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
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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.
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Professional Installation Will Save You in the Long Run
Motorized shades are the first step to bringing luxurious comfort and convenience into your day-to-day life, so you’ve decided to install them in your Irvine, CA home. Now you’re debating whether you can do the installation on your own to save money or if you should hire a professional.
Unless you have experience installing motorized roller shades
, we recommend bringing in the experts. Without prior knowledge or experience, how can you know that you’re choosing the right shades for your home or know what mistakes to avoid during the installation?
Keep on reading to learn the advantages of working with a professional that you would miss out on if you were to install automated shades yourself.
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How to Stay ‘Smart’ & Connected in Your Huntington Beach Home
There’s no question that wireless networks are convenient. We love connecting our phones, laptops, and other devices to Wi-Fi so we can move them freely about the house. But sometimes, wireless networks can only take our technology so far.
If you’re finding that your Wi-Fi doesn’t reach every area of the house, or if you’re expanding with a home automation system, you may benefit from a wired system, too. Network wiring services
can provide you the stable connection you need in your Huntington Beach, CA home, used in combination with an existing Wi-Fi system.
Read on to discover the benefits and challenges in both wired and wireless systems, and how they can help your technology thrive.
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How We’re Living Green in Newport Beach with Smart Lighting
Many folks in Orange County are passionate about helping the environment. Maybe you also recycle diligently and bring reusable bags to the store. But what if a local technology installer could make your house more sustainable, saving substantial amounts of electricity each year?
Smart lighting systems by Lutron incorporate automated dimming, motion sensors, timers, and motorized shades to reduce the amount of electricity you rely on. Not only will you help the environment, but you’ll save significantly on energy bills each year, too.
How does it work? Read on to see why households in Newport Beach, CA, have already adopted Lutron lighting systems
into their eco-friendly lifestyles.
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Watch These Tutorial Videos to Get the Most Out of Your System
Our favorite home automation company, Control4, introduced the latest upgrade to its operating system last year: OS 3. Control4
OS 3 introduced a wealth of new features previously unavailable in the first two iterations of the operating system, with a new focus placed on user personalization.
Personalization has become an essential desire of homeowners with automation in their homes, so features like active media bars, a Favorites option, and broad support of third-party devices was imperative in the new operating system.
In this blog, we’ll cover three ways you can manage the Control4 OS 3 system in your Laguna Beach, CA home, plus include helpful videos to help you navigate the process.
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