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3 Practical Lighting Control System Scenes

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Simplify Management of Your Lighting with Intuitive Smart Technology

A cornerstone of home automation is the scene, a predetermined set of actions that occur simultaneously with a single push of a button. Building scenes allows you to illuminate an area based on the lighting needs for specific activities and customize your lighting to your daily routines. Program and save your scenes in a home automation system from Control4 to access all of them on a single interface. Easily activate your scenes from your smartphone, wall panel, or handheld remote.

With all of the options available to you, where do you begin? Our team has broken down some of the most common, practical scenes that we recommend to start your home automation journey. Discover three lighting control system scenes that will add convenience and luxury to your lifestyle in Buffalo, NY and the entire Western NY region.

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Dance In Every Room Of The House With A Wireless Music System

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High-end systems such as Sonos make it easy to get crisp audio throughout your home      

Imagine being able to play your favorite music throughout your home with just the tap of a button. Best of all, there is no need to tear open your walls or complete a complicated installation process when setting up your audio system. Wireless audio brings the best of sound quality and ease of use to your home. Enjoy your music as you travel from room to room with a wireless sound system from Sonos. Read on to learn how a wireless music system will bring your favorite music into your home, whether you live in Buffalo or Ellicottville, NY.

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Protect Your Home With Outdoor Lighting

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Home exterior and landscape lighting provide an added level of security to your home in New York

Stunning outdoor lighting illuminates your property, highlights critical aspects of your home's architecture, and creates the perfect atmosphere for any occasion. But an outdoor lighting system does so much more than beautify your home. Proper lighting will add an extra layer of security and deter any potential criminals. Keep reading to learn how exterior lighting and landscape lighting will protect your home in the Buffalo to Clarence, NY area.

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3 Rooms Where Motorized Shades Will Transform the Look and Feel of Your Space

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Gain the best of function and style with QMotion automated blinds and shades

If you’ve always had manual window coverings in your home, you may not realize the transformative power shades, blinds, drapes, and other window treatments have. Manual shades are cumbersome to open, close, and adjust to the right level — it’s no surprise if you feel it’s easier to keep them closed most of the time rather than deal with the hassle.

But motorized shades make control effortless: they open and close at the press of a button on your smartphone and tablet and are easily adjustable to sit at the precise level you desire. Once effortless control is in your hands, you’ll have the power to explore how automated shades and blinds can transform the amount of lighting, ambiance, and style in your home spaces.

Keep reading to reimagine your Williamsville or Orchard Park, NY, home spaces with QMotion motorized shades.

 

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The Top 5 Reasons Your Conference Room Needs Centralized Distribution

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Simplify your audio video equipment with an intuitive and integrated system

Intuitive smart technology solutions will enhance productivity in essential rooms of your business. The centralized distribution of your smart technology allows for complete control and connectivity in a single interface. Reduce clutter throughout your business and make it easier for staff to access and control critical systems. Keep reading to learn five ways that centralized distribution will improve businesses ranging from Niagara Falls to Buffalo, NY.

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Spread The Entertainment Outside With An Outdoor Audio-Video System

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Bring your favorite entertainment to your backyard with an outdoor audio-video system

Summer is almost here, and homeowners in Western New York will be spending more time outside. While it is nice to lounge on a porch or patio, you can always enhance your time outdoors with an entertainment system that plays your favorite movies, TV shows, and music under the sun. An integrator will work with you through every step of the installation process to ensure that you get a system customized to your needs. Read on to discover why a SunBriteTV and a landscape speaker system is the perfect setup for any outdoor audio-video system in your Clarence or Orchard Park, NY home.

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Include These Types Of Lighting In Your Home Lighting Control Design

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Create a layered lighting experience by adding variety to your home’s lighting

Properly lighting your home is key to making it look beautiful and keeping your family safe from potential tripping hazards. Create a welcoming atmosphere with a well-thought-out lighting design paired with a Control4 home automation system. Using the four primary types of lighting, you will create a layered and exciting presentation of light. This blog will break down the four key types of lighting to include in your home lighting control design in importance from most to least important. Read on to get ideas for your home in Amherst or Hamburg, NY, or anywhere in between!

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QMotion Motorized Window Treatments Add Style And Comfort To Your Home

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Discover how automated shades will enhance your New York area home 

Imagine being able to close every shade in your home with just the tap of a button. Automated window treatments bring the convenience of one-touch control into your home. Never again wrestle with a cord to adjust your shades or run from room to room to close your blinds before leaving for work. QMotion shades make it easy for you to make adjustments precisely. Keep reading to learn four reasons that you should invest in QMotion motorized window treatments for your home, whether you’re located in Buffalo or Ellicottville, NY.  

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Customize Your Home Theater Experience With Top-Notch Design

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Get a Professionally Designed Home Theater To Fit Your Style

No matter what time of year it is, almost everyone enjoys relaxing while watching their favorite film or listening to their favorite music. Dens and living rooms become central hubs where we gather to unwind, loosen up, and reconnect with family and friends over shared playlists and on-going TV shows. This space is especially important for audiophiles and cinephiles. And when something like this is so essential in your home, you need a unique space so you can enjoy it fully. Whether you live in Amherst or Hamburg, NY, you can have a professional home theater design customized just for you and your home.

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Personalized Home Lighting That You Control

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The lighting in your home influences your perceptions, state of mind, and even your general well-being.

All too often, the illumination of your home is viewed through the lens of utility and functions as a means to an end. A home lighting control system gives you the power to personalize your environment to your moods and lifestyle. Create a relaxing ambiance for dinner or have smart lighting automation wake you with soft light to start the day.

