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How Control4 OS 3 Makes Your Smart Home Even Better

Smart home technology is only as good as the control system that ties everything together. If you’re fussing with unwieldy controls, an unintuitive interface, system glitches or similar issues, your control system isn’t working optimally.
Thankfully, there’s an easy way to ensure your home automation systems are operating properly: A control system from Control4. Control4 is an industry leader when it comes to designing systems that are powerful but simple to use, and they’ve recently made their base operating system even better with OS 3. This update, which free to most existing Control4 customers, enhances and streamlines the entire experience of controlling your home’s smart devices. As your local expert Control4 dealer, we’re here today to walk you through all the benefits OS 3 has to offer Armonk, NY, residents.

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Elevate Your Outside Space with Audio-Video

Make Your Outdoors as Entertaining as Inside  New York City real estate has always been expensive, and space still at a premium in Gotham. Despite that, city dwellers cherish their outside areas.  Whether it’s a small terrace or a penthouse off Central Park West, there are numerous ways to enjoy the sights and sounds of…

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Automate Your Home’s Outdoor Spaces

Smart home automation technology eases the management of your home’s functions. From lighting to climate control to security, with intelligent automation, your home is safer, more convenient, more luxurious, and even more efficient to boot.

If you’re considering some outdoor living upgrades, like a new pool, an outdoor kitchen, a spa, a guest house, or extensive landscaping, your home automation shouldn’t stop with the main house. The same technology that works so well in the rest of your home should extend to your outside domain.

Ready to see how to make your outdoor spaces as easy to live with as the rest of your home? Let’s explore some home automation and technology upgrades for your Bronxville, NY, outside additions.

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Better Outdoor Living Through Technology

Summer is upon us, and we’re ready to take
advantage of the outdoors. We’ve recently discussed several options for
bringing your entertainment outdoors with outdoor speakers and Seura TVs that
are expressly designed for outdoor use.

We will cheat a little here and use outdoor
entertainment as the first idea. An outdoor audio-video setup can keep you
relaxed with great music and not missing any of your shows or sports that you
might otherwise retire indoors to watch. For even more outdoor entertainment
options, read our aptly named guide
to outdoor entertainment
.

What other ways can technology improve your
outdoor living
in Chappaqua, NY, this season?

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Enhancing Your Home’s Appeal with Landscape Lighting

In Scarsdale, NY, there is no shortage of
beautiful properties and grand estates. Whether your residence is newer or
older, much effort has been spent on its outside appearance. From Quaker Ridge
to Heathcote, and Tudor to Colonial, the pride in ownership and the history of
the community is evident here.

Now that spring is here, the lawns are
turning green again, the trees are blooming, and annuals are being planted. But
who can see all that beauty in the dark? One way to ensure all that effort in
outside maintenance is properly shown off is with landscape
lighting
. The right light does wonders for any picture — just ask any
professional photographer. With the proper lighting, your property can look its
absolute best.

Ready to learn how? Here are five easy ways
to use landscape lighting to enhance your Scarsdale, NY, home.

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Bring the Entertainment Outdoors this Summer

Outdoor Entertainment Rye, NY

Springtime is finally here in Westchester
County, and the steadily warming weather turns our thoughts to spending more
time outdoors. Now is the perfect time for those springtime projects. Uncover
the patio furniture, get the landscaping in shape with pruning, annuals, and
mulching, and have the patios power-washed. It’s time to get the pool ready for
summer swimming too.

When it’s all ready to go, you might
imagine some more ways you can make your effort and investment in your outdoor
space pay off. One way is to add outdoor audio and
video entertainment
to your outside areas in Rye, NY. With the right setup,
you can squeeze every minute of the warmer weather outdoors, day or night.

Ready to learn how?

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Get More Out of Your Home Theater System

The term home theater brings to mind the
dedicated room with plush seating designed to mimic that darkened, large screen
experience in a commercial cinema. While that is still something we do and
often asked for, today’s lifestyles often dictate some different approaches to
that. Many clients want to enjoy food and games in their theater rooms, and
traditional theater seating and layouts may not be optimal for their
entertainment.

Fortunately, today’s home theater is not
just a dedicated room with the seats, the big screen, and the projector that
must be watched in the dark. With the incredible amount of technology available
now, you have free reign to design the home theater or media room that’s right
for you.

We’ve put together four trends in
technology and design that can help you rethink what you want out of a home theater system
in Greenwich. Ready to learn more? Just keep reading.

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Getting Started with Smart Home Automation

These days, the term “smart home”
is everywhere. We can thank the popularity of devices like Amazon Echo speakers
with Alexa, Apple Siri, and Google Assistant for getting people familiar with
smart devices and automation — even if it has been in our repertoire of
services for quite some time.

You may have many questions about smart home automation and if
it’s right for your Armonk home. Here are the questions we get most often:

  1. What does smart home automation
    actually do? Do I have to use apps to do everything?
  2. Is smart home automation
    expensive? Do I have to do my whole house? Or can I start small?
  3. Does the system take over my
    house? How do I control it?
  4. How do I choose the right
    system?

Fortunately, we have the answers right here
to get you started on the road to the automated lifestyle. If you already know
what smart home automation is, then great — you can ask us deeper questions
about what you want to do and what solutions we recommend.

Are you ready to begin? Let’s dive into
these questions.

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