Saving Energy Is Just the Start
TAGS: Home Automation System | Lighting Control System | Lutron | Smart Lighting System
What is home lighting control? It can take many forms, from the use of simple dimmers in an area to full-fledged automation of inside and outside lighting throughout your house. You might think that saving energy is a key benefit of lighting control, and you would be correct – but there’s more to it than that.
There are several other reasons why you might want to invest in lighting control in your Lucas home. And while you can start with just one room or area, the benefits compound if you extend lighting control to your entire house, inside and out.
Intrigued about the possibilities? Read on to learn more.
The Perfect Big Screen Home AV Upgrade
TAGS: 4K Projector | Epson | Home Cinema | Home Theater | Media Room | Sony
Have you been daydreaming about watching movies at home on a huge screen? Perhaps you love the cinema experience, without the sticky floors and the overpriced concessions. Or are you thinking about converting the game room into the ultimate man-cave (or person-cave) to see every football replay in larger than life clarity? Perhaps you just want to add a larger screen that is easily visible by everyone in your large family room, where every seat is the best seat in the house.
If you are thinking along any of these lines, you may want to think about adding a projector as the next big upgrade to your home audio-video system in Fairview. Nothing beats a projector for sheer screen size for dollars spent. It is true that you can get excellent flat-panel TVs that range up to 86 inches, but a projector can easily get you a 120-inch screen and higher for really large spaces. Moreover, a projector screen is sometimes easier to hide than a large flat panel display if style and décor are important.
So, what do you need to know to choose the best projector that will deliver the big screen experience you’re craving? Read on to learn more.
Explore The Unique Features of Savant Systems
TAGS: Savant Pro | Smart Home Automation | Voice Control | Whole Home Audio
We’ve written on these pages before about smart home automation systems. Technology that makes it easier to manage your home’s functions, like security, lighting, climate, motorized shades, and entertainment equipment. If it seems to you that home automation vendors seem more alike than different, you would be correct in that their shared goals are to make it easier to manage your home.
All of the major systems provide similar functionality. But there are differences in how they do it, and those differences can matter based on your lifestyle, the size and scope of your property, and how you like do things.
Those differences can manifest themselves in the ease of setting up and programming the system, expanding it in the future, and the ability to integrate new devices and capabilities that are emerging every year.
Texas Custom AV partners with Savant Systems for our smart home automation projects. We believe that Savant is an easy to use yet supremely powerful solution that scales from an updated ranch house in Preston Hollow to the most luxurious mansion in Highland Park.
Read on to learn more about the unique features of Savant home automation systems that make it perfect for your Dallas home.
3 Ways Savant Makes Home Control Simple
TAGS: Home Automation System | Savant | Smart Home | Smart Lighting
Our home automation partner Savant has made a name for itself in smart home automation by creating systems that are at once very powerful but also very intuitive to use. Of course, what one person might consider easy to use can be another person’s nightmare. Just ask a Microsoft Windows fan versus an Apple MacIntosh fan.
Speaking of Apple, while not associated with the company Savant has been known as Apple-centric. It was the first home automation company to launch an app on the iPhone; the user interface has a similar look and feel to Apple’s, and it uses powerful Apple Mac hardware in their Pro controllers.
People who like the ease, elegance, and intuitiveness of Apple products like the iPhone tend to like the similar polish of the Savant system. What makes something intuitive and easy to use? When it comes to software, and home automation, it’s the little details in design, flow, and navigation that count.
Let’s take a closer look at some features that makes Savant smart home automation easy to live with in your Dallas home.