Control Your Smart Home with Just a Tap of a Button

Lutron RadioRA 2: A Scalable, Wireless Home Control System

Lutron lighting has been around since the late 1950s with the solid-state dimmer's invention by co-founder Joel Spira. Since Lutron Electronics’ inception, the company has continued to innovate the lighting industry and later began dominating the home control market with automated shading and smart lighting. Imagine pressing a button or using a voice command to dim the lights in your house, raise or lower motorized shades, and control your Irvine, CA, home’s HVAC system. It’s possible with a Lutron RadioRA 2 system installed by the home automation experts at Launch Systems. With tremendous respect to our clients’ needs, we design, install and support smart home devices in new homes and retrofit projects in Orange County. Keep reading below to learn how the Lutron RadioRA 2 system can transform your life, then contact us for a free consultation. Continue reading "Control Your Smart Home with Just a Tap of a Button"

Why Would I Want a Professionally Installed Network?

Launch Systems Offers Network Wiring Services in Orange County

Think about how many devices you have connected to your home network. The average American homeowner has ten devices, and that number increases with larger homes and larger families. From smart TVs to lighting control and automation systems, you want the best performance out of each technology you own. To do that, you need a robust internet connection supporting each device and triaging network traffic intelligently while keeping security in mind. Simply connecting a router to your ISP-provided modem will not suffice, though, if you want to maximize performance and security for several devices in your Laguna Beach home. Think of your Internet connection as a highway. The more devices, the more traffic and demand there is on your bandwidth. The experts at Launch Systems ensure every device stays in its appropriate lane safely, with faster-moving traffic in one lane and slower traffic in the other. Keep reading below to learn how professional network wiring services far exceed the do-it-yourself network setups many Californians settle for. Continue reading "Why Would I Want a Professionally Installed Network?"

Avoid These Common DIY Disasters

Partner With a Home Automation Company From the Start

Smart home technology has developed dramatically over the last few decades, with intelligent systems and devices becoming prevalent in many homes. These devices can make a home more comfortable and convenient, something every homeowner can enjoy. Unfortunately, many Oregonians fall victim to the pitfalls of DIY when they first embark on their smart home journey. Several visit the local big-box retailer to buy a “smart ____.” Fill in the blank with your choice of device; it likely exists, but it’s not nearly as smart as it lets on. Read below to learn three reasons why going the do-it-yourself route can become a nuisance and why you should instead work with Launch Systems, your local Portland-area home automation company. Continue reading "Avoid These Common DIY Disasters"

3 Aspects of Home Audio You Don’t Want to Overlook

Don’t Forget These Small Yet Important Details When Designing Your High-End Audio System

A music playlist can change the feel of any situation. Relaxing, cool jazz sets the mood for a romantic dinner for two, while fast-paced metal beats keep your blood pumping during a cardio session in your home gym. To experience life with a stellar soundtrack in your Huntington Beach, CA, home, high-end speakers and an expertly designed home audio system are required. High-performance amplifiers, speakers, and cabling are all necessary to enjoy the best possible audio experience in your Orange County home, but there are three often-overlooked components of home audio that you shouldn’t ignore. Read on below to learn three small details you can incorporate into your whole-home audio system for a more enjoyable listening experience. Continue reading "3 Aspects of Home Audio You Don’t Want to Overlook"

3 Reasons Why We Love Control4

Learn Why This Home Automation Brand Is Our Favorite for Portlanders

Can you imagine walking into your Portland-area home and having it respond to your every need? Nothing is nicer than stepping into the foyer after a long day at work and pressing a button to initiate a sequence of smart device responses that help you wind down and ease into a relaxed state of mind. What we just described isn’t fiction – it’s possible with Control4 home automation! Your entire Oregon home is at your fingertips or operable with a simple voice command. Read on below to learn three reasons why Control4 is our favorite home control brand. Continue reading "3 Reasons Why We Love Control4"

A Day in the Life With Tunable LED Lighting

Smart Lighting Supports You from Sunup to Sundown

We’re lucky to have great weather for most of the year in California, but with the winter months here, many of us are spending more time indoors than we are accustomed to. The decreased time spent in natural lighting may start to drag a bit on our moods. To combat the winter doldrums, consider tunable LED lighting. Tunable LED lighting puts you in control of simulated natural lighting. From sunrise to sundown, your natural circadian rhythm is supported with variable color temperature lighting. Keep reading below to learn more about this innovative lighting solution, and we’ll walk you through what a typical day in your Huntington Beach, CA, home would look like. Continue reading "A Day in the Life With Tunable LED Lighting"