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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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Wondering If a Professional Home Network Is Worth It?

DIY vs. Professional Home Network Installations: Here’s Our Take

Anyone can set up a basic home network—if they want basic internet coverage. The web offers virtually unlimited resources that can help walk you through the process of installing a home network. So, why would a homeowner choose to work with a professional home network installation company instead?

Without getting into the weeds, we’ll say this: DIY home networks provide only a small fraction of the capabilities that a professional home network provides. If your Glenview, IL home features data-heavy connected systems like audio-video, security, and home automation, then you need a solution that provides expansive coverage and unwavering performance results—among other requirements.

Keep reading to learn the difference between a DIY and professional network installation and why enlisting the help of an expert like Avidia is your best bet. 

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