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Articles tagged with: Smart Home Automation

3 BRANDS TO CONSIDER FOR YOUR OUTDOOR SPEAKER SYSTEM

Explore Outdoor Speaker Brands That Offer Attractive, Weatherproof, and Long-lasting Products

3 BRANDS TO CONSIDER FOR YOUR OUTDOOR SPEAKER SYSTEM

Summer is coming up, which means there will soon be plenty of time to enjoy your York home’s outdoor spaces. There are so many ways to savor the warm weather outside — you can cook a fresh summer meal in your outdoor kitchen with your family, or have a relaxing dip in your pool after a long day. What can make every activity in your home’s outdoor space better? Having an outdoor speaker system that gives you the best sound quality — so you can experience music, shows, movies, sports, and more every time you feel like relaxing outside.

Here are outdoor speakers from three of our top brands to amp up the outdoors of your Coastal Maine home.

4 Things You Should Know About Motorized Shades

Learn Why This Automation Tool Has Become so Popular

4 Things You Should Know About Motorized Shades

Motorized shades have become one of the fastest growing solutions in the world of smart homes. You might be wondering what all the fuss is about if you don’t have them in your home or have yet to experience them in someone else’s home. Let us help you understand how automated window treatments could benefit your Kennebunk, ME area home. We’ve compiled a list of four things to know. To learn more, continue reading.

5 Convenient Ways to Control Your Home Automation System

From Apps and Remotes to Voice Control, Each Is Designed with You in Mind

5 Convenient Ways to Control Your Home Automation System

Homeowners in Cumberland County, ME and beyond are increasingly outfitting their properties with smart technology for the convenience, security, and luxury it adds to their lifestyles. If you haven’t yet invested in a home automation system, chances are you’ve at least thought about it and are doing your research to decide if it’s a good fit for you and your family.

As an experienced Savant dealer, we could go on about the benefits of home automation, but we’ll focus on one standout feature in this blog: A home automation system offers personalized control from a wide range of devices that are each designed with you in mind. Below, we’ll explore all the ways you can control your Savant home to help you decide which option or options are best for you.

Find Success with Home Automation

We can help make installing smart home technology a breeze.

Find Success with Home Automation

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.

How Can Smart Home Security Help You Unwind On Vacation?

Protect Your Portland-Area Home With Remote Access Control

How Can Smart Home Security Help You Unwind On Vacation?

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.

How Motorized Shades Make Homes Green

Add Efficiency to Your Home

How Motorized Shades Make Homes Green

Most people in the market for a new home are looking for turnkey properties, and many are searching specifically for smart home automation. Buyers are also looking for green homes that run as efficiently as possible. One simple way you can improve the look, feel, and efficiency of your Portland or Cumberland, ME area home is through the use of custom motorized shades. To learn more about how shades can enhance your home, read on. 

How Motorized Window Treatments Simplify Your Life

Considering Smart Shades? Learn Why They Are the Perfect Choice for Your Home

How Motorized Window Treatments Simplify Your Life

If you’re trying to make your home smart, why not start with your window shades? It’s just one of the many ways you can add luxury and convenience to your life. Motorized window treatments in your Portsmouth, NH, home allow you to enjoy complete light control without dealing with cords and rods. Just press a button or program them to operate automatically, and you’ll never worry about touching your shades again.

Smart window treatments come in so many colors, shapes, sizes, and varieties. Choose one that suits your décor, and you’ll enjoy the benefits of having complete light control. Read our blog to learn how motorized window treatments improve the comfort of your home and quality of life.  

How To Keep Your Smart Home in Peak Condition

A Maintenance and Monitoring Service Plan Ensures an Efficient Home Automation System

How To Keep Your Smart Home in Peak Condition

There’s a lot of technology that goes into a smart home. To you, managing your home automation systems is as easy as touching a button. But so much goes on behind the scenes. Your smart home is more advanced than any computer. It includes intricate wiring and hardware, software powered by artificial intelligence, and complex integration with other systems.

So, how do you keep everything working smoothly, and what happens if there’s a problem? Just like you didn’t need to lift a finger when we installed your system, you can trust SmartHome Solutions, Inc. for complete monitoring and maintenance of everything. Keep reading to learn why you need a maintenance plan for your smart home in Boothbay, ME.

Keep Warm In The Winter With Motorized Shades

Keep Warm In The Winter With Motorized Shades

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.

