Stay Comfortable This Fall with Automated Lights and Shades

Stay Comfortable This Fall with Automated Lights and Shades

Customize Your Indiana Home with Automation It’s starting to get cold in Fishers, Indiana, which means it may be time to take a closer look at the ways you can conserve energy and keep your home comfortable.  So how do you stay warm without leaving the heating on all the time? According to the U.S. Department of Energy, almost half of all energy used by the typical U.S. household is eaten up by heating and cooling. But don’t worry: the right technology can help you avoid using so much energy while still keeping your home at a pleasant temperature. Lighting and shading control can help in the frigid winters. Here are some ways that automated shades and lighting can keep you comfortable without making your electricity bill skyrocket. SEE ALSO: Go Green with Lighting and Shading Control for Your Carmel, IN Home Custom Controls for Lights and Shades One of the things we love most about smart home technology is being able to customize it for your everyday needs and personal preferences. When winter comes, you can set your Control4 system to maintain a certain temperature and save energy at the same time. Control4’s climate control system and easy-to-use app allow you to adjust your home’s features at any time from a smartphone or tablet. For example, you could program your motorized shades to open every day at 11 a.m. when the sun is strong so that it warms up your home. At the same time, program the lights to turn off so you make the most of the sun’s brightness. Then, time your lights to turn on once...
What’s New from Control4?

What’s New from Control4?

Smart Home Automation News for the Westfield, IN Homeowner There are so many fun and exciting things you can do in a smart home, but are you aware of all of the system’s capabilities? Knowledge is the first step to getting the most out of living a connected lifestyle. It’s not just about turning the lights on with your phone, or saving energy with your smart thermostat. It’s about customizing your house with smart home automation so it fits you and your family like a glove! Here are some ways you can make your Westfield, IN home unique with our Control4 solutions. There are some great new products you don’t want to miss out on. Whether you’re new to home technology or are looking for the next best thing for your existing system, this blog will be useful to you. SEE ALSO: 3 Ideas for Creating Smart Home Scenes Control4 When>Then Personalization One thing we’re very excited about for people with home theaters is the Control4 4Sight App. With this app, you can customize your home theater system any way you would like. For example, you could create special scenes for movie nights, football, or a Call of Duty marathon. You’ll be able to adjust the thermostat, lighting, video sources, and more at the push of a button. High-Resolution Music Enjoy powerfully clear audio by streaming your music in high resolution—the highest standard in audio quality. Everyone in the house can listen to the artists they love, whether it’s on Spotify, XM Sirius Radio, Tidal and so much more. Control4 has also started a special partnership with Triad, a...
What is the Difference Between Store-bought and Custom Audio?

What is the Difference Between Store-bought and Custom Audio?

Discover the Benefits of Custom Home Technology   When you go online to buy an outfit, sometimes you find that millions of other people have the same shirt, dress, or suit. Who want to show up at a party and find out someone else there is wearing the same thing as you? In those situations, sometimes it’s better to get a custom-made outfit. If someone makes the dress or suit for you, then it will be a one-of-a-kind garment that shows off your personality and style.   Whole house audio can do the same thing when you work with a local integrator. Your audio system will be installed according to your preferences and based on the house you live in. It won’t look like anyone else’s home in Noblesville, Indiana because it will be made for you. Here are some ways that custom audio solutions are different from out-of-the-box music systems.   SEE ALSO: Wired vs. Wireless Speakers – What is Best for My Home?   Hide Everything   Buy a basic speaker from a store, take it home and then you have to figure out where it goes. First, you locate an outlet to plug in the speaker but if you don’t have a table or a shelf you have to re-arrange your furniture. Then there are those ugly wires. You saw an ad online for this cool, hip speaker but it doesn’t look the same in your bedroom. When it comes time to have friends over for a party, you discover you can’t play the same song in every room at the same time to provide the...
Check Off These 5 Items During Your Home Theater Installation

