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Making the Right Choice for Home Automation – Part 3

Exploring Control Interfaces, Voice, and Remote Access

Making the Right Choice for Home Automation – Part 3

In the past two installments of this blog, we've explored popular smart home features and their differences as implemented on the best professionally installed smart home platforms available today. As both a credentialed Control4 and Savant dealer, Total Home Technologies is qualified to compare and contrast these two excellent smart home platforms for you. While the platform and technology are important, we believe that the integrator ultimately makes more of a difference in your overall smart home experience.

In this third installment, we will compare the user control interface and remote access and control capabilities to critical aspects of interacting with a smart home system. We hope that at the end of this series, we've provided a little more insight into comparing systems that, from afar, might look more similar than different. Our goal is to better educate and guide you on your choice of smart home automation for your Bergen Country, NJ home. Please keep reading below!

TAGS: Control4 | Smart Home Automation | Smart Home Control

Want to Have the Latest Home Network Technologies?

Learn How You Can Enjoy Lightning-Fast Speeds and Superior Connections by Leasing Network Equipment

Want to Have the Latest Home Network Technologies?

A quality home network and Wi-Fi connection are important, especially if you have a large family or are looking to automate aspects of your living environment. However, keeping track of the newest network solutions coming out every couple of years can be challenging and even more difficult to install. 

If you want a high-speed internet connection that can handle multiple devices and provide superior performance, we have network options that are a great fit for your home in Ocean County, NJ. Network and Wi-Fi leasing is a smarter and more cost-effective network installation option! 

At Total Home Technologies, we offer network solutions that power all the devices you need to get through the day, whether working from home or relaxing and looking for a movie on your favorite streaming platform. Discover more in our latest blog below!

Making the Right Choice for Home Automation – Part 2

What Smart Home Features Matter Most to You?

Making the Right Choice for Home Automation – Part 2

The leading smart home automation systems are frankly more similar than different. Unlike what you might find with other products, there aren't 27 different systems from which to choose; there are a handful. Many integrators are Control4, Crestron, or Savant dealers, representing three of the most popular and ubiquitous platforms in high-end home automation. While these systems have important differences, we'd still argue that the integrator will make more of a difference to your smart home experience.

Last month, we kicked off this series by highlighting a couple of subtle but important feature differences between Savant and Control4. As an integrator authorized for both, we like to point out these differences and recommend which one might best fit your specific needs. However, you ultimately decide what’s best for your home in Morris County, NJ. In this blog, we’ll delve into a couple of other aspects of Savant versus Control4 smart home automation to better educate and guide you on your choice. The idea is to get you to think about what’s really important to you to make the right decisions. Ready? Please stay with us below.

TAGS: Control4 | Smart Home Automation | Smart Home Control

Why You Should Work With A Professional On Your Home Theater Design

Get the most out of your home entertainment experience with a professionally installed system

Why You Should Work With A Professional On Your Home Theater Design

Home theaters are becoming a popular addition to luxury homes, and with good reason. As more content is available for streaming and blockbusters are being released on demand, the appeal of a cinematic viewing experience in the comfort of your home is undeniable. But before you go to the big-box technology store and buy the equipment for a DIY installation, you should consider working with a home theater installation expert to create the home cinema of your dreams. Read on to learn why it is essential to work with a professional on your home theater design in New York, NY.

TAGS: home theater installation | home theater system

How a Savant Dealer Helps You Make the Right Choice for Home Automation - Part 1

Choosing the Right Integrator is Key to a Great Smart Home Experience

How a Savant Dealer Helps You Make the Right Choice for Home Automation - Part 1

What goes into making a great restaurant? It’s many things, of course, but the key to differentiated experience usually starts with the chef. Many restaurants have access to the same things – a good location, farm-to-table food sources, a designer that can create a welcoming atmosphere, good wait staff, and more. But the chef, his vision, and how he designs the overall dining experience often make the difference between merely good and must-go-there great. 

We like to think it’s the same with smart home automation. If you’re reading this, perhaps it is because you have heard of Savant home automation solutions and are looking for a local dealer close to your Essex County, NJ, home. Savant is a great solution, but the Savant dealer might be the “chef” that makes the difference in turning your home into a great smart home. 

