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Get Ready for the Holidays with Smart Home Automation

Get Ready for the Holidays with Smart Home Automation

The last three months of the year have the Holiday heavy hitters- Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. Whether you love dressing up in a scary costume, enjoying a football game before a turkey dinner, or decorating the house for Christmas or Hanukah, there are so many fun activities to participate in this time of year. When you have smart home automation, organizing and enjoying special occasions can be so much easier. We have some tips for you as you prepare for the holidays in your Zionsville, Indiana home.

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Back to School Tech

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You may still be enjoying that summer vacation or parties at the pool, but school is right around the corner. Before you know it, it will be time to get supplies and get back into a routine. A home automation system installed in your Carmel, IN home can help by guiding your schedule every day using lights, audio/video and more. Here are some great ideas on how to go back to school organized.

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Use Your Smart Home to Wake Up

There’s nothing harder than having to wake up super early—unless you’re a morning person. To start getting used to hearing that alarm go off at 5 a.m. after sleeping in all summer, create a wake up scene using a Control4 system. Create a playlist of some fun songs and schedule them to come on at 5 a.m. You can even make the volume start off soft and gradually get louder to not startle you out of a heavy sleep. At the same time, your lights will turn on at 50%, the shades will open, and the TV in your bedroom will turn on the morning news. 

You can do the same thing for your children too. Ask them which songs they would like to hear in the morning while they get ready, and program their lights and shades to activate at 6 a.m. after you’ve had your coffee or got in a morning workout. 

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3 Benefits to Automating Your Motorized Shades

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Motorized shades are often thought of as a luxury item. However, when compared to traditional window treatments, there are quite a number of compelling reasons why you should consider them for your home. They are offered in endless colors, patterns, and fabrics for both decorative and blackout shades. They can also be installed in a number of different ways depending on the end look that you are trying to achieve. Motorized shades can be hardwired for new construction, or retrofitted wirelessly into your existing home. The icing on the cake is that they can be automated to match your lifestyle and the time of day, whether you’re home or away. Beyond style and convenience, here are three key benefits to installing motorized shades.

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Control4 Expands Smart Home Automation Features for New & Improved Experiences

Control4 Expands Smart Home Automation Features for New & Improved Experiences

Since 2003, Control4 has been bringing smart home controls to families across the country. Their systems are affordable, easy to use, and diverse—meeting a variety of needs at home. They recently upgraded their systems and developed new features to improve the performance of their products.

If you already have a Control4 system in your Carmel, Indiana-area home and want to know what’s new, or are interested in installing smart home automation for the first time, this blog will be a fantastic resource for you.

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All-New 4K Multi-Room Video Solutions

The Premier Group specializes in media room programming, and Control4’s video system is a fantastic solution to transform your home. Ultra-High Definition 4K technology is revolutionizing the entertainment world. To keep up with this growing movement, Control4 offers an all-new line of 4K Ultra HD multi-room video solutions with new audio and video matrix switches. It delivers four-times the picture resolution of 1080p displays, and shows vivid colors unlike any you have ever seen. With the brand new LU1082 4K AV switch, you can easily and quickly distribute content to any room in your home from 10 different sources, such as: satellite/cable boxes, Blue-Ray, gaming devices, and streaming services. Since the sources, like your cable box, are all kept in one place, you’ll have a clean and simple installation with no clutter. Control4 also gives you options for modes of control, including a smartphone or tablet, a handheld remote, or a touch screen installed in the wall. With these 4K solutions, you’ll be ready for whatever the future has to offer in entertainment.


Fast, High-Definition Video Intercom

Intercoms have evolved a lot over the years. They used to only have audio capabilities, and even then the sound was grainy and unclear. Today, you can communicate with everyone in the house, not only with audio, but video as well. Check on your sleeping baby using HD cameras and Hi-Fi audio. You could also screen visitors at your front door by bringing up the front camera to see who it is, and then let them in. Additionally, you can be selective about where you want the audio and video intercom capabilities, and when you can access them. Put only audio in the bathrooms, and video in the kitchen. Restrict intercom usage to certain times of the day with the “Do not disturb” function. With Control4, your video intercom experience is under your complete control.

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Smart Home Secrets: What do you really need for a top-notch system?

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What truly makes a quality smart home automation system? We have years of experience installing systems for families in the Carmel, Indiana area and know what works best for a variety of situations. We can offer valuable insights that we feel every homeowner should know before investing in a smart home. Continue reading to discover these often overlooked items on the ticket list.

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