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Articles tagged with: Smart Home Automation

Motorized Window Shades for a Vacation Home?

Here’s Why They’re a Smart Choice

Motorized Window Shades for a Vacation Home?

Do you own a vacation home in Snowmass or the Aspen area?  Most people tend to use their second homes only a few weeks a year.  Depending on their preferences, many rent them out on Airbnb or HomeAway, letting them recoup some of the considerable expense of property ownership.  In fact, half of the properties in Pitkin County are seasonal homes. 

Why would we suggest something like motorized shades for a vacation home?   We have highlighted the many benefits of motorized shades before, but you might not have thought about it for a vacation property, especially if it’s one that you sometimes rent out. 

Let’s look at a few reasons why motorized windows shades can be a smart investment for your Snowmass house or condo.

Are All Home Automation Systems Alike?

Three Unique Features of Savant Systems

Are All Home Automation Systems Alike?

As smart devices proliferate and become more mainstream, the ability to tie them together into smart home systems has become increasingly popular. As you may know, many consumer products exist to brings increased levels of automation and control to functions like lighting, entertainment systems, and thermostats. But getting all those devices to work together, consistently, is sometimes a challenge, especially in more sophisticated larger homes.

For more complex home automation applications, several well-known vendors offer the types of systems that can integrate the functions of a sophisticated smart home and make it easy to manage and automate. All of the major systems provide similar functionality, automating things like lighting, entertainment, climate, security, and window treatments. You might ask, what are the real differences?

What Can You Do With Home Automation?

Answer: Make Your Life Easier

What Can You Do With Home Automation?

Home automation technology continues to advance at a rapid clip.  The amount of things in the home you can now imbue with smarts continues to grow.

A slew of home control technology is readily available. Smart cameras, lights, motorized shades, thermostats, sensors, smart speakers, and more can be found.  Some work well together, some not so much.

True home automation is seamless.  If you want the real luxury of a home automation system for your Dallas home, you’re going to want a professional integrator – like us. We can sort through the technology and the jargon to help you achieve the level of control you want. 

Keep reading to find out how home automation can work for you. 

5 Things You Need to Know When Installing Motorized Shades

A Custom Solution Can Optimize Your Home’s Energy Efficiency and Safety

5 Things You Need to Know When Installing Motorized Shades

Motorized window shades are one of the easiest ways to enhance your Dallas, TX home. With the right products, you can save energy while enhancing your home’s elegance, convenience and safety. While their versatility and range make motorized shades a great addition, it also makes them a little intimidating. With so many options to choose, it’s hard for people to know where to start. With that in mind, we’ve compiled some common questions that could help you get on the right track.