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Is Your Home Network Secure with Cisco?

How User-Level Management Is Critical with Every Network Installation

Is Your Home Network Secure with Cisco?

Your smart home runs on advanced technologies. Each one is seamlessly integrated into your home automation system – from your computers and smartphone to the smart lighting, home security system, and the main interface that controls them all. But who watches the watchmen!? Behind every smart home system is the home network. If your home network isn’t completely secure, then your entire system could suffer.

Total Home Technologies employs a user-level management system from Cisco that safeguards your home’s network from hacks, data theft, and any other network security threat. Keep reading to see why user-level management is the right solution for your network installation in Manhattan, NY.

TAGS: Home Networking | Smart Home Automation

Make the Most of Natural & Artificial Light with Smart Lighting & Shading

Let Motorized Shades & Lighting Control Elevate Your Manhattan Home

Make the Most of Natural & Artificial Light with Smart Lighting & Shading

In any interior, lighting is arguably one of the most important elements. If you’ve been in a basement apartment, you know how moody and stuffy it can feel in a dark space. But in an open, well-lit room, suddenly you feel ready to seize the day.

New York homes are not known for their abundant space, even if you live in a sizable penthouse or brownstone. You need to make the most of your Manhattan home with a lighting design that enhances both natural and artificial light.

How? With smart lighting control by Control4 and motorized shades that are synched to one smart system. If you’re curious about lighting control in Manhattan, learn how it works and discover your options below.

TAGS: Control4 | Motorized Window Treatments | Smart Lighting

3 Sophisticated Ways to Control Your Smart Home Technologies

Manage All the Connected Tech in Your Home via Touchpad, Smartphone, or Voice Command

3 Sophisticated Ways to Control Your Smart Home Technologies

What does smart-home living look like? It means having complete one-touch command of your lighting, motorized shades, audio-video systems, home security, and much more. Forget about manual control! Instead, all your smart home technologies are seamlessly integrated with a robust home automation system like Control4 – giving you convenient remote access to everything in your home.

Still, it gets even better! Smart home automation has improved dramatically over the years with the expansion of Wi-Fi. Now, you aren’t limited only to a wall touchpad. Today’s systems can be controlled via a wireless smart home tablet, a smartphone app, or voice command. Keep reading to discover the benefits of using all three at your home in Red Bank, NJ.

TAGS: Smart Home Automation | Smart Home Control

‘Smart’ Home Theaters Are Easier to Enjoy Anytime

Approach Your Home Theater Design as a System, Not Separate Parts

‘Smart’ Home Theaters Are Easier to Enjoy Anytime

The reason some folks let dust collect in their home theaters isn’t that they don’t love the room. It’s that their home theater wasn’t designed as an easy-to-use system. When you’re in the mood for a movie, it can be a hassle to turn on the projector, figure out how to connect to cable or streaming, then adjust the volume, lights, and room temperature.

That can take a lot of preparation. And when you’re feeling lazy, you might rather turn on the living room TV or pull up Netflix on the laptop (the horror!).

But with a system-based home theater, you’ll activate the entire room with one tap of a button or voice command. Below, we explain why it’s important to focus on the system rather than the individual parts of your home theater design. Read on to learn more for your New York, NY home.

TAGS: Home Theater | Smart Home Automation