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Meet Alexa, Your Personal Smart Home Assistant

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Do you remember Rosie the robot from The Jetsons? This quirky, robotic maid assisted the futuristic family in doing any task they needed, like washing the dishes, making home repairs, and feeding the dog. Weve also seen intelligent computer assistants in Star Trek, Back to the Future, and Star Wars. With so many portrayals of artificial intelligence in art and entertainment, you would think its about time we had something like Rosie with us. And the incredible news is we are getting closer and closer to that reality every day. With our smart home installations, weve been able to use our integrated systems to perform all kinds of cool tasks, like arming the security system and turning off the lights. But we havent been able to talk to our smart home like a personal assistant. That is until now. Last year, Amazon created Alexa, a voice control software that runs on the smart speakers called the Echo, the Dot, and the Tap. Keep reading to discover how you can use Alexa in your Indianapolis, IN home. 

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Media Room Design Tips Part 1: The Gaming Edition

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The audio/video industry often focuses on enhancing the home theater experience as it relates to movies, TV shows, and sports programs. But gaming is just as popular, if not more, and your media room installation specifications are just as important when it comes to these types of systems. If you’re a gamer in the Carmel, Indiana area and want to know how to arrange your media room to enhance your experience, keep reading!

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3 Reasons Your Internet is Slow, and What to Do About It

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There are more mobile devices in the home today than ever before. With the Internet-of-Things on the rise, it is important that you have a strong and secure network. Now, every appliance in your smart home can have network capabilities. Not only can you control the main things, like lighting and security from remote locations, but you can also communicate with your coffee maker and washing machine. The Premier Group can help you build a proper system to support your current home technology as well as plan for your future needs by conducting a professional network installation in your Indianapolis, IN property. Here are three of our strongest reasons to make the case

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Geo-Fencing: The New Security Trend for Safer Homes

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The greatest benefit of having a smart home is not needing to take extra time to manage your household amenities, like the security system, lights, shades and more. The system is intelligent enough to operate on its own so you can take time to focus on the more important tasks in your life, like work and family. Geo-fencing is another way your smart home runs automatically based on specific programming by professionals. While many government-run facilities and big corporations use geo-fencing to maintain high security, you can use it as well to protect your property, family members and valuables. In this blog, we explain what geo-fencing is, how it makes your system more efficient, and how to incorporate it into your security and surveillance systems in your Zionsville, Indiana home.

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