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Using Savant? Download the App for the Full Experience

Using Savant? Download the App for the Full Experience

If you’re using a Savant system in your home, you’re already familiar with how much convenience it brings to your day-to-day life in and around Gold Coast. But did you know that you can take advantage of even more features with the mobile app? Get the most out of your Savant home automation by exploring the app!

In this blog, we’ll discuss what we love about the Savant app and why it’s a great idea to download it for total control of your home.

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Use Motorized Blinds and Shades to Improve Your Health

Use Motorized Blinds and Shades to Improve Your Health

Smart Technology Improves Your Wellbeing

You may already know that smart technology has many benefits: enhanced aesthetics, control, and luxury. But did you know that it can improve your health as well? Adding motorized blinds and shades to your Naperville home can help you get a better night’s sleep, provide valuable peace of mind, and support a healthy routine.

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High-End Audio Solutions to Watch for This Year

High-End Audio Solutions to Watch for This Year

Bring Quality Sound to Your Home with the Right Technology

If you love music but could do without fighting the crowds of a live show, why not recreate the sound of a beautiful performance right at home? With the right high-end audio upgrades, you can create your own personal audio oasis. Luckily, a few of our premier brands are helping lead trends in the audio-product world.

In this blog, we’ll look at some of the audio technology trends to incorporate into your home.

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How Sound Meets Style in Your Design Plans

How Sound Meets Style in Your Design Plans

When building out a home theater, custom home builders, remodelers, and interior designers all have quite the challenge! There are so many factors to consider with home theater design. Whether you’re in Hinsdale or another Illinois area, one thing is definitely true: The space must be outfitted with the proper acoustic treatment along with the desired design elements.

Let’s take a look at CinemaTech, one of the brands we love to work with, and how we can collaborate to achieve both great design elements and acoustics for your theater project.

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Which Home Automation System Is Right for Me?

Which Home Automation System Is Right for Me?

When looking to upgrade your house with smart home automation, it can be easy to get overwhelmed by the many options. Should you get lighting control? Do you need surveillance cameras? Do you start with one area of the property or do every room at once?

We’re here to answer all of your questions and help you feel confident in your decision to enhance your home with smart technology.

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Barrett’s Technology Solutions Awarded Best Of Houzz 2018

Barrett’s Technology Solutions Awarded Best Of Houzz 2018

The Best Of Houzz is awarded annually in three categories: Design, Customer Service and Photography. Design award winners’ work was the most popular among the more than 40 million monthly users on Houzz. Customer Service honors are based on several factors, including the number and quality of client reviews a professional received in 2017. Architecture and interior design photographers whose images were most popular are recognized with the Photography award. A “Best Of Houzz 2018” badge will appear on winners’ profiles, as a sign of their commitment to excellence. These badges help homeowners identify popular and top-rated home professionals in every metro area on Houzz.

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Must-Have Smart Home Technology for Luxury Homes in 2018

Must-Have Smart Home Technology for Luxury Homes in 2018

We like to think of the new year as a fresh start – new resolutions, new goals, and perhaps new smart home technology!

Whether you already have a smart home and want to add new features or you’re starting from the ground up, you can leverage the latest tech to create the home of your dreams. Below, we cover the luxury home automation trends that are going to hit it big in Illinois in 2018. Explore what these smart features can do for you!

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Your Motorized Shades Can Keep the Coldness at Bay

Your Motorized Shades Can Keep the Coldness at Bay

Winter is nearly here, and with it comes the holiday hustle, the darker nights, and that frigid weather Chicagoland, IL residents know all too well!  So how can you maintain a cozy warmth when outside the temperature drops by the hour and your energy bills are skyrocketing?

Motorized shades are the ideal solution.  You’ll give your HVAC system a break and feel all the needed comfort your home can provide with a simple press of a button.  Read on to learn more about this luxury smart technology for the season.

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Usher in the Holidays Safely and Soundly

Usher in the Holidays Safely and Soundly

The holiday season is a time to be with family and loved ones.  Perhaps you’re the one entertaining the crowd in your home, or perhaps you’re planning on traveling. Either way, smart home technology can make life easier during this busy season. Below, we talk about our top two technologies that we think are a great fit for Chicagoland homeowners to invest in: whole house audio video and smart home surveillance.

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How Can You Learn More About Smart Home Technology?

How Can You Learn More About Smart Home Technology?

As your local smart home company, our role goes beyond installing custom technology throughout Chicago. We think it’s just as important to serve as an educational force. This is particularly the case when building partnerships with other professionals such as architects, designers, and builders. Through our CEU courses and our ongoing blog series, we strive to keep you informed on the latest in smart home technology and how you can use it in your projects.

If this is your first time on the Barrett’s blog, welcome! There’s a lot of content available, but to make things easy, we’ve provided a list of the top five most popular articles from the last year:

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