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Transform Your Home with Lutron Lighting and Shading Solutions

The Avidia Team Is Now a Certified Lutron Dealer!

At Avidia, we’re committed to helping our customers enjoy the magic of customized, high-quality technology. We partner with the best brands in home automation, entertainment, security, and networking to deliver curated technology solutions that meet our customers’ unique needs.

With that said, we’re thrilled to be a certified Lutron dealer for homeowners in Northbrook and the Chicagoland area. Lutron is a leader in smart home lighting and shading systems and offers an impressive selection of energy-efficient lighting control solutions, powered window treatments, and complementary wall control keypads that elevate your interiors.

Ready to feel inspired? Discover the sophisticated and flexible offerings from Lutron below.

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Say Hello to the New Chime Video Doorbell by Control4

The First Video Doorbell Designed for the Control4 Smart Home

If you haven’t heard the news, Control4 recently introduced Chime, a brand-new and first-ever video doorbell exclusively designed for the Control4 smart home. Chime features everything you’d expect from a video doorbell while going a step further by harnessing all the power of Control4 OS 3.

Not only can you see, hear, and talk to visitors from your Control4 mobile app or touchscreen, but you can control all your smart home features at the same time—from the same app. No other video doorbell offers this deep integration capability with a home automation system.

As a certified Control4 company serving the Chicagoland area, Avidia is excited to bring Chime to your home. Learn more about this standout video doorbell below.

 

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What Do You Need for an Epic Media Room?

Our Media Room Designers Have the Details

With the ongoing pandemic and frigid weather keeping you indoors, it might be time to reassess your home entertainment setup. The latest solutions in audio, video, and home technology can transform any mediocre hangout into an event to remember, whether you’re watching a film, having friends over for the big game, or enjoying some alone time with your favorite tunes.

To create the perfect entertainment escape within your Chicagoland home, you need the right components. More than that, you need to enlist the help of a media room designer like Avidia who can craft a beautiful, versatile, and easy-to-use space that suits your style and stays within your budget.

Ready to get inspired for your home entertainment upgrade? Keep reading to explore the key components that make up an epic media room.

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Experience Truth in Sound with MartinLogan Loudspeakers

Learn What MartinLogan Is All About and How This High-End Audio Brand Can Improve Your Home

At Avidia, we’re committed to delivering the best solutions in home audio for all our music and movie-loving clients in Northbrook, IL and the Chicagoland area. That’s why we’re especially excited to offer speakers from one of the A-listers in high-performance audio: MartinLogan.

If you’re not familiar with MartinLogan, you’ll likely want a taste of their sonic delivery once you finish reading this blog. But even if you do know MartinLogan, this article should offer more insight into what makes MartinLogan speakers so unique. Explore the brand and their offerings below!

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Avidia’s 2020 Holiday Gift Guide for Tech Lovers

From Drones to Electric Bikes to Wireless Hi-Fi Speakers, Our Recommendations Have Something for Everyone

Scratching your head about what to get the hard-to-please people on your holiday shopping list this year? The Avidia team has searched high and low for the coolest tech gifts on the market today to offer you some help in buying something that’s sure to impress any tech lover in your life. Whether you’re on a budget or ready to spend some serious cash, our recommendations have something for everyone.

As a leading smart home integrator with a passion for technology, we always have the scoop on the latest trends in smart home devices, home entertainment, home security, and more. Peruse our guide below for some hot tech ideas that will warm up even the coldest winter season in Glenview, IL.

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What Is Gigabit Internet Service and Why Should You Care?

Plus, Learn How Avidia Can Help You Maximize This Next-Generation Superspeed Internet

Speed should always be a top priority for homeowners when shopping for internet service. Why? Because even the most reliable internet connection could perform poorly if your internet speeds can’t support all the connected users and devices in your home.

Enter Gigabit internet service. Known more popularly every day as the gold standard for serious internet users, Gigabit internet offers unwavering speeds and performance for non-stop 4K streaming, online learning, gaming, video conferencing—all the connected activities that happen in our homes every day.

Is gigabit internet right for you? Read on for a high-level overview of gigabit internet service, what to expect when you upgrade, and how Avidia, a leading network installation company in Winnetka, IL, can help you maximize your internet performance with the right networking design and equipment.

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Comparing Two Popular Video Doorbell Systems: Ring and Control4

Let’s Reduce the Noise Around Video Doorbells to Help You Pick the Right Solution

It’s no secret that video doorbell systems are a popular vertical in the smart home technology market. Today, homeowners in Chicago, IL have a plethora of options to choose from, including products from Arlo, Nest, SkyBell, Ring, and Control4—just to name a few.

As the market becomes more saturated with video doorbell systems, it can be quite the task to compare solutions to decide which is right for you. After all, you must consider factors like power, connectivity, camera quality, motion detection, video recording, customization, and smart home integration.

To help you decide which is right for you, we’re comparing two popular video doorbell systems: Ring and Control4. As a certified Control4 company, we admit Ring offers some solid features too, but it’s important that you know the key differences between these solutions. Let’s dive in!

 

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Want the Ultimate Home Theater Experience? Start with Design

While Technology Plays a Crucial Role, Room Layout Is Most Important

It’s high time you considered a private home theater. Public cinemas are either closed or operating at limited capacity, families are spending more time than ever at home, and we’re up to our ears in video streaming services. So, where do you start?

The answer is not with the electronics. Contrary to popular belief, the display and speakers you choose for your home theater in Glenview, IL will hardly matter if you neglect room design. For a truly immersive cinematic experience, you must master the layout of your home theater before picking the technology.

Don’t spend a ton of money on the latest gear only to settle for a subpar home theater experience. Work with a professional home theater designer like Avidia instead. Read on to learn about a few key components of an ideal home theater design and how Avidia can create your dream theater room.

 

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Don’t “Mesh” Up Your Whole-Home Wi-Fi Network

Ensure Exceptional Reliability for Online Work and Leisure with a Professional Solution

By now, we’re all aware that remote work and learning are creating a paradigm shift in the way we use and depend on the internet at home. This new height of internet usage has consumer-grade network system companies swarming to offer quick solutions for speedy, reliable internet. The hottest trend? Wireless mesh networks.

However, what many homeowners in Barrington, IL and around the country fail to realize is that wireless mesh networks may not be the remedy they claim to be for those who require an unwavering internet connection for critical tasks like virtual business meetings and online education platforms.

Keep reading to learn about the fallacy of wireless mesh networks and why a professional whole-home wi-fi network installation is a solution you can trust.

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Differentiate Your Home Builds with a Smart Home Experience

Partnering with Avidia Helps Put Your Projects Ahead of the Competition

Homeowners today are more connected than ever. So naturally, they expect their homes to feature the latest in home technology to help maintain their connected lifestyle. Homebuilders in Winnetka and the Chicagoland area should capitalize on this rising expectation and differentiate their projects by offering smart home technology solutions as a standard feature in their builds.

But adding independent technology devices like smart thermostats and smart door locks won’t suffice if your goal is to stand out among the competition. Instead, your builds should offer a true smart home experience, which gives homeowners the ability to control and manage all their connected devices within one intuitive system—whether they’re home or away.

By partnering with our smart home integrators at Avidia on your builds, you can market your custom homes as both beautiful and smart. Keep reading to learn how Avidia can help put your projects ahead of the curve with smart home experiences that meet the desires of your unique clientele.

 

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