3 Ways Crestron Addresses Today’s Most Popular Smart Home Trends
Crestron Continues to Set the Bar for Smart Home Innovation
Crestron is a company with a long history in home and commercial automation and is universally recognized as a pioneer and innovator in the space. But today, a myriad of options exist in smart home technology, from DIY solutions to other professionally installed systems.
Using its expertise in both residential and commercial settings, Crestron has continued to innovate in smart home systems. In particular, three highly sought-after features in today's homes – home offices, video conferencing, and whole-home media systems – play perfectly with Crestron's expertise in all these areas in the commercial space.
As a leading Crestron dealer in Kennesaw and the Metro Atlanta area, GHT Group recommends Crestron solutions for sophisticated homes that demand solutions with commercial-quality performance. Let’s take a closer look at three popular areas where Crestron solutions excel.
The pandemic drove many high-level professionals to work from home. When working from home is an all-day thing, the supporting cast of equipment must be up to par. Many homeowners are allocating more space to areas for working and learning from home. Even when the pandemic recedes, many companies plan hybrid work models where people may work either part-time or permanently from the house. Crestron's experience in enterprise AV fits perfectly with this new reality. New solutions like Crestron's desktop UC-MM30 device pairs high-quality audio conferencing with the power of Crestron Home to give the home office user easy access to lighting, powered shading, temperature, and more. Other solutions integrate popular collaboration platforms like Microsoft Teams and Zoom, enabling the home office to have the same level of capability as a business conference room.
Living Room Conferencing
Over the past year, many families and friends kept in touch virtually as gatherings and travel were restricted. Even when the pandemic has passed, this trend will continue for the sheer convenience of staying in touch, especially with those far away. Crestron introduced HomeTime to fit this need perfectly. Leveraging the power of Crestron's home automation and AV control systems, it brought video conferencing away from a small tablet or laptop into the living room so the whole family could participate, with high-quality video and audio for a more realistic virtual experience.
Whole-Home Audio Video
As people spent more time at home, they consumed much more audio and video entertainment. For example, streaming music subscriptions grew over 20% in 2020, the largest single-year increase ever. New video streaming services like Apple TV+ and Disney+ that launched just before the pandemic also saw explosive growth, along with industry giants like Netflix. Home entertainment created an increased demand for higher quality audio and video solutions with high ease-of-use. Crestron has long excelled in sophisticated audio and video distribution and control systems for boardrooms and commercial facilities, and their residential solutions feature the same scalability and quality. Crestron DigitalMedia home audio and video solutions let homeowners enjoy all types of sources – streaming, cable, satellite, media libraries, and more – throughout the largest properties with 4K video and lossless high-resolution audio quality.
GHT Group is your local Metro Atlanta Crestron dealer, ready to outfit your home with the latest smart home features for work and play. To learn more, call us at (770) 955-8909, contact us here, or use the chat box below to connect with us right away. We look forward to working with you!