Any good smart home integrator, however, will not just be pushing the product they have. Instead, they’ll recommend the right system that truly fits your needs. This is part one of a series where we discuss Savant automation and how it stacks up with some alternatives. Please keep reading and stay tuned to this space for more!!

TAGS: Control4 | Smart Home Automation | Smart Home Control

Why You Need a Network Installation Upgrade for Work & Play

Enjoy a Reliable Connection with Wi-Fi 6 & Leased Equipment

Why You Need a Network Installation Upgrade for Work & Play

Your smart home relies on a consistent and robust internet connection throughout every moment of the day. From streaming your favorite film on your home theater TV to submitting an important file for work, you need a network system that provides a solid and safe connection for everyone in your household.

Want to learn how our team at Total Home Technologies can provide a professional network installation for your entire Manhattan, NY, property? Find out more about our top-notch services and what Wi-Fi 6 and leased networking equipment can bring to your system by reading below.

TAGS: Home Network Setup | Smart Network Connection | Wi-Fi 6

Design Your Manhattan Home’s Lighting with a Smart System

Why Lighting & Shading Need Smart Control from the Start

Design Your Manhattan Home’s Lighting with a Smart System

How do Manhattan museums, upscale restaurants, and storefronts get their beautiful lighting? Many are designed to work with smart lighting control. With a smart system, users can fine-tune the brightness and color of each bulb, creating a completely unique atmosphere. 

And it’s not just businesses that utilize luxury lighting systems like Lutron. You can bring a stunning lighting design to your New York home, too! 

If you’re looking to renovate or upgrade your home’s lighting, we can’t stress enough the importance of starting with a smart system from the beginning of your design. By adding smart control later on, you’ll run into problems and design flaws that could have been avoided. Here’s why. 

TAGS: Lutron | Motorized Shades | Smart Lighting

3 Reasons to Use a Smart System for Multi-Room Audio

Make the Most of Your Music, TV Audio, and Even Doorbell!

3 Reasons to Use a Smart System for Multi-Room Audio

Imagine a world where you can stream music, play vinyl records, listen to TV audio, and more over the same speakers. When you own a sophisticated smart home system like Control4, you’ll bring audio and entertainment to every corner of your house.

Rather than juggle between disjointed audio speakers, a smart home lets you connect to and control all your media from a single interface. Tap your smartphone app, tablet, or wall keypad, and you’re instantly connected to any media or speaker in the house.

Ready to see how it works? Read on to learn why multi-room audio is superior with a smart system in your Essex County, NJ home.

TAGS: Control4 | Smart Home Automation | Whole Home Audio

Enjoy Outdoor Entertainment Year-Round at Home

Create an Outdoor Living Space for All 4 Seasons

Enjoy Outdoor Entertainment Year-Round at Home

Who doesn’t love a night on the patio or playing games on the lawn? It’s a fact that spending time outdoors boosts our moods, relationships, and overall health. 

But sometimes, we need to get out of the pool or put the badminton racket down and relax. Luckily, you can kick back with music, movies, and conversations in the fresh air when you have an outdoor entertainment space

Get inspired for your Red Bank, NJ, home and see how you can build an outdoor living area that includes AV, lighting, and comfort controls. 

TAGS: Landscape Lighting | Motorized Shades | Outdoor AV

Why Josh.ai Is Better Than Other Voice Assistants

Comparing Josh.ai to Alexa, Google Assistant, & More

Why Josh.ai Is Better Than Other Voice Assistants

Are you frustrated with voice assistants that can’t understand what you’re saying? “Sorry, I didn’t get that,” is a frequent response from Alexa, Google Assistant, and Siri. Once hailed as the future of smart homes, voice controllers have struggled to perform and are often more of a nuisance than a help for homeowners. That is, until Josh.ai. 

Josh.ai is a voice control system that understands natural language better than any other AI assistant—while protecting your privacy better, too. Josh is a relative newcomer in the voice control world, but it outperforms the biggest names in every aspect. 

What makes Josh superior to other voice assistants? Read on to learn why Josh.ai stands out and where you can find Josh in Morris County, NJ. 

TAGS: Home Automation | Josh_ai | Voice Control

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