Control4, a provider of automation ecosystems, sees lighting as an interconnected part of an integrated home. The right lighting powered by effortless control enhances your Western NY home lifestyle.

Are you curious about what adding personalized lighting can do for you? Read more below.

See Also:  4 Ways Motorized Shades Go Beyond Added Convenience

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Harness Your Smart Home Technology with Control4

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Smart home technology has made managing your property in Buffalo or elsewhere in Western New York easier and more efficient. What if there was a way to control all these devices from one centralized location? That’s where Control4 comes in.

We can’t sing Control4’s praises loudly enough at Sound & Theater. Their home automation system gives you the power to control your lighting system, window treatments, entertainment devices, smart thermostat, home security, and more, all from one app on your smartphone, tablet, laptop, or remote. Keep reading to dive into more benefits.

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Why You Need a Professional Motorized Shades Installation

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You might not have guessed it, but motorized shades are a staple to any smart home in Buffalo and the Western New York area. They bring a wide variety of benefits to the table, including energy savings, increased security, and temperature control.

If you’re thinking about adding motorized shades to your home and aren’t sure if it should be your next DIY project, you need to learn about all the perks you’d get from a professional installation. Keep reading to learn more.

SEE ALSO: Which Window Treatments are Most Energy Efficient for Your Home?

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Why Your Home Theater System Needs Acoustic Treatment And Soundproofing

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You are planning your home theater and have selected the perfect display and surround sound system to bring your favorite movies and TV shows to life. But you’re losing value on this equipment if you don’t put them in an ideal listening environment. When you don’t acoustically treat or soundproof a room, even high-end speakers will sound washed out and uneven. Keep reading to learn why acoustic treatment and soundproofing are an essential part of installing a home theater system in your Orchard Park or Western New York home.

SEE ALSO: 2 KEY HOME ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM AND NETWORK TRENDS FOR CES 2021

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2 Key Home Entertainment System And Network Trends For CES 2021

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Held by the Consumer Technology Association, CES is the most well-regarded technology conference in the world. The world's biggest brands come together to meet new partners and conduct business, and global innovators take the stage to present breakthrough technologies and address the industry's critical issues.

The showcase includes the manufacturers, developers and suppliers responsible for consumer technology hardware, content, technology delivery systems and more. CES 2021 will, of course, look different this year due to the pandemic. The conference will be completely digital to ensure the safety of its attendees. Keep reading to learn two home entertainment system and technology trends at the upcoming summit to look for and incorporate into your Buffalo area or Western New York home.

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3 Ways A Home Audio Installation Enhances Your Life

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Many homeowners are investing in home improvement projects to bring joy to their families and friends. If you or anyone in your family is a music lover, now is the perfect time to upgrade to a whole-home audio system. Listen to all your favorite music, no matter where you are on your property. Read on to learn three ways a home audio installation will enhance your home whether you live in Buffalo or elsewhere in Western New York.

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2 Benefits of Using a Control4 Whole Home Automation System this Holiday Season

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When the holidays roll around, how fierce is the competition in your neighborhood to have the best festive light display? Do you typically spend hours upon hours putting together intricate light displays that all the neighbors will envy?

This year, why not let smart technology give you a leg up on the competition? Smart lighting control with Control4 allows you to create and control precise lighting design and automated functions. Along with automated lighting, there are many ways that a Control4 whole home automation system can spruce up your home for the holiday season, whether you live in Buffalo, NY, or elsewhere in Western New York.

Keep reading to learn how to use home automation this season!

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Bolster Your Home’s Security with Control4’s Chime

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You understand the importance of protecting your home. But now you’re ready to take the leap and prioritize your smart home’s security with a video doorbell. Homeowners have many options to choose from, but our team loves the features and functionality of Control4’s new Chime video doorbell. As a premier Control4 dealer serving residents in Buffalo and Western New York, we’re excited to let you in on all the awesome features and benefits of Chime.

Chime was designed and built to be part of the Control4 smart home, so you have full ownership of your home security with ease. Keep reading to learn how Chime gives you peace of mind and makes protecting your home simple.

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2 Awesome Benefits of a Professionally Installed Home Audio/Video Setup

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Installing an audio/video setup for your home is an exciting undertaking, yet it may seem like an overwhelming task. You may want to proceed at once and try to do the job yourself, and perhaps you have seen videos on YouTube assuring you that it is a DIY project.

However, we recommend enlisting the help of a professional. You’ll get an installation process that’s done right the first time, and continued support for any questions about your setup or additions you may want to look into in the future. Working with a professional also ensures that you get the maximum benefits out of your setup.

Our clients in Buffalo, NY and the greater New York area know that at Sound and Theater our team of experts will get your home audio/video setup working at its highest potential.

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3 Ways That Smart Home Control Will Enhance Your Security

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Are you utilizing your smart home technology to the fullest? Home automation can do more than just add convenience to your life. Protect your family and your property by combining your security system with smart technology. Lighting, motorized shades, and more will offer you unparalleled peace of mind. Read our latest blog to learn how smart home control will enhance your home’s security, whether you are in Clarence or the greater New York area.

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What to Look for in a Home Network Installation

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As electronics, technology, and digital communication become more important in our lives, so does the need for a robust home network. Your home network is your home’s central nervous system. It allows your smartphones, tablets, computers, printers, game systems, security systems, streaming platforms, and more to operate. However, it’s not enough to just have a home network — your home network needs to support all the devices and systems you have and make sure they run smoothly and efficiently.

Here’s what to consider for your home network installation for your home.

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