What Day-to-Day Living Looks Like in a Smart Home

From Morning to Noon to Evening, Smart Home Automation Enhances Your Lifestyle

By now, you’ve certainly heard of smart home technology. In fact, you probably have some smart devices in your home – a few smart light bulbs, a video doorbell, or motorized shades in a room. Still, there’s so much more to enjoy! Smart home automation, when fully realized, gives you complete one-touch access and control of every connected technology in your home. It transforms your day-to-day life like never before.

Instead of assuming what living in a smart home looks like, why not discover what each day holds when you have a home automation system in your Bay Area home? In this blog, we’ll go through a typical day in a smart home. Keep reading for all the details.

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How Lighting Automation Lets You Set a Scene in Every Room

4 Rooms in Your Home That Will Benefit from Smart Lighting

My, how things have changed over the years! As technology has woven into most aspects of our lives, it’s made our day-to-day so much easier – even more luxurious. Today, we have smart TVs, smartphones, smartwatches, and even smart cars. By touching an icon or button, we have instant and comprehensive control over the technology that makes our lives so enjoyable. The same is true for smart homes. They add a level of luxury you haven’t experienced before.

Lighting automation is one of the most impressive smart technologies of our age. Not only does it give you complete control of the lights anywhere in your home without manually flipping a switch, but you can set “scenes” for each room, so your lights operate automatically. Keep reading to see how four rooms in your Bay Area home in California can benefit from lighting automation.

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Why You Need A Smart Home Integrator for Your New Build

The Importance of Using a Home Automation Design Company Before Building Your New Home  

Smart technology has become quite popular over the past decadeMillions of homeowners across the country, including businesses, are installing smart products in their buildings. And it’s a technology that isn’t going away. In fact, it’s multi-billion-dollar industry that keeps growing. According to Statista, global smart home revenues are expected to reach $176 billion by 2025.  

If you are building a new home, you are in the prime place to take advantage of home automation design as the walls go up. Unlike those with existing homes, you can start with clean slate and take advantage of all that smart home automation has to offer – without the need to “retrofit” anything.  

Keep reading to discover the smart technologies you can have in your Bay Area home, as well as why you need a smart integrator early in the building process.    

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Do You Want the Whole Outdoor Entertainment Package?

Learn How to Turn Your Backyard Into an Impressive Place for Music, Movies, and Entertaining 

Go big at home with a comprehensive outdoor entertainment system! It’s the only way to fully enjoy music, movies, and your favorite TV programs while spending time in the great outdoors. After all, why should entertainment be confined to your home theater? With outdoor audio-video, you can expand and change up your entertainment space. 

You may say, “I already have an outdoor TV and speaker system.” But do you really have properly installed and premium system at your Bay Area home? To find out, keep reading our blog for the latest and greatest innovations in outdoor entertainment technology.  

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How Control4 Lighting Automation Works

Your Guide to Smart Lighting with a Control4 System

Once you’ve upgraded to lighting automation, it’s hard to go back to regular on/off light switches. Smart lighting with a system like Control4 gives you complete control of your home’s atmosphere, creating the ideal mood for every activity.

Custom settings like “Entertain” can adjust your lights to a comfortable glow for dinner parties with all the right fixtures turned on. “Bedtime” may tune the lights to a soft golden hue, and “Good Night” will turn the entire house off at once.

But how does lighting automation actually work? If you’re curious for your Bay Area home, we break down how we install Control4 smart lighting below.

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4 Ways A Savant Smart Home Makes Your Life More Luxurious

Take Control of the Technologies in Your Home with Help from a Leading Savant Dealer  

Do you have everything you need to enjoy a luxurious lifestyle? You may have beautiful hardwood floors, marble countertops, custom cabinetry, and all the fine décor to make your home look like something out of a magazine, but are you taking advantage of smart technologies?  

Although you think you’re enjoying today’s modern conveniencesthey require more work than you realize. There’s a lot of upanddown activity that goes into living harmoniously with your home – from adjusting the lights and window treatments to using multiple remotes for your AV system. Upgrade your home and your lifestyle with a Savant smart home system. As a premier Savant dealer in the Bay Area, Hermary’s ensures you have a luxurious, lovable, and livable smart home.  

Read more to discover the top four ways home automation improves your lifestyle.  

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Does Your Home Theater Design Need These 4 Upgrades?

