Explore the Crestron Difference in Home Automation
For all intents and purposes, home automation technology is mainstream these days. A host of companies are making everything from smart light bulbs to thermostats to video doorbells, and many of them are connected to Google, Apple, and Amazon home automation platforms. While it seems like a recent phenomenon, in reality, home automation has been around for decades, and some companies have been at it longer than others.
Crestron is one such company and the one that practically invented home automation. Crestron started in 1971 building a variety of automated machines, and it began focusing on electronics control in the late 1980s with one of the first wireless remotes for commercial systems. The company's long history and focus on automation have made it a staple of control systems from corporate boardrooms to the largest homes.
As the premier smart home company in Metro Atlanta, Georgia Home Theater has years of experience designing and installing custom Crestron control system solutions for homeowners throughout the area. Read on to learn about three ways Crestron stands out from any other home automation solution.
Enjoy A Smart Home That Keeps You Connected from Anywhere in the World
The days of the old-fashioned doorbell are gone. Nowadays, you can see who is at the door and communicate with those people directly without having to walk all the way to the front of the house.
DIY video doorbells have become increasingly popular because they are relatively simple to install and access, but the performance of that technology can be unreliable, especially if there are any errors in the installation process.
Since 2003, Control4 has been leading the charge when it comes to smart home automation services, offering robust and stable control systems that, through a professional installation, can enhance how you interact with your home space.
Intercom Anywhere is Control4’s latest innovation, taking the core idea of a video doorbell and expanding it so the technology plays a more significant role in overall home communications.
Keep reading to learn how this feature can elevate your Metro Atlanta property.
5 Ways an Integrated Home Control System Makes for Smarter Security
Do you have a home security system? Chances are you do. Standard home security systems have alarms, sensors on doors and windows for intrusion detection, and smoke detectors that trigger a call to a security monitoring service. These systems provide some peace of mind so you can rest easy in your Atlanta home.
But homes are evolving, and security solutions are too. A smart home security installation from the experts at Georgia Home Theater can dramatically expand your security features. Smart home security can do much more than set off an alarm when something is amiss. With today’s smart devices, you can make your home much more secure and keep an eye on your home at any time, no matter where you are.
Let’s explore a few benefits of integrating home security with a home automation system, like that of our partner Control4.
A Side-By-Side Breakdown of Motorized Vs. Manual Shades
Window shades are an essential part of your Buckhead-area home’s functionality and design. They help regulate temperature, protect against UV rays, reduce glare on TVs, and prevent the outside world from looking into your house when you want private time.
Manual shades can be a hassle to operate, and if they’re not lowered at the right time, they don’t offer any protection. Those problems are eliminated with motorized shades, which operate automatically depending on the settings you program into your home control system.
Read on to discover how motorized and manual shades compare in three different areas: ease of use, customization, and convenience.