Techonology "Musts" in a Home...Part 1

These days it seems there is some new type of technology coming out every day. It is very hard to keep up, especially for those always wanting the latest and greatest. For the person that does not know where to begin, or just wants some basic systems, this article will help you, too. This month and next month I will be outlining some of the technology “musts” homes should have if you want to stay up to date on the newest trends. (This list is based on our own opinions and in no particular order.)

  1. Internet and networking system. Before installing any type of technology and equipment, it is wise to make sure your Internet and networking systems are capable of handling it all. Having a strong Internet connection will make a big difference in the ability to install these “musts”.  
  2. Whole house audio. I recently wrote an article on the differences between Heos and Sonos here. These are both excellent whole house audio systems. Having a system like this allows you to listen to music, podcasts, etc. in any room of your home. This is beneficial for whatever your lifestyle may be. You may be cooking in the kitchen, having a party, gardening or relaxing outside, working out in the basement, etc. You can have music at your fingertips without worrying about your ear buds staying in your ears. Each room can have its own volume control so you don’t interrupt others in the house. These systems can be customized to your liking.
  3. Hidden cable boxes with remote sensors. Wires, black boxes, remotes, oh my! With all the technology out now for televisions, your living room could be overrun with equipment. There are cable boxes, dvd players, Apple TV, gaming systems, and more. With the power of modern technology, you can hide all of your equipment out of sight and still access everything you need with sensors. Find a spot in a closet with a shelf and everything can be tucked away neatly. No more messy wires!
  4. Universal remote controls. These are a huge time (and sanity) saver! These remotes are recommended for systems with more than just a cable box. You can program one remote to access your cable, Netflix, gaming systems, On Demand, etc. With a universal remote control, you eliminate several remotes, and the puzzle of which input to choose for each piece of equipment. Universal remote controls make your TV experience a breeze!

If you are interested in any of these systems, please contact us and we will help you determine what will fit your needs. Call us at 732-341-5014 or email us here to schedule your free estimate.

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