4 Must-Consider Factors for Your Home Theater

4 Must-Consider Factors for Your Home Theater

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.

See Also: Are You Taking Advantage of These Home Theater Services?

  1. Room Dimensions and Shape 

Understanding your theater room’s shape and size is the necessary first step before anything else can happen.

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Poor Home Automation Experience in the Past? Here's How To Do It Right.

Poor Home Automation Experience in the Past? Here's How To Do It Right.

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.

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The Easiest Way to Control Your Savant Smart Home System

The Easiest Way to Control Your Savant Smart Home System

What’s the easiest way to control your Savant smart home system? From one-touch commands to simple voice-activated controls, there are plenty of ways you can enjoy taking advantage of the technology in your home. In this blog, we’ll show you the many different benefits of finding the custom control solution that works for you. Read on to learn more!

See Also: 3 Reasons to Choose Savant for Smart Home Automation

Use the App

Have you ever sat down in your media room to watch the game only to realize that you couldn’t find the TV remote? It’s one of the most frustrating experiences you can have. So just imagine having to find the remotes for multiple devices, like your TV, surround sound system, shades, thermostat and lighting. That would be totally impossible! So why not centralize control on a device that hardly ever leaves your side – your smartphone.

By installing the Savant app on your smartphone or tablet, you’ll have immediate control over every aspect of your integrated technology system. With intuitive, easy-to-read buttons, you can lower the temperature, select a program and even check security footage within a matter of seconds, and you won’t even have to get up to do it.

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4 Simple Reasons You Should Work With a Home Automation Installer

4 Simple Reasons You Should Work With a Home Automation Installer

Thinking of upgrading your property with a smart home system? You’re probably trying to weigh the options: should you go hardwired or wireless with your audio system? Can you install a home theater by yourself? These are the types of questions that many homeowners face. But the truth is, you’re almost always better off working with a professional home automation installer. Sure, it may seem like the initial investment is higher than what you want to pay, but in the long run that investment pays off. In this blog, we’ll give you four solid reasons to work with an integrator.

See Also: How to Get Started with Smart Home Technology

Reason 1: They Know What They’re Doing

Installing a smart automation system is a bit more complicated than assembling your average Ikea coffee table – and we all know how annoying that can be. But when you’re working with electronics, the challenges can quickly become overwhelming. You may think it’s easy enough to install a smart thermostat, and you may even be right. But when you want that thermostat to talk to your surveillance cameras, or to respond to a single command that lowers the shades and dims the lights while playing a movie on your AV system, you enter a whole different world. 

Think of it this way: you may be able to change a tire or buff out a dent in your car, but you probably can’t fix the transmission. The same goes for your home automation system.

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3 Reasons to Choose Savant for Smart Home Automation

3 Reasons to Choose Savant for Smart Home Automation

When you’re getting started with smart home automation, one of the biggest decisions you’ll need to make is which system you’ll use to manage everything. There are a lot of great smart system providers out there, but the one we recommend most to our Dallas, Texas clients is Savant. If you’re interested in learning what makes Savant such a great choice for smart homes, then read on.

1. Super User-Friendly Design

The most advanced smart technology in the world won’t do you much good if it’s difficult to use. Instead of a clunky, complex interface that’s hard to navigate, Savant keeps things simple. Each screen is completely intuitive, so you know exactly where to go to manage every part of your home. You can access the system from your phone, tablet, desktop computer, or dedicated remote—whatever you’re most comfortable with. The touchscreen design helps you access each part of the system quickly, so turning on your favorite music playlist or checking the security system is as simple as pushing a button.

SEE ALSO: The Perfect Remote for Your Media Room: Savant Pro

2. Powerful Enough for All Your Needs

One of the best things about smart home automation is how it can be customized to fit your lifestyle. With Savant, you’re not stuck with a cookie-cutter solution. Instead, the system can be designed with all sorts of cool features that you might not expect. Savant is compatible with all kinds of different technologies and systems. So whatever high-end audio, surveillance cameras, or existing smart devices you have, they can all be managed by Savant with ease.

