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‘Tis the Season to Be Automated

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A Home Automation Installation Is the Perfect Gift This Holiday Season

If you want to know how smart your smart home really is, look at its automation. Unless all systems are working in unison 24/7, a professional installation may be in order. At Digital Home Systems, we are industry leaders in technology systems and offer the best home automation installation for homeowners in Rye, NY. 

From lighting control and window treatments to network infrastructure and surveillance, we have been integrating and automating since 1999. And in our experience, we have learned there is no time like the holidays to give the gift of automation! 

So, why wait? 

Here are three reasons home automation installation is the perfect gift for yourself and your family this holiday season!

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Today’s Short Throw Projectors Offer Crystal Clear Images

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Create the Immersive Cinematic Experience in Any Room 

One of the best ways to enjoy your favorite movies is to watch on a big screen using the latest 4K HDR projectors. While many of today’s 4K QLED TVs deliver phenomenal images, the total immersion in a film that takes you to another place in time is best achieved with a projector and large screen. The bigger the picture is, the more engaging and dynamic the viewing experience, the more you bring a movie to life.

Today’s projectors offer 4K HDR ultra-high-resolution images, creating bright, detailed, lifelike pictures. Whether you’re considering creating a media room, home theater, or upgrading your living room entertainment, projectors may offer the movie and gaming experience you’re looking for. Some clients are, at first, skeptical. Will a projector and screen mar their home’s aesthetics and do they have the room? 

That’s where a short throw projector comes in. Let’s explore how we use these projectors to create the ultimate cinematic experience for our clients in Westport, CT. 

SEE ALSO: Enhance Your Media Experience with High-End Audio

The Features of a Short Throw Projector

The “throw” in short throw projectors refers to the distance of the projector to the screen. Short throw projectors are usually about 3-8 feet away from the screen and produce images up to 120-inches.

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A Smart Home Monitoring System Brings Peace of Mind

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Ensure Seamless Operations with 24/7 Remote Monitoring for Smart Homes

A smart home offers incredible convenience and a luxury lifestyle beyond compare. One tap on a designated touchscreen can change the lighting, shades, and climate in one room or an entire home. This same touchscreen reveals what doors are locked, let’s homeowners view their live security camera feed, and offers a comprehensive entertainment selection from choosing your favorite music playlist to the latest Netflix series. 

These home automation platforms and the systems they control carry tremendous responsibility. It’s one thing to experience trouble with your outdoor TV. It’s quite another to find your smart door locks not responding.

Fortunately, a smart home monitoring system can keep an eye on your connected devices 24/7, ensuring your home retains complete functionality and catching any glitches before you even know they exist. They're there for you should a problem occur, 365 days a year, any time of day. 

At Digital Home Systems, we’ve been committed to providing superior customer service and ensuring an exceptional client experience for over 22 years. To support us in this endeavor, we partner with Parasol, a leading remote monitoring service for intelligent homes. Let’s look at what they offer and why their services bring peace of mind to our clients in Greenwich, CT.

SEE ALSO: Save Energy and Reduce Costs with Home Lighting Automation

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Save Energy and Reduce Costs with Home Lighting Automation

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Automated Lighting Cuts Back on Electricity Usage

You may have heard about the latest smart home technology that transforms the lights in your home throughout the day, mimicking the light of the sun. Perhaps, you're interested in the ease of use and one-touch control that makes managing the lights in your home effortless. 

However, there’s another benefit, that’s not quite so well known. Did you know that home lighting automation can help you save energy, reduce your carbon footprint, and decrease costs? Let’s explore this aspect of smart home lighting and how it’s reducing energy bills for homeowners in Darien, CT.

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Combat Rising Energy Costs with Lutron Motorized Shades

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Increased Insulation Takes the Load Off Your HVAC System and Saves You Money

Everybody’s noticed the rising prices at gas stations, increasing over a dollar per gallon in many places. But have you also noticed a higher energy bill? It may not be as obvious as gas prices, but the cost of electricity has significantly increased, making it more expensive to heat and cool your home. 

Summer is winding down in Rye, NY, and the surrounding areas, and the milder weather will give HVAC systems a rest. But winter will be full-swing before we know it, and energy bills will peak again as heating systems combat freezing temperatures. As prices rise again, one of the best ways to improve energy savings is to ensure your home is well-insulated. Lutron motorized shades can help you save money by not only insulating your home, but making it more convenient to manage the natural lighting within your home as well. Keep reading to learn more.

