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4 Ways to Personalize your Smart Home Experience

4 Ways to Personalize your Smart Home Experience

Technology is advancing at a rapid pace, and so are the expectations of customers from the wonders that it can do. Moreover, this technological advancement is not limited to one industry but shapes everything, including homes.    Today, homeowners want control...

Top Reasons Builders Love Smart Home Technology

Top Reasons Builders Love Smart Home Technology

Homeowners are increasingly becoming more energy dependent due to which builders need to think of modern ways to stay relevant to their needs. To create a live-in ready home, architects and builders must consider smart home design, smart lighting, AV, HVAC, and more....

Get Custom Made & Personalized Design for Your Home

Get Custom Made & Personalized Design for Your Home

Transform your home into the home of your dreams with the help of the best home automation services and solutions providers. The best upgrade for your home is the smart home automation that will allow you to transform every section of your place at a push of a button...

Tips to Enhance Home Security for New Homeowners

Tips to Enhance Home Security for New Homeowners

If you are a new homeowner, you need to ensure the safety of your place. But the legacy ways of keeping your home safe are no longer valid and helpful in safeguarding your belongings today. With the growing advancement in technology, burglars have become smart, and so...

Top Benefits and Impact of a Smart Lighting Installation

Top Benefits and Impact of a Smart Lighting Installation

The rapidly changing technology has been transforming the world for a long time. Many trends have come across industries in recent times, even for homes. Whether it is the car you drive, the mobile phone you use, or the place you work in; technology is shaping...

Why is smart home integration important?

Why is smart home integration important?

In the past few years, smart home technology has become a household norm. Many new homeowners and builders are adopting smart home technology and are investing in smart home integration. Smart home integration market is growing as consumers are increasingly looking...

Top 5 Home Theater Trends for 2022

Top 5 Home Theater Trends for 2022

The lifestyles have changed over the last years due to the covid pandemic, making way for the new normal way of living. Today, most of the cinema theaters have reopened globally, but not many people are comfortable spending 3 hours with a lot of people in an enclosed...

Top Home Automation Ideas for 2022

Top Home Automation Ideas for 2022

With the rise in smart home devices on the market, home automation is no longer a far-away dream. The market is brimming with smart automation devices, but not many homeowners have jumped on the bandwagon and enhanced the level of comfort in their homes. It’s time for...

3 Expensive Energy Habits to Ditch Right Now

3 Expensive Energy Habits to Ditch Right Now

Today, homeowners are more conscious than ever of how they use the energy inside their homes. It could be simply by turning off the lights, air conditioner, or any appliance at the time of leaving a room or by switching to energy-efficient LED bulbs.   Here are some...

When DIY Doesn’t Cut It: How an AV Expert Can Help

When DIY Doesn’t Cut It: How an AV Expert Can Help

While many of us enjoy a good DIY project, when it comes to home AV projects and solutions, such as TVs, speakers, smart doorbells, thermostats, and everything in between, it’s almost always worth hiring an AV professional to help with the job. While there are...

The Best Audio Systems for Theater-Like Sound

The Best Audio Systems for Theater-Like Sound

To achieve the perfect home theater, there are two main technology components to consider: the television and the audio system. The perfect home television needs to be the perfect size for the space with a crystal-clear picture.   Options for televisions are...

How Security Cameras Bring Peace of Mind

How Security Cameras Bring Peace of Mind

When people think of security cameras, they picture the grainy, almost unusable footage from a convenience store robbery. Today’s surveillance cameras have improved exponentially, with resolutions at high-definition or even 4K. Some high-tech security cameras can...

How to Integrate Technology with Interior Design

How to Integrate Technology with Interior Design

When designing a new home, it’s fairly common for technology to be an afterthought rather than a primary focus in the process. TVs, speakers, and electronics are often only thought about after all the design elements (paint colors, flooring, trim work, furniture,...

3 Underrated Benefits of a Smart Thermostat

3 Underrated Benefits of a Smart Thermostat

Smart thermostats are popular in WiFi-connected homes, allowing you to adjust the temperature of your home from your smartphone or other digital device and, more importantly, to save money on utility costs. The demand for smart thermostats is growing due to their WiFi...

Tips to Protect your Smart Home from Hackers

Tips to Protect your Smart Home from Hackers

Smart home setups, and smart home integrations devices have undoubtedly made our lives a lot easier and comfortable. But all that comes with perks can have their share of risks too. Smart devices are networked computers and connect with the locks, shades, televisions,...

Navigating the Many Options for Media Streaming

Navigating the Many Options for Media Streaming

HDMI sticks, media players, Blu-ray players, and even TVs, are standard for streaming content. These powerful devices deliver a wide range of content on-demand, from the latest TV shows and movies to music to photos to YouTube videos — and more. Many companies have...

3 Ways to Make Your TV’s Black Boxes Disappear

3 Ways to Make Your TV’s Black Boxes Disappear

TVs keep getting flatter and skinnier — some are almost as thin as wallpaper! But we still have devices that need to be plugged into them that must live somewhere. You don’t want to have the look of a clean and elegantly mounted TV ruined by exposed wires attached to...

