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Articles tagged with: Smart home automation

How Do You Choose a Smart Home Company?

Consider These 4 Important Areas When Hiring a Professional

How Do You Choose a Smart Home Company?

We have written before on these pages about many smart home technology topics. We’ve also written about how it pays to work with a professional company for your smart home and AV installations, as you need a reliable, trained team that stands behind their work.


What you might not know is how to go about choosing a smart home company to install the technology in your Alpharetta home. In this blog, we’d like to share with you four areas that can indicate the seriousness of a professional home technology integration company.

Ready to learn more? Keep reading below.

Wired or Wireless? How to Decide Which System to Use for Motorized Shades

Lutron’s Motorized Shades Give You the Power of Choice

Wired or Wireless? How to Decide Which System to Use for Motorized Shades

Have we convinced you to make the leap to motorized shades? If you haven’t, you may want to take a closer look at all the benefits they can bring to your Buckhead home. We at Georgia Home Theater think that motorized shades are one of the best innovations since sliced bread. Perhaps we jest a bit, but truthfully, automated shades are one of the best smart technology investments you can make for your home.

The reasons are straightforward. First, automated shades are an incredible time-saving convenience. You can block the hot sun's rays in the late afternoon. You can protect your artwork, furnishings, and rugs from UV damage. And you can wake up to sunlight in your bedroom, all without lifting a finger.

Beyond that, motorized shades can help you become a better steward of the environment. Blocking out summer heat at peak times will make your HVAC system breather easier and save on energy costs. In the winter, shading material can serve as another insulating barrier, also saving on heating costs. If you integrate your automated shades with smart home control systems like Control4 or Crestron, your shades can team up with intelligent lighting and climate control for a complete energy-efficient system.

 Have we convinced you yet? Hopefully, we have, but you will still have a decision to make beyond the plethora of styles available for your motorized shades. Read on to see more.

Do You Have a Control4 Smart Home System?

Let Georgia Home Theater Keep It Humming

Do You Have a Control4 Smart Home System?

If you are a Control4 system owner, congratulations. We don’t need to tell you about the convenience it brings to managing your home. And if you use advanced features like Mockupancy, you appreciate the extra peace of mind you get from the added security as well. Whether you use all of what the system can do or just a subset of it, your home is a lot smarter.

Like any technology, it sometimes needs maintenance and updating. We’re already accustomed to updates with manual and automatic updates on computers, smartphones, tablets, smart TVs, and many other popular smart devices. A comprehensive smart home system like Control4 is no exception; it occasionally needs some help to fix glitches and keep it running the way it should.

With such a powerful home automation system, you may also want additional capabilities added to your home as well. It might be an outdoor audio zone, expanded lighting control for a wing of your house, or simplified control of a new media room AV system. Any of those might involve some hardware and software and some integration to make it seamlessly blend into your existing setup.

So, where do you go for all of that? You aren’t required to go back to the dealer that installed the system if you don’t want to. Georgia Home Theater is your local Control4 Pinnacle Dealer (yes, that is the top tier) with a Control4 Certified Showroom in Marietta, and we’ve made significant investments to represent the best of smart home technology, audio, video, and more to offer you a complete “one-stop-shop” for all your home technology needs.

Read on to see how Georgia Home Theater can keep your Control4 system in top shape.

Why Install Lutron Lighting Control in Your Residential Projects?

Because Smart Lighting is Smart for Your Business

Why Install Lutron Lighting Control in Your Residential Projects?

According to recent data from the National Association of Home Builders, 7-12% of the budget for home remodeling projects go toward electronics. Whether you’re doing a major remodel or a new build for your client, it’s no secret that smart home control and automation are high on homebuyer lists.

One of the most frequently requested smart home features is lighting control. Perhaps there is little surprise to that; lighting control is a feature whose merits are easy to grasp. It adds convenience for managing lighting throughout the house, can save energy, and can be an effective security feature as well.

So when you are building, moving walls, replacing cabinets, plumbing, and redoing electrical wiring, that is the perfect opportunity to integrate the infrastructure for lighting control. When it comes to lighting control, Georgia Home Theater recommends Lutron lighting control for your Dunwoody projects.

Read further to learn why adding Lutron lighting control is a smart business decision.