There are a variety of ways to pipe music around the twenty-first century home. You could get a massive boombox, crank it to 11, and stand in your foyer all John Cusack Say Anything style. You could snag a bunch of cheap clock radios on Amazon, carefully tune them all to the same station and volume, and then enjoy some sweet (and nostalgic!) FM as you move about the house. You could carefully scatter Bluetooth speakers in different rooms and then play a fun little technology game called “How far is 33 feet away?” Or you could go with a professionally designed and installed audio system carefully crafted to maximize the performance for each listening area.
So much happens in the kitchen and bath that it’s often difficult to have the lights at the right intensity levels at all times. When you’re cooking, you need the lights brighter; lower when you sit down to eat. As you apply makeup or shave, you’ll want the lights bright, but when you’re unwinding in a hot bath at the end of the day, an intensity level that mimics candlelight is apropos.
In the past, we’ve relied on dimmer switches to adjust the intensity levels of the lights. While this approach still works well, smart lighting products have introduced a whole new level of convenience and control to the management of home lighting. Plus, these solutions are so much more cosmetically pleasing than the switches of yesteryear.
The truth is, everyone wants a smart-home! Smart homes have indeed come to stay. The question however is, are smart homes just luxurious toys for the rich or a bare neccesity in modern homes? We have also found out people do not exactly understand what these terms really mean and how it can apply to their home experience. To answer these questions, we sat with Kehinde Awoyinfa, the Business Development Manager at Woodstock Electronics (WSE) Limited and explored this topic in more detail.
Today’s digital workplace demands a modern boardroom as this space is a reflection of the company, its culture, values and its vision. It should be nothing short of a WOW! With our extensive experience in the industry, we take you through factors to consider to bring ideas for your boardroom to life!
For us, we believe technology should be experienced and not seen as home automation systems often blend into their surroundings. But sometimes, as was the case with the owner of this Banana island mansion, technology deserves to be shown off! Bearing this in mind, there wouldn’t have been a better choice than for our design and integration team to showcase the brawn, brains and beauty of the Control4 system. The Control4 system seamlessly manages the lighting, shading, audio and video distribution, security and other elements in this wonderful home.
Are you considering motorized shades or blinds for your home? Are you intrigued by motorized blinds but not quite sure what all the benefits are? If so, you have just found yourself in good company!
The world around us is getting smarter every day. Keys have been around for hundreds, if not, thousands of years. We’ve all used them (and lost them). With these new smart locks, you’ll no longer have to worry about losing your keys again. A smart lock allows you to lock and unlock your home using your smart phone, bluetooth keyring or computer. However if you live in Nigeria… You probably only want to use smart locks on your bedroom or the kitchen pantry. For your front door, please use bullet proof, burglary proof, weather proof, everything bad proof (with a smart component that you can integrate with the technology in your home).
Imagine the smart systems that can control your 25 Restaurant Smart TV’s and Restaurant Audio Systems with a single click.Simplify your audio, video, and other components with one remote to control it all. Broadcast the big game, and as soon as it’s over, easily drop back to the top 20 playlist.Treat your audio and video as separate systems with the ability to join them easily when required.Easily move video around and break audio from video to play in different zones.All of these and infinitely more are possible with integrated control systems.
As we move into homes and work spaces with everything (lighting, sound, blinds, security, conferencing etc) controlled centrally by a singular remote or interface on a phone, tablet or wall control, the amount of cables and wires we can actually see is reducing drastically. However, there are just some pesky cords that we cant seem to get rid of, be it USB hard drives, phone chargers or that fancy lamp we just had to have. As such, the Inventors at MIT have found a way to make those cables doubly useful using Cord UIs.