What Is IoT, and How Can You Implement It Into Your Home?

What Is IoT, and How Can You Implement It Into Your Home?

The “internet of things” (IoT) is a catch-all term for devices that are connected to the internet and exchange or communicate information. Until fairly recently, IoT was primarily reserved to describe applications in commercial, industrial, or infrastructure sectors....

How Circadian Lighting Improves Sleep and Energy Levels

How Circadian Lighting Improves Sleep and Energy Levels

Circadian rhythm is our body’s internal clock that tells us when it is time to sleep or wake, depending on the light levels and the signals our eyes send to our brain. These days, most of our daily light exposure comes from artificial lighting, either in our homes or...

Perks a Professional can bring to your Home Theater

Perks a Professional can bring to your Home Theater

If you are considering home theater installation, there are many benefits that a professional can bring to your theater. No matter if you are considering a DIY  home theater installation or giving it a shot on your own, there are many critical things that you must...

Building a Home That’s Smart, Inside and Outside

Building a Home That’s Smart, Inside and Outside

Today’s home building and design processes tend to be more focused on the interior of the home. People often don’t give a lot of thought to the exterior until much later in the process. That is especially true when it comes to outdoor technology. If you want to add...

Adding Comfort to Outdoor Spaces with Motorized Shades

Adding Comfort to Outdoor Spaces with Motorized Shades

While it’s probably safe to say that most of us enjoy spending time in the backyard when the weather is nice, that can quickly turn miserable if you end up just baking in the sun. Motorized shades not only add shade to your outdoor environment, but also give you the...

Key Considerations for Smart Home Design

Key Considerations for Smart Home Design

If it’s you who will be designing the home, or you are planning to get your home transformed by a smart home designer, there are some key considerations that you must keep in mind. A smart home designer must look at as many details as possible, closely, to ensure that...

Benefits of Smart Door Locks

Benefits of Smart Door Locks

Smart door locks are one of the new technological advancements smart homes are starting to utilize more often. If you’re tired of losing your house key, looking for added security, want your kids to be able to access the home when you’re not home or want to let guests...

Planning for a Dedicated Home Theater

Planning for a Dedicated Home Theater

Dedicated home theaters, designed for watching content on the big screen, bring the cinematic experience into the comfort of your own home. These rooms are becoming increasingly popular with new technologies, allowing you to personalize the lighting, seating, sound,...

Benefits of a Lighting Control System

Benefits of a Lighting Control System

Lights are one of the main products we use in our homes every day and yet controlling them has evolved a lot since the invention of the light switch. Lighting control systems are networked systems of devices that allow you to control lights from a remote location or...

The Importance of a Strong Home Network

The Importance of a Strong Home Network

A home network is a group of devices such as phones, tablets, computers, smart home technology, and gaming systems that connect to the internet and each other. By interconnecting, the devices can communicate with each other while in the vicinity of the home. A home...

Things to Consider When Selecting an Integrator

Things to Consider When Selecting an Integrator

With technology in the home becoming increasingly popular, it’s important to make sure your smart home and audiovisual technologies are integrated together with other sub-systems for maximum efficiency and simplicity. A custom integrator, otherwise known as a custom...

Want to Go Green? Smart Home Design is the Way for You!

Want to Go Green? Smart Home Design is the Way for You!

Smart home technology has not only made life comfortable but also introduced the world to multiple ways of making eco-friendly choices daily. If you are wondering how a smart home can help you have an environmentally conscious lifestyle, this article is just for you. ...

How Smart Shading Can Get You Ready for Fall

How Smart Shading Can Get You Ready for Fall

Vacation is over, back to school is getting closer and closer, and for some reason the world seems to expect a lot out of people come fall, even though most of us are still recovering from the long, fun-filled summer months. There’s one new thing everybody should put...

Why You Need to Upgrade to a Home Audio System

Why You Need to Upgrade to a Home Audio System

Sound is special. It’s the difference between watching somebody strum a weird wooden shape and listening to somebody perform Bach on bass guitar.   The importance of sound isn’t just limited to concert performances or watching your kid’s school band play...

Open Up to Smart Shade Options

Open Up to Smart Shade Options

Summer is exciting for many reasons: No distance or in-person school, beach vacations, poolside staycations, and of course, the warm weather. But what about when you are inside and want to keep some of that sunlight out?   That’s what smart shades are for!  ...

It’s Summer Movie Season: Prepare Your Home Theater!

It’s Summer Movie Season: Prepare Your Home Theater!

It’s summer movie season, and that means it’s time to recline those seats, pop some popcorn, and figure out who gets to choose the first film for summer movie nights!    The best part of having a home theater is that you don’t have to leave your house for amazing...

Checklist: Is Your Backyard Tech Ready for Summer?

Checklist: Is Your Backyard Tech Ready for Summer?

