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How Voice Control Makes Your Homelife Easier, Simpler

How Voice Control Makes Your Homelife Easier, Simpler

We are firmly in the age of the smart home. From motorized shades and smart thermostats to lighting control and high-end home cinemas, there’s no shortage of devices aimed at automating and simplifying some part of your life. The trouble is, these devices aren’t always the easiest to use and don’t always cooperate with each other.

What’s the solution? In short: voice control. By uniting your various smart devices in one network overseen by your smart speaker, you get greater control over the technology in your home. Smart speakers are also very convenient to use, even in comparison to a universal touchpad remote.

You may curious about voice control platforms like Amazon Alexa. But how much do you know about what they can do? Not to worry; in today’s blog, we’ll show you how voice control can be an invaluable addition to the smart home control system for your Frisco, TX, living space.

SEE ALSO: 4 Tips for a Superior Media Room Installation

SIMPLE CONTROL THROUGHOUT YOUR HOME

A primary goal when installing a home automation system is to streamline how you manage your various devices. This way, they can all be managed from a central interface. One remote is undoubtedly better than multiple remotes, but voice control makes smart home control even simpler.

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Boost Sales, Work Smarter with Digital Signage

Boost Sales, Work Smarter with Digital Signage

We live in a world saturated with advertisements everywhere we go. While this can be frustrating and overwhelming for consumers, businesses face a different problem: Getting your products and services noticed in a crowded media landscape. You need every tool at your disposal to cut through the noise and bring customers to your business.

Digital ads are a powerful technology for business owners regardless of size or industry. The ability to create more compelling displays with a more specific focus in less time is invaluable as a marketing tool, and that’s what digital signage offers. If you want to know more, here’s a list of ways this smart building control system is beneficial for businesses in the Irving, TX, region.

SEE ALSO: 5 Must-Have Technologies for Your Boardroom Automation System

GET THE WORD OUT FASTER

Designing, manufacturing and setting up traditional print displays is a time-consuming process. The information may be out of date by the time your signage is ready to go, or you may want to highlight different products and services. Digital signage makes switching the content of your displays simple and easy. With a few clicks or button presses, you can upload a new photo or video to the screen, and the process takes seconds instead of hours.

A WIDE ARRAY OF ADS

One significant advantage of digital signage is the wider variety of content you can display on them. Printed marketing materials give your words and images, but electronic displays allow to show videos, slideshows and more, as well as include an audio component. A video display with music is much more attractive to potential customers than a static image, and you can include a lot more information in the ad.

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How Lighting Control Makes Your Conference Room Smarter

How Lighting Control Makes Your Conference Room Smarter

If there’s one space in your business that absolutely needs to shine, it’s your conference room. As a central location for meetings, presentations and more, your conference space needs powerful technology that works whenever you need it. This includes everything from your A/V system to your lights.

Yes, your lights. The lighting in your conference room impacts your productivity, energy efficiency and more. Commercial automation systems can lead to significant improvements in all these areas. Here’s why you should install conference room lighting control in your Irving, TX, business.

SEE ALSO: 5 Must-Have Technologies for Your Boardroom Automation System

LESS WASTE, GREATER CONTROL

Commercial lighting control not only reduces the amount of energy your business uses, but also helps you use that energy more efficiently. Automated lighting control uses motion sensors and other devices to make sure only occupied rooms – including your conference room – are using power. Lights and other electronics being used in empty rooms is one of the major inefficiencies businesses face, but it’s easy to address with lighting control.

Another way to improve efficiency is to use preset schedules. By setting your lights or certain fixtures turn on or off automatically at certain hours, you’ll conserve energy by not leaving lights on overnight unnecessarily. Over time these small gains add up to significant savings.

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4 Tips for a Superior Media Room Installation

4 Tips for a Superior Media Room Installation

No matter how large or complex the project, a media room is a significant investment for any homeowner. Top-notch A/V equipment costs thousands of dollars, and there’s the time and effort required to design the room and install the various components. If you want a media room in your Dallas, TX, home, you want the best home theater systems and other features you can afford. Here are four guidelines to follow as you begin your media room project.

SEE ALSO: Does Your Home Have the Proper Wiring for Smart Tech?

USE A 4K DISPLAY

4K video content is much more readily available than in years past, and the price of 4K projectors and TVs has dropped significantly. With these facts in mind, a 4K display of some type is the logical choice for your home theater. We work with only the best brands to meet your display needs.

To give you the best possible viewing experience, it’s important to choose a display that’s the right size for your room. One tried-and-true guideline is that the distance between the screen and the viewer should be 1.5 to 3 times the size of the screen. In practical terms, this means that if you have about 10 feet (120 inches) between your display and the audience, you shouldn’t buy a display bigger than 6-7 feet (72-84 inches).

SURROUND SOUND IS CRUCIAL

Obviously, image quality is important when it comes to your media room, but quality sound matters just as much. To ensure you get quality sound, you’ll want surround sound for your space. At the very least, a 5.1 speaker setup is crucial. This speaker setup includes 5 main speaker channels (front, left, center, and two other channels placed somewhere behind or to the side) and one subwoofer to amplify the bass channel. These speakers can be placed on stands throughout the room, mounted in the walls or ceilings, or stand freely on the floor; go with the options that best suits your home’s aesthetic.

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