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How Can You Learn More About Smart Home Technology?

How Can You Learn More About Smart Home Technology?

Architects, Designers, and Builders Can Stay Educated Through Our Blog Series  

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:

1.    A Home Automation Wiring Guide

Architects and builders have many clients that want smart technology installed during the construction stage. We agree this is the best time to install pre-wiring for a smart home to ensure it’s compatible with all their connected devices. With unique device and networking requirements, this installation can’t be done by an electrician. Don’t worry; your local smart home company is here to help! Check out this guide on how to incorporate home automation into the building process.

2.    The Latest Trends in Home Design

The design and technology industries have one thing in common: they’re always evolving. As new design trends emerge, you should be looking to see what technological advancements are available to help you achieve them. In this blog, we highlight threesolutions that will help interior designers create beautiful, livable homes for their clients. Click here to find out how lighting control, smart shading, and hidden AV can be perfect tools for your next project.

3. Lighting Control: An Interior  Designer’s Best Friend

Interior designers know how important it is to have the right lighting when staging a home. For this reason, lighting control is one of the most important tools in their arsenal. With simple commands, they can adjust color temperature, raise and lower shades, and change light intensity. With the flip of a switch (or in this case a swipe on a touchpad), you can also transform rooms effortlessly. Click here to learn more about the perks of home lighting control.

4.    3 Smart Tips for Interior Designers

We understand integrating technology into the designers vision can be tricky. It can quickly clutter up the beautiful style they’ve envisioned for their clients. Now there are a variety of smart home technology tools that can help you incorporate the owner’s favorite technology features at no cost to your décor. From reducing clutter on the wall to hiding AV components, check out this blog to see how to merge style and technology seamlessly.

5.     The Key to Successful Home Theaters

There are so many pieces and parts when it comes to installing home theaters – the technology, the room construction, the themed décor… It can be hard to keep track of everything and ensure the project goes smoothly, but over the years, we’ve developed a streamlined process. Check out this article to learn how Barrett’s makes the theater design and installation process easy on design-build professionals.

Dedicated to Continuing Education

Our educational tools go beyond our blog series as well. As Registered Outreach Instructors for CEDIA, we offer continuing education credits for architects, builders, and designers. We are committed to showcasing how these professionals can increase profits with the right technology solutions. You can always go to our CEU page to request a presentation for your business.

Want to stay informed about the latest trends in smart home technology? Make sure to check back on our blog series each month or give us a call at (630) 898-2850.