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Articles tagged with: smart home control

Bring The Cinema To You With A Home Theater System

Discover How Partnering With A Premier Integrator Enhances The Experience

Bring The Cinema To You With A Home Theater System

Movies have a transformative power that few other art forms can duplicate. The medium blends the aspects of fine art to generate stories that engage all of the senses, turning and twisting emotions from laughter to tears, often all in the exact moment. 

We understand the intimate connection between the content and the venue you watch it in. The design, decor, lighting, and even the snacks combine to produce excitement and anticipation of what is about to unfold in front of you. Our industry-leading home theater systems mean that we exceed your expectations, using the finest technology to make the local multiplex pale in comparison. 

Are you curious about the possibilities for your Wayzata MN smart home? Continue reading to learn how good it can be. 

The Top Features of a Crestron Home System

Explore the Possibilities of Crestron Smart Home Automation

The Top Features of a Crestron Home System

smart home automation system caters to every one of your daily needs – from morning to evening and all throughout the night! At the press of a button, endless smart home solutions are at your command. The Crestron Home is an innovative system that adds convenience, comfort, entertainment, and security to your whole home in Orono, MN.

In this blog, we’ll dive into what Crestron Home can bring to your property and lifestyleand how you can best take advantage of each one of its smart technology. Want to find out more? Just keep reading on below.

Upgrade Your Control4 Home Automation System with OS 3

New, Innovative Features to Make Daily Life a Breeze

Upgrade Your Control4 Home Automation System with OS 3

Your smart home automation system should consistently be improving and elevating life in your Edina, MN living space, whether through your motorized shades, smart security, or top-notch entertainment setup for everyone to enjoy.

So how can you take your system to the next level to further add more convenience, comfort, and efficiency to your special occasions and everyday routine? The Control4 OS 3 update brings new, improved-upon features and an easier-to-use interface to your entire system management. It’s smart home simplicity, brought right to your hands.

In this blog, we’ll dive into the many benefits of the OS 3 update. Want to find out more? Keep reading on below.

Don’t Make These Home Lighting Mistakes

Install the Right Smart Lighting Solution with Lutron

Don’t Make These Home Lighting Mistakes

You know you can go to your local Best Buy (a home-grown Minnesota favorite) or Home Depot and find all sorts of smart devices for your home. Smart light bulbs, thermostats, locks, irrigation controllers, and much more are easily found up and down the aisles. So why not put them together your own smart home?

Of course, you can take this approach. But prepare to think like a home technology integrator like Lelch Audio-Video. We like to explain it this way: If you are reasonably handy, there’s a lot you can do with the right tools and materials from Home Depot to fix or upgrade your home. On the other hand, you may not want to take on a complete remodel of your home.

When it comes to something like smart lighting, you may want to add some intelligent light somewhere, like an outside light that you can program to come on at sunset. Or maybe you can put in a few smart bulbs that you can dim and control with your smartphone or with Alexa on your Echo smart speaker.

But doing lighting right is both art and science. The art is in achieving the right aesthetic effect, and the science is in having the right amount of lighting and easy and consistent control of your home’s illumination. To that end, we’d like to point out a few common mistakes we often see when lighting projects are not fully baked. The good news: Lelch Audio-Video is a certified Lutron smart lighting installer, and we can help you avoid these mistakes in your Woodbury home.

Motorized Shades - The New Health Benefit

Yes, Motorized Shades Can Improve Your Well-Being

Motorized Shades - The New Health Benefit

Are we making a bold claim about motorized shades? Perhaps, but we think we can back it up. Consider some known facts from medical science:

  • Exposure to sunlight increases absorption of Vitamin D, a critical nutrient
  • Natural light helps ward off seasonal depression - especially from long gray winters (unfortunately they are a Minnesota reality)
  • Interestingly, natural light helps with sleep, and we know that sleep is critical to good health

You might be wondering at this point: what does this have to do with installing motorized shades in my Woodbury home? Read on as we connect the dots!

Did You Know Your Smart Home Could Do This?

As Control4 Platinum Dealers, We Help You Get More Out of Your Technology

Did You Know Your Smart Home Could Do This?

Even though most people invest in smart home technology for convenience, families end up using it in widely different ways. Some stick to pragmatic approaches like using voice control in the kitchen while others go all out and use lighting control for elaborate Christmas displays. In our time as Control4 Platinum Dealers in Minneapolis, MN we’ve seen all sort of smart home scopes and uses.

How you decide to use yours is up to you. Our job is to give you the best tools and support to make sure you can execute all your unique ideas. Now with the When à Then feature from Control4, it's easier than ever for you to add new settings and scenes to your system as inspiration hits. To get you started, we've compiled some interesting uses and requests we've seen from previous clients. 

Enhance Your Minneapolis MDU Properties With Control4 Smart Solutions

Make Your Buildings Stand Apart from the Crowd

Enhance Your Minneapolis MDU Properties With Control4 Smart Solutions

As a building owner, property manager, or developer, you look for ways to set apart your projects and give yourself an edge.  You may have a complex with several residences, a high-rise apartment or condominium complex, or a mixed-use development that includes work and office spaces. In a competitive market, you want some points of differentiation.

It’s no secret that today’s dwelling-seekers are interested in smart home technology. The increased peace of mind from using smart cameras and sensors for monitoring and security, as well as the attraction of smart lighting and climate control to save energy and go "greener," make smart technology an attractive draw in a new living space. Most of these developments have common-area amenities like theater rooms, meeting and office space, and fitness facilities to draw prospective tenants.  All of those areas present excellent opportunities to differentiate your property with automation features as well.

In this blog, we will highlight smart solutions for your multiple dwelling unit (MDU) properties from Control4.  Control4 is the leader in smart home automation, and their products and MDU solutions offer a variety of ways to make your development stand out in Minneapolis, from small to very large.  Just keep reading to learn how. 

Control4: Smart Home Automation Your Way

Control4 Lets You Choose, From Buttons to Voice Control

Control4: Smart Home Automation Your Way

With so many smart devices around us, from smart thermostats to lighting, how we interact with them is important.  In fact, human interface design is so important it’s a prime reason why people choose one product over another, especially when it comes to technology.  Microsoft Windows or Apple Macintosh?  IOS or Android?  These are some systems that have significant differences in how you interact with them, and many people have strong preferences about one or the other.

Control4 is a clear leader in smart home automation.  One significant way it leads is with the number of choices the system provides to control your home’s functions and smart devices.

The best way to see all the interface options for your Eden Prairie home is to visit our showroom.  Lelch AV is a Platinum Control4 dealer in the Twin Cities area, and our showroom is a great way to learn about all the possibilities with smart home automation.

But first, let’s tell you a few ways Control4 enables you do smart home automation your way.