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Go Green With Lighting And Shading Control For Your Carmel, IN Home

Go Green With Lighting And Shading Control For Your Carmel, IN Home

With Earth Day having just past, the reminder of the delicacy of our planet and our abundance of options to moving forward a more green and eco-friendly life is more present now than any other time of the year. Turning your Carmel, IN residence into a more eco-friendly home has become easier than ever with large manufacturers like Control4 and Lutron offering lighting and shading control.

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Take Control Of Your Indianapolis, IN Home With Control4

Take Control Of Your Indianapolis, IN Home With Control4

There are measures every new homeowner takes to make sure they always feel at home. From purchasing new furniture or adding a nice “Welcome Home” mat by the front door, possibilities are endless, and even more so now with smart technology rising and becoming the central control for almost every home in America. We’re going to take a look at the smart home automation solutions available to Indianapolis, IN homeowners.

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Is Your Boardroom Equipped with the Right Audio and Video?

Is Your Boardroom Equipped with the Right Audio and Video?

If you run a business in the Carmel, Indiana area then you know that organizing and leading meetings can be quite time-consuming—especially if you have them regularly. Today there are many tools you can use to facilitate discussions, presentations, and teleconferencing. Whether you have a simple conference room with a long table and chairs, or you need to update your current technology, Digitech Custom Audio Video can meet all of your commercial audio video needs for business.

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The 3 Most Important Aspects of a Security & Surveillance System

The 3 Most Important Aspects of a Security & Surveillance System

There are so many different security and surveillance systems today that it can be hard sorting through all the options. What aspects are most important? Digitech Custom Audio Video is here to help you decide what’s most crucial to your family and what will benefit you in the long term. By working with us, you’ll maintain peace of mind in your Indianapolis, IN home knowing that your system is reliable and strong.

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Wired vs. Wireless Speakers – What is Best for My Fishers, IN Home?

Wired vs. Wireless Speakers – What is Best for My Fishers, IN Home?

If you want to play music in every room in your home, then you need a whole house audio system to access your sources and stream sound easily. There are two main categories of music systems you can use to achieve this—wired and wireless. So how do you choose between the two? There are pros and cons to both types, but your choice will depend on the size of your home, your budget, and lifestyle. Read this guide to find out what will work best in your Fishers, Indiana home.

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Media Room vs. Dedicated Home Theater: The Pros and Cons

Media Room vs. Dedicated Home Theater: The Pros and Cons

There was a time when dedicated home theaters were a standard feature in luxury homes. Enjoying a movie in a professional cinema in the comfort of your own home was incredibly popular. And while many families are still purchasing dedicated theaters and designing them with their own personal touches, media rooms are becoming increasingly popular. New technology allows you to choose between installing a home theater system in a dedicated room, like a basement or extra bedroom, or in the living room. In this blog we’ll help you choose where to put your surround sound system and screen.

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3 Benefits of Adding Lighting and Shading Control to Your Indiana Home

3 Benefits of Adding Lighting and Shading Control to Your Indiana Home

There’s no question that some of the cooler and flashier features of a smart home are the home theater, audio system, and wireless controls. However, automated lighting and shading is a practical investment that will pay off in the long run. You’ll add convenience, value, and even security to your Indianapolis-area property, and in many cases save money throughout the year too. Here’s how you can enjoy all those benefits with lighting and shading control.

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Voice: The Newest Interface for Your Smart Home

Voice: The Newest Interface for Your Smart Home

Utilizing one type of interface to control your home is not always ideal. You may want a handheld, tactile remote to enjoy your video experience in the living room, a touch screen with a large display in the kitchen to browse and play music throughout the home, a keypad next to the garage door that allows you to shut the entire house down with one touch as you head out, and a smartphone or a watch on your wrist to offer insight to what is going on at home while you’re away. In a Control4 Smart Home, interfaces are designed to deliver the most beautiful and intuitive interactions, with immediate access from wherever you might be in (or out of) your home—and with a consistent look and feel across all devices. But now, we are excited to announce yet another method of interaction within your home. YOUR VOICE! Amazon Alexa is now integrated with Control4 to offer further personalization of your smart home experience. Now, you can enjoy hands-free automation throughout the entire home, utilizing the incredibly popular Amazon Echo, Dot, Tap, and/or FireTV devices. With a simple voice command, enjoy a helping hand while you prepare a meal, set the perfect mood for dinner guests, queue up movie night for the family, even get the whole house ready for bed. Whether you want to control a single device, such as bringing up or down a single light to the ideal level or adjusting the thermostat from bed, or activate an entire scene that handles many lights in unison with the shades, music, and more, it’s never been easier or... read more
5 Common Home Automation Mistakes

5 Common Home Automation Mistakes

Embarking on any endeavor for the first time can mean mistakes. And we humans are generally great at learning from our mistakes. Unfortunately, making a mistake when it comes to installing your home automation system can cost you both time and money, not to mention headaches. A lot of our new clients reach out to us initially to fix a home-automation system that was either ill-conceived or poorly installed. To keep you on the right path and help guide you through the process of creating the home automation system of your dreams, here are the top five home automation mistakes we often see and how to avoid them. Hiring the wrong trade Security contractors are great at alarm systems. Plumbers work wonders with pipes and electricians are whizzes with lights. Ask an unqualified and untrained tradesperson to work on your home electronics systems, however, and you are asking for trouble. For one, a trade, such as an electrician, won’t have the experience or insight to know what works based on years of trial and error, won’t follow the latest trends in technology and won’t have experience with the best gear and how it works. Stick with the pros and vet your installer. Calling your Electronic Systems Contractor (ESC) late in the game When it comes to installed electronics in the home, virtually every list of mistakes will have this one on it: Don’t make the mistake of bringing an ESC onto the project at a late stage. Getting us in there early will allow us to head off any problems before they become problems, wire your system correctly and... read more
The Ultimate Party Lighting

The Ultimate Party Lighting

So you’re having a big party, and you want it to be perfect. You can spend hours programming playlists, thinking of delicious canapés to be served and obsessing over flowers and décor. But have you thought about your lighting situation? Does the lighting in your space make people feel at home? Do they feel relaxed? Do they feel festive? Do they want to get up and dance? If the answer to any of these questions is “no” then you need to rethink your party lighting strategy and consider personalizing your home lighting experience with some out-of-this-world lighting options. Here, we offer tips from taking your party from ennui-inducing to epic, with benefits that spill over into the morning after and beyond. Start simple The first thing you want to do is gain control over your lights, house-wide, via one centralized system. Whether this is an iPad app from a lighting-system manufacturer or a more extensive whole-home control system, total control is a must in this day and age, not only for optimal comfort, but for safety and energy savings as well. We’ve covered this subject in previous newsletters, so we won’t go into too much detail on all the wonders of a lighting system here. For our purposes, let’s just say that these control systems can do wonders for your party. For a party that starts at dusk, for example, we can automate your system so that the lights slowly come up over the course of an evening to preset levels. Heck, you can even program a scene to flicker the lights on and off when you are ready... read more