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5 Ways to Tie Lighting into the Smart Home

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smart lighting in your home theater

The ability to turn lights on and off from a keypad, controller, or smartphone may not sound all that essential. Once you have that type of system though, it’s downright addictive. Attaching technology to everyday tasks can turn the mundane into something super-cool. After all, asmart lighting system is convenient, energy-efficient, and kind of awesome.

Forget running around the house to flip switches or worrying about whether or not the lights were left on for the entire weekend. Smart lighting puts all of the control into your palm, whether you’re sitting on the couch or on a beach a thousand miles away. It can even create the ultimate atmosphere for a party, a movie night, or just a quiet dinner for two.


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Apple HomeKit Smart Home Devices Unveiled at CES

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Although Apple didn’t exhibit at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas this year, its home automation platform, Apple HomeKit, was well represented by several companies that introduced new HomeKit-enabled products. These recent additions strengthen Apple’s play in the home automation marketplace and will likely encourage future developments from other manufacturers still scratching their heads about which home-automation protocol camp to join. Continue reading
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Pyng by Crestron - The Home Automation App

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The App is All You Need

Don't just add an app to the home automation system; download the app that IS your home automation system.

Crestron Pyng™ enables complete setup and control in just a few easy steps right from the iPad. Smart Homes Innovations can create lifestyle scenes for each room, schedule events, and much more in minutes without ever opening a laptop.

Setting up a new home is streamlined by pairing Crestron Pyng accessories with the app. Accessories include Crestron wireless lighting controls, shading solutions, thermostats, and Yale wireless door locks, as well as security systems. Home settings are backed up to the cloud, so making changes is easy and secure.

Once the initial set up is complete, anyone can easily modify settings or create new scenes right from the app. Homeowners can make changes themselves with the confidence that all their original settings are backed up in the cloud.

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Caséta Wireless Lighting Control System

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Adjusting lights from a smart phone has never been easier, more reliable, or affordable.

If you are looking for a simple lighting control system that is easy to install can you can control it from your smart phone or tablet look no further! Lutron just released their new wireless lighting system that everyone can afford, Control lights from anywhere in a room with Caséta Wireless remote controls and dimmers. Take light control to a whole new level with a convenient, energy-saving solution that installs in minutes. Once you make the switch to Caséta Wireless, you’ll wonder how you ever lived without it.

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