Upgrade the Way You Use Motorized Shades

Upgrade the Way You Use Motorized Shades

Check Out What this Smart Tech Is Capable of   Want a way to enhance your Carmel, IN living space with style, elegance, and comfort? Look no further than motorized shades. But once your shades are installed – what’s the best way to get use out of them? In this blog, we dive into the benefits of automated window treatments and how to put them to great use. Keep on reading below for more!   Change The Way You Entertain You can create the perfect mood and environment for any room by simply adjusting its lighting. If you’re hosting a dinner party or inviting friends over to hang out, you want to make the ideal atmosphere for them. As everyone eats, you can create ambiance by lowering the shades in the dining room.  In the living or media room, the lighting is also crucial. If a TV show or big game is on, you’ll want to keep it dimmed as well with lowered shades. Dual shading can let you have the best of both worlds as you host. With two shades installed into one window treatment, you can have both blackout shades and a lighter and brighter one. Roll down the blackout shades for a movie night, so family and friends can feel like they’re at the theater. If everyone is still chatting and conversing, you can simply press a button to raise the shades and allow more natural light in. Your shades are always at your command. Set “scenes” so that they’ll lower at a scheduled time. Moreover, they can react to other devices. For example, when you...
Take Movie Night Outside with a Home Theater

Take Movie Night Outside with a Home Theater

Audio-Video Components Create an Immersive Experience   Who says that a home theater has to be within the four walls of your home? Bring the excitement and entertainment outside with an outdoor theater! You can turn you Indianapolis, IN backyard and patio into the perfect venue for movie night, with the proper outdoor home theater installation. In this blog, we’ll go through the many features that are a part of your installation. Keep reading to learn how you can enjoy all your favorite films outdoors, just in time for the summer. SEE ALSO: CHECK OFF THESE 5 ITEMS DURING YOUR HOME THEATER INSTALLATION Quality HD Screens One of the most important aspects of a home theater is its screen – and just because your theater will be outdoors, it doesn’t mean you have to compromise on screen quality. A 4K-resolution Ultra HD TV screen is a must for any viewing experience. With anti-glare and high-brightness features, you won’t have to worry about where the sun is in the sky – and you can enjoy an action-packed blockbuster or the big game without missing a single scene or play. The weather won’t be an issue either if it gets stormy or starts raining. Your screen will be weather-proof and can withstand harsh winds and water hitting it, and it will give you just as clear of a screen afterward. High-End Audio The other component to media-watching is of course, what you hear. So you want to make sure your audio outside is just as good as it would be in a closed theater room. Placing your top-notch speakers strategically around...
Smart Home Automation: A Beginner’s FAQ

Smart Home Automation: A Beginner’s FAQ

Everything You Need to Know About Automated Technology   When you hear the phrase “smart home automation,” what do you think? Do you envision robots in your home? We aren’t quite there yet when it comes to home technology – but you can have a futuristic smart home right here in the present day! Investing in smart home automation in your Marion County, IN living space is a great decision.  You’ll be bringing luxury and convenience to your everyday life, and creating the ideal home environment for you and your family. But where do you begin in all this? Not to worry – we answer the top questions every new smart homeowner has when starting this journey. Keep on reading to learn more about home automation and how it can benefit you.   SEE ALSO: 3 IDEAS FOR CREATING SMART HOME SCENES   Question #1: What Is Smart Home Automation? When a system or device is called “smart,” it means it is connected to the internet or – the “Internet of Things.” The different parts of the system communicate with one other online; reacting, responding and telling each other what to do. They work to make whatever it is you’ve programmed them to do, happen. And then you can continue to include as many technologies into the system as you want! Audio-video components, motorized shades, surveillance cameras, motion sensors, and thermostats are all examples of smart home automation features. The term “automation” means that every component works without you needing to tell it to every time. You won’t even need to move from where you’re sitting or standing. These...
Feel Comfortable Leaving Your Home for Any Amount of Time

