Make Sure to Include These Features During Your Smart Home Installation
Getting new technology shouldn’t just be about making your home cooler or more fun. The one thing you should focus on during any smart home installation is what makes your home feel like a home: comfort, safety, and peace of mind. Most companies offer a variety of features that directly address those needs. As you read this blog, find out which of these are a must-have for your home in San Antonio or the Texas Hill Country.
Take in Fresh Air Without Saying Goodbye to Your Entertainment
Now that the scorching summer weather is behind us, it’s time to take in the crisp fall temperatures here in San Antonio and the Texas Hill Country every chance we get. Though we can all use a little more sunshine, only a few of us are content sunbathing for hours. How can you make your outdoor spaces fun for everyone? Take advantage of an outdoor entertainment solution that lets you watch the latest Cowboys or Spurs game or catch up on the fall premiers. Since your television will be the hallmark of any outdoor entertainment system, we want to focus on that in this blog.
Motorized Shades Let You Embrace the Power of Natural Light
When you imagine lighting control, you're probably picturing switches, dimmers, and timers. But lighting control shouldn't just take your artificial light into account. There are a variety of reasons it's essential to harness natural light in your San Antonio or Texas Hill Country home. And no technology helps with this task more than motorized shades. In this blog, we're going to explain the benefits of daylighting—embracing natural light—and show you how motorized shades play a significant role.
With a Professional Installation, the Opportunities Go Well Beyond Movie Night
Do you wonder if a dedicated theater is the right fit for your San Antonio or Texas Hill Country home? Not only are home theater systems ideal for watching movies, but they also offer a variety of other entertainment benefits. Designing a space that provides high-definition video and immersive sound benefits the sports nut in the family, the music aficionado, and even the expert gamer. Getting more out of your theater beyond movie viewing involves just a few updates to your design.
Avoid These Common Pitfalls to Better Protect Your Family
Do you sometimes worry you're not doing enough to protect your family? Are you worried the security you have in place isn't doing its job? Despite your best intentions, it's possible that a few mistakes could leave your home vulnerable. The good news is that with the right tools, these mistakes are relatively simple to resolve. In this blog, we highlight some of the top mistakes we see in home security systems and offer some solutions for your residence in San Antonio or the Texas Hill Country.
Don’t Let Your Home Wi-Fi Become Your Most Vulnerable Point of Entry
Fears about connected devices are not unfounded. Real threats exist of hackers accessing the devices on your home wi-fi to view surveillance footage and even unlock doors. With a physical attack, you know immediately when someone is in your home; cyber-attacks can be a lot more insidious. Hackers could be collecting data for extended periods to gauge your habits without you noticing.
It's no wonder that many people are reluctant to join the Internet of Things bandwagon. The good news is that you can take a lot of easy steps to make sure your home wi-fi has a robust and secure foundation. From the devices you choose to ongoing maintenance, there are ways you can take advantage of this newfound technology without fearing a third-party intrusion.
Take Your Security to The Next Level for Ultimate Protection of Your Property
Whether you’re leaving for a day or going on a week-long trip, leaving your home unattended might seem a bit nerve-wracking. How can you make sure everything stays safe while you’re away?
With an upgraded smart home security system, you won’t have to worry whether your property in San Antonio, Boerne, or the Texas Hill Country is in good care. You can instead spend time enjoying your vacation or day out with friends and family.
We’ll go through the top 3 smart features that are best for your top-notch security system – and how you and your home can benefit from them.
Bring Fun and Convenience to Your Next Get-Together
Whether you’re hosting a dinner party or a family reunion, you, of course, want to ensure your guests are having a good time.
With a top-notch home audio video system, you can entertain your family and friends in any part of your house – even the outdoors!
Your whole property becomes the perfect avenue for any get-together you may have.
Read on below to see how these audio video features can elevate your living space anywhere in San Antonio or Texas Hill Country.
Elevate Any Party by Bringing It Outdoors
As you prepare to throw a party or host a get-together, playing music is a must. But why limit the festivities and eating to the indoors?
With an outdoor sound system, you can create the perfect atmosphere outside of your San Antonio or Texas Hill Country house for everyone to listen to and enjoy.
In this blog, we show you how this top-notch smart feature can make any event one to remember. Read on below for more!
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.