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Articles in Category: Smart Home Automation

6 Ways to Do More with Amazon Alexa

Smart Home Automation and Alexa are a Perfect Match

6 Ways to Do More with Amazon Alexa

The Amazon Echo really is an amazing device—just plug it in, connect to Wi-Fi, and enjoy having your own voice-controlled assistant! The smart device hit more than 10,000 unique skills in February of this year, so there certainly are plenty of things you can take advantage of.

But get this: late last year, Experian did a survey to find out exactly how people were using Amazon Alexa. The most commonly tried skills were setting a timer (84.9%), playing a song (82.4%), and reading the news (66%). Those are useful skills, but if you want to do more with your Alexa in your St. Petersburg, FL home, then it’s time to explore smart home automation. Keep reading to learn about these creative ways to put voice control to work.

5 Ideas for Getting More Use from Smart Home Tech

Put Your Smart Home Automation System to Work

5 Ideas for Getting More Use from Smart Home Tech

Smart home automation technology is amazing. It’s fully customizable and can do so many different things. But the big question is this: are you taking advantage of your system’s full capabilities? If you’re ready to go past simply turning off the lights using your phone, then read on. Below, we cover some fun ideas for going beyond the basics with the automation system in your Palm Harbor, FL home.

Improve Your Tampa Home with Smart Home Automation

Why You Should Add Lighting Control to Your Smart Home

Improve Your Tampa Home with Smart Home Automation

Have you been considering turning your Tampa, Florida home into a “smart home”? If so, you’ve probably looked into all the ways to upgrade the different aspects of your home: HVAC, smart security, home audio video…the list goes on. Here at AV Specialists, we believe lighting control is a great starting point for smart home automation. Continue reading to learn why.

Control4 Expands Smart Home Automation Solutions

3 Smart and Unique Features from Control4

Control4 Expands Smart Home Automation Solutions

Since 1995, AV Specialists has been bringing the residents of Clearwater, Florida and beyond the best smart home automation solutions and services the industry has to offer. We’ve built our business on passion for home technology and incredible customer service. Control4 is certainly our top-recommended manufacturer for smart home systems. Not only are they easy to use, but they are also leading innovators – always offering new and improved products that are relevant to today’s generation. Here are a few of their newer features that we think you’ll love.

Is Consolidated Home Automation Right for Your Home?

Is Consolidated Home Automation Right for Your Home?

Today's homes are more technological than ever. Pools and spas, lighting, and even window coverings can be controlled with the push of a button. But, using multiple applications, and maybe even multiple devices to perform simple everyday tasks defeats the purpose of automation - convenience. Luckily, there's a better way to manage your increasingly high-tech home. Having various systems controlled by a consolidated home automation device allows you to control your home with ease.

Entertaining Friends, Family and Yourself with Control4

Entertaining Friends, Family and Yourself with Control4

The variety of devices that can be used through Control 4 technology is increasing exponentially.  As demand grows, appliance, technology and entertainment producers are taking note.  The statistics don’t lie.  The average Control 4 home has 40 devices connected and some larger residences have over 250.  Those that are new to home automation may not be aware of all of the devices that can be connected through Control 4.  This technology is at the cutting edge of the industry and the options that consumers have will continually increase.  Home entertainment, security and basic time savers are all becoming much easier with Control 4. Here are some of the features available in regards to entertainment and some new products you can purchase to take advantage of Control 4 home automation.

Control4 Home Automation: The Possibilities are Endless

Control4 Home Automation: The Possibilities are Endless

Control 4 offers the ultimate in home automation navigation.  With several advancements and additional products becoming available, there are countless ways you can use this technology to make your life more relaxing, organized and secure.  And let’s not forget about the fun you can have with Control 4 automation.  With the ability to create different “scenes” that pair together the automation of several devices at once, personalized home automation is becoming reality. Here are some of our favorite ways to indulge in one of the great luxuries of the present, and future.