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What Makes a Control4 Smart Home Reliable and Secure?

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Make Sure Your Smart Home System Is Up to the Task of Controlling Your Home

Imagine waking up and tapping a button that raises the shades, slowly brightens the light to the color of the sunrise, and starts your “Good Morning” playlist softly streaming through your bedroom. Better yet, imagine all these systems responding automatically every day, welcoming you to another beautiful morning in Westport, CT.

That’s the power of smart home systems. They provide a single platform that controls everything, including your lighting, shades, audio-video systems, security, climate, and more. The user-friendly platform is found on a designated touchscreen in every room, on elegant in-wall keypads, handheld remote controls, and your smartphone.

Whether you’re upstairs in the office or around the world on a business trip, you can see what’s happening in your home, unlock the doors, control the lighting, and reset the temperature—effortlessly. That’s a lot of power and an enormous responsibility. And it's why we, at Digital Home Systems, partner with Control4.

Let’s explore why Control4 leads the pack in home automation systems and why we consider it the best brand for your home.

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Upgrade Your Media Room This Football Season

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Add new technology to your lifestyle room for a better AV experience

Media rooms have changed considerably over the years as technology has evolved. Today, you can find highly advanced AV solutions that create life-like video and immersive surround sound, which were once only available at commercial cinemas. So, you can experience the cinematic feel in the comfort of your home simply by making a few upgrades.

As the football season nears, it’s time for a luxury transformation in your lifestyle room. You’ll feel like you have front-row seats in the stadium! But rather than only updating the AV system, you need other elements, such as lighting and shading to create the perfect environment.

Read on to discover the three essential elements that prep your Greenwich, CT, home for the game season.
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The Updated Control4 System Offers Improved Lighting, Audio, and More

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How Control4’s New Core Processor Adds Even More Luxury to Your Smart Home Experience

One of the many reasons the Control4 system continues to lead the pack in smart homes is its continual advancements. In June 2022, they came out with their new core processor, making smart homes even smarter. Whether in the planning stages of your smart home project or an existing Control4 customer, this new processor is worth integrating. 

Let’s explore what it offers and why, as a long-time Control4 dealer, we’re so excited about their latest evolution in processors.

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Add Value to Your Home With an Outdoor Entertainment Area

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Plan a Space For Outdoor Entertainment Fun

From outdoor kitchens to gazebos and living rooms, homeowners are turning their outdoor spaces into useful, added square footage. According to the New York Times, investing in these types of improvements has shown to increase a home’s sales price by more than 2%. With a hot real estate market, these features can also help attract potential buyers and sell your house more quickly.

Here are some planning tips if you're considering adding an outdoor entertainment area to your home in Westchester County, NY.

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Make the Most Out of Your Patio by Adding Outdoor Shades

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Create a three-season room by integrating a shading system into your outdoor area

Imagine creating the perfect outdoor entertainment space only to find it unusable when it gets too hot or cold. Let’s not forget the creepy crawlies that can spoil all the fun. But adding a shading system to your outdoor space can create a three-season room.

A three-season room allows you to enjoy your outdoor entertainment features throughout the year, regardless of the weather conditions.Read on to discover the benefits of having outdoor shades in your home in Greenwich, CT.

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Now Is The Time To Increase Your Home Security

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A Robust Smart Security System Deters the Growing Number of Burglaries, Protecting Your Home and Family

Connecticut has long been considered one of the safest states in the nation, boasting the fourth-lowest crime rate in the U.S. Unfortunately, times change, and 2022 has seen our state’s property crime rate increase dramatically. These crimes range from package thefts to major burglaries.

On March 15, 2022, residents were upstairs sleeping in their Greenwich, CT, home when thieves entered and stole several items. The thieves also targeted a second house, but they were unable to break in. The police are reminding residents to lock their doors and set their alarms. There has also been an uptick in car thefts. Today, home security is more important than ever.

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How Monitored Wi-Fi Installation Makes Your Life Easier

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Enjoy high-performance networking in your home with Wi-Fi monitoring

Nothing is worse than having a slow internet connection. When it happens, you may have to deal with video buffering while watching a 4K movie in your home theater. Or your smart technologies are slow to respond – or don’t respond at all! And browsing social media on your phone is like a nightmare when your Wi-Fi drops off. When the internet and Wi-Fi connection in your smart home are down, your entire household is affected.

But if you opt for Wi-Fi monitoring, many of these issues can be resolved quickly. Moreover, add enterprise-grade networking solutions to your home, and you’ll connect to all your smart-home integrated features simultaneously without system failures. The best part is that the system grows with your increasing networking needs.

