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How to Make Holidays More Festive with Lighting Control

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Create the Perfect Ambiance for the Holiday Season with Light

Are we talking about holidays already? With Labor Day around the corner, we’ll be marking the end of the summer in Buffalo and the Western New York region. As cooler weather starts in September, you might be surprised at how quickly the fall holidays will come. It’s never too early to start thinking about them now!

If you want a great way to make your holidays more memorable and festive, have you thought about lighting? With outdoor lighting upgrades and smart lighting control systems, you can flex your creative muscles in how to use lighting to create the perfect mood and holiday atmosphere. Read on for a few ideas!

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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.

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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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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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3 Ways Control4 Helps You Prepare for the Holidays

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Enjoy a Less Stressful Season with Smart Home Automation 

The holiday season has begun, bringing with it a long list of things to do, parties to attend, items to buy, and people to see. No matter which holiday you celebrate this season, a smart home automation system like Control4 can help make it a little less stressful and a little more fun.

When all your home technology is connected into one simple-to-use system, it helps take away daily stresses to make life in your Amherst, NY home more comfortable and convenient—especially during the hustle and bustle of the holidays.

Below, learn three ways Control4 can help you prepare this year, and check out the corresponding Control4 tutorial videos!

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This Showroom Will Redefine Your Expectations of Immersive Audio

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See, Hear & Feel the Highest Caliber Home Audio Systems and More 

When searching for the perfect home audio system, there’s a lot to be considered. Online research and guidance from credible sources are helpful for finding a solution that best fits your needs, but we believe there’s an even better way to envision your dream audio system: experiencing it for yourself.

That’s why we’ve proudly partnered with a select number of the most reputable manufacturers and integrators to create a state-of-the-art showroom and design center to showcase the possibilities of high-caliber home audio solutions for homeowners across Buffalo and the larger New York area.

Whether for your home theater, dedicated listening room, or whole home, the audio experience you wish for is here for you to see, hear, and feel. Learn more about what to expect when you visit the Rochester showroom below.

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3 Hidden A/V Solutions for Sightless Home Entertainment

Due to their flexibility and multi-purpose layouts, media rooms can be fun to design – until you have to incorporate the technology. From the TV display to the surround sound system, receiver, cabling, and more, interior designers and homeowners alike must be able to master the art of seamlessly blending A/V technology into their media room designs without intruding on style.

Our A/V professionals at Sound & Theater can help you craft the perfect media room with concealed and camouflaged audiovisual equipment and cabling so you never have to worry about bulky, obtrusive technology compromising your project in Orchard Park or the broader Western New York area.

Keep reading to explore three hidden A/V solutions we offer for a sightless, high-performance entertainment system in any media room.

 

SEE ALSO: 3 Ways Smart Technology Elevates Your Home’s Design

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3 Technologies for the Ultimate Outdoor Living Space This Spring

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Wow Your Friends & Family with an Elevated Outdoor Entertainment System 

Spring is here, and it’s time to gear up for poolside parties, alfresco dining, and movie nights under the stars. But just how prepared is your backyard for months of outdoor entertainment? If you know your exterior living spaces could use an upgrade, now is the perfect time to get started as the weather here in Buffalo and Western New York continues to warm.

Explore three must-have technology solutions below for the ultimate outdoor entertainment system that will be sure to wow your guests, add value to your property, and elevate your lifestyle during the upcoming warmer months.

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3 Ways Smart Technology Elevates Your Home’s Design

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A Smart Home Installation Doesn’t Mean the Detriment of Your Property’s Style 

It’s a common misconception that smart technology hinders a property’s interior and exterior design. Many homeowners and designers still think a beautiful home and a future-forward smart home are mutually exclusive.

So, we’re here to set the record straight: Not only are today’s smart home installations perfectly fitting for any type of home design, but certain solutions can even add to your property’s style. Read below for three smart home technologies you can be sure will boost the fengshui inside and outside your Buffalo, NY home.

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Quick Guide to Wireless Lighting Control from Control4

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Your Residential Lighting Control Upgrade Made Easy 

Smart lighting control is not just a utility. It’s an aesthetic used to create ideal experiences for family and guests at your home. With the unparalleled convenience of one-touch controls and integrated scenes, it’s no wonder smart lighting control is making its way into new-construction projects at a growing rate.

But what if you’re looking to make a smart lighting upgrade in your Orchard Park, NY home that’s already built and lived in? Such a task would require tearing into your walls, rewiring all your lighting, and spending loads of cash on an extensive retrofit project, right? Think again!

Control4’s wireless residential lighting control solutions make it easy to upgrade your lighting control system without the hassle of gutting your home in the process. Keep reading to learn about Control4’s cost-effective wireless lighting control solutions below.

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4 Ways Control4’s New Intercom Service Will Combat Holiday Madness

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Incorporate Intercom Anywhere into Your Home Automation System

Leaves and temperatures are falling in here New York, which means most people are switching gears for the holiday season. If we know anything about this time of year, it’s that with holiday cheer usually comes holiday stress. Parties, dinners, traveling, hosting and shopping are just some items on our to-do lists that tend to kick menial tasks to the curb.

We’re optimistic for those in the Williamsville area with a home automation system that can automate everyday tasks and keep their home controlled amid this season of chaos, but Control4’s new Intercom Anywhere solution can take your home connectivity to a whole new level of efficiency just in time for the holidays.

Read on to learn four ways Intercom Anywhere would be a perfect addition to your smart home system.

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Our Takeaways from the 2018 CEDIA Expo: What You Need to Know

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Catch Up on the Latest Trends and Tips for Your Home Automation System 

At Sound & Theater, our team is all about providing homeowners throughout the Buffalo area with best-in-class home technology solutions.

Of course, technologies are rapidly improving on an annual basis – and that means our team consistently needs to stay ahead of the curve to continue offering you modern, innovative and effective solutions.

Every year, our team attends the CEDIA Expo – the largest trade show in the country for custom technology integrators. Earlier in September, our team flew out to San Diego for this year’s show.

And we want to keep you up-to-date with everything that we observed at this year’s event.

In this blog, we’ll explore our favorite takeaways from the 2018 CEDIA Expo so you can make the most of the home automation system or entertainment setup at your house in the Amherst area or beyond.

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What We Loved at CEDIA 2017

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We’re quickly heading into the New Year, and that means it’s time to start taking a look at some of the smart home automation gear you’ll soon be able to install in your Orchard Park home. With Consumer Electronics Design and Installation Association’s (CEDIA) annual expo hitting this past September, we got a pretty good look and what’s coming down the line for your integrated technology system. And we’re going to share some of our favorite products with you right here. Find out more after the jump.

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How Do You Command Your Smart Home Automation System?

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Customize Control in Your Buffalo, NY Property 

Smart home automation is all about customizability. When you integrate the technology in your Buffalo, NY property, you want a system that you and everyone in your home can use. That’s why Control4 offers plenty of different ways to take advantage of the different features. In this blog, we’ll explore the many different ways that you can command your smart home system. If you’re interested in learning how you can completely customize control, read on to learn more.

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What’s New in Smart Home Automation in 2017?

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The New Year Is the Perfect Time to Upgrade With Conrtol4 

With the New Year in full swing, you may be thinking about improving your Williamsville, NY property. Smart home automation is one of the best ways that you can enhance property value and add convenience to your everyday life. By connecting your independent technology components with a system by Control4, you can enjoy complete command of everything from a central device. In this blog, we’ll show you why it’s the perfect time to upgrade your property with Control4.

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