Protect Your Portland-Area Home With Remote Access Control
As beautiful as the Portland area can be over the holiday season, many of us enjoy getting away from Maine to warmer climates for vacation. But you don’t want to spend your break time worrying about the security of your home while you’re away. You want to be enjoying yourself with family and friends, and a smart home security system makes it easier to unwind. Remote access control is the key here.
Keep reading to learn more about remote access control and how it can safeguard your Coastal Maine property while you’re sipping cocktails by the hotel pool.
Summer is in the rear-view mirror, and it's time to start pulling out the long pants, sweaters, and jackets you're going to need for those chilly winter months here in the Kennebunk, Maine area. You’ll need to bundle up to stay warm when you’re outside, but you’ll want to shed your layers once you step into a home that doesn’t have any chilly spots.
According to the U.S. Department of Energy, 30 percent of a house’s heating energy is lost through windows. That means your climate control system has to work 30-percent harder to maintain a regular temperature, which increases your heating bills. Having window coverings diminish heat loss and motorized shades are an especially helpful way to keep your house regulated as winter settles in.
Read on to learn about the temperature-regulating benefits of motorized shades.
A Digital Signage Installation Can Boost Your York Company’s Brand Identity
Digital signage is how your organization shares its story, using images, animation, and video to express a brand identity and draw patrons in with dynamic visuals. Businesses in the York, Maine area can increase customer engagement with a digital signage installation from SmartHome Solutions, giving you a high-performance system with intuitive, customizable controls.
We help local retail stores, restaurants, and schools expand their ability to send their message out into the world, and we know the best practices to ensure that people are paying attention. Keep reading to learn why you want digital signage for your business and what the best practices are for installation and use.
Audio-Video Distribution Expands the Range of Your Media in Your House
Tired of dealing with a different cable box in every room? Ever wish all your TVs could have access to the same Blu-Ray player? How would you like to play music in any room of your home with the push of a button?
Distributed A/V is a whole-home audio video solution that eliminates all the clutter to send signals throughout your Portsmouth-area house from a centralized location. It brings all your technology together to boost the performance of your home entertainment systems, all while effortlessly managing all the devices with your smart home control system. Read on to learn how distributed A/V will change how you interact with the media in your coastal New Hampshire or Maine home.
Boost Your Home Network Setup To Get The Best Service (Even Outside!)
Your wireless network is under more pressure than you might think. Your computers are connected to Wi-Fi, but so are all your smartphones and tablets. Your smart TV is online, your video game consoles are online, even your thermostat is online.
This creates significant stress on your Wi-Fi, especially when everyone in your house is using it at once. And given how much of your routine involves using the internet, it's likely that online activity is continually happening.
You need a home network setup that can handle the needs of your family, and there are various ways to strengthen your wireless signal so everyone can do what they need to without dealing with internet lag. Read on to learn how you can make sure your Wi-Fi reaches everywhere in your Ogunquit home, including tricky outdoor spaces.
Coastal Source Brings High-End Outdoor Living and Home Automation to Kennebunkport, ME
It takes a lot of time and effort to create a compelling, inviting outdoor space for your home. But it’s easy to optimize that area for maximum comfort, beauty, and longevity.
Coastal Source is an industry leader in outdoor lighting and audio, and we’re excited to bring their products to homeowners in Kennebunkport and throughout Coastal Maine.
Read on to learn the ways Coastal Source can enhance your property and how outdoor home automation services allow you to take full advantage of these features.
Beat the Summer Heat with Smart Window Treatments
With the weather warming up, we can probably guess one of your top priorities this summer: keeping cool while saving on the related energy costs. Well, with motorized shades, you can keep your Kennebunkport, ME home cool without using too much energy from your climate control systems. Plus, the style they add to your home’s aesthetic is an added bonus.
In this blog, we’ll look at the features of motorized shades and how they benefit you in keeping the summer heat away with ease and convenience. Just keep reading to find out more.
Here’s Why We Love Savant (And Why You Should, Too)
Do you have a variety of smart technologies in your home and need a way to easily manage all of it? Or maybe you are just getting started with adding smart home technology into your Ogunquit, ME area property and want to ensure that you set it up for success from the beginning. We can help with an integrated control system like Savant.
In this blog, we will look at why working with SmartHome Solutions, a Savant installer, is the best move for your home’s upgrade.
Explore the Newest Way You Can Manage Your Smart Home Technology
Chances are that you, or someone you know, owns some version of an Amazon Alexa-enabled device.
After all, research conducted by NPR and Edison Research in late 2017 revealed 11 percent of American adults – or about 26.8 million people – owned one.
You might use an Echo as a wireless speaker or as a tool to deliver you the latest news or weather. But you can use it to control your home’s smart technology, too.
In this blog, we detail how you can use Amazon Alexa to control the home automation system in your Portland, Maine-area house.
Interested in finding out more? Keep reading below.
Improve Your Productivity with a Proper Home Network Setup
Your home office is a place to get work done. Whether you use it to work on personal projects, manage your day-to-day, or work remotely, it should be the area where you can zone in on your work without interruption.
But sometimes interruption can come in the form of a faulty internet connection, making a home network setup all the more necessary. Set up your Portland, ME home network the right way to prevent frustrating issues that can get in the way of your work.
In this blog, we will look at some of the ways you might use your home office, and how that can be affected by your network connectivity.
Upgrade Your Smart Home for the New Year
With the start of the new year, you may be looking to make some upgrades to your Portland, ME area home. Smart home technology is more exciting than ever this year, so we’ve rounded up three great devices you should consider adding to your home automation system in 2018.
Read on to find out what technology we’re excited about and how it can benefit you.
For Great Home Entertainment, Here’s What You’ll Need…
Many homeowners throughout the York, ME area are starting the new year off by upgrading the entertainment systems throughout their properties. Have you been considering an upgrade? The first step is to look at the essentials!
This is especially true for your home theater system. Before considering design themes, make sure you’re setting up your theater for success. This blog will help you do that! Below, we outline the must-have components of your home theater system. Read on to learn what they are and why they matter.
Is 2018 the Year of Better Office Technology?
With 2018 right around the corner, now is the time for business owners and executives to be thinking about improvements they want to make for the coming year.
There’s always room for greater operational efficiency in office environments, but business leaders usually focus entirely on the workforce, neglecting a key area for improvement: technology.
Specifically, conference room technology is a source of frustration and can lead to an inefficient use of company time. So we’ve put together a quick guide to commercial automation that outlines the benefits and starting points for Portland, Maine business owners. If your conference room technology is stuck in the past, then keep reading!
Let Lighting Control Make Your Home Set for the Holiday Season
The holidays are fast approaching, and before you know it, it’ll be time for family reunions and traditional festivities. It’s during this time of year that you can really take advantage of smart lighting control. Whether you’re planning on decking out your home with a lighting display or simply want an easier way to add ambiance for a party, we think any Ogunquit, ME homeowner could put this technology to good use. Read on to learn how this smart technology can make your holiday season’s hard work a breeze.
We can help make installing smart home technology a breeze.
There has never been a more opportune time for builders to jump on board with smart home technology. New and advancing technology has become a way of life for more and more homeowners, and outfitting their dream houses with smart automation during the construction phase can make the process more efficient for everyone involved. That is easier said than done, but it’s also far closer to your fingertips than you realize. By partnering with a Smart Home Integrator and experienced Savant installer in the Kennebunk, ME area, installing home automation in your new constructions will be easier than ever.