Controlling the Transformational Power of Daylight

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Motorized Blinds Create the Perfect Level of Light and Privacy

We often hear about the damaging effects of sunlight, from accelerating aging to skin cancer and cataracts. Yet, according to the World Health Organization, a markedly larger number of people experience diseases due to low levels of exposure to sunlight, which affects the musculoskeletal and immune systems. 

As with most things in life, it seems the answer lies in a happy medium. So, how do you manage this life-giving element in your home without manually raising and lowering your shades throughout the day? The solution is motorized blinds

Let’s look at how these window coverings create the perfect amount of daylight for homes and homeowners in Phoenix, AZ. 

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Transform Your Spaces With a Lutron Installer

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Discover How Working With A Professional Integrator Elevates Your Living Environments

Smart home technology is about adding luxury and convenience to our lives, creating a house that suits you and your needs. Whether you relax to whole-home music, become immersed in movies from your home theater system, or feel safer with intelligent security, every day is an elevated experience. 

As a certified Luton Installer, we know that your home's look and feel influence your work and perspective on the day. Our lighting control systems take a more human-centric approach, enabling you to be happier, healthier, and more connected.  

Are you curious about the possibilities for your Scottsdale, AZ, home? Continue reading below to learn more.

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How AV Companies Boost Your Home Entertainment

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An Integrated Smart Home Leads to Outstanding Entertainment

Home automation has brought with it incredible convenience and ease of living. All your technology and connected devices are now controlled via one elegant and intuitive user-interface. Would you like the lights dimmed in the living room, the shades lowered, and your latest Netflix series started? 

Press the "Watch Netflix” button on your remote, designated touchscreen, or smartphone app. Is someone at the door? A live video pops up on the screen so you can see who’s there. Then, from the comfort of the couch, speak to your visitor through the two-way intercom, unlock the door, and invite them in.

Today’s technology has truly transformed how we live. However, one of the greatest impacts it’s had is in the world of entertainment. AV companies that integrate smart home automation with the latest audio-video devices are revolutionizing how we spend our free time. 

Let’s look at a few popular entertainment options and how they’re transforming homes in Coeur d’Alene, ID.

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Change the Mood for Every Occasion with LED Lighting

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An LED Lighting Installation Lets You Use Light Like a Painter’s Palette 

As the film director and artist Aaron Rose said, “In the right light, at the right time, everything is extraordinary.” The right lighting in your home can make the everyday look exceptional. It brings incredible depth and beauty while enhancing the desired mood and can take a room from functional to warm and inviting or fun and lively. The problem is that our moods and activities change. The proper lighting for an elegant dinner party is far different than lighting we would choose for a gathering with friends on game day or our children’s birthday parties. 

With an LED lighting installation, you no longer need to be concerned about which type of lighting you’ll settle with. Today’s LED full-spectrum lights allow you to change one source of light to millions of colors, instantly changing the mood in your home for every occasion. 

Let's explore the world of LED lighting and how it's transforming homes in Spokane, WA.

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Enjoy Effortless Living with Voice Controlled Lights

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Welcome Hands-Free Control Into Your Home 

Our lives have changed significantly since the advent of the incandescent lightbulb almost 150 years ago. The lighting in our homes enables us to perform our daily tasks and enjoy a 24/7 lifestyle. From morning through evening, we turn lights on and off to see in the dark and create spaces for inspiration or relaxation. 

However, if you’re still switching lights on and off manually, you’re missing out on some of the latest technology that makes controlling our lighting effortless. Voice-controlled lights enable you to turn lights on and off in every room and even set the color and intensity. Let’s explore the benefits of this extraordinary lighting and how it creates unprecedented ease of living in Phoenix, AZ, and the surrounding areas.

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Control Your Home with Josh.ai—The Smart, Safe Voice Assistant

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Josh.ai Responds to Complex Voice Commands and Learned Preferences

A smart home offers an incredibly luxurious lifestyle, preparing your home for you in advance, performing everyday tasks, and setting the mood for every occasion. When Josh.ai entered the market in 2016, managing smart home systems and devices became even easier.

Now, you can walk into your home at the end of a long day and say, “Josh, I’m home. Let’s relax.” Immediately the lighting transforms, illuminating your home in soft amber and Caribbean blue tones. Your “Relaxing” playlist begins streaming through the house and yard, the temperature adjusts, and the spa heats—a life of luxury! 

Josh’s built-in privacy features and natural language processing technology have transformed how we manage our smart homes. Let's explore the many features of Josh.ai and why we recommend this voice assistant to our clients in Scottsdale, AZ, and the surrounding areas. 