Live Better with Tunable LED Light Fixtures at Home

Discover How Lighting Can Improve Health and Wellness

Live Better with Tunable LED Light Fixtures at Home

Longtime residents in bucolic coastal Maine like to talk about the good old days when life was simpler, and there was less technology to deal with.  While life may indeed be faster and more complex in this modern world, it’s also true that innovations in technology have vastly improved our lives.

One of these wonderful technologies is LED lighting. First, it revolutionized computer and TV screens, and it is now revolutionizing home lighting. Not only is it far more efficient than incandescent and fluorescent technologies, but there are new features that can make LED lighting adapt to a more natural state when living indoors.

A recent development has been the introduction of tunable LED lighting systems into residential environments – lights that shift throughout the day to adjust to our circadian rhythms.

From ecological friendliness to wellness, keep reading to see the advantages that LED Light fixtures can bring to your Kennebunkport home.

Savant and USAI’s Partnership Upgrades Smart Lighting

Take Your Coastal Maine Home To The Next Level With USAI’s LED Light Fixtures

Savant and USAI’s Partnership Upgrades Smart Lighting

Smart lighting control is one of the most popular smart home upgrades because of the impact it has on a home’s atmosphere, allowing homeowners to transform their spaces with the push of a button. In May of last year, Savant, our preferred brand for integrated smart home control systems, announced that it was partnering with USAI Lighting, the award-winning manufacturer of innovative, high-performance LED light fixtures that deliver rich color technology and optical design.

This partnership brings homeowners a wide selection of USAI Lighting fixtures from its various product families containing hundreds of different fixture options. Whether you’re looking for architectural lighting for exposed ceilings, shallowed recessed downlights, or small aperture LEDs, USAI Lighting has a solution that will be the ideal fit for your home. We’re very excited to be able to bring the benefits of this collaboration to our Kennebunkport and Coastal Maine clients. Keep reading to learn about how pairing USAI Lighting and Savant can enhance your smart home.

SmartHome Solutions, Inc. Offers Crestron Control

Crestron Brings Customized Automation to Your Kennebunkport Smart Home

SmartHome Solutions, Inc. Offers Crestron Control

Did you know we offer Creston as another control solution for your home? Crestron is the pinnacle of custom home automation solutions. With their latest Crestron Home experience, we can provide the most intuitive smart technology experience customized to you and your family’s needs in Southern Maine.

The smart home solutions available are nearly endless – lighting, shading, whole-home audio, security, and more – and they can all integrate into one easy to use Crestron system in your Kennebunkport, ME home. You can see Crestron in action in our designer showroom, too.

Keep reading to learn more about how Crestron can transform your property.

The Importance of Quality Home Networking

Ensure Your Cumberland, Maine Home Technology Stays Smart

The Importance of Quality Home Networking

Smart home automation is a great way to simplify your lifestyle while also getting more out of the technology you already love. But your smart home system is only as good as the network that supports it. If you want to enjoy all of the features of the latest technology, and possibly scale up in the future, you may need a home networking upgrade. In this blog, we’ll show you why it’s so important to have a strong network. Read on to learn more.

The Next Generation of Home Audio and Video

Make Your Whole Home More Entertaining with the Latest Technologies

The Next Generation of Home Audio and Video

Home audio and video make every space more dynamic. You could find yourself listening to music in your bathroom or creating a home theater experience in your living room. Whether you’re outfitting your kitchen with a television to catch up on the news over breakfast or creating a dedicated listening room to immerse yourself in your favorite vinyl, the equipment matters. For your Kennebunk or Wells, ME area residence, we’ve found the latest and greatest technologies emerging in the world of whole home audio video. To learn more, continue reading. 

The Top 3 Features of a Crestron Home Automation System

Ready to Live a Life of Luxury? Learn How Crestron Can Elevate Your Lifestyle.

The Top 3 Features of a Crestron Home Automation System

Why live in an ordinary home when you can make it better and smarter? Today, smart technologies have revolutionized the way homeowners interact with many systems in their homes. There are so many innovative ways to make your home in Cumberland, ME, and the surrounding areas more intelligent and user friendly – from smart lights to smart security to smart audio-visual systems. It all starts with a Crestron home automation system.

One of the industry leaders in automation technology, Crestron offers state-of-the-art solutions that make home living more convenient and fun. In this blog, we’ll feature the top three reasons to go with Crestron when you want a smart home.