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4 Things to Consider When Looking for a Home Automation Company

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4 Things to Consider When Looking for a Home Automation Company

So, you’re ready to get started with smart home automation. But how do you decide what company to work with? If you’ve searched ‘smart home companies’ in your city or town, a few results might show up online. But how do you know which business is best? You can look at online reviews, but it’s always tough to tell whose word to trust. 

We’re a technology integrator based in the Red Bank, NJ area, but we aren’t here to boast about our great team (although they are pretty great!). Our founder Keith recently shared a video explaining what to look for in a smart home integrator. If you’re just starting your automation journey, look out for these attributes below! 

TAGS: Smart Home Automation | Smart Home Control

Your Smart Home Wasn’t Worth It?

DIY Smart Homes Can’t Compare to Professionally Installed Systems

Your Smart Home Wasn’t Worth It?

Gizmodo recently published an article by Andrew Liszewski titled ‘The Smart Home Isn’t Worth It.’ Liszewski writes that smart homes aren’t “worth all the effort” after making his house “barely smarter.” As a home automation company based in Red Bank, NJ, you’d think we’d strongly disagree with the article. But we actually see where Liszweski is coming from.

If you only use off-the-shelf DIY devices from Amazon and Best Buy, you’re not going to experience true home automation. The article complained about systems not cooperating with each other, but if you depend only on “smart” devices from Google, Amazon, Apple, and IKEA, you’re going to run into issues.   

Nowhere in the article did it mention tried-and-true smart home solutions like Control4 or Lutron. And nowhere did it suggest partnering with a smart home company that knows how to do the job right. We don’t blame anyone for regretting their DIY smart home, but we’ll explain below why a professional system is the way to go.   

TAGS: Control4 | Smart Home Automation | Smart Home Control

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

Boost Your Backyard Fun with These Top Technologies

How Smart Home Automation Improves Your Outdoor Entertainment Experience

Boost Your Backyard Fun with These Top Technologies

When most people hear “smart home automation,” they think of indoor lighting control, whole-home sound, home theater audio-visual systems, and other indoor technologies. However, smart home control doesn’t need to be confined inside. Your outdoor entertainment space can come alive with smart technologies that make backyard fun a real blast!

Touch an icon on your smart home tablet to control your outdoor speaker system, TVs, landscape lighting, and pool and spa systems. Nearly everything electronic comes under your complete command. Keep reading to see how smart home automation takes outdoor entertainment to a new level at your Red Bank, NJ, home.

TAGS: Outdoor AV | Outdoor Entertainment | Smart Home Control

How To Pick A Smart Home Integrator

4 Questions to Ask When You’re Looking for a Smart Home Company

How To Pick A Smart Home Integrator

Updating your home with smart technologies is like buying a car. You don’t want to do it on a whim – otherwise, you’d drive away with a lemon. Making your home smarter involves more than installing some motorized shades and smart surveillance cameras. If you really want a connected home where you enjoy seamless control of all the technologies, it’s essential to use the right smart home company for the job.

Total Home Technologies in New York, NY, is a premier smart home integrator that offers professional installation services and much more. We are true experts in the field and have years of experience designing robust, reliable, and state-of-the-art smart home systems and products for luxury homeowners throughout the area.

Keep reading for the four questions you should askwhen you choosasmart home integrator

TAGS: Smart Home Automation Company | Smart Home Control

You’ve Got a Friend in Josh.ai

A Seamless Way to Experience Complete, Voice-Assisted Smart Home Automation

You’ve Got a Friend in Josh.ai

Smart home automation has provided a level of luxury and convenience that few homeowners have yet to experience. While some people may have a few smart light bulbs or a smart TV in their homes, they aren’t really taking advantage of everything home automation has to offer. Even if you have a Control4 system that gives you one-touch command of your home’s technologies via a touchpad, wall touchscreen, or phone app, you can improve your smart home experience with Josh.ai.

Josh.ai is a voice-assistant that is specifically designed for smart homeowners. It integrates seamlessly to give you ultimate command of your lighting, audio and video systems, home security, garage doors, and door locks, and every other connected technology. 

Keep reading to learn the three ways Josh.ai can elevate your lifestyle at your home in ManhattanNY.

TAGS: Control4 | Josh_ai | Smart Home Control

What Can You Add to Your Smart Home Automation System? Part 1

What Can You Add to Your Smart Home Automation System? Part 1

Did you know that Control4 is compatible with more than 13,000 third-party devices? These tools include anything from standard features like lighting, security, AV — to some lesser-known items — water temperature monitors, air quality devices, and smart mirrors. The basic rule we’ve found true is that if it uses electricity, Control4 and Total Home Technologies can automate it!

Control4 allows our professional integration team to engineer, customize, and scale nearly any smart home automation system you could imagine.  Let your Manhattan, NY homework for you to ensure maximum convenience by scheduling your whole residence to operate according to a schedule that you can change anytime. We’ll walk you through some opportunities, some that we’ve used for a while, and others were just seen at September’s CEDIA event.

TAGS: Home Automation System | Home Theater System | Smart Home Control

Connect Your Garage Door, Refrigerator & Coffee Pot with Control4

Automate Smart Appliances & Garage Doors with a Control4 Dealer

Connect Your Garage Door, Refrigerator & Coffee Pot with Control4

We’ve raved about Control4’s smart home capabilities with lighting, audio, security, and thermostats. But the automation company’s new integration with technology brands Sub-Zero Group, Inc. and Genie invite all new appliances to the game. Homeowners can now use their Control4 smart system to automate their garage doors, refrigerators, and even coffee pots. The smart home just got a whole lot smarter!

As a Control4 dealer in New York, NY, we’re more than excited about this new development. Read on to see how the new integration works and can enhance your daily life.

TAGS: Control4 | Smart Home Automation | Smart Home Control

Too Busy? Simplify Daily Life with a Home Automation System

How Morris County, NJ Homeowners Reduce Stress with Smart Technology

Too Busy? Simplify Daily Life with a Home Automation System

Do you frequently find yourself wondering, “Where did the day go?” Does your to-do list have no end, and does walking out the door take more effort than it should? With a busy lifestyle, keeping track of your belongings and home can fall to the wayside. But managing a hectic household gets a little easier with a home automation system.

How? You’ll have to keep reading to find out. We’ve met plenty of busy families and individuals in Morris County, NJ who have benefited from home automation; continue reading to see if you can, too!  

TAGS: Multi-Room Music | Smart Home Automation | Smart Home Control

Lutron’s Wireless Solutions Make Upgrading with Smart Lighting Control Easy

Want Smart Lighting but Not a Remodel? Learn More About Lutron

Lutron’s Wireless Solutions Make Upgrading with Smart Lighting Control Easy

If you’re interested in home lighting control, you’re likely aware of the many benefits we have highlighted in the past, like saving energy, adding security, and creating light settings for each room. But you may be intimidated by the idea of undergoing minor construction to run wires through the walls—which is completely understandable. 

However, a smart lighting control system doesn’t need to require a massive home renovation. With a Lutron wireless control system, your Monmouth County, NJ home can enjoy all the perks of smart lighting without installing wiring in the walls.

To learn how a Lutron wireless installation works, and how you can merge it with other smart home devices, continue reading below!

TAGS: Lutron | Smart Home Control | Smart Lighting

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