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Enhance Your Home’s Style With Smart Lighting

Lighting can be one of your home’s biggest design element. Once you've picked out the right furnishing and painted the walls your desired color, it's time for lighting to do its work. It’s not only about what fixtures you include or where you place them; it's about how you use them. That's where a smart home lighting control system steps in. With centralized access to your lights, it’s easy to manage them to set the mood or highlight specific features.

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Set the Perfect Lighting With Dimmers

A major element in interior design is texture. This has to do as much with your couch material as it does your lights. Through the use of dimmers, you can find the level you want for every fixture in your home from LEDs to floor and table lamps. With centralized control, you can find each light within your user interface and set its specific level. By setting different levels for each fixture you create texture in your lighting, adding depth to your space while spotlighting certain features.

Make Stylish Arrangements With Scenes

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How to Extend the Reach of Your Favorite Entertainment

Your home is your one reliable escape from the outside world, and your favorite entertainment plays a big part in that. Once upon a time, that meant families congregated around a radio to listen to the latest show; now they come together for Netflix marathons. Seamlessly escape after a tough day at work with a home audio video system that makes it easy for you to enjoy movies, music and TV shows. From easy access to discreet systems, check out the many benefits a custom solution can bring to your Highland Park, Illinois home.

Make Access Easy with Multi-Source Rooms

A home audio video system lets you centralize control of your entertainment through the use of multi-source rooms. These rooms have access to multiple audio and video sources, even those not physically in the room. We install matrix switchers within your AV system that transport your audio and video content from its source to the room of your choice.

Settle in after a hard day of work then pull up a tablet or smartphone to find the show or movie you want to watch. Through an intuitive user interface, choose the room you're in and the source component you want to use. Finish up the show you were watching, then pick out music to play in the background during dinner. You can do it all from the same menu. No need to shuffle through different remotes or deal with a confusing universal remote.

Please the Entire Family With Diverse Entertainment Zones

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3 Reasons to Upgrade to a Smart Home System

A smart home is a system in which a number of technology components are interconnected to make it easier to perform certain actions. These smart home automation systems simplify control over lights, entertainment, climate and more. Nowhere in the world has this concept taken a stronger hold than in the United States, where there are an estimated 4.6 million smart homes. That number is expected to grow to more than 24 million by 2020. Wondering if your Wilmette, Illinois home should join the movement? Read on to find out why smart technology is worth the investment.

Control of Your Entire System is in Your Hands

The primary benefit of an interconnected home is that you can centralize control. You don't have to walk from room to room or search through a mountain of remotes. Through a smart home automation system from Crestron or Control4, you can access your lights, entertainment, climate, security and more on one device. From a touchpad, tablet or smartphone, it’s all available on a customizable menu designed to match your priorities.

Experience a Home That Anticipates Your Needs

Smart technology can also give you peace of mind by being proactive. It does this primarily through the use of sensors and schedules:

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How Many Ways Can You Control the Lights in Your Home?

As we modernize most aspects of our homes, even the most luxurious spaces tend to fall behind in one aspect: home lighting control. If you ask people how they control the lights in their home, the resounding answer is still traditional wall switches. Why not upgrade one of the most important components in your Kenilworth, Illinois home? Find out how a smart lighting solution can change the way you interact with your technology.

Upgrade the Traditional Switchers on Your Walls

Modernizing your lighting control system doesn’t have to mean abandoning the way you like to do things, simply improving it. Whether you’re using a Crestron, Control 4 or Lutron system, you still have the option of accessing your lights from switches on the wall. What changes is the amount of control you can get from those switches.

Dimmers, for example, allow you to pick out the perfect amount of light for an activity. What if one button on the wall could make multiple changes? Install keypads with pre-set scene buttons. These ‘scenes’ control multiple fixtures simultaneously and can even incorporate video, security and more.

Streamline Control With Pre-Set Scenes

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How Can You Get The Most Out of Your Streaming Services?

The convenience of streamed content has changed the way we interact with our favorite entertainment. You don’t have to sift through a DVD or CD collection to find something to enjoy with the family. Through services like Spotify and Netflix, you have thousands of options at the touch of a button. But even with convenience being its biggest calling card, streaming can come with its own set of drawbacks from limited outlets to slow loading. Want to learn how to get the most out of these services in your Lake Forest, Illinois home? Find how a home audio video system can do the trick.

Simplify Access to Your Entertainment

The reason we enjoy streamed services is that they give us instant gratification. Why not take it a step further by putting all these services under one roof? Through an audio/video distribution system that incorporates all your services, you can easily play your favorite song or movie anywhere in your home from your phone, tablet or touchpad.

The Crestron App, for example, allows you to incorporate third-party services such as Netflix and Pandora. Pull up the Netflix App within the system to pick which movie you want to watch and where you want to watch it. You don’t even have to be in the same room! Take control of your children’s entertainment. Remotely play cartoons in their room and turn them off when it’s time for bed.

Get Technology Optimized For Your Needs

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Host the Perfect Holiday Party With Smart Control

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and then it’s the home stretch until the winter holidays. There’s nothing more exciting than bringing friends and family together for a celebration, but there’s no denying it can be stressful for even the best of hosts. Avidia helps you focus on what matters most during the holidays by installing a smart home automation system in your Winnetka, Illinois home that helps you become the perfect host.

Prepare the Perfect Greeting

When it comes to hosting, you want every second to be memorable. Why shouldn’t that include the initial arrival? With lighting control, it is easier than ever to create a stunning Christmas display that will make your home stand out to guests. With smart control, you can remotely alternate the displays and colors you want to showcase.
When guests arrive, let them feel welcome. Have a pre-set scene in your system that activates when they pull into the driveway. Your pathway lights guide the way to the front door, the fountain or pool LED fixtures change color and you receive an alert on your phone to know the second someone’s arrived.

Enhance Your Favorite Entertainment

We know how heated the battle for the remote can get between watching football, putting on a movie or streaming music. Battle no longer with a home audio video system that lets you create specific entertainment zones which will not interfere with each other. You can listen to your favorite music in the kitchen as you prepare dinner while the family watches the game in the living room.

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