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Frequently Asked Questions About Motorized Window Treatments

Getting Started with Smart Shades? Here’s What You Need to Know

Frequently Asked Questions About Motorized Window Treatments

Motorized shades: they’re tasteful, convenient, and can even help save energy in your New York, NY, home. They’re the perfect addition to any modern lifestyle, and with a home automation system, you won’t ever have to lift a fingeror remember to raise the blinds.

But if you’re new to motorized window treatments, you may have questions about the process, which brands are the best, and how to make the most of them. That’s why we’ve put together a handy guide to answer the most common smart-shading questions

TAGS: Lutron | Motorized Blinds | Motorized Shades

Smart Lighting Control: Improve Your Home’s Wellness & Safety

Bathe Your Home in Tunable Light—You May Just Feel Better & Safer.

Smart Lighting Control: Improve Your Home’s Wellness & Safety

In the past year, we’ve seen smart lighting attract more and more New Yorkers—perhaps due to abundant time spent at home. If you’ve dipped into smart lighting control at all, then you’ve seen how addicting it is. Once you are able to customize the color and brightness of one lightbulb, you’ll want your entire home’s lights to be tunable, too. 

With a smart lighting system, you can adjust your lightsinstantly from a smartphone app or create a schedule for LEDs to turn on and shift colors automatically. The high-definition color palette lets you drench your home in color, pinpointing the exact shade you want. Plus, motion sensors can help control when lights are on, illuminating rooms only when you need. 

But maybe you’re wondering, ‘Why would I use that? My regular lightbulbs are fine!’ That’s a common question we hear, and we understand the confusion. Read on to see when tunable smart lightingis not only funbut also can improve your health and safety in your New York, NY, home. 

TAGS: Home Automation | Lutron | Smart Lighting

Why Is My Wi-Fi Slow & Unreliable?

Let’s Upgrade Your Manhattan Home’s Wi-Fi

Why Is My Wi-Fi Slow & Unreliable?

Stalled Zoom meetings, never-ending loading screens, and files that won’t download—are you sick of troublesome Wi-Fi?

If you’re experiencing slow or fickle home Wi-Fi in Manhattan, NY, you’re not alone. Total Home Technologies helps homeowners across New York and New Jersey to improve their internet coverage. We’ve seen our fair share of problematic home networks. Read on to see what the issue could be and how we can save your internet connection.   

TAGS: Home Networking | Wi-Fi

Josh.ai Advances ‘Natural Language Processing’ for Voice Control

Move Over, Alexa and Siri: Josh.ai is the Best New Voice in Town.

Josh.ai Advances ‘Natural Language Processing’ for Voice Control

Voice control is one of the most convenient ways to use a smart home system like Control4. As you walk around the house or settle in to watch a movie, you can adjust the lights, lower the shades, and turn on speakers—all hands-free.

But if you’ve ever tried using Alexa or Siri voice assistants, you know they’re far from perfect. Many of us have listened, exasperated, when the voice replies, “I’m sorry, I didn’t get that.”

And with a smart system, you need your voice assistant to understand you. After all, if you’re heading out the door and trying to turn off the lights, you don’t have time to play guessing games. That’s why we suggest Josh.ai.

Josh.ai is the latest voice-controlled system that understands natural speech patterns better than any other. It’s built specifically for home control, unlike other programs. Read on to see how Josh.ai works and how it will assist your Morris County, NJ, household.  

TAGS: Smart Home Automation | Smart Lighting | Voice Control