Use Motorized Shades to Save Energy and Costs at Home
The month of May means that summer is around the corner. But in Southlake — or most anywhere in Texas — the summer heat has already arrived. Higher temperatures likely mean higher energy usage — and consequently the associated costs — when using your climate control system to cool down your home. But consider an alternative: motorized shades work easily to provide convenient energy efficiency.
You may already know that shades can add to a room’s aesthetic, create privacy, and more. But in this blog, we’ll discuss the unique energy-savings benefit of motorized shades. Read on to learn more.
Home Networking Can Protect Data in Your Smart Home
In many blogs, you’ll read about the features and benefits of smart products or homes, but we say confidently that you should be just as informed about how to protect your Keller, TX home, and use home networking as a security tool.
In this blog, we will discuss how you can use home networking to ensure that your data is safe and without risk of being tapped into. Keep your property safe from cyber-attacks by reading more below.
Make Outdoor Lighting Part of Your Landscape Design
Are you looking to spice up your outdoor spaces? With the warmer spring weather in Dallas, it could be the right time to add dramatic outdoor lighting to your pool, patio, and landscape.
According to a recent survey by the home design website Houzz, 45% of landscape design projects incorporate some outdoor lighting components. Why? Outdoor lighting can extend your outdoor entertainment well into the warm Texas spring and summer evenings, and set just the right tone and mood for you and your guests.
Interested in hearing more? Let’s explore how outdoor lighting and lighting control can make your outside time more fun in the seasonal months ahead.
Keep Your Home Cool This Summer with These Eco-Friendly Devices
Here in Texas, we know that summer can sometimes be a double-edged sword.
While it’s the perfect time of year for outdoor fun, summer also delivers higher temperatures – and, naturally, increased energy bills.
At DB Media Solutions, our team of custom technology experts love working with local homeowners in Westlake and throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex to lower their energy consumption levels through smart home automation.
In this post, we explore three of the best energy-efficient smart home devices you should add to your house – just in time for this summer.
Use Hidden Solutions for Audio Video Design
When designing the interior of a home to include projectors or screens, your priority is most likely to meet your client’s expectations — if not go above and beyond. Many homeowners in the Colleyville area are interested in audio video solutions to hide their screens so that it’s not overtly on display all the time.
In this blog, we will look at some of the ways that you can best design a homeowner’s space to find the best solution — whether it’s subtly hiding the screen out of sight or disguising it with décor.
Improve Your Outdoor Entertainment With the Right Technology
Making the decision to look for an outdoor television is the right first step when searching to enhance your outdoor entertainment. One common mistake you want to avoid is placing an indoor TV in an outdoor space. This is because indoor televisions don’t always have the technology to handle the outdoor elements at your Dallas property.
In this blog, we will look at what you need to know when approaching the outdoor TV-buying process to ensure that you are equipped with the knowledge to make the right purchase.
Here’s What We Think You Should Ask
Everyone wants to feel secure in their own home. Perhaps you’ve been thinking about installing a home surveillance system or upgrading an existing one in your Keller TX home.
Rapid advances in surveillance camera and communication technology have allowed for sophisticated features previously found in very costly and complex systems used in business and industry to find their way to residential use.
So if you’re looking for a new system that will make you feel protected in your home, read on for some questions you will want to be answered about home surveillance.
Integrate Smart Technology Without Sacrificing Your Aesthetic Vision
Hesitant to add new speakers or screens anywhere in your home because they may clash with the aesthetic you’ve already established?
Enter hidden audio video. Hidden technology is available in many forms for your Southlake, TX home.
In this blog, we will highlight the benefits of hidden audio video along with the technology available for your home and why it may be the perfect solution for your lifestyle.
Set Your Home Up For Success With the Right Team
Looking to make some upgrades to your home with smart technology?
We don’t blame you.
With the decision to integrate a smart home system comes many questions regarding how to ensure it’s installed properly, how to determine the best products, technology, and installation method, and likely more.
When getting started on your Dallas, TX property upgrade, working with a home automation installer is your best bet for a successful installation.
A dedicated installer will provide a professional, knowledgeable and dedicated team to make sure your home automation system is set up properly in the most strategic way and also meets your preferences and desired functions.
In this blog, we will discuss what a professional home automation installer can provide for your project and why working with one is the best route.
Enjoy Your Music and Other Audio Outside
With spring just around the corner, you may soon be planning to spend more time outside. In Texas, that can often mean heat and humidity, but with some ceiling fans and a pool, there’s no reason not to enjoy the warmer weather. What better way to enjoy your time outside than with an outdoor sound system in your Westlake, TX home?
Outdoor sound is good for either your favorite music or distributing audio from your outdoor TV setup or screen. Have a movie night under the stars, take your music outdoors for either a party or just to enjoy outside.
In this blog, we will discuss the beneficial features of an outdoor sound system. Read on to learn more.
Customize Your Home Theater System to Fit You and Your Home’s Specifications
So you’re ready to make the next upgrade to your home. If that upgrade is a home theater system, you’ve come to the right blog. There’s a lot to take into consideration when making this addition to your Dallas, TX home.
Fortunately, we have a professional team ready to walk through that process with you.
In this blog, we will cover the basic aspects to consider throughout the steps of installing your new home theater.
Find the Right Technology Suitable for Your Needs
When considering the best place to install your media room, most initial thoughts gravitate toward basements or attics.
If your Fort Worth, TX home doesn’t have either of these available, we can make any room fit.
The key to installing a quality media room is finding the right technology and catering it to the space available — wherever that space may be.
Because we firmly believe that we can make any space work as a media room, we will dedicate this blog to discussing the necessary technology rather than fixating on specific types of rooms.
Read on to learn about the features you need to consider and how we can make them work.
Our Home Automation Company Can Perfectly Upgrade Your System
Have you installed a smart home system that is causing you more headache than convenience?
Any upgrade to your house with a home automation company is a valuable investment, so we understand that it should work correctly and meet your expectations. Smart systems should bring simplicity and luxury into your life, not more hassle.
If you’ve had a poor experience with other companies automating your Dallas, TX home, allows us to do a takeover: the process of a new company coming in and doing the project right.
You don’t have to stick with your same home automation company just because you started with them; we’ll go in and take care of your home’s smart systems for you the right way.
In this blog, we will highlight some common mistakes that other companies may make and how we resolve them.
Is It Time to Upgrade Your Smart Home Design Plans?
There’s no denying that technology is becoming more commonplace in homes. Every year, the amount of smart devices rapidly increases, and 2018 is no exception.
For interior designers, this may seem like a bad thing, but we’d like to challenge that thought and instead show how technology can actually help designers do more.
If you haven’t yet explored the possibilities for smart home design, then read on!
In this blog, we will discuss the top technology trends specifically for interior designers.
Smart Home Control Gives You Options for Managing Your Technology
A fully automated home makes life easier for everyone. Motorized shades that’ll lower to keep the hot sun out, lights that can dim or brighten, and music that can follow you throughout your space – it doesn’t get any more luxurious!
But there’s an initial question most Dallas, TX homeowners have before they get smart home control – how are they going to manage all of this without getting a headache?
Your cohesive, centralized system means you can use one source to control every single smart technology and feature in your home. But what type of devices are best for you?
Below, we go into the various options you can choose from, and which ones might fit you and your family best. Keep reading to find out more!