Read on to discover how professional Wi-Fi installation improves how you interact with all the technologies in your Westchester County, NY, home.

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More Is Less? What It Means for Outdoor Audio

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Enjoy a Minimalistic Approach to Outdoor Entertainment with a Maximum Experience

With summer approaching, you want to spend more time outside. But only having a seating area in your outdoor living space isn’t enough to make it truly enjoyable. Instead, add premium entertainment features such as landscape speakers or an outdoor TV. Moreover, a shading system can extend your living space into the Great Outdoors for entertainment well into the evening. In addition, a strong Wi-Fi connection is a must to control all the connected entertainment features.

Read on to learn all the essential features to enjoy complete outdoor entertainment in your Greenwich, CT, residence.

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Enhance Your Media Experience with High-End Audio

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High-end audio can completely transform your movie-watching experience at home

A sound system is an essential feature of luxury homes, from dedicated listening rooms to immersive surround sound. Homeowners that love listening to music can’t complete their home without a high-performance audio system. It can completely transform your listening experience, and you can enjoy unprecedented audio quality.

If you’re contemplating whether or not to install an audio system into your Greenwich, CT, home, read on to find all the benefits of having high-end audio.

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Top 4 Reasons to Get a Home Theater Installation

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Get More Out of Your Entertainment With a Professional Installation

There are many ways to make your home more entertaining, but nothing beats the fun and enjoyment you get from a dedicated home theater. It gives you a cinematic feel in the comfort of your home, and you can even add automated features like in an actual cinema. With a professional installation you not only get high-performance audio video but an integrated space that is easy to use for the entire family. Find out the top four reasons that a home theater installation is a must-have addition for your Westchester County, NY, residence.

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4 Reasons Why You Should Work with a Home Network Installer

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Make your home’s cybersecurity a priority by hiring a home network installer

The world of smart homes has advanced significantly. The underlying requirement today for any home is a reliable home network that allows for devices to communicate efficiently with each other. Beyond having fast, robust signals, you’ll want a network that fiercely guards your information from third parties. This is why it’s vital to hire a professional home network installer for your Greenwich, CT home.

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Why Your Home Needs Outdoor Shades

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Create a whole new living space without building a new room with outdoor shades

We’ve often pointed out the many benefits of motorized shades to homeowners through our blogs. But did you know there are outdoor shades you can use in your smart home? Outdoor shades have a wide range of benefits to offer. From keeping out pesky bugs to regulating temperature, here are some of the reasons we recommend outdoor shades for our clients in Westchester County, NY.

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Protect Your Family and Property With a Smart Home Security System

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Put Your Trust in Us to Keep You Safe With Comprehensive Safety for Your Person, Property, and Privacy

Your home is a sanctuary, the one place where you can truly be yourself. Protecting the people and property you care for is a paramount responsibility. With a smart home security system, you can rest assured that the entire house is safe.

Regardless of where you live, there are many potential threats to the quiet and peace of your home life. Having the right set of sensors and proactive management helps minimize and prevent costly loss or damage to your prized possessions and sense of comfort.

A smart home security system from Digital Home Systems works to detect, deter, and de-escalate situations in and around your Harrison, NY home. Continue reading below to discover how you can have complete coverage.

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Enhance Your Outdoor Entertainment This Season

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Discover The Joy and Thrills Superior Audio, Video, and Lighting Bring to Your Backyard Gatherings

While it may not seem like it, the warmer months will soon be upon us. Now is the best time to start planning to make more of your property with an expertly installed outdoor entertainment system.

Your smart home furnishes you with the highest quality in audio and video indoors; there is no need to sacrifice this luxury as you spend more quality time outside. Our certified designers and integration team keep you comfortable and connected whether you are in the home theater or lounging on the gazebo.

Are you intrigued by the possibilities for your Darien, CT home this season? Read below to learn more.

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Parasol: The Benefits Of A Remote Monitoring System

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Offering Clients 24/7 Service and Support With Parasol

While service agreements and warranties exist to provide coverage for specific system malfunctions and issues, with a remote monitoring system, it is easier to keep track of the performance of your home automation system. Remote monitoring systems have access to your network devices to offer proactive maintenance that includes immediate troubleshooting and resolves issues immediately without requiring a professional to visit your home in Rye, NY. Through the OvrC ecosystem, we are able to manage every aspect of your system from installation through service for optimal performance.

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