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.
Invest in a Custom Solution Designed to Meet Your Family’s Needs
Every aspect of your home in San Antonio, TX or Texas Hill Country is specially designed with your family's needs in mind. Nowhere is this more important than with your home security system. As you look for the right technology to protect your property and family, you need to take into account what your biggest vulnerabilities and priorities are. This may have to do with the features you include, where you install them, and even how you manage them. For this reason, make sure you answer the following questions when trying to decide which security solution makes the most sense for you.
When homeowners decide to make the jump to smart technology, climate control is often one of the first things they have in mind. In the latest Icontrol Smart Home Report, 72 percent of consumers said they wanted to install a self-adjusting thermostat. The primary motivation has to do with energy efficiency since 48 percent of energy use in a home typically has to do with air conditioning and heating. In this blog, we explain some of the biggest benefits of a smart climate control solution so you can figure out if it’s the right fit for your San Antonio, TX or Texas Hill Country home.
Boost Your Home’s Interior Design With Smart Control
Realizing the true potential of your interior design requires a careful balance between technology and aesthetics. Minimizing the impact of large AV equipment –through in-ceiling speakers or TVs hidden in custom cabinetry—is one way to do this. Another is using technology to highlight areas of your San Antonio, TX home through the use of lighting control or motorized shades. Smart shading is an excellent way to bring elegant finishes to your windows while helping you manage the natural light in your home.
Creating an Entertainment Space Your Entire Family Can Enjoy
Do you want to enjoy the theater experience without having to leave the house? Now you can watch your favorite movies in your San Antonio, TX home without sacrificing the quality of the image or sound. It takes more than just plugging in a few speakers and investing in a bigger television. Get the most out of your entertainment with a home theater system that has been designed from top to bottom with your family in mind. Here is a quick installation guide showing you how to create a truly immersive experience without having to leave home.
A Smart Solution Can Make Your Home Safer and More Efficient
Imagine a typical day in your new custom home. What’s the first technology you interact with? What’s the one you use in every room? No, we’re not talking about your smartphone. We’re talking about your lights! They’re so omnipresent in your everyday life that it’s even easy to forget about them. But that doesn’t mean that the way you manage them can’t or shouldn’t be improved. In this blog we’ll discuss how a lighting control system can change how you interact with the lights in your San Antonio home.
Bask in the Sun With Your Favorite Teams, Songs, and Movies
Everyone loves an excuse to get a breath of fresh air, whether it's your kids hosting a birthday party by the pool or inviting your friends over for a barbecue to watch the game. The San Antonio and Texas Hill Country weather is perfect for outdoor entertainment, so why not do everything to prepare your Texas home for the best sound and images possible in your pool, patio or backyard? Check out some tips from Sterling Home Technologies on how you can upgrade your current outdoor entertainment system.