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Ready to See the Next Decade’s Home Automation Trends?

Learn What Texas Homeowners Like You Can Add to Your Smart Home Soon

Ready to See the Next Decade’s Home Automation Trends?

It wasn’t that long ago that smart home automation seemed like a futuristic myth made for a science fiction movie. However, now it’s fast and unobtrusive enough to blend into our home design and lifestyles, and we barely even notice.

After around 70 years of combined experience, the expert team at Crown Audio Video has seen trend after trend in automation, each one building upon previous technology and improving it for future users. Though we always look forward to sharing what we’ve learned with Frisco residents, there’s something about a new year AND decade that amplifies any technology trends. Curious to see what’s in store? Keep reading!

TAGS: Audio Video Company | Control4 Dealer | Home Automation Company

How Do You Choose A Home Automation Company?

Here Are the Right Questions To Ask

How Do You Choose A Home Automation Company?

So 2019 is the year you have decided to take the plunge into home automation.  Perhaps you’ve dabbled with smart devices like Amazon Echo speakers and a Nest thermostat.  You know there’s a wealth of options when it comes to smart home devices and control, but you don’t want a cobbled together system that requires too much fussing. 

You are thinking that when the hot weather comes to Plano, your motorized shades will block the sun automatically on the correct side of the house and your lights and thermostat adjust accordingly while you're at work, and it all happens seamlessly.  You may want a particular scene set with lights, music, and temperature when you arrive home in the evening after work.  

Putting this all together requires some planning.  Sure, there are do-it-yourself approaches that can do these types of things for you, but if you go that route, you will be your own IT person.  In other words, if something isn’t working right, you will be calling yourself to fix the problem. 

The truth is, many home automation installations can get complex.  Making everything work together well – and consistently – involves planning, choosing the right technology, and expertise in programming and installation.  For anything other than the simplest setups, you want an experienced home automation company that works with the best products and has the expertise to handle design, installation, and after-sale service.  Read on to learn about the most important questions to ask when choosing a home automation company to add smart technology to your Plano home. 

TAGS: Control4 Dealer | Smart Home Automation | Smart Home Designer

Smart Home Design Trends for 2017

If You’re a Smart Home Designer in Dallas, Tx, Take Note

Smart Home Design Trends for 2017

When you’re in the business of smart home design,  you need to stay informed. For one thing, home technologies are constantly improving and evolving, and at the same time, the style and decor trends are also changing. To help keep you up to date on the latest trends, we have compiled a list of what we believe will be the most popular features of 2017. So, whether you’re a builder, an architect, or an interior designer, here’s an idea of what the new year will bring and what Dallas homeowners are expecting when they ask for a smart home. Keep reading to learn more. 

TAGS: Control4 Dealer | Crestron Dealer | Motorized Shades | Voice Control

Voice Control: The Future of Smart Home Automation

Combining Control4 and Alexa for a More Interactive Home Experience

Voice Control: The Future of Smart Home Automation

Communicating with your Allen, TX smart home is about to become even simpler. This year at CEDIA, Control4 announced a partnership with Amazon’s voice control products—Echo and Dot--which means the world’s premier automation integrator and the most effective voice control are working together. Now, you can control most of your electronics by instructing Alexa, or the name of Amazon’s voice services. When you’re walking out the door with your arms full, you can simply tell your system to turn off the lights or close the shades without missing a step. If you’re thinking about adding Alexa to your smart home family, here are a few things you should know beforehand. 

TAGS: Control4 Dealer | Lighting Control | Voice Control Automation