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

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

Help the planet (and your wallet) by integrating lighting and shading control into your home or business. 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. Today, we’ll touch upon a few ways that you can give back to the planet while keeping life comfortable and convenient simply through smart home automation. Keep reading for more!   SEE ALSO: 3 Benefits of Adding Lighting and Shading Control to Your Indiana Home   When it comes to lighting and shading control, Lutron’s primary goal is to promote energy efficiency into each smart automated home or commercial business. As a lighting manufacturer that has been around for over 50 years, Lutron provides different options such as automated shade systems, dimmers, and wireless occupancy sensors along with whole home and whole building light management systems. When you unite a power house like Lutron and control genius like Conrol4, you’ll get to use a reliable and beneficial smart home for years to come.   How can I keep my home safe while saving energy? We have many options to keep your home safe. Use the “Away” feature to make your house look lived-in; the lights will turn on and off at varying times to make it appear occupied. Instead of keeping all your lights on as a...
Take Control Of Your Indianapolis, IN Home With Control4

Take Control Of Your Indianapolis, IN Home With Control4

Whether you’re starting small, or looking to automate your whole home – Control4 has options that can fit into every home   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. With options for small projects to automating your whole home, Control4 allows you to customize your space to specify your needs. Keep reading to learn more!   SEE MORE: Voice: The Newest Interface for Your Smart Home   Every homeowner wants to have complete control of their new home, and with Control4 you can do just that. With their easy-to-use interfaces, every person in the home can access and control different features of the home from the temperature of the living room to dimming the lighting in the kitchen. These are all easily accessible options to integrate into your home.   Entertainment Control4 allows you to provide your guest and family a complete entertainment system right at your home without ever stepping out the door. You can start small with a media room, or go big and install a dedicated home theater will all the bells and whistles. Control4 systems fit any size home. They have 4-Zone Power Amplifiers that are able to manage up to four analog inputs and zone outputs to their 8-Zone Matrix Amplifier...
Control4 – 5 Ways to Go Big With Automation in Your Man Cave or Media Room

Control4 – 5 Ways to Go Big With Automation in Your Man Cave or Media Room

The “Man Cave” is said to be the “last bastion of masculinity” within the home, and whether your sanctuary is in a garage, spare bedroom, basement or media room, there are many ways that you can make it even cooler…way cooler than adding neon signs, mini-fridges, or even your favorite team’s memorabilia. In fact, integrating a variety of devices, sensors and programming into an automation system can make your personal space into something you might want to share with everyone! Click on the image below to see how you can add some spice to your special room! Content courtesy of: http://www.control4.com/blog/ Original...
Control4 Introduces Too Many New Things for One Headline to Handle

Control4 Introduces Too Many New Things for One Headline to Handle

Control4 is unveiling a new round of updates at this week’s Integrated Systems Europe show in Amsterdam, and to be blunt there’s so much cool stuff that I don’t even know where to begin telling you about it. The gorgeous and brilliant revamp of comfort controls? The new high-definition video intercom experience? The new touch screen interfaces? The newly redesigned system remote control? Control4′s newly acquired line of AV distribution products? My job would be so much easier if I could just do an information dump straight into your brain containing all of the cool new stuff that Control4 is planning to roll out next month. But, alas, we need to do this in an orderly fashion, so let’s start with the big update: Control4 has announced the release of its latest massive software update, OS 2.7. Stay Cool, Control4 You may remember that in addition to revamping its music interface in this past fall’s OS 2.6 update, Control introduced a really cool new animated control screen for pools and spas. Now the company is bringing that same look and feel to heating, cooling, and humidity control as well. I had a chat with Control4 VP of Lighting & Comfort Products Paul Williams last week, ahead of the announcement, during which I asked him about the origins of the new interface and what his team was shooting for in terms of look at feel. Unsurprisingly, intuitive programmability was way at the top of the list. Most people, he told me, simply don’t want to bother with the hassle of setting schedules on your typical programmable thermostat. And that’s hardly news. Control4′s goal was...
How to Choose the Best Home Automation System

How to Choose the Best Home Automation System

Today’s Home Automation Systems Fit A Range of Needs and Budgets A properly installed home system blends in seamlessly. Home automation is the next frontier for many homeowners. A few years ago, most of the systems on the market were difficult to use, expensive and designed mainly for very large homes. But today’s systems are much easier to operate, cost effective and can be designed to control a home entertainment system or the electronic components of an entire home. Through a smartphone, you can remotely control your home from anywhere and decrease home energy costs while doing so. Flexibility The main feature you’ll want in a home automation system is flexibility. Higher-end systems are designed to work seamlessly with most of the major electronics you own – home theater, surveillance cameras, security, climate control systems, appliances and more – and are constantly updated to work with new components. Robust automation systems, from companies such as Savant, produce apps with elegant interfaces that can be accessed over a smartphone or tablet. Home automation solutions from Lutron, for example, work well with security systems from a variety of manufacturers to tightly integrate automation features with systems you might already own.   Control Homeowners install automation systems for a variety of reasons, but most of them are based on convenience and cost savings. Homeowners can save money by adjusting the temperature of their homes, remotely control lights, activate home security, and other uses. It pays to install a high-end system. Those on the low end tend to cut corners by leaving out the more granular control needed to optimize the most important...