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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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How a Smart Home Can Change Your Life

How a Smart Home Can Change Your Life

Do luxury, economy, and efficiency mix? Can you have your luxury and enjoy it guilt-free, too? When it comes to smart home technology, we say yes. Rarely can you claim that something that provides more comfort and luxury is also a choice that offers economies and efficiencies. As a smart home company serving the Lake Geneva, WI area for many years, we’re going to stake that claim. Keep reading below to see how we make the case!

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Planning Summer Travel? Smart Home Surveillance Puts You at Ease

Planning Summer Travel? Smart Home Surveillance Puts You at Ease

While the pandemic has curtailed much traveling over the past year, the situation has improved markedly, with optimism for returning to normal life. And part of normal life is travel, especially in the summer months. Whether your escape from Chicagoland is close by with a lakefront vacation in Michigan or Wisconsin or somewhere farther, you’ll want to make sure your home is safe while you’re gone.

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How to Plan for Home Theater Systems in New Residential Projects

How to Plan for Home Theater Systems in New Residential Projects

As a design or build professional in Chicago, you keep up on the current trends in home design and lifestyles to keep your projects fresh and in demand. With all the time spent at home during the pandemic, few things are in more demand in Illinois than a home theater. With the plethora of content available over streaming services like Netflix and a lack of reasons to head out to an actual theater, a home cinema is an excellent investment for home entertainment.

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