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Articles tagged with: Smart Home

Home Automation Creates Unprecedented Ease of Living

Is Your Smart Home Genuinely Smart?

Home Automation Creates Unprecedented Ease of Living

A smart home can do some remarkable things. When you walk in the door after a long day with your hands full of groceries, you can ask your voice assistant to turn on the lights. In fact, while they’re at it, they can also turn on your “Welcome Home” playlist and adjust the thermostat. 

When it's time for dinner, you tap an in-wall keypad, and the kitchen lights dim while the lights in the dining room transform to the color of candlelight. Soft jazz streams through your home via architectural speakers, and your shades lower for privacy. When it's time for bed, you tap the "Good Night" icon on a bedside touchscreen, and the lights and AV equipment turn off, the doors lock, and the alarm arms. Pretty remarkable.

But the “automation” in home automation refers to the tasks your home performs with no effort on your part, preparing itself for you in advance. At Video General, we get to know your lifestyle and daily activities and program automated processes that enhance your everyday life. 

Now that’s a smart home.

Let’s explore how the latest technology is transforming homes in Colleyville, TX, creating the ultimate in luxury and convenience.

How a Professional Home Theater Installation Elevates Home Entertainment

Experience Movies and TV Shows in an Artfully Crafted and Technically Engineered Space

How a Professional Home Theater Installation Elevates Home Entertainment

There’s a reason that watching a movie in a cinema is a superior experience to watching in your home’s living room, and it doesn’t just come down to the quality of the screen. You could watch your favorite movie on a brand new 8K screen with surround sound speakers, and you’d still miss that movie theater experience. That’s because every aspect of a movie theater is carefully designed and engineered to provide the best watching experience possible.

But that doesn’t mean you can’t capture that same magic in your own home. A professional home theater installation can turn that spare room in your home in Southlake, TX into a carefully crafted space designed to optimize entertainment. When you sit down in your home theater, you’ll get that cinema magic, but with the privacy and comfort of your own home. Keep reading to see why you should trust a professional home theater company like Video General to install your custom theater.

Bring Beauty and Ease to Your Home with Automated Lighting

Manage Your Home’s Lighting Effortlessly with a Lighting Control System

Bring Beauty and Ease to Your Home with Automated Lighting

According to Straits Research, the global smart lighting market was valued at over $14.7 billion in 2021 and is projected to reach over $94 billion by 2030. That’s a whopping compound annual growth rate of 22.9%. Why the tremendous growth in smart lighting? 

In a nutshell, these systems offer enhanced beauty, reduced energy usage, convenience, and safety. Let’s explore the makings of a lighting control system and what it can do for your home in Southlake, TX.

Manage Your Home’s Window Coverings Effortlessly with Automated Control

Automatic Shading Offers One-Touch, Voice, and Hands-Free Control

Manage Your Home’s Window Coverings Effortlessly with Automated Control

Whether you're just entering the sphere of smart devices and home automation or are considering going all out with a complete smart home makeover, one of the solutions clients love is automatic shading

Compared to manual window coverings, the difference is dramatic. Instead of manually raising or lowering the shades as the sunlight peers through the windows or night descends, smart shades raise and lower with one touch of a button. You can control all of the shades in your home simultaneously, or in just one room, with a touchscreen, mobile device, or in-wall keypad. The sight of custom shades raising and lowering in perfect unison adds beauty and elegance to your home. 

Automatic shading, however, offers much more than elegant control. These shades can automatically raise and lower throughout the day with no effort on your part. Our certified technicians can program them based on the time of day, season, and your daily activities. Let’s explore how these shades are transforming homes in Southlake, TX.