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Must-Have Smart Home Technology for Luxury Homes in 2018

Must-Have Smart Home Technology for Luxury Homes in 2018

Don’t Let Your Chicago Home’s Technology Fall Behind

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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Voice Control

Utilizing voice control to operate your speakers, music system and other devices will be huge this year. You may already be using features like Siri on your Apple devices or even Amazon’s Alexa.

Making commands with your voice is a simple and convenient alternative to scrolling through apps on a screen, managing remotes or any other manual method of operating your devices in your smart home.

You will be able to use Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa to adjust your thermostat, light switches and more. As for Siri, Apple will be expanding its technology to work seamlessly with other technology products as well, like security systems.

Voice control will continue to play a significant role in the daily use of your smart home technology.

Dedicated Home Theaters

Why settle for a basic home entertainment experience? For luxury residences throughout Illinois, the latest trend is to add a dedicated home theater to the property.

Unlike typical media rooms, private cinemas are designed and installed with one purpose: creating the perfect environment for enjoying movies.

The result is a movie-watching experience even better than what you would get in a commercial cinema – immersive surround sound, stunning 4K visuals, and a theater theme that fits your personality. Plus you won’t have to deal with crowds of people.

Lighting Control and Motorized Shading

Imagine having all of the lights and window treatments throughout your property at your command. With a single press of a button or voice control command, you can have your lighting and window treatments open, close, or adjust to a pre-set level. Set up “scenes” so that when you walk into a room, your lights dim or brighten and the shades lower or raise, depending on your preferences.

Network Upgrades

No matter how much or how little smart technology you have, having a solid home network is essential.

The majority of your products being controlled by a central system or touchscreen device rely on your network to function seamlessly. Streaming movies or music on your TV or speaker system, browsing the web, and controlling your other smart products is dependent on your network, meaning you should consider investing in a more efficient router or network package to handle the traffic and work of your home systems.

2018 is bound to be a big year for technology. Ready to learn how you can incorporate some of the new trends into your home? Reach out to us through here or give us a call at (630) 898-2850.