3. Reliable for the Long Haul

At the end of the day, the most important thing is that your smart home works the way you want it right when you want it. Technology can be fickle, and the more systems you try to control at once, the higher the chance that something will go wrong. We love Savant because it’s high-quality, well-designed technology. You won’t have to deal with the system breaking every few months or glitchy software that doesn’t perform the way you’d expect. Instead, it just works. When you’re investing in a full home automation solution, having a reliable system is absolutely essential. That’s why we use Savant.

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Control Your Multi-Room Music System with Savant

Control Your Multi-Room Music System with Savant

Good news for everyone with Savant smart home automation systems: the intuitive control technology can also be used to manage your multi-room music. Savant recently announced new upgrades to their all-in-one music solution that make it easy for you to enjoy high-quality audio in every room of your Texas home. To learn about the different aspects of Savant’s multi-room music features and how you can take advantage of them, read on.

All of Your Music in One Place

Spotify, Pandora, iTunes, Tidal, traditional CDs… you likely have a lot of different sources for your music. Swapping between streaming services or media types is usually a hassle, but Savant makes it a simple process by centralizing all of the music on a server with plenty of storage for those high-fidelity files. With one touch, your entire music collection is at your fingertips so that you can easily find the perfect song to jam out to.

SEE MORE: 3 Aspects of a High-Quality Multi-Room Music System

Airplay Straight from a Mobile Device

Want to play a song from your iTunes music account? With Savant, you can use Apple AirPlay to instantly start listening to your chosen music within your home—no cords or cables required. With AirPlay, you can continue to use your phone for other activities while the music is playing instead of leaving it docked somewhere as the official “music” phone.

Music Wherever You Are

One of the best things about a multi-room music setup is that you’re not restricted to enjoying music only in one area of your home. Sure, you can get away with adding speakers and stereos to each room and controlling them individually, but nothing beats the convenience of simply pulling up your phone as you walk from one area of your home to the next and having the music follow. The centralized access to all of your speakers and media makes listening to high-fidelity music an effortless process.

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5 Must-Have Smart Home Automation Technologies

5 Must-Have Smart Home Automation Technologies

One of the best things about living in a smart home is the ability to customize it to fit your lifestyle. Every smart device in your home can be optimized to make your life more convenient and comfortable. But getting started with smart home automation can seem daunting at first. That’s why we’ve put together this guide of the most popular and useful technologies worth integrating into your Westlake, TX smart home. 

SEE MORE: What Are Some Perks of Living in a Smart Home?

  1. Lighting Control: With lighting control technology from Vantage, you’ll never have to walk into every room of your home to turn off the lights before bed or get up from a comfortable spot to brighten the lighting while reading. Instead, all you have to do is tap your smartphone or tablet, and the lights will adjust automatically.
  2. Audio/Video System Control: Imagine being able to turn on your TV, select a movie, and adjust the volume for your kids…all without ever stepping into the room that held the equipment. With a centralized A/V system, you have instant access to the speakers, TVs, gaming systems, streaming services, etc. throughout your home.
  3. Smart Home Security: Modern security systems go far beyond really good locks and deadbolts. When you make your surveillance and security system “smart,” you gain the ability to view camera footage in real-time from anywhere, lock or unlock your doors remotely, access your home without any physical keys, and more. Your home security can even react intelligently to certain events—for example, calling the fire department if a fire is detected or even shutting off your HVAC system to avoid fanning the flames.
  4. A Strong Network: Networking probably isn’t what comes to your mind when you think about smart home automation, but it’s absolutely essential if you want all of your devices to work smoothly and reliably on a daily basis. By optimizing your home network and adding in wireless access points or routers to ensure all devices receive a strong connection, you’ll never have to worry about dropped signals or lagging shows.
  5. The Total Control System: Each of the technologies listed above is a great way to make your life a little bit easier at home, but by connecting them all together into one easy-to-use system, you gain a solution that is so much greater than the sum of its parts. Savant’s smart home control systems are intuitive and streamlined so that you can skip the hassle of trying to figure out your technology and go straight to enjoying it.

If any of these smart home automation technologies appeal to you, contact us! We’ll help you design a fully customized smart home solution that includes the technologies that matter most to you.

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