Check Off These 5 Items During Your Home Theater Installation

Home Theater Essentials for Your Carmel, IN Home   Do you know exactly what you need for a professional home theater? Quality home entertainment takes more than just a fancy TV and surround sound system. There are a number of items you must have installed to get the best benefits of a professional system. While there are some out-of-the-box solutions, it’s always best to work with an audio/video expert. What makes us different? We customize our services to meet your needs and provide the best equipment in the business. Keep reading this blog to check off the list of items needed for an amazing private cinema.   SEE ALSO:  Tips for Putting a Home Theater in Your Basement   4K TV or Projector   If you are going to invest in a professional-grade home theater, we recommend you get the most up-to-date technology so that it’s relevant and ready for the future. Ultra High Definition technology, also known as 4K, is the highest picture resolution you can get, and the entire industry is in the process of converting content over to 4K. Though movies and shows in 4K are limited currently, it is the best, brightest, and most stunning picture you’re going to get and your home will be ready for when everything goes 4K. But until then, Amazon Prime and Netflix offer 4K streaming, 4K Blu-rays are in stores, and some PC games can be played in 4K as well.   3D Audio Surround Sound System   The sound and picture in your theater need to beautifully intertwine to deliver the show as the director intended as well...
Nora Recessed Lights Add Sophistication to Indiana Homes

Nora Recessed Lights Add Sophistication to Indiana Homes

How to Update Your Fishers Home with Lighting Control What makes one lighting fixture different from another? If you are going to work with a local Fishers, IN professional, it’s worth it to take the time to examine your options. After, all you’re investing in your home and you want it to not only perform right, but also look beautiful. Can lighting, or recessed lighting, is a great option for families who want the convenience of lighting control and the beauty of new, LED lighting fixtures. Read on to learn more. SEE ALSO: 3 Benefits of Adding Lighting and Shading Control to Your Indiana Home Nora Lighting We are excited to announce that we are now carrying Nora Lighting, which is one of the lighting industry’s leading designers and suppliers of energy efficient lighting systems for both commercial and residential applications. Digitech Custom Audio Video uses Nora Lighting fixtures since they are a quality manufacturer that offers products that have easy installation and great performance. They’re commitment to excellence is evident in the different products they offer, including retrofit, LED, accent lighting and more. Nora’s latest advancement in lighting technology is their line of LED products that can be dimmed and installed in both newly constructed homes and remodels. These high-performance fixtures provide ample light while reducing energy output and staying cool. They have up to 50,000 hours of lamp life at 70% lumen output. Their new RGB color-changing tap also allows homeowners to add a new spectrum of colors to their spaces What are the benefits of using Nora lighting? One of the biggest reasons can lights are...
3 Ideas for Creating Smart Home Scenes

3 Ideas for Creating Smart Home Scenes

Create Memorable Moments with Smart Home Automation Most smart homes have typical scenes like “Good morning”, “Goodnight” and “Away.” But the real beauty of automation is being able to create unique sequences for your Fishers, IN home. Pick whatever room you want to alter, the features you’d like to control, then save it all under a custom name. Yes, smart home automation is convenient and offers a lot of benefits like saving energy, but it can also be used for fun too. Here are some ideas for creating scenes that will aid in getting that party or personal goal started. SEE ALSO: Take Control of Your Indianapolis, IN Home with Control4 Pool Party Make the most of the warmer months by enjoying your pool as much as possible. Plan a pool party with your smart home system by creating a music playlist and distributing the music to your landscape speakers around the pool and hot tub. Turn on the outdoor Seura TV and stream the football or baseball game. If it’s a late-night rendezvous, you can add a lighting setting to the scene and brighten the pool, walkways, and bar area. Press one button on your smartphone and it all turns on instantly. You’ll have this scene at your fingertips for spring, summer and fall so you can blow off some steam swimming or take a dip in the hot tub. Movie Night Whether you have a dedicated home theater or a media room, movie night can be a breeze setting up with this saved setting. With one touch, the shades will come down to prevent glare, the thermostat...