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Why We Suggest Keypads for Your Home Lighting Automation System

Get more customization and streamlined control by swapping your switches for keypads

Why We Suggest Keypads for Your Home Lighting Automation System

Considering some design adjustments to your home this spring? Don’t neglect the look of your home lighting automation accessories. Not every fixture ranks the same in terms of aesthetic qualities and customization, so we like to advocate for fewer switches and more keypads when we install smart lighting systems in Minneapolis, MN, homes like yours.

After all, we believe the sharpest-looking design should accompany the smartest lighting. Keep reading to see why the intuitive nature of these Control4 devices will make you want to part with your outdated lighting switches and start using keypads.

An Award-Winning Smart Home in Plymouth

Lelch AV Wins Prestigious Trillium Award for a Smart Home Technology Project

An Award-Winning Smart Home in Plymouth

It’s always nice to be recognized.  Lelch AV was recently honored with a Trillium award from the Builder’s Association of the Twin Cities.  The awards go to projects that builders are particularly proud of with their trade partners and subcontractors – like us – getting the Trillium award.

The winning project involved a significant remodel and finish-out of a large basement space.  The client had several objectives, and we listened carefully to their needs.  They wanted a home theater room, but it was to be design-focused and minimalist, both in terms of equipment and operation. 

They wanted access to music and video entertainment from various sources across the home theater and an adjacent exercise room.  While they desired excellent audio and video quality, they did not want speakers and subwoofers visible.  The client was not technology-focused, and wanted simple, intuitive control of the whole system.  They also wanted a system they could grow with to add future capabilities.  Finally, the client wanted to adhere to a budget as well.

We’re happy to report that the projected succeeded at all these levels.  Read on to learn more details about this smart home technology showcase in Plymouth.

Home Automation Solutions for Halloween

Spook It Up A Notch

Home Automation Solutions for Halloween

We know that smart devices and home automation can make everyday life a little easier and more comfortable.  From lights that can turn on and off on their own, to hearing your favorite tunes anywhere in your home, to always having the temperature be just right, a home automation solution does the little things that add up to a better Minnesota day in Woodbury.   

Aside from the ease and comfort factor, smart home technology can be just plain fun.  We’re in October, and soon it will be Halloween again. If you have home automation technology installed, we have a few fun ideas on how to have the spookiest house in the neighborhood.  What’s that? You don’t have any home automation solutions in your house?  Call us; there’s still time before October 31!

How Control4’s Latest Puts Even More Control in the Palm of Your Hand

Work with an Automation Installer that’s Ahead of the Curve

How Control4’s Latest Puts Even More Control in the Palm of Your Hand

CEDIA 2018 was a big event, and few manufacturers made a bigger showing than Control4.

With a whole new operating system that increases capabilities and customization, now’s the perfect time to work with a Control4 certified home automation installer that can give you the command you want in your Edina, MN property.

What did Control4 bring to the table at this year’s expo? This blog will show you. Just keep reading to find out how one of the leading smart control companies is changing the game yet again.

What is the Key to an Award-Winning Smart Home?

Why Our Project Won the 2018 Smart Home of the Year Award

What is the Key to an Award-Winning Smart Home?

Earlier this year we were awarded the 2018 Electronic House Gold Award for Smart Home of the Year for our Modern Craft project. Rave reviews either from clients or industry experts always feel great, but they also give us an opportunity to showcase what makes us unique as home automation installers.

This project is an excellent example of how we take input from our clients and convert it into a custom smart home solution. How can this have an impact in your Woodbury, MN Home? Everything we discuss in this blog doesn't just apply to our award-winning homes: it's the approach we take for every project.

The Best Way to Get Started With Smart Home Technology

Make Daily Life Easier with Control4’s CA-1

The Best Way to Get Started With Smart Home Technology

Imagine your home responding to your every need, day in and out.  Daily life can be a breeze when you have smart home technology throughout your Prairie, MN property.

But if you’re just starting out, it can seem overwhelming.  Where do you begin, what do you want to be included, and how can you add on in the future?

Not to worry – we break down the basics for you and introduce you to a product that can make the transition easy.

Read on below to learn more!

What's New with Control4? Here's What You'll Want to Know.

Catch Up on the Latest Smart Home Automation Developments

What's New with Control4? Here's What You'll Want to Know.

Here’s some news for you: 2017 was a fascinating year for Control4.

The smart home technology business started the year with an announcement that it became the first to add cloud-based connected home management to their routers. The good news continued with the acquisition of Triad Speakers, a high-end audio brand.

The positive developments continued all the way into the fall when the company was named a CES 2018 Innovations Award Nominee for upgrades to its latest operating software release.

With an updated Control4 system, you can give your Lakeville, MN home the latest in automation technology. 

We at Lelch Audio Video are proud to be a Control4 dealer that can customize a solution for your property. Below, we’ll look back at some of Control4’s most exciting developments over the past few months.

5 Upgrades That Will Improve Your Smart Home's Functionality

Expand Your Home’s Control Capabilities Beyond Your Current Technology

5 Upgrades That Will Improve Your Smart Home's Functionality

The holidays are approaching, and it’s time to begin brainstorming gift ideas for your family.

Here’s one: Consider a gift for your home that each member of your household can use every day.

Smart home automationSmart home automation upgrades not only serve as the perfect present, but they also benefit your residence long after the holidays.