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Articles tagged with: Smart Home Control

How Smart Blinds Are Good for You and Your Home

Haven’t Upgraded to Automated Blinds Yet? Here’s Why You Should.

How Smart Blinds Are Good for You and Your Home

When it comes to making homes smarter, few people think about window treatments. Most are likely to consider smart security systems, lighting control, or entertainment systems first. And yet, smart motorized blinds and shades offer many benefits for homeowners. In addition to giving complete light control without cords and rods, they also provide a new level of luxurious living.

If you have manually operated window treatments, then it’s time to upgrade by installing smart blinds in your Lake Oswego, OR, home. Read more to see how automated blinds improve comfort in your home and your quality of life.

Hire an Integrator to Create a Truly Connected Smart Home

Don’t let DIY mishaps stand in the way of enjoying whole-home automation with a centralized home control solution

Hire an Integrator to Create a Truly Connected Smart Home

So you’re ready to upgrade your Vancouver, WA, house into a fully automated smart home? At Encore Audio Video, we applaud you! Home automation provides so many incredible benefits to your lifestyle — comfort, convenience, luxury, energy efficiency, and time-saving advantages, to name a few.

Here at Encore Audio Video, we recommend hiring a professional integrator to install your smart home, whether you already have some smart devices or you’re just starting in the home technology sphere. Setting up hardware, wiring systems, installing software, and integrating all your smart devices to communicate can quickly become overwhelming as a DIY project.

Our techs can help you design and install a fully customized smart home with centralized home control using an automation system like Control4. Keep reading to learn why you should contact the professionals for a truly connected home!  

Smart 4K Outdoor TVs: Another Way to Enjoy Home Automation

A Connected Home Includes Outdoor AV, Lighting Control, Smart Security, and Much More!

Smart 4K Outdoor TVs: Another Way to Enjoy Home Automation

How’s the weather outside? Is it wonderful? Then, what are you doing indoors? Get out, breathe the fresh air, and enjoy your outdoor spaces. After all, you have a lovely landscape or a pristine pool. Make the most out of every square inch of your property and home in Lake Oswego. A 4K outdoor TV, as well as a hi-fi outdoor sound system, helps you experience your backyard in a whole new way.

Even better, because all the technology integrates with your Control4 smart home system, you enjoy complete control of every connected system – inside and outside. When you install outdoor TVs, you add more visual appeal to any event – whether you’re watching the Mariners or having private time with a loved one. Read our blog to see how to take your outdoor space and your smart home to the next level.

Use Automated Scenes to Make the Most of Your Smart Home System

Pre-set scenes for your smart devices make everyday routines simpler and faster

Use Automated Scenes to Make the Most of Your Smart Home System

If you have a smart home system in your Lake Oswego, OR, home, then you know how smart technology makes your daily activities faster, easier and more convenient. But are you taking full advantage of your system? If you have multiple smart products under one system, then you can create automated scenes that utilize all your devices more efficiently.

A scene is a sequence of actions activated by the touch of one button or one voice control command. You can create automated scenes to simplify and streamline sets of mundane tasks that you perform every day. Your smartphone, tablet or on-wall keypads will store all your scenes for you to access at any time. Need an example? Keep reading to learn 3 of the most convenient scenes you can make with a smart system.