Summertime backyard barbecues are a blast, but tech-powered backyard entertainment centers are even more exciting.    There’s no better way to celebrate the summer than by dedicating some time to revamping your outdoor area. Custom integration isn’t bound by the...

3 Questions to Guide You to Select the Right Projector

3 Questions to Guide You to Select the Right Projector

Different projectors are designed for different uses. Whether you’re hosting a moving night or leading a business meeting, a big-screen projector with vivid color output leaves a lasting impression. For movie aficionados and gamers, a projector offers a larger screen...

How Smart Shades Can Brighten Your Life

How Smart Shades Can Brighten Your Life

It’s time to stop living in the dark.    Indoor dwellings have long given us the power to control how light enters our lives. And now, with the advent of smart shades, homeowners have more control over their shading and lighting than ever.  All of us at ETC are...

5 Questions to Answer Before Buying Hi-Fi Speakers

5 Questions to Answer Before Buying Hi-Fi Speakers

After the dust has settled on the rest of your smart home installations, there’s probably still a spot left in your heart for something that really makes your home pop, your 4K home theater content sing, and your vinyl and hi-fi audio really rip. That’s what new...

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Outdoor TVs

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Outdoor TVs

It’s time to talk about outdoor TVs.    Patios, porches, sunrooms, and even poolside, outdoor TVs let you bring the big game — or the latest blockbuster — to areas of your home that were previously TV-less. They can add a new element of entertainment to your...

Top 3 Reasons Why You Must Get a Smart Home Design

Top 3 Reasons Why You Must Get a Smart Home Design

Technology is advancing at an unprecedented pace, which has made having a smart home a necessity. Gone are the days, when smart homes used to belong only to the richest families with luxurious lifestyles. Today connected smart home design has become a significant part...

5 Smart Home Trends to watch in 2021

5 Smart Home Trends to watch in 2021

Smart home innovations and connected smart home systems have gone from baby steps to one giant leap. This year will witness many new trends that will change the very concept of what we call ‘home’. We are here with the 5 most likely trends in smart home design and...

Top Home Theater Installation Trends of 2021!

Top Home Theater Installation Trends of 2021!

Pandemic restrictions are in place in many parts of the world. So, home theaters have become a popular way for people to enjoy the luxuries of the movies from the comfort of their home.   An increased number of people invested in home theater installation in 2020 and...

The Importance of Professional Home Security Installation

The Importance of Professional Home Security Installation

Do you want to lead a peaceful life? It for sure all depends on the safety of your loved ones and home. Well for this a professional home security installation is the best way to keep everything precious to you, and the ones who matter to you the most, safe and...

5 Benefits of Having A Home Theater Installation

5 Benefits of Having A Home Theater Installation

Staying home is bliss and getting entertained right from the comfort of your couch is even better. Have you ever thought about getting a home theater installation and being one of those top-notch West Palm Beach Smart Homes? If not yet, you’ll be amazed at what you’re...

Home Theaters and Multi-Functional Media Rooms

Home Theaters and Multi-Functional Media Rooms

The term media room has evolved into a generic definition for a multipurpose space that is outfitted with a large flat-screen television, surround sound and cozy seating. Friends congregate there to watch the big game. Families go there to watch a movie together. It's...

Five Benefits of Home Automation

Five Benefits of Home Automation

  Home Automation systems. What is not to love about automatically being able to control your lighting system, managing your security system, and automatically having your appliances turn on and off while away. Home automation is the latest craze among homeowners...

Home Lighting Control in West Palm Beach | Types of Light Bulbs

The prospect of being able to control the lighting in your house from anywhere is incredibly appealing. It’s the reason why lighting control systems have become so popular. When it comes to a lighting system though, the type of light bulb you use is just as important...

Home Surveillance in West Palm Beach | Home Surveillance Cameras

Home Surveillance in West Palm Beach | Home Surveillance Cameras

While we know that you can’t always be home, there are many things in your home that you want to protect. While standard security systems can be effective, they don’t allow you to actually watch your home when you are not around. Peace of Mind We will start with the...

Smart Home in West Palm Beach | Smart Home 101

Smart Home in West Palm Beach | Smart Home 101

So you have decided that you want to turn your home into a smart home. Congratulations! Smart homes are not only more convenient, they are safer and can save you significant amounts of money. Making the most out of a smart home requires more than just deciding to do...

Home Lighting Control in West Palm Beach | HLC Benefits

Home Lighting Control in West Palm Beach | HLC Benefits

Lighting control is one of many home automation features that can make your life easier. Not only can it improve overall comfort and functionality it can actually help you save money on your electric bill. Let’s take a look at some of the reasons why you should use...

A Truly Versatile Outdoor Home Theater System

A Truly Versatile Outdoor Home Theater System

Dedicated home theater space is no longer a requirement for a home theater. In fact, the new outdoor theater screens are almost completely customizable and feature all the new technology available inside your home but now can be placed almost anywhere outside. We...

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