And Enjoy Precise, Quiet, One-Tap Control of Natural Light for Years
Crestron is a momentous name in home automation, but we probably don’t have to tell you that. What you may not know is that Crestron also offers many other smart home technology products that transform the way you live and manage your home. A perfect example: Crestron motorized shades.
Crestron motorized window treatments are world-class, with options in style and functionality for any luxury Canton home. From minimalistic roller shades to dramatic draperies and everything in between, you won’t have to sacrifice your personal tastes for smarter window treatments.
Add that missing touch to your interiors with Crestron motorized shades and enjoy wide-ranging options in style and control. As a certified Crestron dealer, we can help. Get inspired below!
Keeping Your Activity Secure
In this highly connected world we live in, much of what we do is tracked. No one is lurking in the shadows snapping pictures of us like in old detective shows, but it’s far easier than that. Your smartphone tracks your location continuously, and a variety of apps for which you grant access to your information knows where you go and where you’ve been.
Now, most of you already know that much of your activity is being watched. Your browsing history is used to target advertising. Your Facebook activity is a fountain of information that may understand more about you than you do. Google and Apple Maps know where you go, by car and on foot. Yet, there's a tradeoff we make for sharing all this information. We get some beneficial, dependable, and free services like navigation around Brookhaven and Atlanta and just about anywhere in the world (remember when navigation devices cost hundreds of dollars?) and a host of other free information services we use without a second thought.
What does that have to do with home automation? Plenty. Keep reading for more.
Take Advantage of the Best Screens and Sound in the House for Productivity and Engagement
We're all still making adjustments to our lifestyle with the ongoing pandemic. And while some schools and workplaces are back in operation, suffice it to say that everything is not back exactly the way it was before.
During this timeframe, we have leaned heavily on technology for work, education, entertainment, and even fitness. We’re not here to claim technology is a substitute for in-person interaction. Still, as a longtime home technology integrator, we are here to make it as easy and seamless as possible to enable you to do all that you want to accomplish.
While everyone is working on desktops, laptops, tablets, and Chromebooks, we think there's an opportunity to leverage existing AV setups in your home for more flexible and engaging work, learning, and socializing. It’s easy to do, especially if you employ Crestron Home smart automation in your Roswell, GA home. Let's explore some scenarios below that you may not have thought about.
Get to Know Crestron’s New TSR-310 and HR-310 Remotes
Right now, many of us are hyper-focused on our home entertainment and automation systems since some of us aren’t venturing far beyond our property. Isn’t now the right time to optimize your automation and AV controls? Though hands-free control has grown more popular as we deal with the new coronavirus, sometimes nothing replaces the familiar control we get with a traditional remote control. Remote controls allow the tactile controls you’re used to, while backlighting features let you see how you’re navigating your remote, even if you’re watching in the dark.
Crestron released its TSR-310 and HR-310 remotes back in 2018, but Crestron home automation users enjoy their capabilities to this day. Click on our original blog post to learn more, and keep reading to learn some details about both remotes.
Crestron’s Commitment to Quality is Unique
Crestron is a company that is unique in the technology business, doing things just a little differently. Founded by George Feldstein in 1969, it has always stayed close to the founder's vision and character. Feldstein was an engineer, tinkerer, and stickler for quality and detail, and his presence is still felt at the company.
Crestron has always been known for high-end automation solutions. In the commercial space, Crestron automates scores of Fortune 500 corporate meeting and boardrooms, including high technology companies like Microsoft. In the residential market, their automation solutions can be found in the largest and most extensive properties, controlling a wide array of functions from climate to sophisticated audio and video distribution systems.
But there’s more to Crestron control systems that are core tenets of how the company operates. Read on to learn more about Crestron automation and why it could be the right choice for your Buckhead, GA home.
Let Us Help You Decide on Your Perfect Smart Home Ecosystem.
If you read any of our blogs, you know Georgia Home Theater represents a wide range of high-end home technology brands across audio, video, home automation, automated shading, lighting, and more. In smart home automation, we work with two top-tier solutions, Crestron and Control4. And on these pages, we’ve written extensively about why we think both are the most comprehensive systems available today for smart homes.
