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The Top Features Texas Homeowners Want in a Smart Home Control System

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Discover the Ease of Smarter Living With Savant Control

Are you considering the purchase of a smart home control system in the near future? If this is your first smart technology investment, you will be impressed by the added convenience and efficiency you’ll experience daily. However, the level of these impacts is a result of the features you choose. The DeVance Electronic Lifestyle team can recommend options based on your needs, including the Savant smart home control system. Continue reading to learn more about the top features Dallas, TX, homeowners enjoy in their smart homes.

More People Than Ever Are Managing Smart Homes with Voice Control

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Discover Why Voice Control Is on the Rise

Smart homes offer a level of luxury and convenience that’s hard to grasp until experienced. Tap an icon on a touchscreen, and the lighting in your home adjusts, the shades rise, and a playlist streams through your home. With one touch, it created the perfect setting for your dinner party. 

You can also manage your TVs, climate, security, pools, spas, and more from keypads, remotes, and mobile apps. There’s another way, however, that more people are using to control their smart homes: voice control. In fact, according to Research and Markets, for many people, voice control is becoming the primary method for managing their smart homes. 

Let’s explore what this technology offers and why some say it’s the future of smart home automation.

Experience the Health Benefits of Circadian Lighting

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Bring Daylight Indoors with Human-Centric Lighting

Our lifestyles have transformed immensely since the time of our ancestors, and lighting has played a significant role. From nights spent around a fire to oil lamps and electricity, lighting has shaped our evolution. Unfortunately, while today's lighting offers tremendous benefits, none the least of which is a 24/7 lifestyle, it's also taken its toll. 

We no longer spend our days outside and retire when darkness falls. Our bodies still produce certain hormones that energize us in the daylight and others that promote sleep when the natural light grows dim. Unfortunately, these promptings are rare because most of us spend over 90% of our time indoors. And that's where the problems begin.

Today, there is a solution, and it's called circadian lighting. Let's explore what this technology offers homeowners in Dallas, TX, and how it enhances your well-being. 

Enhancing Business Efficiency With Commercial Automation in Dallas, TX

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Commercial automation is changing the way companies operate

Dallas has one of the most competitive business markets in the country. In that environment, the demand for efficiency and productivity has never been more critical. Commercial automation is a technological tool that is reshaping industries and revamping the way companies operate. Read on to learn more about the evolving power of commercial automation, gaining insights into its impact on daily workflow and overall business productivity.

Elevate Your Commercial Space with Building Control Installation

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Gain Greater Efficiency and Convenience with Automated Controls

There is much to be gained from the latest innovations in smart technology. In the bustling city of Dallas, TX, modern commercial buildings are being upgraded to serve clients better, attract and retain employees, and meet demands for more sustainably-focused operations. With this technology evolution comes greater efficiency and adaptability of workspaces for the moment's needs.

DeVance Electronic Lifestyle is your partner in this technology revolution. We offer solutions that streamline operations in your office while also delivering on sustainability promises. Continue reading to explore the world of building control systems and discover how a building control installation could transform your Dallas, TX, workspace.

How to Choose the Best Speakers for Electrifying Whole House Audio

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Pick Speakers to Complement the Unique Acoustics of Your Home

Adding audio elements to magnify the happenings of your daily life is not a decision made lightly. Yet, whole house audio has become increasingly popular in Dallas, TX. Who wouldn’t want full-fledged access to high-quality music throughout the day? But the key to unlocking this audio value is to choose the right speakers for you and your home. You’ll want a customizable option that can be adjusted to complement your residence's unique acoustics and designs.

Continue reading to explore a variety of speaker types—from wireless to in-wall—and learn the benefits of each option. Then, let us introduce you to one of our top whole house audio brands, Bang & Olufsen (B&O).

Create a Multi-Purpose Space With the Latest Boardroom AV Systems

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Optimizing a Professional Space for Executive Meetings & Team Collaboration

Boardrooms are, unarguably, one of the most important spaces for many companies. It’s the room where vital stakeholder and executive meetings take place, and potential clients develop trust and confidence in your team and product or service. 

As flexible work models have become the norm, many boardrooms are performing double duty, adding another room where remote video conferencing and team meetings occur. This functionality requires an integrated setup, creating an uncluttered and professional environment no matter the task at hand.

Let’s explore some of the latest boardroom AV technology that can turn your boardroom into a versatile space, ideal for client, executive, and virtual team meetings.

Custom Lighting Fixtures Turn Homes into Works of Art

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Discover How the Latest Design and Technology Combine to Create a Personal Oasis

Today's advancements in lighting have transformed how we use this element in a home's design. Custom lighting fixtures, ranging from elegant lamps and pendant lights to hidden linear accent lights, enable our expert lighting design team at DeVance Electronic Lifestyle to create layers of breathtaking light. The result is a multi-dimensional space that highlights textures and intricate architectural features. 

Combined with the latest LED dynamic lighting and seamless controls, you can transform your entire home, changing the mood with one touch of a button. Let's explore how custom lighting is transforming homes in Dallas, TX.

Home Theater Installations Need More than a Big Screen

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Go Beyond the Screen with These Other Entertainment Components 

When the lights dim and the opening credits roll, a well-crafted home theater transports you from the heart of Dallas to worlds beyond and unknown. While the allure of a vast, crisp display is undeniable, true cinephiles know that the big screen is just the beginning.  

A truly immersive entertainment experience is the sum of its meticulously chosen parts. Let's explore the essential components that elevate a home theater installation from good to great—keep reading!