Feel Comfortable Leaving Your Home for Any Amount of Time

A Smart Surveillance System Can Give You Peace of Mind Whether you’re leaving home for a just an hour, a late evening, or a week – you shouldn’t have to stress over your property’s status the entire time you’re gone. You might worry that vacant homes are often targets for burglars.  But what can you do if you’re miles away? Installing a smart surveillance system is the perfect way to keep your Hamilton County, IN home safe and well protected at all times. Read on below to see how your system’s unique features can guarantee you return to a secured home no matter how long you’ve been away.   SEE ALSO: ARE YOUR SURVEILLANCE CAMERAS UP TO DATE?   Watch Footage in Real-Time Whether you’re inside or out of town, your system makes sure your home is under constant surveillance. With strategically placed cameras set up all around your property, there isn’t a corner or inch that won’t be covered. You can immediately check your smartphone or tablet to see what’s happening at your house.  Watch videos in real-time, or save some to your device to look at later. Set up your system to send your phone instant notifications if anything occurs while you’re not checking in. The best part?  Your surveillance cameras are operational no matter how far away you are.  Zoom in, pan around, or tilt the cameras to any angle – making virtually your entire home accessible to you at any time. Set “Scenes” While You’re Gone Another great aspect of your system is you can link up your lighting control to it.  Schedule your lights...
Keep an Eye on Your Commercial Property at All Times

Keep an Eye on Your Commercial Property at All Times

An Access Control System Can Enhance Your Property’s Security Safety is a main priority for anybody.  And if you own apartments or any type of living units, you know it’s a lot of ground to cover for security purposes. So how can you guarantee only those who live in your complexes are accessing your amenities and are the only ones able to get into the actual living areas? To keep your Carmel, IN property secure, your best option is to utilize an access control system. Keep on reading below as we go into the ways this component of a smart security system can give you a needed peace of mind for you and your residents.   SEE ALSO: ARE YOUR SURVEILLANCE CAMERAS UP TO DATE?   Residents Only It can be hard to steer away those who don’t live in your buildings when there is no system in place. That’s where keycard panels can come into play.  Residents can use these for access to the main clubhouse, the pool, and other exclusively offered amenities. There won’t be the need to fumble for keys or misplace them, or for multiple copies to be made and end up in the wrong hands. You’ll secure your properties, and keep out unwanted guests and intruders – all the while still making it easy for residents to use and gain access to their apartment’s facilities. Put Cameras in Place Surveillance cameras can get a bad rap.  They can look obvious, bulky – and many think they’re only good for viewing footage after a disaster has happened. But now you can install discreet and subtle...
How to Take Your Dedicated Home Theater to the Next Level

How to Take Your Dedicated Home Theater to the Next Level

Enhance Every Viewing Experience with These Features You might have a great space for your private cinema – with a 4K projector and roll-down screen and a superb surround sound system. But are you looking to create a completely immersive experience for you and your friends when you sit down to watch the next blockbuster? We dive into the best quality additions that will take home theater system to another level entirely!  Keep reading to see how you can truly elevate your Fishers, IN entertainment space. SEE ALSO: CHECK OFF THESE 5 ITEMS DURING YOUR HOME THEATER INSTALLATION Create the Right Atmosphere with Motorized Shades and Smart Lighting Depending on where your theater is located, you could be dealing with large windows or a poorly lit room.  It’s horrible for the sun to shine through the glass and create a massive glare on the screen during a crucial scene. Automated window treatments can ensure you never have to deal with such hassles again!  You can choose blackout shades to envelope you and the audience in darkness, and add another set of more aesthetically appealing shades for when the theater isn’t in use. Pairing your shades with lighting control will also have a fantastic result.  Set your system to dim when the projector lowers and as everyone gets to their seats – or to turn off completely once the media begins. Set the Scene with Thematic Seating and Décor You can always go beyond the traditional theatrical-look for your space!  Consider changing up the design and style of your theater. You could decorate the walls with favorite movie posters, change...