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The Benefits of Hiring a Smart Home Company versus a DIY System

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Experience Better Connection and More Control with a Pro System

Smart home technology has taken the world by storm. Homeowners can purchase everything from smart TVs to thermostats designed to make home life easier. However, a smart home should be more than just a collection of smart devices. Too many separate devices, apps, and controllers can actually make controlling your home harder. 

Some products, like Amazon Alexa, claim to be the DIY smart home solution, meaning you don’t need professional assistance to use Alexa to integrate your tech. This may sound like a good idea, but you’ll soon learn it’s not that simple. For an easier-to-manage and more luxurious smart home in Belleair, FL, you should integrate all your devices into a complete home automation system. Keep reading to see why you should work with a smart home company to create a true smart home.

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6 Ways to Do More with Amazon Alexa

6 Ways to Do More with Amazon Alexa

Smart Home Automation and Alexa are a Perfect Match

The Amazon Echo really is an amazing device—just plug it in, connect to Wi-Fi, and enjoy having your own voice-controlled assistant! The smart device hit more than 10,000 unique skills in February of this year, so there certainly are plenty of things you can take advantage of.

But get this: late last year, Experian did a survey to find out exactly how people were using Amazon Alexa. The most commonly tried skills were setting a timer (84.9%), playing a song (82.4%), and reading the news (66%). Those are useful skills, but if you want to do more with your Alexa in your St. Petersburg, FL home, then it’s time to explore smart home automation. Keep reading to learn about these creative ways to put voice control to work.

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Every Member Of Your Family Can Enjoy Whole Home Audio

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Voice Control Enriches The Audio System Of Your Clearwater, FL Home

Whole home audio is a smart technology blessing for audiophiles, but it can do much more than just play music. A Control4 system enabled with Amazon Alexa voice control opens up a brand new world of possibilities for your whole home audio system that goes far beyond listening to music in different rooms. In this blog, we look at how every member of your family can take advantage of this technology to enhance the entertainment and convenience of your Clearwater, FL home.

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New Year, New Technology: 3 Smart Home Upgrades for 2018

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Enhance Your Tampa, FL Residence With These Tech Advancements

The new year is just around the corner, and that means you have an opportunity to start fresh in 2018.

You can make resolutions to improve your health, but why not also commit to adding convenience in your day-to-day life?

Even if you already have a smart home automation system in your Tampa, Florida residence, there always are upgrades available that can provide new benefits for your lifestyle and peace of mind.

Below, we’ll share three home automation trends you should be paying attention to in the new year – and explain how each can enhance your smart home.

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