April 30, 2015
Home automation. Control systems. A smart home. You’ve probably heard these phrases often, but what do they really mean? As more and more providers enter the realm of automation and control, it’s increasingly important for consumers to have the knowledge to make informed decisions.
An Experienced Company and Qualified Dealer are Essential
While home automation may seem like a hot, new trend, it certainly is not. You’ll want to select a company with years of experience in the field, like Control4. For the last twelve years, Control4 has been a leading provider of elegant and affordable automation solutions for personal or business use. Similarly, you’ll also want to partner with a certified integrator for the design, installation, and programming. A trusted platform and qualified dealer will be able to support your automation system for years of trouble-free use.
What Can Home Automation Do For You?
From controlling HVAC systems to lights to audio and video equipment, home automation makes it easy to manage various systems within your home.
Contact Stereo East Home Theater to Get Started
To learn more about how home automation creates a smarter living experience, contact Stereo East Home Theater. We’re an Authorized Platinum dealer for Control4, and our trained consultants can design an automation system designed to meet your family’s unique needs.
July 29, 2013
Imagine gathering the family for movie night in your media room. Wouldn’t it be convenient if you could turn on your home theater, set the thermostat to a comfortable temperature, and dim the lights using just your smartphone? Or, imagine being at work late and worrying about your teenager coming home safely after football practice. Wouldn’t it put your mind at ease if you received a notification on your phone letting you know when he unlocks the back door?
A smart home goes beyond just controlling the audio and video systems in your house. A complete home automation design can allow you to effortlessly manage not only A/V, but HVAC, lighting, shades, surveillance, and more. It is a complete lifestyle enhancement solution for every member of your family.
Which Brands Lead the Home Automation Industry?
You’ve probably heard of more and more companies introducing smart home services. But when it comes to whole-house systems you’re going to use every day, Stereo East Home Theater strongly recommends going with an established industry leader. Brands like Crestron or Control4 are the platforms our experts recommend. Sure, there are other good systems out there, but none that have the product breath, third party vendor partnerships, or reliability of these two powerhouse platforms. These brands have years and years of experience and have designed impressive automation packages for both residential and commercial applications.
Crestron systems are the most elaborate and customizable, but that customization comes with a price tag. On the other hand, Control4 is less customizable but is more affordable. And yes, Stereo East Home Theater has certified technicians for both platforms and is an authorized dealer for both brands.
How Much Does Home Automation Cost?
It depends on the specifics of your project. The good news is that advances in technology have made smart homes more and more affordable. Best of all, there’s no need to implement all aspects of home automation at the same time. You can choose to start with a basic setup, beginning as low as $1500 to $2000, and continue to expand with additional functionality as you see fit.
Schedule an Automation Consultation at Stereo East Home Theater
If home automation sounds like a good fit for you and your family, let us know. The first step in the process involves discussing your needs and your wired infrastructure with one of our knowledgeable design consultants. We’d be happy to set up a consultation at our showroom in Frisco so you can learn more about the various options available. We serve clients in Frisco, Plano, Allen, McKinney, Irving, and other locations throughout Dallas/Fort Worth. Contact Stereo East Home Theater today!