What I Love about my Smart Home

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Iheartmysmarthome

Music is accessible everywhere in my house. The system is easy to use – there isn’t even a need to upload a playlist or access my library of CDs. I can control what I’m hearing and the volume from the room I’m in, and even have music in the yard. I have high sound quality ...

The Benefits of a Smart Home

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Savant Smart Home Ligting Control

A smart home provides its owners with comfort, security, convenience, energy efficiency and the savings of time and money. These benefits are available at all times, regardless of whether the homeowners are in the home. In the smart home, all the different systems in the home such as audio, lighting, HVAC, window coverings and more are ...

What is a Smart Home?

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Control of multiple systems via an easy to use control system - Audio - Home Theater/Media Room - Shading - Lighting - HVAC - Pool, hot tub, landscape irrigation, appliances Ability to automate functions (e.g. set up to have lighting turn off when room in unoccupied for a period of time) Ability to control system when away from home (e.g. make certain all ...

Home Theater – Lift for a 90″ TV

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Inca TV Lift

We spent the day positioning a lift that raises a 90 inch flat screen TV 8 feet from the basement into the great room through the floor. The lift weighs 1150 pounds and we needed a forklift to move it. This is the view of it just inside the garage door.                   The lift was custom designed ...

Cedia Launches a Consumer Site

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CEDIA announced the launch of a new consumer-focused website, which is located at CEDIA.org . The site includes articles, project profiles, research tools, a plan-your-project area and more. “The goal of the site is to be an extension of our members marketing efforts while also serving as a go-to unbiased, resource for consumers and design and build ...

Savant Systems Releases Keypads Inspired by LiteTouch

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The new keypads offer a wide range of control options and designer-friendly aesthetics. Article written by: Julie Jacobson - Guest Writer, A co-founder of EH Publishing in 1994, Julie is editor-at-large of CE Pro, sister publication of Commercial Integrator. An authority on home automation, networking, integration, digital convergence and the CE pro channel, Julie speaks often about these ...

Savant Smart Energy Monitor

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Savant's Smart Energy Monitor allows users to reduce energy costs by monitoring how and when specific devices draw power. Savant CEO Robert Madonna explains it like this; " Savant's Smart Energy monitor will provide a system-wide view of total energy consumption as well as an easy to understand picture of cause-and-effect scenarios. The SmartEnergy Monitor connects to ...