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A Smarter Way to Use Your Technology

How Smart Home Control Simplifies Your Lifestyle

If you’ve been following our blog, you know how your smart home can enhance just about every aspect of your technology experience.

From simplifying command of your audio video system to one-touch controls of your integrated comfort devices, smart technology helps ease many of the pain points you face and improves many of your day-to-day activities.

But how does it work? In this blog, we’ll give you an overview of the capabilities of your smart home control system. Want to learn more? Just keep reading.

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How to Take Full Advantage of LED Lighting Design

Streamline the Process While Creating a Better Experience for Clients

How have you embraced the LED revolution in your projects? Everything changed with the transition from incandescent bulbs to LED bulbs. LED allows for more eco-conscious homes and gives clients more elegant lighting solutions for their luxury residences.

Unfortunately, in the past embracing LED solutions was a bit cumbersome since it involved a mix of low voltage and line voltage that resulted in extended project timelines and bloated budgets. The good news: new technology lets all LED Lighting go through low-voltage wiring.

What does this mean for you when you’re designing your next home in Barrington, IL? Now you can integrate LED lighting without going over budget or schedule. LumaStream offers low-voltage solutions that make it easy to provide unique home lighting control options for your clients.

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Netflix Is Making a Play for Movie-Dominance. What Does it Mean for Your Home Theater?

Prepare Your Home Theater Installation for More Content Than Ever

 

Did you know that, back in the 1920s and 30s, there were no multiplexes? Instead, the latest films were screened in prestigious “movie palaces” – opulent destinations where moviegoers could spend entire days enjoying all the new pictures the studio had to offer.

These movie palaces were few and far between. If you lived in Central Illinois, you would likely have to travel two hours to visit a theater in Chicago or Indianapolis.

Today, that’s not the case. Mega movie theater chains appear in most cities and towns across the country, but they seem to be on the way out. Instead, people are streaming directly to their home theater installations.

And if streaming giant Netflix has anything to say about it, there’s a good chance you won’t be leaving your private cinema anytime soon. What’s Netflix doing to disrupt commercial theaters? Find out below.

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Can You Automate These Lighting Fixtures?

Home Lighting Control Is More Versatile Than You Think

By now you’re likely familiar with the idea of home lighting control. In fact, you can probably picture a smart home living room with integrated lighting right now.

Many modern homes feature fixtures built directly into the ceiling. Recessed lighting is popular because it minimizes clutter and offers full coverage.

But it’s not the only form of automated lighting control. In fact, smart lighting options can be as unique as your Denver home.

In this blog, we’ll explore some of the other kinds of fixtures you can enjoy with the convenience of integrated control.

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Is This the Newest Contender in the Smart Home Automation Arena?

Comcast Is Coming for Your Integrated Technology

These days, it seems like everyone wants a piece of the smart home automation pie.

First, the major automation manufacturers like Crestron entered the ring. Then tech giants like Google and Amazon threw in their hats. Now, it seems like telecom giant Comcast is trying to get in the game. And it may mean big things for your smart home.

In this blog, we’ll show you how Comcast plans to break into the industry and why you may want to hold off on investing in the cable provider’s platform – for now.

Ready to learn more? Just keep reading.

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Commercial Automation Tips: Huddle Rooms

What You Need to Know About Installing Office Huddle Rooms

Today’s offices aren’t like they used to be. And whether your office is in Bloomington or in downtown Chicago, you’re going to need to keep up with the times.

Instead of the traditional cubicle layout, workplaces have become more fluid. Team members can move freely about the space.

An especially big pain point in this transition has been the conference room. After all, how can you collaborate if you don’t have a place to do it?

That’s why employers have been utilizing huddle rooms, small spaces designed for three or four team members, fully stocked with the same commercial automation amenities you’d have in your conference room.

They help create a feeling of free collaboration.

Want to find out more? Just keep reading.

See Also: Here’s the Technology You Could Be Seeing Around Offices in 2018

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Enjoy Whole Home Audio Anywhere on Your Property

Here’s How You Can Enjoy Incredible Audio in Your Backyard This Spring

With the sun shining and clear skies, it’s the perfect time to get out of the house and take in some of the fresh Denver air.

But that doesn’t mean you have to ditch all of your favorite, high-end AV gear. In fact, you can enjoy the exact same system outside.

When you integrate outdoor solutions with your whole home audio system, you can transform your backyard into the ultimate destination this season.

Want to learn how? Just keep reading.

See Also: A New Liaison Homes Experience Center

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A New Liaison Homes Experience Center

Our Smart Home Company Offers a Hands-On Experience in Decatur, IL

Building a smart home is a big investment.

Whether you want to automate a single room, convert an old house into a modern paradise or start from the ground up, it takes a lot of time, energy and research.

Plus, there’s often the anxiety that you won’t like what you’ve installed.

So why not get a hands-on experience before you buy?

As your local smart home company, we want to make sure you’re getting what you need to enjoy your integrated technology the way you want it.

That’s why we’ve opened a new showroom right here in Decatur, IL. What can you find there? This blog will explain.

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Here’s Why You’ll Use Your Home Theater a Lot More in 2018

A Reason to Be Thankful for Your Home Theater Installation

There’s no denying it: 2017 was a year for change.

Some of it was good, some of it was bad, but as we look forward to a new year, there could be even more seismic shifts in our near future.

For example, commercial movie theaters are disappearing.

And the latest move by one major chain could mean you’re getting a lot more use out of the home theater installation in your Springfield, IL property.

Want to know what that means for your viewing habits? We have the answers right here.

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Here’s the Technology You Could Be Seeing Around Offices in 2018

Stay Ahead of the Curve on the Newest Commercial Automation Tech

Imagine being in one of the first offices with a telephone. Everyone in the world used to communicate in person or through letters, and all of a sudden they can just call each other up.

Technology doesn’t always move at a rapid pace, but when something revolutionary comes along, it can change the world in the blink of an eye.

Today, we have smart technology that integrates with every facet of our work day. In fact, commercial automation is a cornerstone of many businesses in the Aspen, Colorado area.

Of course, it’s always a good idea to try and stay on top of the latest trends in business technology. Here, we’ll preview some cool gadgets you might find in your office next year.

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