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A Beginner’s Guide to Motorized Shades

The Perfect Solution for Your Denver, CO Home

Motorized shades are one of the best additions you can make to your smart home system. Why? Because they look great, save you energy, reduce expenditures and generally tie a room together. But with so many potential upgrades you can make to your home – from AV to security, lighting and more – shouldn’t shades stay at the bottom of the list? Absolutely not! In this blog, we offer a short guide to the reasons you want to invest in motorized shades today! Keep reading to learn more.

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Whole Home Audio Upgrades We Loved at CEDIA 2017

Your Home Will Sound Better Soon

There are few things in life more fun than listening to your favorite songs through a connected, high-res whole home audio system. So that’s why, when CEDIA 2017 hit, we were excited to see all of the cool home audio upgrades. In this blog, we’ll take you through some of our favorite new devices that you’ll be rocking out to next year. Read on to learn more.

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What Display Looks Best in Your Outdoor Home Theater?

Find a Perfect Picture For Your Champagne, IL Backyard

Summer is in full swing and it’s the perfect time to get outside and enjoy the warm weather while it lasts. That means you don’t want to be cooped up indoors, in a dark home theater. But you also don’t want to give up your favorite movies and sports when you spend time with the family outside. The perfect solution is an outdoor home theater installation. There’s just one catch: your regular theater is specifically designed to address issues like ambient light that may negatively affect your picture quality. So how do you achieve a great looking image outside? This blog will show you! Read on for more.

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Using Commercial Automation Solutions in Your Tap Room

Smart AV Can Help Your Champaign, IL Bar Stand out

If you run a restaurant or bar, you know that before your customers can enjoy what you serve, they have to enjoy what they see. Drawing in clientele is one of the hardest aspects of running a successful eatery. But commercial automation solutions can help – by bringing your AV into the 21st century, you can craft the look you want for your space. In this blog, we’ll take a look at some simple ways you can enhance your restaurant with AV. Read on for more.

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Smart Home Automation: Why Work With an Integrator?

Considering DIY? Make Sure You Know All of the Facts First

Technology is changing at a rapid pace, and with that change comes increased fluency with technological advancements. Today, devices like NEST and Sonos put complex smart technology right in the palm of your hand, and empower you to do more with your available time. So when you’re considering a smart home automation upgrade, more and more homeowners are turning to DIY solutions – only to find out that it’s more complicated than it looks. In this blog, we’ll give you a few solid reasons why it’s a smart idea to work with a professional smart home integrator.

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Building a 4K Movie Library for Your Home Theater Installation

Get the Movies You Want in Crisp Ultra High Definition

Many Decatur, IL homeowners are living their dream of watching movies the way they were meant to be seen, namely, in their own private home theater installations. The benefits are numerous, including optimal picture and sound quality. But one aspect that some movie buffs find difficult is building, organizing and accessing their vast movie collection. In this blog, we’ll explore how you can get the most out of your system while still maintaining a collection you can be proud of. Read on for more.

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Liaison Home Automation Awarded Patent for User Interface

Landscapes and outdoor home integration now possible with Glow Touch and Glow Scape, an ETouch Technology user interface

Liaison Home Automation has been awarded patents for their one touch home automation user interface software: Glow Touch for home interiors and Glow Scapes for exterior landscapes. With these ground breaking interfaces, home floor plans and landscape plans are easily viewed via an iPad, iPhone, or Android device, and home automation is controlled with one touch. The ease of use that these newly-patented interfaces provide is groundbreaking; users no longer need less intuitive, menu driven systems that require several steps before automation systems can function.

GlowTouch for home interiors provides a direct visual representation of a home’s floorplan. Users touch to select a room and control its lights, audio/video, security, motorized shades, and room temperature. The overall view of every room in a home, and what functions of the home automation system are running is simple and intuitive to use.

Glow Scapes, the outdoor home automation interface, allows users to view the landscape and surrounding areas integrated into their home automation system. Glow Scapes can manage multiple irrigation systems and landscape lighting zones. Glow Scapes has the capability to schedule pre-set watering zones, and allows for water conservation with moisture detection to monitor the amount of water dispersed.

Liaison Home Automation’s CEO, Steve Weber, comments, “Being awarded the patents for Glow Touch and Glow Scapes sets Liaison apart from other home automation companies. We now provide a user experience that no one else can offer.”  Liaison interface developer, Kent Layton, states, “We know the results were well worth the 5 year challenge and back and forth dialogue with the U.S. patent office. Glow Touch and Glow Scapes are the most convenient home automation solutions on the market.” Joseph Laurin, Liaison’s National Director of Sales and Marketing, adds, “Our goal has been to provide a tool that is intuitive and easy to use though capable of complex systems management.  Glow Touch and Glow Scapes achieve this goal with a visual, one touch interface for indoor and outdoor systems, making Liaison a one stop shop for homeowners.”


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The Secret to Staying Warm This Winter

Motorized Shades Help Insulate Your Aspen Home

The wintertime brings plenty of great elements – fresh, white snow, gift-giving holidays and all of the hot cocoa you can handle. But it can also put a strain on your HVAC system, especially if you have trouble keeping a drafty house warm. Luckily, there’s a solution: motorized shades help insulate your Aspen, Colorado property by regulating internal temperatures. In this blog, we’ll show you why smart shading is the perfect way to stay warm this holiday season. Read more after the jump.

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How Can You Really Stream Better Quality Music?

Upcoming File Formats Like MQA Might Change Your Listening Experience

If you’re a fan of music, your whole home audio system needs to be perfect. But excellent sound in a dedicated listening space isn’t just about choosing the best speakers. You have to consider what’s playing on them. We’re not just talking about removing Nickleback from your playlist – we’re talking about selecting the best formats for streaming and storing hi-res, lossless music files. After the jump, we’ll break down how MQA just may revolutionize the digital music listening experience and how you can take advantage of it.

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