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How to Get Started with Lighting and Shading Control

How to Get Started with Lighting and Shading Control

Lighting and shading control is often considered a must-have aspect of any smart home because of how much convenience it adds to your lifestyle at home. If you’re considering adding lighting and shading control to your Texas residence, it can be tough to know how to get started. Keep reading to learn the main aspects of lighting and shading control so that you can start taking advantage of its benefits in your University Park or other Dallas area home.

SEE ALSO: Top 3 Benefits of Lighting and Shading Control

Choose Your Brand

When it comes to lighting and shading control brands, two companies stand out far above the rest: Lutron and Crestron. Some control systems only control lighting or shading, not both, which can make the system more complicated. That’s not the case with Lutron and Crestron. The great thing about Lutron and Crestron is that they both provide so many different options: roller shades, wireless dimmers, skylight shades, touchscreen controls, and more.

From the same company, you can get everything you need for a complete solution. And beyond the technical aspects of the control system, Lutron and Crestron also offer window treatment design elements. You can look through their extensive collection of different fabric types, colors, and patterns to find the best options to match your home’s décor.

Pick Your Locations

The types of lighting and shades you choose will depend greatly on where you put them. It’s important to get the right lighting and shading materials for your lifestyle and the purpose of each room – blackout shades for a media room, but transparent shades that simply reduce the sunlight glare will serve the client better in rooms with a gorgeous view. After you decide which rooms you want to have lighting and shading control in, a DeVance Electronic Lifestyle expert will be there to offer advice and guidance on selecting the best materials for each space—considering everything from what the ideal fabric type would be to reduce UV damage to furniture on through to the final selection of light fixtures to accentuate your artwork.

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3 Reasons to Upgrade Your Commercial Audio / Video System

Some people may describe their company’s conference room technology as “practically stuck in the stone ages.” That’s a problem. Even if your system isn’t that old, commercial audio/video technologies have come a long way in recent years, and an outdated system could negatively impact your Dallas, Texas business. Fortunately, there are many new and innovative technologies available for businesses that make using conference room AV easy and effective. Below, we’ve covered the three main ways that a commercial AV upgrade can add value to your business.

Save Time
How much time do your employees waste fumbling around with the conference AV system, trying to set up a presentation or connect to a teleconference? If it’s more than a few minutes, there’s definitely room for improvement. Modern commercial AV systems are designed to be user-friendly and simple to start, so your employees know exactly what to do with minimal training and no guesswork.

Commercial automation integrates all the audio and video components within your boardroom into one simple control system. Want to lower the screen, turn on the projector, dim the lights, and turn on the speakers? That can all happen with one press of a touchscreen. There’s really no comparison when it comes to time savings for conference room automation vs. manual operation methods.

Increase Reliability
There are few things more frustrating than getting ready to start a presentation with an important prospect only to have your AV equipment fail you at the last minute. In today’s fast-paced and demanding business environment, you need a commercial audio/video system that will always offer crisp, clear audio and video. The streamlined approach to operating your commercial automation system ensures that you’ll never accidentally exit out of a video conference or struggle with finding the right controller to adjust the audio. The result is a conference room system that functions exactly as it should, every time you need it.

Improve Image
What does your conference room technology say about your company? If you want it to say that you are cutting edge and innovative, commercial automation is the way to go. An outdated and inefficient AV system can be off-putting to potential clients, while an AV system that has your presentation instantly start at the push of a button can impress those clients and assure them that your company has a good handle on things.

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Explore What it Means to Live with Smart Home Automation

Explore What it Means to Live with Smart Home Automation

Since 2002, DeVance has been installing audio, video, and smart home automation systems in homes in the Dallas, Texas area. We desire to be your personal electronic lifestyle concierge, designing and installing systems in your spaces that adds convenience, safety, and luxury to your everyday life. Our systems are easy to use and can be tailored to your exact specifications. Continue reading to discover what our team has to offer.

What does it mean to have an electronic lifestyle?

Living an electronic lifestyle doesn’t mean that you have high-end electronics in your home, like fancy home theater systems and surround sound – or that you can turn the lights on with your phone. It means that your smart home matches your schedule, tastes, and can actually mirror your daily routines. It also means that all of your electronics are connected so that you can start or stop actions by hitting one button. There are many home electronics today that have apps you can download on your phone, but what if you could combine all those apps into one system, hit one button and your home will adjust just as you like it? Imagine coming home after work, driving into the garage and as you walk in the whole house audio system turns on your favorite playlist, the lights turn on, and the thermostat adjusts to a comfortable 73. All of those actions can be triggered by timers, by a motion sensor as you walk in, or by the garage door opening.

Our Sophisticated, Yet Simple, Solutions

These are our core services:

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