The holidays are all about spending time with family, and most of the time that means having to travel. The last thing you should be worried about is the safety and security of your home when you’re on a holiday vacation. But, let’s get real; you do worry about your property when traveling.
Smart home intercoms offer dramatically more features than traditional intercom systems. Although wireless home intercoms have been around for decades, emerging technology has taken them to a whole new level of functionality and prestige.
Thinking about installing a smart home theater in your Connecticut home? With a smart home theater system, you can experience the joy of theater-level entertainment in the comfort of your own home (and save money on movie tickets and popcorn!)
When visiting Connecticut, it’s hard not to notice the beautiful homes. Areas like Greenwich, Darien, New Canaan and Westport all boast their own taste of elegance with excellent neighborhoods and luxury estates. If you’re involved in Real Estate, whether an architect, builder, investor or broker, how are you going to make your Connecticut luxury home the most desirable in market?
In New England, we love summer. But, let’s face it: this year was a scorcher. In fact, this summer’s heat brought on some of the highest temperatures we’ve seen in years. Luckily, our smart home automation provides relief during any heatwave, with assistance from the app that controls it all: the Control4 App.
Architects and builders across America are joining the smart home revolution for a variety of reasons, but the primary one is that across the board, smart homes attract buyers and increase profitability. If you’re a builder or architect, here are all five reasons why you should consider joining the smart home revolution.
Good news, whole home automation increases both your home’s curb appeal to potential buyers and your property value. Since home automation helps you run a more efficient, cost-effective household and save on your home owner’s insurance, all while letting you enjoy a more convenient lifestyle, homeowners of all ages and demographics are willing to pay more for homes with integrated smart technologies. So whether you’re deciding to make the investment or have already invested in full home automation and the Internet of Technology (IoT) home, rest assured it is a wise and financially sound decision. (more…)
We hear many misconceptions about the differences between whole home automation also known as a “Smart Home” and smart home devices like Alexa, Nest, and Google. If you think you can get a smart home by purchasing a device on Amazon or Best Buy, you might want to read on.
Outdoor lighting used to mean flipping on the carport or house lights, or maybe turning on a security light on a pole. Those lights lit up the night, but in a harsh, and not always a useful or directed way. They tended to be unshielded and created a lot of unwelcome glare. But now that families are spending more time outside, and entertaining in a variety of settings, lights and the way we use them, has changed. The way we turn them on has changed too — with Lifetronic smart home technology. Lifetronic smart home technology can create a lighting mood with the touch of a finger or the preprogramming of an app. There are as many options, or more, for outdoor light settings as there are for indoor settings. But before you go shopping, it’s smart to think about what you want to get from your outdoor lighting design and what smart home technology you want to use. (more…)
Over the next decade, builders and architects who integrate smart home systems into their buildings are going to financially outperform and outpace those who don’t. The benefits of integrating smart home technology into new homes and buildings is a no-brainer if you understand consumer demand for smart homes and what goes into them.
According to a recent report on smart home growth, the global smart home market was valued at around USD 24.10 billion in 2016 and is expected to reach approximately USD 53.45 billion in 2022, growing at a CAGR of slightly above 14.5% between 2017 and 2022.