart home lighting control is an ideal way to brighten up your space in the winter. Lighting control systems enable you to not only brighten up the inside of your house but also program lights in your entryway to brighten as you enter or even light up before you enter your home. Lighting control can also enable your interior lighting to work as a winter wake up lamp by slowly turning up the lights...

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Posted by on Jan 5, 2018 in Home Automation |

Five New Features to Add To Your Home Entertainment System

Five New Features to Add To Your Home Entertainment System

If winter weather is keeping you inside this season, now may be the perfect time to upgrade your entertainment system. Whether you love to binge watch crime shows or have a guilty pleasure of keeping up the with Kardashians, adding a few features to your system can significantly enhance your entertainment experience. From smart home speaker systems to multi-room audiovisual distribution, consider adding these five features to your home entertainment system this year. What is a Smart Home Theater? A smart home theater is a home entertainment system that can include automated and integrated lighting and audiovisual systems. These theaters often include in-ceiling speakers, sound throughout your home, large screen projectors, mood lighting, and more. While this technology may seem like a thing of the future, it is readily available and easy to install in your home. Features to Add to Your Home Entertainment System Are you ready to up upgrade your home theater this winter? From gaming features to high-quality surround sound, we have a wide variety of...

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Posted by on Jun 16, 2017 in Home Automation |

Preparing For Vacation Absence With Home Automation

Preparing For Vacation Absence With Home Automation

Summer is here. Kids have just a few days left in school (if they’re not out already), and you may have a big vacation or even quick weekend getaway on your radar. When summer comes around, between childcare, projects at work, and everything else on your mind, being prepared for your vacation may seem like a pipe dream. If you fall into this category, there are many ways to prepare your home for your departure, and home automation may be your solution. Here are a few ways home automation can make preparing for vacation absence a little easier this summer. Home Automation For Security While You Are Away Security can be a big worry when you are out of town. From making sure all doors are locked, to moving spare keys that are sometimes easy to find, there are many ways to ensure your home is safe when you are out of town. Home automation offers many security benefits including: Security cameras: Automated security cameras enable you to keep...

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Posted by on May 30, 2017 in Home Automation |

Make the Most of Your Summer with Home Automation

Make the Most of Your Summer with Home Automation

Home automation has benefits for every season. When school is out and the weather gets warmer, things can get hectic around the house. Whether you’re worried about energy efficiency during the summer months or security when your kids are out of school, home automation systems can provide you with money-saving home operations and peace of mind. Family Safety and Home Automation Are your children home by themselves this summer while you are at work? Home automation is a great way to improve your home’s security system through alarms, locks, and even security cameras. You can use the app to receive notifications when one of you family members gets home or leaves. Home automation can also be great for pet care, as you can keep an eye on your pet while you are away and insure they are safe and inside your home. It can be a bit stressful to give a babysitter a key to your home. Instead, you can give the babysitter a code for the door they...

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Posted by on Mar 19, 2017 in Home Automation |

How Can Each Room In Your House Benefit From Home Automation?

How Can Each Room In Your House Benefit From Home Automation?

Home Automation may sound like a high tech thing of the future, but these days it’s a top notch service readily available for homes everywhere. Home automation is a system that connects and integrates electronics in your home into one device, so you don’t have to worry about turning off and on switches and power nobs. If you’re curious about home automation but are unsure how it will benefit your home, here are a few rooms in your house you might not have known can benefit from home automation. Kitchen With all of the appliances in your kitchen, it’s an area in your home that uses a lot of energy. Ovens, microwaves, dishwashers and other kitchen appliances contribute to your electrical bill, and refrigerators cost the average American household $95 per year. Using home automation can help reduce this electricity consumption by timing out certain appliances over time and other control features. It can also give you peace of mind by knowing you can turn off the oven or...

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