Shading Control Adds Privacy and Comfort to Your Home

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Discover the comfort of advanced motorized shades

Your home is your sanctuary, existing as a place where you should feel safe, comfortable, and relaxed. Achieving the perfect ambiance can be a challenge, especially when it comes to balancing natural light, privacy, and temperature control. 

This is the point where shading control comes into play. Come with us, and we'll explore what residential shading is and how it can make your home more enjoyable.

Elevate Your Home Entertainment with the Technology Behind Distributed Video

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Discover what makes this home automation solution tick!

As homeowners, we constantly seek ways to enhance our living spaces and create more immersive and enjoyable experiences. We spend lots of time at home these days, so why shouldn't we make it as enjoyable as possible?

Distributed video will revolutionize your Dallas, TX, home entertainment setup. Let's explore what distributed video is, how it works, and how you'll benefit!

Discover the Best Conference Room Technology

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Today’s Technology Enhances Collaboration While Increasing Productivity

As the hybrid work model continues to define the nation’s workforce, businesses are adapting to what was once considered a stopgap measure. If there was ever any doubt, it’s clear that companies will continue to require technology that enables a collaborative and engaged workforce, no matter where they happen to be. 

Fortunately, commercial AV manufacturers continue to rise to the occasion, coming up with the best conference room technology again and again. Let’s explore some of the top contenders for your business in Dallas, TX. 

Discover The DeVance Difference

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Participate in the Home Automation Revolution with a Premier Dallas Company

Dallas and North Texas are witnessing a transformative era in home automation. Amidst this time of change and technology adoption, the DeVance Electronic Lifestyle team has emerged as a beacon of progress, distinguished by our guiding principles: "The DeVance Difference."

Read below to discover how our unique methods have led to our success as one of the region's leading home automation companies.

The Importance of Professional Media Room Design for Your Texas Home

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Let our professional team bring you everything you want in your home media room!

We all consume media on a fairly regular basis, and as a result, the concept of an in-home media room has evolved beyond traditional living rooms or home theaters. A well-designed professional entertainment space can elevate your Dallas, TX, home to new heights.

Come with me as we explore the importance of professional media room design and why it's always worth the investment!

Setting the Record Straight: Debunking the Myths About High-End Audio

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Here Are Six Common Misconceptions Homeowners Should Ignore

If you’re considering a high-end audio purchase, let’s find out what’s standing in the way. While investing in the highest quality of audio equipment should not be a decision made lightly, we recognize that homeowners may have heard some common misconceptions about the technology. Continue reading as we help to debunk these myths about high-end audio solutions and share why the investment in quality entertainment for your Dallas, TX, home is worthwhile.

What Hybrid Teams Need for Successful Video Conferencing

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Install a System that Simplifies Video Calls 

While virtual meetings have become second nature to hybrid companies, there's undeniable value in face-to-face interactions. The question is, how can you ensure that remote participants don't miss out on the richness of in-person meetings? 

If your organization conducts video calls in conference rooms, you need the right technology to bridge the gap between in-person and remote attendees. Otherwise, remote colleagues find themselves staring at a wide-angle view of a conference table, straining to catch fragments of the conversation in an echoing room. 

Discover a more effective approach to video conferencing systems for your Dallas meeting rooms. Here's a fresh perspective on optimizing your conference room design to foster superior communication practices.

Wireless vs. Wired Loudspeakers: Which Is Better For Your Home?

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Find out which kind of audio equipment is better for your unique spaces!

When it comes to smart home audio, selecting the right loudspeakers is pivotal for an immersive entertainment experience. But then, a significant consideration should be taken into account: wired or wireless? 

The choice of loudspeakers not only impacts sound quality but also integrates seamlessly into your living spaces, harmonizing aesthetics with acoustics. Whether you prioritize the fidelity of wired setups or the flexibility of wireless configurations, understanding these options equips you to curate an audio environment aligned with your lifestyle. 

For this reason, this guide delves into the strengths and limitations of each, offering practical insights to tailor your smart home audio system. Keep reading to explore your home audio possibilities in Dallas, TX!

Top 5 Home Network Annoyances and How to Fix Them!

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Navigating Dallas Homeowners’ Networking Issues 

We all dream of a seamless digital experience when we’re enjoying time in our Dallas-area smart homes. Picture it: rooms illuminate immediately at the tap of a button, your hi-fi audio system fires up once you press the Play button, and work-from-home video calls never disconnect mid-presentation. 

Smart homes require more intelligent solutions than an average home. To support all of your technologies, you need a robust, secure home networking infrastructure that keeps everything connected without a hiccup. From slow internet speeds to dreaded dead zones, Texas homes aren't immune to network challenges. 

We’ve rounded up the top five home networking annoyances our clients experience before contacting the DeVance Electronic Lifestyle team. Keep reading!

Elevate Your Home’s Audio System with McIntosh

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Enhance your entertainment experiences with the sonic brilliance of McIntosh

McIntosh is an iconic brand known for its commitment to audio excellence and timeless design. If you're an audiophile planning to create the ultimate high-fidelity audio experience in your home, look no further than McIntosh. 

Want to learn more about our recommendation? Let’s learn how McIntosh’s solutions can elevate your home's audio system to a new level.

How Motorized Shades Can Boost Efficiency & Style in Your Texas Office

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Consider These Sophisticated Shades to Improve the Aesthetics and Productivity of Your Workplace

While businesses are prioritizing technology upgrades this year, some may overlook the impact interior design upgrades could also have on their bottom line. Energy savings and improved productivity stand to be gained by installing motorized shades in your office. Uniquely designed for commercial environments, automated window treatments offer benefits beyond aesthetics and convenience.

Continue reading to learn how motorized shades could improve efficiency, style, and more in your Dallas, TX, office.

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