It’s one thing to obsess over the aesthetics of your flat-screen TV — the beveled corners, the screen size, the color temperature. But without thoughtful installation, you can wind up with a beautiful rectangular display surrounded by a rat’s nest of cords, or worse, 40 pounds of glass and electronics that might fall off the wall at any moment.
Crestron Home, powered by OS 3, delivers a stunning new high-performance user interface for mobile devices and Crestron TSW touch screens.
Motorized window shades and draperies have long been an overlooked piece of home technology. Yes, I said technology. With the addition of a motorized track or rod, they can take your home comfort, protection, convenience and beauty to a whole new level. Few other high-tech amenities can offer so much. Homeowners are starting to understand the […]
Home automation has come a very long way in the last few years. Even the highest of the high-end control companies are creating more affordable solutions as smart home technology advances. “There’s a perception that home automation systems are only for the very rich,” says home systems integrator Todd Anthony Puma, owner of The Source Home Automation in […]
For people who live in a part of the country where basements are prevalent, below-ground rooms are still the dominant place for dedicated home theaters. A basement is a nearly perfect location for a theater or media room for lots of reasons. The sidewalls aren’t usually shared with other rooms; if there are windows, they’re small ones; they’re […]
creen Innovations said last week that the installation of one of its screens in the home of a former NFL player was featured on multiple TV shows, including “First Look” onLXTV in New York and NBC’s national “Open House” program.
We ask industry insiders one question: What is the most popular use case for voice control with your clients and what challenges still get in the way of full implementation of voice?
Amani Toomer, a former star wide receiver for the New York Giants, renovated his home theater for the Super Bowl, in case the Giants didn’t make it.
The Challenge: Base the design of a new Crestron smart home solution for a family’s suburban New Jersey home on an existing Crestron system in their New York City home.
The Solution: Old Bridge, NJ based integrator The Source Home Theater used Crestron Pyng® software to deliver a complete, scalable whole home solution that brings together the full universe of best-in-class Crestron products, while providing the familiar user experience of their NYC home.
As smart-home platforms like Amazon’s Alexa, Google Home, Apple’s HomeKit, and Samsung’s SmartThings have matured, it’s now entirely possible to set up a robust smart-home system all by yourself. The downside? Doing it yourself can still be a tremendous pain in the ass. Cameras need to be mounted, thermostats have to be installed, and smart locks require […]