Home Automation Tips: Lighting Control for Your Home

Outdoor home automation lighting

When people first think of home automation, they often think of lighting control. In fact, it’s one of the first smart home features people implement into their homes. And for good reason! Lighting control has many benefits – convenience, safety, and aesthetic being at the top of the list.

Choosing the right lighting for your home can be a bit of an overwhelming process when you’re just starting out. There’s a lot of information out there, and it can be challenging to sort through it all. We thought it would be helpful to compile all of that information into one blog post, so you have something to reference when it’s time to begin your project. Let’s get started!

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The Top Four Home Automation Features He’ll be Sure to Love

Living room with home automation features

While May is all about the amazing mom’s out there, June is for the dad’s. You want a way to show your husband just how thankful you are for all he does, but you’re itching to do something different and more special this year. Chances are that you’ve probably heard your husband talk about home automation features many times before. You may have even contemplated surprising him in the past, so what better time to move forward?

Only problem is that you have no idea where to start! You’ve heard your husband mention countless features that he wants to implement into your home – how do you pick which one to begin with? (more…)

5 Common Home Automation Mistakes

Whole House AudioMore and more homeowners are beginning to implement home automation features into their homes. Whole home audio, climate control, keyless alarms – these features are meant to enhance your life and make things a whole lot simpler. It’s no wonder everyone wants a smart-home!

These features are so exciting that many people want to get started as soon as possible – but without the proper research! There’s a right and a wrong way to bring smart-home features into your home.

If you’re thinking home automation might be for you, do yourself a favor and continue reading – we’re spilling the 5 most common mistakes homeowner’s make with home automation.

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The Top Six Smart Home Features Buyers Want

Top home features that buyer's want

Smart home features used to be considered a luxury, and though they are still very luxurious, they’ve also become expected. Homeowners are adding features to their existing homes, while buyers are looking for them during the house hunt. Builders, architects and designer are ensuring that smart home features are in the plans to help increase the value of new homes.

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Get Fast Wi-Fi for the Holidays

Give yourself the gift of amazing WiFi this holiday season! As your guests arrive and begin to overload your network with their phones, tablets, laptops and other gadgets, you need to be prepared. Here’s a quick guide to making sure your network is in tip-top shape before you begin to see the effects of slow WiFi throughout your home. (more…)

Apple TV: The hot holiday gift for 2015

When many hear Apple TV, they imagine a sleek TV with a state-of-art operating system. Honest mistake.

apple-tv-4-topicActually, Apple TV is a small black box – weighing less than a pound – that uses a high-definition multimedia interface (HDMI) to connect to your television and WiFi to connect to your home network and the internet.

And it’s a given it will be topping many holiday lists this year, since the long-awaited fourth-generation Apple TV just hit the market. Lifetronic Systems’ advice: If you want one for a gift, it’s wise to get it now. (more…)

Why you need Enterprise-Grade WiFi for Home Network Systems

In today’s world, home network systems must be robust, efficient and strong.

Home Network SystemsTo live a happy digital life you simply have to open your house to enterprise-grade networks that provide state-of-the-art performance, speed and coverage. In addition, they reliably support smart home systems, streaming audio/video, security and traditional data activities such as web browsing or sending and receiving emails. (more…)

Home Automation and New Construction

The smart way to build today

Builders & Architects ContractorThe age of the smart home has arrived, with projected sales of U.S. home automation equipment expected to top $5.6 million next year. The trend has been embraced by Fairfield County’s builders and architects, who recognize and use smart home technology as a powerful selling tool in their new homes and commercial buildings, one which meets the needs and demands of our area’s sophisticated residents.

The best time to prepare a house or commercial building for smart home technology is before the walls go up in new construction or before renovations begin on older buildings.

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