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The Latest in Smart Control and Automation Tech

Updated: Mar 8, 2019

Check Out These Innovative Smart Solutions

Now that the new year is in full swing, it’s the best time to start considering brand-new smart home automation and smart home control features and technologies for your Fairfield County, CT or Westchester County, NY property. But where do you start?

The best thing about smart home technology is that it is consistently changing and evolving. And in this blog, we dive into this year’s latest solutions and products that are sure to benefit you and the whole family.

Keep reading to learn more about the latest developments and technologies from the industry and what they provide.

Audio/Video Distribution Over IP

Imagine being able to watch your favorite films and TV shows in any room of your house. You can start a movie in the bedroom, continue watching in the living room, and finish it up down in the basement — that’s what a multi-room audio setup gives you.

And when you use your home network and internet as the foundation of your audio/video distribution, you can rest assured that your top-notch 4K resolution content will stream smoothly and effectively to multiple sources and screens throughout your property. This is the most up-to-date approach to distributing and managing your audio/video setups, and what more and more homeowners are bringing to their spaces.

So which AV distribution over IP (internet protocol) systems are best for you? We recommend the Snap AV Binary Media over IP and Crestron’s DM-NXV 4K Systems. Snap AV’s Binary Media provides a quick setup and is easy to control remotely from anywhere. It’s also completely scalable, meaning you can easily upgrade and add on to the system at any time with zero hassle.

Crestron’s take is reliable and top-quality as well. Secure and compact, and both a decoder and encoder, the DM-NXV delivers real-time 4K60 video.

Unlike other AV over IP systems that have expensive 10Gig network infrastructure, both Snap AV’s and Crestron’s systems can pass 4K HDR 4:4:4 with just a regular 1Gig network switch.

If you’re looking for an affordable AV system that brings you into the modern world of audio/video distribution over IP, these two solutions are sure to impress. Not only that, they'll help you prepare for the upcoming 8K TVs. 8K resolution offers 16 times the pixels of HD and four times the pixels of 4K. 8K TVs can upscale 4K content to 8K. Manufacturers including Sony and Samsung have already announced 8K TVs, and 8K content is on its way as well.

Lighting Control to Balance Circadian Rhythm

A home lighting automation and control system adds convenience, comfort, and style to your Westchester County, NY or Fairfield County, CT living space. Not only are these luxurious features a part of your system, but it helps you save energy and cut down on bills as well. But now you can take your smart lighting solution to the next level.

Did you know that your circadian rhythm can get thrown off when you spend your days under fluorescent lighting and don’t get enough natural sunlight into your life? That’s where tunable lighting steps in.

By incorporating this solution into your whole house lighting control, you can adjust your lighting fixtures’ color temperature in order to mimic the sun’s rays. Have them brighter during certain hours of the day, or dim down to a warm, candle-light glow in the evening. Make the changes yourself or have the lighting adjust automatically throughout the day. You’ll be able to improve your mood and health by transforming your smart lighting system with these new features.

Want to learn more about the latest innovations and smart solutions of 2019, and which ones to bring to your home? Just give us a call or fill out our online contact form to schedule a no-obligation consultation with our team. We’d love to hear from you.

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