Digitech Custom: Now an HTA-Certified Smart Home Design Firm

Digitech Custom: Now an HTA-Certified Smart Home Design Firm

Create the Ultimate Smart Home Design with Our Team of Experts When you’re figuring out what the smart home of your dreams looks like, you might not even know where to begin. After all, there are so many smart technologies and features to sort through – it can feel overwhelming. That’s why working with a smart home company is ideal and will make the whole process a breeze for you. But to get the best smart home design for your Indianapolis, IN space, you’ll want to ensure you’re hiring a team that you can trust and rely on. Digitech Custom Audio and Video just became an HTA-certified dealer, which means we hold ourselves to a high standard and guarantee you receive top-notch installations every time. Keep on reading below to learn more about what this certification means and what automated features we can bring to your home to create your dream design. SEE ALSO: PROTECT YOUR DATA WITH THE RIGHT SMART HOME DESIGN Why Work with Us? So, what does being HTA-certified actually mean? HTA is the Home Technology Association, and they evaluate dealers and companies to make sure professional installers are only bringing the best service and solutions to their clients. This is why we are so proud to become HTA-certified. Their evaluation process ensures that you, as the homeowner, only work with a reliable and trustworthy team. The HTA requires dealers to be experienced and knowledgeable regarding the smart technology industry. Dealers must have a history of great customer service and a reputation for working well with others. Along with other requirements, the certification makes sure you’re...
What Type of Motorized Shades Should You Install?

What Type of Motorized Shades Should You Install?

Pick the Right Style and Fabric for Your Space Are you interested in bringing motorized shades to your Marion County, IN living space, but afraid that the style options available will leave your interior design looking generic and bland? Luckily, having the top-notch functionality of automated shades in your home doesn’t mean sacrificing your personalized style and vision. You can choose from a variety of fabrics and patterns for your shades until you find the perfect combinations. Below, we’ve outlined the different types of shades and which are best for specific occasions and spaces. Keep reading to learn which ones are ideal for your Marion County home. SEE ALSO: KNOW THE DIFFERENCE: WIRED VS. WIRELESS SHADES Fabrics for Different Rooms and Purposes The material you choose for your motorized shades comes down to they’ll be used and which room you’ll be installing them in. For example, your media room or home theater shades require a different fabric than the ones you’d have in the sitting room or kitchen. Check out the various types of fabrics here: Blackout Shades: Your home cinema or multi-purpose media room benefits significantly from blackout shades. These block out the sunlight entirely, creating a perfectly darkened room for your movie-viewing experiences. And on particularly hot days, they also help prevent solar heat gain. Sheer Shades: These shades are great for living rooms or kitchens where you want to allow some light in, without dealing with the sun’s rays directly. Lighter in color, they provide a beautiful finish to any room where blackout shades might be too intense. View Preservation: If your sitting room has a...
Impressive Smart Home Design Ideas for Your Clients

Impressive Smart Home Design Ideas for Your Clients

Control4 Has Solutions to Elevate Any Space   When you’re building or designing a new space, you often find that not every client’s wishes are the same. Each homeowner is unique in what they want out of a smart home and the technology incorporated into it. That’s why in this blog, we’ll go through quite a few effective automation solutions to bring to your clients for their smart home designs. If you’re an architect or homebuilder in the Indianapolis area, you’ll certainly find some inspiration for your next project. Read on below to learn more about smart features that Control4 has to offer to make your clients’ daily life a breeze.   Lighting Solutions Maybe when you think of smart lighting control, you imagine one button can control everything – lights on, lights off, dimming, and brightening. But there are so many more options to give your clients. When they arrive home late from work or just after the sun sets, their landscape lighting will know to brighten slowly as the night unfolds – letting them arrive at an illuminated property.  Then when the garage opens, lights can automatically turn on and create a safe pathway to the front door. Another great feature is setting lighting “scenes.”  An example is a “bedtime” scene that sets every lamp near the bed at a low level, just right for nightly reading before falling asleep. And if hunger strikes in the early morning? Getting a midnight snack will be easy and safe for them. Lights can turn on to illuminate the pathway to the refrigerator just low enough so as not to...
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...
Make Your Home the Smartest on the Block with Control4

Make Your Home the Smartest on the Block with Control4

Top Smart Home Automation Features for Your Carmel, IN Home Control4 has been one of our longstanding partners, offering reliable and simple controls to families and individuals in the Carmel, Indiana area. With mobile apps, voice control, and other wireless technologies on the rise, Control4 has made improvements to their systems. Digitech Custom Audio Video not only has the latest smart home automation products, but can also customize your smart home so that it reflects your lifestyle. Continue reading to discover some of the top features of a Control4 smart home. SEE ALSO: Voice: The Newest Interface for Your Smart Home Stay Comfortable with OS 2.7 SOFTWARE & Climate Control Features Control4 has partnered with Aprilaire to create their own battery-powered and wireless thermostat. It delivers a consistently comfortable home and features enhanced compatibility for use with more modern HVAC systems that have geothermal, dual fuel, and humidity control systems. With Control4, your climate control system can also work seamlessly with the most popular brands on the market, like Nest, Heatmiser, Aprilaire, Cool Automation and Carrier. Control4 also designed a new elegant user interface that provides easy and interactive climate control in the home. Their Comfort Control Experience gives you quick access to all your thermostat’s settings, including the temperature, heat/cool set-points, thermostat mode, fan speed, and humidity levels. You can select and save all of your HVAC settings, then recall them with one touch. Or, go completely hands-free by activating the settings with your voice, or moving outside of an area with geo-services. Communicate Quick & Easy with the HD Intercom Whether you want to see who is...