You may ask, where do Google Nest and their smart home ecosystem fit into what we do? First, many people love Nest thermostats and want them in their homes, both for their functionality and elegant design. They can be integrated well with a Control4 or Crestron system too.
But Google Nest ecosystem includes other smart home products, including smart cameras, video doorbells, and smart speakers. For some of our customers not looking for a full-blown home automation solution, these products are an excellent solution with a strong value proposition.
Here’s where Georgia Home Theater comes in. While the Google Nest product suite can be a DIY affair, not everyone likes to put all the pieces together or has the time to make it work correctly. In much the same way people have us to mount their TVs and set up AV control systems, as an expert smart home company we can also set up and integrate Google Nest products in your Roswell, GA home. We can ensure your Nest thermostat, smart cameras, and video doorbells work together to solve your home automation requirements.
Is Google Nest the right system for you? Keep reading to get to know more about these smart devices.
SEE ALSO: Why Working with a Smart Home Company is a Smart Move
Give Your Atlanta Business State-of-the-Art Collaboration and Communication Technology
In the 1960s, it was fashionable to talk about the "Nuclear Age.” In that era, nuclear energy painted a vision of a future with limitless power and even flying cars. The Nuclear Age never quite materialized but what blossomed after that time period was the Information Age.
The Information Age, as they say, changed everything. It has changed the speed of business radically with multimedia communication and telecommunication capabilities that make the 1960s look like the horse-and-buggy era. This means any organization, whether in business, education, medicine, or otherwise, needs to keep abreast of the latest information technologies. Information technology knocks down barriers across states, countries, and borders, so any organization has to stay competitive in our uber-connected world.
One way of staying competitive is with enterprise automation technology. Crestron is a leader in commercial and enterprise automation for organizations of all types. Keep reading to learn more about how to keep your Atlanta business competitive and productive in today's fast-paced business world.
Explore the Crestron Difference in Home Automation
For all intents and purposes, home automation technology is mainstream these days. A host of companies are making everything from smart light bulbs to thermostats to video doorbells, and many of them are connected to Google, Apple, and Amazon home automation platforms. While it seems like a recent phenomenon, in reality, home automation has been around for decades, and some companies have been at it longer than others.
Crestron is one such company and the one that practically invented home automation. Crestron started in 1971 building a variety of automated machines, and it began focusing on electronics control in the late 1980s with one of the first wireless remotes for commercial systems. The company's long history and focus on automation have made it a staple of control systems from corporate boardrooms to the largest homes.
As the premier smart home company in Metro Atlanta, Georgia Home Theater has years of experience designing and installing custom Crestron control system solutions for homeowners throughout the area. Read on to learn about three ways Crestron stands out from any other home automation solution.
Control the Sun and Enjoy the View at Your Midtown High-Rise Unit
If you have moved to Midtown Atlanta in the past few years, you have seen tremendous growth and improvement in this urban enclave. The Olympic Games in 1996 helped accelerate that growth, and the area boasts amenities like the Woodruff Arts Center, Atlantic Station, great restaurants and so much more.
You enjoy living in your modern urban high-rise, but come summer the hot southern sun streaming in your floor-to-ceiling view windows makes your air conditioning work overtime. It's easy enough to draw the curtains or shades, but you don't want to block the view. And continually opening and closing drapes and shades gets tiring. What's the solution? Motorized shades.
You might think that motorized shades might be limiting in style, too modern, or challenging to install in your space. We'd like to politely dispel all those notions here and show you how motorized shades will enhance your urban Atlanta living spaces.
Ready to learn more? Just keep reading.
Crestron’s Digital Media Distribution System Simplifies Your Home
Are you a minimalist type of person? Do you appreciate great design, but like everything clean and tidy, with form following function? Are you passionate about high-quality audio and video in your home?
We apologize for all the questions. But if you answered yes to all of the above – or even some of them – you might want to read further about digital media distribution systems for your home. If you think that a digital media distribution system sounds like something that belongs in an office building, you would not be wrong either.
