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Get Ready for the Holiday Season with Savant Home Automation

Get Ready for the Holiday Season with Savant Home Automation

How Home Automation Lets You Worry Less and Enjoy More With Halloween just behind us, we’re now barreling headlong into the holiday season in Hinsdale. With it, the Illinois fall is also in full swing, and winter – well, it does come early here! But you can be ready for the holidays with a little help from a Savant home automation system. Savant’s smart home features can take care of little things, give you peace of mind, and make holiday entertaining just a little easier. There’s a lot to do for the holidays. Whether it’s ordering gifts, getting the house decorated, keeping the holiday lights working, or ensuring all the meals and parties are affairs to remember. As always, you’ll be busy! Let a Savant home automation systems take a bit of the load. Here are four of our favorite ways you can enjoy the holidays more with home automation. SEE ALSO: 4 Ways to Get Ready for Fall with Home Automation Corral the Holiday Lights Depending on how elaborate your holiday lighting display is, we know they can be finicky. But Savant lighting control can help. Put your holiday lights on a schedule that keeps the neighborhood happy, the electric bill in check, and lights from burning out from overuse. Because what’s more annoying than debugging errant holiday lights? With Savant’s elegant app, you can turn your holiday and outside lights on or off with a tap on the screen. So when you have that holiday party, you can set all your outside landscape lights and holiday ones for the perfect welcoming look. Make Entertaining Effortless Whether it’s family... read more
5 Tunes to Get the Groove on with Whole Home Audio

5 Tunes to Get the Groove on with Whole Home Audio

What should you listen to on your whole home audio system? Far be it for us to tell you, it will all sound fantastic whether you go with a Meridian audio system, Savant, or something else. Not only will all your favorite tunes sound great, but you’ll enjoy the effortless ease of calling them up with your smartphone, a touchscreen, a voice command, or a press on a wall-mounted keypad.

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Bring the Cinema Experience to Your Home Theater with Kaleidescape

Bring the Cinema Experience to Your Home Theater with Kaleidescape

Are you looking to revamp your home theater design? Many Illinois homes have had dedicated theater rooms for years now, but how long has it been since you upgraded yours? In the past several years, many new features have added new dimensions to home theaters – 4K/HDR projectors for sharper pictures with significantly enhanced contrast and color, Dolby Atmos audio for a realistic “in the scene” experience, and a plethora of streaming video services with more content than ever before.

If you’re already enjoying some of these upgrades, perhaps there’s one you don’t know about. It adds convenience, the highest quality audio, and video experience, and maybe best of all, eliminates just about any reason to ever go out to the movies again. What is it? It’s the Kaleidescape system, the ultimate movie player for your Chicago home theater. Read more below to learn how Kaleidescape is like having your very own movie theater.

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Is Your Network Ready for the Demands of Your Smart Home?

Is Your Network Ready for the Demands of Your Smart Home?

The home network has quickly become a foundational piece of the modern home, almost as important as electricity and running water. Are we exaggerating by placing networking at that level? Only a little, as communication with the outside world is a critical need in any modern home. Moreover, with the convergence of all information and communication into digital form, the home network is an enabling piece of technology.

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What’s Coming Down the Pike for Our Home Automation Company?

What’s Coming Down the Pike for Our Home Automation Company?

At Barrett’s Technology Solutions, we’ve been in business since 1966. As you might expect, there have been many changes in our business since that time. Audio, video, and automation technology have changed radically, and our firm has evolved with it. Our goal is to continue to be the best home automation company in the Chicago area and through our new office in Lake Geneva, WI.

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Step Up to High Resolution and High-Fidelity Whole-Home Audio

Step Up to High Resolution and High-Fidelity Whole-Home Audio

Level Up Your Sound with Meridian Audio What do you think of when you hear whole-home audio? First, you probably think about synchronized sound all over your house. Any whole-house audio solution worth its tweeters should do that. Does it also scream to you…background music? As in, I enjoy listening to my favorites everywhere in the house, but I’m not getting my ears pinned back by the sound. If you’re an audiophile – or just someone who likes emotion in their sound – you don’t have to settle for good but not blow-me-away sound in your whole-home music system. Meridian Audio is a company that’s well-known in hi-fi circles yet also tends to march to the beat of its own drum. Started in 1977, before the dawn of the digital music era, Meridian Audio has been a pioneer in digital audio, having had a heavy hand in moving the quality of digital formats forward. In both the pioneering DVD-Audio surround music format and the current Dolby TrueHD lossless surround standard, Meridian played a leading role in contributing key technology and developing those standards. All this is to say that Meridian is all about high-fidelity in everything they do, and with their latest products, they’re making whole-home hi-fi a reality, too. Keep reading to learn more about how Meridian high-resolution, high-fidelity audio will pin your ears back in every corner of your Chicago home.   SEE ALSO: What Sets Meridian Speakers Above the Rest? MQA High-Resolution Music One of the latest and most exciting advances in home audio in the past few years is MQA (Master Quality Audio). Another innovation... read more
How LED Lighting and Smart Control Can Transform Your Home

How LED Lighting and Smart Control Can Transform Your Home

LED technology may not change everything, but it is changing many things you interact with every day – and practically every minute. For example, the screen you are reading this on is likely lit by LED technology, whether it’s your smartphone, tablet, desktop monitor, or laptop. While we don’t think you are reading this on your flat-screen TV, one form of LED technology or another has revolutionized those screens, too.

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