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3 Technologies You Shouldn’t Overlook in a Smart Home Installation

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Make your home more beautiful, comfortable, and functional with these solutions!

A smart home usually consists of many cool technologies that make your life easier and more enjoyable. When we say this, the first thing that comes to mind for most people may be home theater installations or whole-home audio solutions, and it’s easy to see why. After all, these technologies are interesting and fun, and you can easily show them off to all your friends at your next big gathering. However, there’s much more to a smart home than just entertainment features. 

In this blog, we will explore three smart home installations that you should never overlook if you want to experience the ultimate luxury and convenience in your Coeur d'Alene, ID, home.

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The Distinct Advantages of a Home Media Room

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A Home Theater May Be a Great Place to Watch Movies, But a Well-Designed Media Room Offers More Options

Not so long ago, home theaters were all the rage. While they are still popular and make for excellent movie viewing, today's trend is moving toward multi-purpose home media rooms. Home theaters are a bit limited in what you can do with them. While the comfortable theater-style seating gives everyone a clear view of the screen, it also makes conversation difficult. And what if you want to have folks over to play cards in your home in central or southwestern Oregon? It won’t be possible in a traditional home theater. 

Read on to find out why a home media room might be a better choice for you.

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Enhance Your Business Performance With Commercial Automation

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Discover How Applying the Right Technology And Design Creates More Dynamic And Productive Workspaces 

An office is more than a place where employees process paper from one box to another; it is the heart and soul of your operation. While remote work and online collaboration have benefits, nothing tops a collective workspace that fosters inspired camaraderie, problem-solving, and creativity.

A commercial automation system creates a dynamic work environment, allowing you to enhance productivity while minimizing expenditures. Rather than offer you cookie-cutter solutions, the team at Technology Design Associates provides a personalized approach. Our team starts by learning how your company runs and provides a custom system based on your needs. 

Are you looking for a better way to support your Phoenix, AZ, staff and keep things running smoothly? Continue reading below to find out more. 

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Create a Healthier and Happier Home with Circadian Lighting

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Be More Connected Bring Balance to Your Luxury Lifestyle 

Light is a fundamental element of your daily life. It shapes how you see the world, colors perceptions, and directly affects your general wellness. In the past, lighting design for the home focused on the more pragmatic aspects of guiding your way in the dark. However, this narrow focus disconnects you from the benefits of natural sunlight and how dramatic illumination lifts the spirit. 

The daily cycle of the sun, from the hushed morning hues to the clarity of mid-day brightness and the warm colors of the evening, is instilled in our evolutionary biology. Integrating these natural rhythms using circadian lighting dramatically changes how you live, work, and rest. 

Are you intrigued by the possibilities for your Scottsdale, AZ, home? Then continue reading to learn more. 

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A Day in the Life of a Control4 Home

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The Road to Whole Home Automation Starts with a Control4 System 

Whole home automation means no rest for your technology systems. And that’s ok, because they’re made for 24/7 operation. From the time you wake up to a comfortable night’s sleep, a Control4 system keeps your smart home running smoothly at all hours. 

At Technology Design Associates, we are both an authorized Control4 dealer and HTA certified, providing industry-leading automation and integration solutions for clients in Coeur d’Alene, ID. Whether you are enjoying a day out on the lake or spending the afternoon watching TV in your smart backyard, integrated, automated systems offer convenience, comfort, and peace of mind.

Here are some examples of how a Control4 system automates your home from early morning to late at night.

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3 Josh.ai Features That Make It the Ultimate Voice Control Assistant

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Learn the top benefits this amazing voice control assistant can bring to your home!

Having a smart home is all about enjoying more comfort, luxury and convenience in your spaces. It’s about making every day an unforgettable experience of pleasure and ease. While integrating home automation technologies and fancy devices is a great way to begin creating this lifestyle, only a smart assistant such as Josh.ai can truly give you the completely seamless experience you want. 

At Technology Design Associates, we have a team of experts ready to integrate this outstanding technology into your home, whether you are in the central or southwestern Oregon area. Want to learn more about the unique perks of having Josh.ai managing your home? Keep reading our blog to learn more!

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Brighten Your Home With Lutron Lighting and Design

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Explore How Working With A Premier Smart Home Integrator Adds Brilliance and Balance to Your Life

To put it succinctly, light is life. The illumination of your home shapes not only its appearance but also the quality of its living spaces. A luxury home should enhance your lifestyle, satisfy your senses, and stir the soul indoors and out

Whether you are seeking to design dynamic environments that inspire the eyes or create spaces that improve health and happiness, Lutron lighting products and our dedicated team brighten your perspective. 

