How to Add Voice Control to Your Lake Norman Smart Home
TAGS: Control4 | Smart Home Automation
What if you could tell your home to turn off the lights and it would do it for you? Writers and TV producers have always imagined a future where we could control our homes with just our voice. For example, Captain Kirk in Star Trek asked the Enterprise computer for data during space voyages, and Marty McFly heard a “Welcome Home” from his smart home in Back to the Future 2 as he walked through the front door. Today, these imaginations have come to life, and now you can enjoy them in your own Lake Norman, NC home.
Amazon released Alexa this year, the voice control system that runs on the smart devices, the Echo, Dot, and Tap. Not only can it give you the weather report, turn the lights off, and order a pizza for you, it also works with your Control4 system to perform the same scenes you use every day—like Good Morning, Movie, and Goodnight. Keep reading this blog to learn more!
Top-rated Home Theater and Audio Products for Your North Carolina Smart Home
TAGS: Audio_Video Systems | Home Entertainment
Our team of professional audio video installers look forward to attending CEDIA every year as we get to discover new and trending smart home products and systems, as well as connect with other expert in the field. This month the CEDIA 2016 conference showcased many new products ranging from new 4K TVs to convenient chargers for smart home touchscreens. In this blog, we’d like to share with you some of the top products nominated this year for the CEDIA Awards, which are manufacturers we carry and install in homes in the Lake Norman and Charlotte, North Carolina areas. Keep reading to learn more about these innovative solutions for your home theater and home audio. We’ll let you know on social media who the winner is!
Use a Cell Phone Signal Booster for Clear Calls
TAGS: cell phone boosters | smart home automation
Dropped calls, unreliable phone reception, and fuzzy conversations…do these sound familiar? If you ever have to say that popular Verizon tag line, “can you hear me now?” or walk around your Lake Norman home looking for the best cell phone signal, this blog is certainly for you. It may not be as simple as getting a new phone plan, or getting an upgrade. The Integrated Home can help you solve this issue, but first, read these steps to get an idea of the situation and how we can help with our cell phone boosters.
New Lighting Features Will Transform Your North Carolina Smart Home
Smart lighting has so many benefits, from saving energy to adding convenience. It’s definitely a simple yet stylish luxury. You may be familiar with dimming the lights to create ambiance and turning all your lights on or off by hitting one button, but you may not know about some of the other lighting features we offer in Charlotte, North Carolina homes. Customers sometimes ask us, “what else can it do?” We know you like to stay up to date on the newest home technologies, so in this blog we’ll share a few of the newer functions you can add during our lighting installation – including colored lighting, customizable keypads, smart watch control, and car control.