by Theatron | Dec 23, 2015 | Control4, Home Automation, Home Security, Home Theater, Lighting Control, Our Blog, Security Cameras, Smart Thermostat, Touch Panels, Whole House Audio
With the holiday decorating, shopping, and cooking in full swing, there has never been a better time to automate your home. Home automation can help you manage the wonderful chaos, entertaining your family when they come to visit, setting that special ambiance that inspires the holiday spirit, and keeping your valuables and loved ones more secure than ever. Control4 can help you custom design your smart home to sync with your existing products and spread the holiday cheer.
Light Up Your Home
Home automation allows you to step up your game when it comes to holiday decorating and setting the vibe for the season. You can sync your lights to your holiday playlist, customize your holiday tunes to play at certain times of day, and completely control the light patterns and colors to fit your decorating visions. Home automation can help you make all of your holiday decorating dreams come true.
Share the Classics
An automated home theater system helps you share the classics like never before. With the push of a button on the Control4 Touch Screen, your living room sets itself up for prime viewing. The shades lower, the lights dim or turn off, and the movie begins. If cooking and other activities are going on throughout the home, no one has to be left out of the viewing-you can stream the classics to all of the rooms. If you prefer newer movies, you can also stream the latest hits or newest holiday releases.
Spend More Time with Loved Ones
With smart timers, alerts, and synced appliances, you can spend less time turning things on and off and more time enjoying the company of your loved ones. With the right oven, you can keep an eye on what’s cooking, control your oven and stove settings, and receive alerts about the food right from your phone. You can also control all of the lights in the house from your Control4 Touch Screen and set up timers to lock doors, change the temperature, raise or lower blinds, and many other functions.
Sleep in Peace
When it is time for bed, an automated home can set security systems, lower blinds, and lock doors with the push of a “Goodnight” button. With compatible cameras tied to the Control4 system, you can look at security views or check in on the baby, right from the Control4 App. You can also adjust fans and make sure all lights are off from the comfort of your bed.
If you are interested in finding out how a personalized Control4 smart home can make the holidays more enjoyable—along with every other day of the year—give us a call at 703-883-0970 or contact us.
by Theatron | Aug 2, 2015 | Home Security
CCTVs Create Effective Surveillance in Your Home or Business
A closed circuit television (CCTV) system operates with signals that are not publicly distributed but monitored only by the owner for surveillance and security. Whether you’re at home or the office, this security solution has many merits. In this blog, Theatron Home Theater and Smart Homes shows you the different ways CCTVs can be used and the various features included in the product.
Access to Footage on Your Mobile Device
You could be anywhere in the world and know if someone is in your home, what they are doing, and then take action to respond to the situation. While traditional security systems do offer a degree of protection, CCTV solutions add another layer of security because home and business owners can monitor their property in real-time with high-quality images.
Integration with Your Entire Home Automation System
A surveillance system doesn’t have to live on its own. If you have lighting control, media rooms, or whole house music in your Northern Virginia home, CCTVs can be added to your control panel so you have access to everything in one place.
CCTVs can also be an added convenience for your family or business. See on the monitor that the babysitter just arrived and needs to come in while you’re at an important business meeting? Press a button and the door unlocks; then you can keep an eye on the kids while she’s there as well.
Image Capture with Smart Technology
Full motion sensors can be installed and tied to CCTVs to track movement in a certain area. This saves memory space so that your cameras only capture activity and not an empty room. In the event of an intrusion, CCTV footage provides a solid support for the police or insurance claims.
Quality Video and Imaging
Older CCTV systems used small, low-resolution black and white monitors with no interactive capabilities. Modern CCTV displays can be color, high-resolution displays and have the ability to zoom in on an image.
CCTVs often play a crucial role in home and business management and protection. The team at Theatron aims to make protecting your investment simple, and in the unfortunate case an incident does occur, CCTVs and integrated surveillance systems help provide a solid and reliable basis for any claims. If you live or work in the Northern Virginia Washington DC Metro area Theatron Home Theater and Smart Homes can help you get CCTVs and a surveillance system up and running in no time. Call us at (703) 883-0970 or fill out the contact form on our website today to get started!