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Home Automation System

The future of smart home automation

With the mercurial rise of the Internet of Things (IoT), there has been a substantial increase in the development of home automation and smart home technologies. What was earlier an expensive proposal or even just a fantasy, is now an affordable option for many homeowners and technology enthusiasts. The key reason for this is the...
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Learn how smart home automation can enhance your life

Many errands that previously required human intervention have been made easier thanks to automation and robotics. Modern smart homes are no different. However, what is smart home automation and how can it help you? Let’s try to understand this. Our aim is to educate you about the ways in which smart home automation can enhance...
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Here’s why you should have smart home automation systems installed professionally

Home automation systems have been inching slowly into the mainstream. New do-it-yourself (DIY) focused systems are easily available in the marketplace. However, consumers are faced with the decision on whether to undertake the setup of a home automation system themselves or to hire a professional to have it integrated. While one certainly saves money by...
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Crestron and Amazon’s Alexa for a futuristic voice controlled smart home

Crestron is one of the global pioneers when it comes to home and commercial automation. They sport an impressive range of automation equipment that is loved by AV integrators worldwide. The company now strengthens its hold by announcing easy compatibility with Amazon’s increasingly popular Alexa-integrated devices. Crestron Technology Professionals can now use Alexa Voice Service...
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Crestron Pyng

Advanced app-controlled smart home & office automation with Crestron Pyng

In this era, apps are everywhere. There are applications to control just about everything. However, not too long ago, your good old physical remote control ruled the automation domain. Remotes and controllers were omnipresent on almost electronic equipment such as your TV, media players, soundsystem, shades and lighting control; almost everything. In fact, physical remotes...
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Smart Home Myths Debunked

Top 3 Smart Home Myths Debunked

Over the last few years, smart home technology is gaining stellar momentum. More and more consumers are integrating automated lighting controls, entertainment, healthcare, HVAC, and other appliances in their homes. Industry experts predict this sector to grow rapidly over the next few years. Despite the increasing user adoption and projected growth, many users are still...
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Remote home control system

Setting up an integrated home

You can now have a fully-integrated home using Crestron control systems. For example, you can wake up in the morning and the lights on your side of the bed turn on, without disturbing your partner. You can preheat your bathroom and then watch your favourite channel on TV, without fumbling for switches or a remote....
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What goes into creating your smart home

It’s a regular day, and you leave home in the morning for work…You’re all set to return before the kids arrive home from school at 6 pm. Suddenly your boss schedules an urgent meeting that you have to attend. You wonder what to do…Should you call the neighbours? Should you ask your boss to reschedule...
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Set wireless lighting in your home or office with complete control

There is a technology that will allow you to set wireless lighting in your home or office with complete control wherever you are and wherever you’re going. You can have an extremely flexible lighting system with enhanced energy savings, both at the same time. This technology is the Maestro wireless technology from Lutron. It comes with...
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Control your meeting room temperature with the click of a button

You may have sat in a sweltering boardroom, wishing the meeting would just end. You may have had your toes frozen with the room temperature in the training room being really cold. Or then, the room humidity in the lecture hall may have been extremely high. If you have faced any of these scenarios, you...
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