The trajectory for 2017 is quite clear: voice control will become the new way to manage your home. Energy management systems will also become even more of a priority and 4K technology will continue to grow in popularity. Is you smart home ready for these updates? It’s possible that you need a professional to come in and replace some of the devices you’re currently using to support certain technologies. Keep reading this blog to discover the possibilities for 2017 smart home updates.
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According to Curbed.com, the VP of Product Management at Google Home, Rishi Chandra, said voice control is a breakthrough, and in the context of a home, using voice commands is a much better experience than tapping an app on a phone. Up till now, smart home owners have used mobile apps to do everything from turn lights on and off to unlock doors. But the new trend is simply telling your home to do these things. People have been envisioning a world with voice control for decades. The first appearance of it in the media was actually on the television show Star Trek. Even the creator of Amazon Alexa got inspiration from watching Captain Kirk deep in space. Now that the future is here, homeowners want to experience this exciting feature. Who wouldn’t want to walk in the door and tell your home to play your favorite TV show or sports game?
Making the most of our planet’s resources and also watching our pocketbooks are responsibilities we shouldn’t take lightly, and more families are considering energy management solutions to do their part in protecting our world. The facts are very telling – you can save 20 percent or more energy with lighting control and closely managing your smart thermostat will surely lead to money savings all year round. Installing energy-saving systems in your home will pay for itself. Making the most of the energy we have won’t just be trendy in 2017—it will be a priority.
Whole Home 4K Video
Millions of people have rushed to the stores or their local integrator to purchase 4K TVs and projectors. But it takes more than simply buying a new TV set to enjoy this amazing picture quality. You’ll need a high-speed internet connection to stream 4K video, access to 4K content, and special HDMI cables that support it. If you want a whole house video system, you’ll also need to purchase equipment that can send 4K content to different screens in every room. Our partner Control4 has matrix switchers that can deliver 4K movies and shows to different display locations. All video sources will connect to the HDMI matrix switch in a central location that is tucked away and out of sight. Make sure you get your return on investment by checking to see if your home theater has the right connections and capabilities. Our trained staff of technicians can help.
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