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When Is the Best Time to Add a Lighting Control System to a Home?

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At what phase should builders, architects, and homeowners think about adding smart lighting?

Lighting control is one of the most useful and convenient smart technologies to integrate into Dallas, TX homes. For homeowners, lighting control brings energy savings, privacy, natural light control, and convenience into their lives. For builders and architects, including integrated lighting control in home project contracts adds significant value for clients seeking more automation and customization in their new homes.

The traditional thinking was that new construction was the best time to install a lighting control system due to the in-wall and in-ceiling wiring required. But leading brands like Lutron have made smart lighting accessible to homeowners in all stages of the game — new builds, remodels, renovations, and retrofits.

With Lutron, there is no “best” time to add lighting control — Lutron offers several systems that make installation easy at any phase of a home project. Keep reading to learn more.

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5 Ways Motorized Shades Add Value to Homes in Austin

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Explore the wellness, energy-saving, and home protection benefits of automated shades

Motorized shades have significant value in residential homes beyond covering windows. They lower heating and cooling bills, improve home comfort, and add aesthetic appeal to a home’s interiors, among other things. Motorized blinds and shades are also incredibly easy to manage and control with a smart device like a smartphone app, remote, or touchscreen tablet. Homeowners who want a hands-off experience can build custom schedules forraising and lowering shades throughout the day. 

Homebuilders, architects, and interior designers can benefit from offering whole-home shading installations as part of the service contract for new builds, retrofits, and renovations. Homeowners will appreciate the convenience of not having to worry about arranging and paying for a second job or picking out and installing window coverings themselves.

If you’re a homeowner or trade professional in Austin, TX, keep reading to learn five ways motorized window treatments add value to your home!

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Partner with an Integrator to Build Safer Houses from the Ground Up

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Buying a house with an integrated security system holds appeal with new homeowners

Home security is always in high demand. What if you could let your Houston, TX, clients know that their new homes would be safe and secure from the day they move in and beyond? 

Partnering with an experienced security integrator to install integrated security systems in new home builds is a boon for your business and clients. You have the chance to add value to your services and set your business apart from other builders and developers. Meanwhile, homeowners have the opportunity to receive a modern smart security system equipped with the latest technologies for proactive home security.

Keep reading to learn why you should consider partnering with a security integrator for new builds. 

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Make Your Smart Home Uniquely Yours With Control4’s OS3 Upgrade

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The Exciting New Features, Functions, and High-Resolution Audio Support Brings a New Dimension to your Smart Home.

Control4, the industry-leading innovator in smart home integration, has released an update to its operating system to rave reviews. Whether you have an existing installation or are considering a Control4 home automation system, the new features in OS3  are worth noting. 

The upgrade, which Residential Systems magazine dubbed as the “...most significant improvement to the system to date” presents a new look and feel. Navigation is simpler and more efficient, with quick find menus and personalization tools. 

As much of our interaction with control interfaces centers around entertainment, the OS3 upgrade has introduced slick features, the Neeo remote, and content access that is sure to please fans of high-definition formats. 

Read more below to see how your Dallas, TX home can benefit from the Control4 upgrade. 

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