“Yes, I’m a gadget guy,” admits Marc Pinto. His home in Castle Rock, CO, is a testament to his obsession with all things electronic. In his family room, Marc proudly shows off a huge world map peppered with pinpricks of light. The dots are actually the ends of fiber optic cabling that Marc has poked […]Get the Guide
Automated Lighting Gets Friendly
Home systems integrators are awesome. They really are. They’re masters at designing and installing complex electronic systems into homes that mesh perfectly with you and your family’s schedule, routines, and lifestyle. But as with anything you purchase for your home, there’s bound to be a breaking-in period, when you learn to use the system—and possibly […]Get the Guide
Motorized Shades: 9 Top Features for Motorized Shading
No matter how big or small, or the style or the application, there are a few key features that every type of motorized shade should possess. Here are the top nine: 1. Simple to Use The tech world is realizing that if you make something easier, people will use it. That’s what automation and motorized […]Get the Guide
Home Lighting: New Smart Options for all Budgets
If you think residential lighting control is only for the rich and famous, it’s time to refresh your view. “Simple, affordable, reliable” is how David Weinstein, vice president of residential sales at Lutron, characterizes the changes in the U.S. lighting control market over the past five years. What was once a custom product category catering to the top one percent of the population has widened to a broad spectrum of wired and wireless offerings ranging from do-it-yourself lighting kits to professionally installed solutions.Get the Guide
Award-winning Krakow Home Combines Smart Lighting Scenes and Home Theater
Crestron home automation and Lutron lighting control bring light, entertainment and security to luxury home.
Lutron lighting control and Crestron home automation bring light, entertainment and security to luxury home.Get the Guide
Smart Home System Connects Two Townhouses Together
If you’re familiar with New York City, you know backyards—or any external spaces for that matter—are nearly impossible to come by. That is, unless you purchase two brownstones—abutting ones on either side of the block—to create an inner courtyard between two residences. That’s exactly what the owners of this five-story townhouse in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village did, connecting the main structure (approximately 5,000 square feet) with the guest house behind it (2,500 square feet) via an underground tunnel and a comprehensive Savant automation system. In doing so, these residents enlarged their living space and created an interior courtyard which, in this crowded area, is a true luxury.Get the Guide
AMX system delivers ultimate relaxation to a vacationing family … including a way to whale watch right from the house.Get the Guide
Automated Island Paradise Enhanced with AMX Controls
AMX system caters to the needs of vacationing family Ã¢â‚¬:¦ including a way to whale watch from the house.
AMX control system manages a vacation home and lets family view the beach and ocean via touchpanels.Get the Guide
Luxury Resort Home Controls Simple for Guests and Owners
Elan and Lutron systems provide smart automation solutions for Wyoming's Amangani Resort.
Elan and Lutron systems provide smart automation solutions for Wyoming’s Amangani Resort.Get the Guide
Big Rebuild Gives Owners New Respect for Home Automation
AMX controls over extensive subsystems and housewide A/V, integrated by Smart Homes of Texas, earn their keep.
AMX controls over extensive subsystems and housewide A/V, integrated by Smart Homes of Texas, earn their keep.Get the Guide