How to Capitalize on the Latest Home Entertainment Technologies of 2021

Home theater technologies are always changing and improving. What was “cool” years ago is out of date today. So, if you built your home theater five or ten years ago, it’s likely that you’re using outmoded technology. To ensure you have a private home cinema that provides the luxurious and immersive experience you want, it’s important to stay up to date with the latest home theater design trends.  

When you do, you’ll watch movies that come to life in ultra-high definitionhear everything in high-end surround sound that puts you in the center of the action, and enjoy amazing control of everything from the comfort of your theater seats. If you think you have luxury home theater in the Bay Area, read this blog to see if you can check off all the boxes.  

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How Integrators Help Designers and Builders Create Smarter Homes

Work with an Experienced Smart Home Integrator to Design and Install Audio-Video Systems  

Home automation is advancing at lightning speeds. More and more homeowners want to make their homes smarter – whether that’s adding a smart doorbell, lighting control, motorized shades, or a robust whole-home audio-video system. The takeaway for you? As a designer, builder, or architect, you’ll find that smart home systems improve your bottom line! In fact, smart home technology is a multi-billion-dollar industry that increases revenue and growth for your business.  

According to Digital Media Solutions, the most popular smart products in 2019 were video entertainment systems and speakers – occupying 60% of the smart home market. Adding smart audio-video systems to your service is a smart decision. Hermary’s can help you because we’ve been installing home technologies for decades.  

Keep reading to discover the benefits of using a smart home integrator for your next major renovation or new build.  

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3 Mistakes to Avoid with a Home Theater Sound System

How to Achieve the High-End Surround Sound You Want in Your Private Cinema

You want your home theater to be the coveted entertainment hub of your home. With custom décor and luxury theater seats, a big-screen TV or projector/screen system, and a powerful sound system, your private cinema should be designed to whisk you away into another world. While some homeowners know how to select the best décor and seats, as well as the display, they fall short when it comes to a home theater sound system.

It’s not that they want a subpar system. Instead, they lack the correct information to ensure amazing sound quality. In this blog, we’ll highlight the three mistakes to avoid – as well as the best choice – when designing a sound system for your home theater in the Bay Area.

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Smart Security Makes Your Home Less Appealing to Intruders

How Lighting and Surveillance Cameras Improve Your Home Security System

Bring to light what is hidden in darkness. That’s what happens when you have a home security system that incorporates a smart lighting, surveillance cameras, and advanced recorders. No matter where an intruder tries to hide, your system will see, record, and send them scurrying.

In an age when threats seem to be all around us, you don’t need to live in fear. A smart security system puts your mind at ease by virtually eliminating those things that keep you up at night. Keep reading to learn how smart lights and cameras add a level of security to your home in the Bay Area.

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4 Good Reasons to Switch to Ruckus Home Networking

Looking to Improve Your Home Wi-Fi in the Bay Area?

Wi-Fi is nearly as essential to our modern lifestyles as electricity, even more commonplace than cable and landline phones. That may sound dramatic, but many of us wouldn’t be able to work or communicate without it.

But oddly, where many people would immediately fix problems with household appliances and systems, we let our Wi-Fi run poorly for months, even years. If you’re struggling to get a signal in certain areas of your home, experiencing dropped or slow connections, or having to restart your router over and over—why haven’t you upgraded your home networking yet?

With more wireless devices in your home, you’re generating larger volumes of traffic. If you have phones, TVs, speakers, computers, and smart devices connecting to your Wi-Fi, you could benefit from a Ruckus home networking system.

But what is Ruckus, and why is it better than your existing router? Find out below to see how Ruckus can help your Bay Area home.

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Multiroom Video: Watch What You Want, Where You Want

Multiroom Video Distribution Sends Content to Any or All Rooms With a Touch Of A Button

The streaming content revolution has increased our viewing options tenfold. When you add traditional sources such as cable TV, DVD, Blu-Ray, and video servers, managing the content can be ungainly. You want to have the luxury and convenience of watching any of the sources in any room. Rather than have multiple sources cluttering up each space or restarting a show when you move from the bedroom, you need a simple, straightforward solution.

A multiroom video distribution system provides a centralized approach to deliver content to any or all rooms of your Bay Area smart home.

Are you looking to enjoy your content anywhere in the house with one easy control? Read more to find out how a multiroom video system can make it happen.

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