Modern Videoconference Systems Make it Easy To Collaborate

Not so many years ago, video conferencing could be an expensive and frustrating tool. Connections would fail, audio would pause and drop out, and video feeds would freeze and stutter. The memory of such experiences still keeps some people from using video conferencing for meetings and collaboration, relying on tried and true methods like emails, file sharing, and the good old telephone.

Explore all the Festive Features of Lutron Lighting Control

Whether you’re taking it easy with a few loved ones this holiday season or preparing your home for a large gathering of friends and family, turn your festivities up a notch with Lutron lighting control. From convenience and energy savings to comfort and luxury, Lutron lighting solutions provide an array of features that will make your holiday easier so that you can focus on what really matters. And here’s a great perk: These lighting control features will continue to elevate your lifestyle in Laguna Beach, CA after the holidays, too. Read on to learn more about what Lutron lighting control can do for your home this holiday.

Why You Need a Smarter Security System

Security systems have been around for a long time. At their most basic levels, they provided some amount of peace of mind that something is monitoring your house when you’re away. Security was accomplished by sensors attached to windows and doors, and a control system that could be armed and disarmed. When armed, the system could notify a monitoring center about a door or window that has been opened (or broken) when it wasn’t expected. We are all likely familiar with these. Let’s say these systems were not very smart. After all, they could be fairly cryptic. Sometimes they might illuminate a light on a panel that corresponded to a door. If you had multiple outside doors in a large house, you would need a cheat sheet to know which one. Typically not something you have on you when the monitoring company calls you to say the number 6 door has been opened with the system armed. Thanks to today’s electronics, smart sensors, software, and cloud connectivity, current security systems have graduate degrees compared to yesterday’s elementary-educated products. Let’s look at some of the ways that smart security systems are so much more useful while offering intelligent protection for your Costa Mesa property.

Remodeling Project? It’s a Perfect Time To Add Smart Home Automation

  Renovations are about bringing an older property up to current layout, lifestyle, and aesthetic trends.  If you’re doing a remodeling project for a client or a spec home, the renovation process is an opportune time to include the latest smart home technology.  According to a recent Houzz survey, over a quarter of renovating homeowners were prioritizing smart technology in their projects. With the renovation, you should also consider upgrading a home’s technology to modern standards.  With that in mind, here are three smart home automation upgrades for your next Newport Beach remodel project.