Smart Home Automation Can be Eco-Friendly
You might be considering installing new smart technology in your home – but how does it affect your energy usage?
The great news is that your automated features will not only bring convenience and luxury to your daily life, but they also will reduce your carbon footprint as well.
We’ve listed out below the top three smart features to include in your San Antonio, TX space that contribute to your home energy management.
Read on to learn more about these energy-saving technologies!
Elevate Any Room in Your Home
Looking for the next automated addition to your San Antonio, TX home? Motorized window treatments can make every single day inside a more comfortable and relaxing one.
Want to know how you can take any space to another level? Keep on reading to learn more about this smart feature.
Keep Your Space Safe and Secure at All Times
Leaving your home for any period of time can be nerve-wracking. Whether it’s a one day trip or a week-long vacation, an empty home can seem like a prime target for most robbers and burglars. So how can you give yourself at least some peace of mind?
Smart locks are the perfect way to ensure that your San Antonio, TX home is protected no matter where you are. We’ve listed out below three advantages to this smart technology, and how they will take out the stress and worry as you prepare for your next trip.
Increase Internet Coverage and Speed Throughout Your San Antonio Property
Take a moment and think about the sheer amount of technologies utilizing your home’s Wi-Fi network.
Cell phones. Tablets. Laptops. Smart home devices. The list goes on.
The fact is, Wi-Fi plays a huge role in today’s residential environment – even if some of your home’s larger devices instead rely on a wired connection.
The Top-Notch Audio Features for Your Entertainment Space
Imagine sitting down for a movie night in your media room or private home theater, and feeling complete and total immersion. That sort of viewing experience happens firstly with your room’s audio. A surround sound system can elevate any movie-watching moment in your San Antonio or Texas Hill Country home. Read on to learn more about the components that make up the system and the ones that will change your film and TV show marathons for good – and how Sterling Home Technologies can make it happen.
Take the Magnified Stress out of the Holidays with Controlled Lighting Systems
As fall comes into full view, the holidays will be quickly picking up their pace. Before you know it, parties, events, and get-togethers start rolling out onto the calendar. But with all the joys and celebration, there is always that added, unwanted stress. However, with a lighting control system, your home in San Antonio or Texas Hill Country can guarantee an enjoyable and safe holiday season. Read on to see how installing integrated lighting takes the hassle out of the holidays, and brings only the bliss.
Find the Right Speakers and Layout to Listen to Your Favorite Music
When you’re enjoying a beautiful day in your pool or patio, why not step it up by adding an ideal soundtrack? With a professional outdoor AV installation, you can listen to your favorite music on every corner of your San Antonio or Hill Country property. Replace your makeshift Bluetooth speakers with a solution that offers robust sound and easy access to all your favorite music. Keep reading to find out what it takes to enjoy high-quality audio in all of your outdoor spaces.
Sterling Home Technologies Helps You Recreate the Real Theater Experience
One thing that often differentiates professional home theaters from DIY ones is the projector-and-screen combination. Though there are often projectors available at local retail stores, clients usually opt for the simpler home-theater-in-a-box options. That’s because projectors are difficult to install, and it can be challenging to find the right one for your San Antonio, TX home. In this blog, we answer some common projector-related questions we encounter during our custom home theater installations.
Partner With a Professional AV Technician to Optimize Your Next Project
When it comes to selling homes, real estate agents and builders are turning to technology as a big selling point. In a recent study from Realty Times, 94 percent of buyers said they would sacrifice 1,000 square feet if it meant having more technology. This means you can appeal to an affluent audience without having to commit to an oversized project.
A big part of that has to do with audio visual integration—making it easy for luxury buyers to enjoy their favorite movies, TV shows, and music. The best part is that it's easy to outfit homes with technology without having to expand your project timeline or budget significantly. To learn more about how AV integration can help you on your next San Antonio, TX project, keep reading.
Invest in Smart Technology to Protect Your Home
There are typically three hallmarks of a standard security system: locks, cameras, and alarms. To get the ultimate protection, you need to get the best available option for all of these components. No smart security system can make up for having the wrong foundation. Today we're focusing on home surveillance cameras and the features you need to look out for when installing them on your property in San Antonio or Texas Hill Country.
How to Take Your Entertainment Space to the Next Level
Are you ready to give your home entertainment a much-needed upgrade? You can craft the perfect movie-watching experience with the right home theater design. It’s not just about having the highest-quality components, but about giving them the right space to shine. In this blog we highlight some design upgrades that will make your theater the ideal destination for a blockbuster season.
Find the Ideal Combination of Style and Practicality
Motorized window shades are one of the most versatile smart technology products available. They can enhance your climate control, boost your interior design, and protect your family's privacy. Since there are so many options to choose from, though, it can be a bit tricky to figure out which is the best option for your San Antonio or Texas Hill Country home. In this blog, we explain what to look for when researching shades and explain why a professional installation is the best way to go.
Create the Ultimate Listening Experience in Your San Antonio and Texas Hill Country Home
Rock & Roll shouldn’t have to settle for your TV’s built-in speakers or ones you bought at your local retail store. Unleash the power of your favorite albums by giving them the right place to shine. Invest in a whole home audio system that includes the best equipment in the audio industry and expert speaker placement, so you get high-quality sound in every corner of your home in the Texas Hill Country. This blog showcases some of ways a professional installation breathes new life into your favorite music.
Choose a Solution that Works Best For You with Smart Home Automation
Picture a typical day in your home. What technology do you tend to use every day? How do you usually interact with it? Finally, ask yourself the most important question: Is this the best way to do it? With a smart home automation system, you get to decide how you manage everything on a day-to-day basis.
With all of your smart technology under one umbrella, your custom integrator can come up with a system that makes the most sense for your home in San Antonio or the Texas Hill Country. In this blog, we highlight some control options so you can begin thinking about which would work best for you.
Prepare Your Internet Connection for All the Latest Technology
Do you remember the days when your home network just connected a few desktops and laptops to the internet? Everything has changed in the past five years with the Internet of Things, as more and more smart devices use the internet to communicate with each other. While this concept has revolutionized home technology, it has made many networking solutions obsolete.