Crestron is a company practically synonymous with home and commercial automation. Long before Amazon Alexa, Google Home, and other consumer home automation existed, Crestron was pioneering automation solutions for large residences, boardrooms, and conference centers for years. Crestron’s Digital Media Distribution system is a result of their extensive expertise in creating high-end audio-visual solutions.
What is it, and why might you want this Crestron automation solution for your Roswell-area home? If you have even a bit of a minimalist streak, read on to learn more.
Get to Know Crestron’s New TSR-310 and HR-310 Remotes
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Get to Know Crestron’s New TSR-310 and HR-310 Remotes
Our world is full of touchscreens. According to Statista stats portal, 2.8 billion touchscreen devices were shipped worldwide in 2016 alone. You have to work hard these days to find a human being on the planet that hasn’t been exposed to one. The reason is straightforward: Touchscreens present intuitive interfaces for people to accomplish tasks without resorting to a help manual. The smartphone in our pocket proves that they work for a host of applications.
As much as we all love touchscreens, there are some times when they are not always the best control experience. Touchscreens require us to look at the screen to make a choice or perform a gesture.
When it comes to A/V control, the majority of remotes still have real buttons. Vendors have added app control to smart devices – from sophisticated devices like A/V receivers to simpler ones like Roku Streamers – to extend the control capabilities and allow for an alternative form of control. There are people, particularly of younger generations that grew up with touchscreens, that might prefer the smartphone as a remote control, as it is virtually always with you.
For A/V control, sometimes the touchscreen is not the best option. For many people, adjusting the volume is easier by feeling for the right button on a hard-button remote. That way, you don’t have to look down at a screen or light up a darkened room during a movie. Transport functions like play, pause, and fast forward can sometimes be more intuitive with real buttons too. Lastly, your smartphone is doing other things than remote control, and switching or starting apps for a simple function can be tedious.
Crestron has been in the A/V and home automation business since it began. They understand the control of devices and systems thoroughly. In this age of the screen, they still offer hard button remotes to allow the freedom to control your environment the way you want.
Read on to learn more about managing your A/V and home automation systems in the Roswell area with the the new, advanced TSR-310 and HR-310 remotes for your Crestron control system. These are not your average complicated remotes though – they are designed to be customized for you.
Crestron Mercury Can Take Your Meeting Space From Old to State-of-the-Art
You may recall the early days of video conferencing. It wasn’t that long ago. Video conferencing has been around in some form since the 1980s, but it was an expensive, slow, and often tedious experience. The equipment was bulky and complicated to operate, the video was grainy, and your meeting could include video or audio, just not both at the same time. It was often easier to default to a phone call.
Fast forward to modern times, where almost every smartphone has the camera and audio capability to make an excellent videoconference device. Today it's easy and often free-to-use collaboration solutions from laptops and mobile devices, with excellent video resolution and audio capabilities thanks to today’s powerful and sophisticated hardware and software. A host of collaboration applications like Zoom, Slack, Microsoft’s Skype, Google’s Hangouts, GoToMeeting, and many others offer the ability to see and hear the other party, as well as share just about any digital information from a computer and collaborate on it in real-time.
That’s great for the individual in an office – or on a beach – but what about getting a group together in the conference room? The dynamic is different, as your group may be collaborating with another group in another part of your company, or it can be a client or partner on the other side of the world. We want the same ease of use from our laptops and mobile devices when we are meeting and collaborating in a group setting.
If you’ve heard of the term BYOD (bring your own device), it means that workers want to use the tools they use every day – laptops, tablets, and smartphones – for business collaboration, without having to learn complicated new software or processes. If you’re stuck with yesterday’s technology in your conference rooms, you’re not set up for today’s fast-paced collaboration. If all you have in your conference room is a speakerphone, then you have an excellent opportunity to upgrade.
Crestron, a long-time leader in both home and commercial automation, has the solution to modernize your Alpharetta or Midtown meeting spaces instantly. Crestron Mercury is an integrated hardware and software solution that can bring your conference room into the 21st century.
Ready to see how Crestron automation can elevate your conference room right now? Just keep reading.