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Make Holiday Entertaining Easy with a Crestron Control System

Relax and Let Home Automation Do Some of the Work

Make Holiday Entertaining Easy with a Crestron Control System

The holidays are coming around, and we always look forward to that time to refresh, recharge, and celebrate with family and friends. But as we all know, the holidays can be stressful, too. Shopping, traffic, cooking, and rushing to get the house ready for entertaining guests can take a toll.


GHT Group would like to suggest that you let home technology take a bit of the stress out of the holidays. A Crestron control system can automate routine tasks and even add some flair to this holiday season in Dunwoody.

If thinking about the holidays is already elevating your blood pressure, we invite you to take a few minutes and read the rest of this blog. If it sparks a few ideas for a calmer, happier holiday, we’re here to help with the tech side.

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Manage the Lights

The holidays involve a lot of lights. While we aren’t able to help with stringing your fiddly tree lights, we do have solutions to take control of all your other lighting. Set the stage for holiday entertaining with perfect layers of light in your home. Crestron lighting control places control in the palm of your hand. One touch can set all your lights correctly without walking from room to room. Light the kitchen for prep and serving, dim the dining area just so, and illuminate your living spaces with warm light hues. Make sure the powder room is appropriately lit to make it easy to find for guests.

Outside, Crestron lighting control can turn on the holiday and landscape lights for an inviting and safer arrival for your guests. You can even have lights at a dim setting during the afternoon then make them brighter in the evening. You can control lights manually via a Crestron touchscreen, an app on your smartphone or tablet, or dedicated custom etched keypads on the wall. Alternatively, you can automate the process by designating an automated schedule. At the end of the night, you can save on energy costs by turning all non-essential lights off automatically.


Let the Music Flow

What's better than holiday music to go with perfect holiday lights? With a Crestron whole-home audio system, you can synchronize the music across every area of the house. If the Atlanta weather doesn’t turn too chilly this holiday, let your guests roam outside and the music with follow them with your outdoor speakers.

There’s no need to fiddle with multiple remote controls and various system settings. Crestron’s Sonnex audio distribution system gives you one interface on a remote or touchscreen to call up your holiday playlists and easily control the volume in every zone. If the kids are in another room and want to hear something different, they can. What’s more, that music can come from a variety of sources - your own curated library or popular streaming services like Pandora, Apple Music, and Spotify.

Get Comfortable

Crestron control systems are supremely powerful and flexible. With automated window treatments, your windows will let in just the right level of natural light. When it's dark, raise them to show off the beautiful holiday light decorations outside. With Crestron smart thermostats, the party can stay cozy but not too warm or cold, with the temperature automatically reacting to sensors in the entertaining areas. All of these comfort-creating features can combine with lighting and entertainment to set the perfect ambiance for your guests.


A Crestron control system can’t cook, wrap gifts, or send holiday cards – at least not yet. But it can certainly make your home more inviting and easier to manage for all your holiday activities. We invite you to learn more at the Crestron experience in our Marietta showroom, reach out using our contact form, or chat below to quickly connect with one of our Crestron experts. Here’s to a happy and healthy holiday season, with a little assist from technology.

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