Do the possibilities for your Ashland, OR home excite you? Then continue reading below to learn more. 

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Top Ways to Elevate Your Home with Lutron Motorized Blinds

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Integrate the right window treatments and make your home more stylish and inviting!

Making their homes more comfortable, beautiful and convenient is the ultimate goal for luxury homeowners. At Technology Design Associates, we love incorporating Lutron motorized blinds, as they are the perfect way to achieve all that. 

In our blog below, we will explore three unique spaces and the different blinds you can integrate to dress your windows, elevate the beauty of your rooms, and enhance your living experience in Portland, OR. Keep reading to learn more!

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3 Perks of a LED Lighting Installation In Your Home

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Make your home shine with an attractive, cost-effective lighting solution!

The pros of adding the right illumination to your space are quite obvious, as lighting is essential for making your home more comfortable, beautiful and inviting. However, it is not always easy to identify which lighting solution you should integrate into your home. Well, no worries! We can help you find out.

In this blog, we will explore the benefits of incorporating LED lighting installations in your Coeur d’Alene, ID, home. Keep reading to learn more!

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Set Your Kids Up for a Successful School Year with Smart Technology

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A smart home automation system creates the best learning environment!

The school year has begun in Bend, OR. That means no more late nights of playing video games or watching TV shows and movies for thousands of children. Now, they wake up early to prepare for a day of learning at school. While your kids might not be thrilled about this change in their routine, there are a few things you can do to make their experience easier and more enjoyable for them.

In this blog, we’ll explore a few ways home automation integration can help you set your kids up for a successful school year filled with straight A’s.

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Ask the Pros: What Should You Know About Motorized Shades?

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Helpful Notes From Your Trusted Phoenix, AZ Lutron Dealer

As a Lutron dealer, we get asked a wide variety of questions about Lutron's products, especially their motorized shades. Lutron is the leading brand in motorized window treatments and provides a quality of life you have to experience to believe. In addition, there is great interest in the benefits of automated living, such as convenience, money savings, and enhanced security.

If you're considering an investment in motorized shades for your Phoenix, AZ home, you should continue reading for some helpful notes from the pros (that's us!) that may help you make a decision. 

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Build A More Productive Home Office With Crestron Flex

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Communicate and Collaborate from Your Home With the Same Presence and Power as Being in the Office

Whether you are working from home by necessity or as a lifestyle choice, it is clear that the trend is exponentially growing. While this movement was well underway before 2020,  the accelerated manner in which the majority of work changed has normalized the process for many.

A recent Forbes article, ‘Remote Work Is Here To Stay And Will Increase Into 2023, Experts Say’, bears out the trend. While some companies are calling for a return to the downtown office, over 90 percent of full-time workers feel more productive and reported better mental health. In addition, the same article predicts that just over 25 percent of professional jobs in North America will be fully remote by the end of 2022.

Regardless of where you sit, being able to communicate clearly and collaborate effectively is essential for conducting any business role. With a Crestron Flex system and our professional installation, you can transform your Reno, NV desk into a sophisticated conference room.

Are you curious to learn more? Continue reading below to discover the possibilities. 

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Unleash Your Passion for Film with a Custom Home Theater

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Experience the Thrills and Excitement of a Cinema Experience Under Your Own Roof

Movies are the most remarkable of artistic mediums. They have a transformative power that is unmatched by books, music, or traditional paintings. In little over 120 years, what started out as a simple fascination has become a universal expression of our quest to examine the human condition and express it with light through the dark. 

Ingmar Bergman, the enigmatic writer-director and playwright whose influence still echoes inside modern filmmakers, stated, “No form of art goes beyond ordinary consciousness as film does, straight to our emotions, deep into the twilight room of the soul.” Our team of designers and installers equals your passion for movies and the introspection and connection they generate. 

Are you curious about the possibilities of a custom home theater in your Coeur d'Alene, ID luxury home? Continue reading below to learn more. 

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Get Ready for Football Season with High-End AV

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Are you a football fan? Then prepare your home media room for the most exciting time of the year!

It’s almost that time of the year again! The season of rooting for your favorite team, watching incredible plays, having a beer with your friends, and enjoying a delicious meal directly from the grill. That’s right: it’s beginning to look a lot like football season! 

At Technology Design Associates, we want to help you enjoy this experience to the fullest. Let us integrate high-end AV solutions into your home media room and host the best sports nights your friends and family have ever seen. Keep reading our blog to learn more about the technologies our team can incorporate into your Bend, OR, home. 

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