Meet Crestron HomeTime, the Home Video Teleconferencing Solution

Meet Crestron HomeTime, the Home Video Teleconferencing Solution

Stay Connected with Family and Friends with Pro-level Videoconferencing at Home The Coronavirus pandemic has yet to run its course, and right now, many of us are still doing the majority of our work and education from home. Chicago public schools reopened in September virtually, employing platforms like Google Classroom to facilitate remote learning. Major technology companies like Google, Facebook, and many others have announced plans to continue remote work for professionals well into 2021. In this environment, connectivity, communication, and collaboration from home have become essential. But communication is not merely for work and school; it’s important to keep up with family and friends and continue participating – however remotely – with your social groups. Crestron has long been a worldwide leader in home automation, as well as a staple in Fortune 500 conference rooms with commercial automation and audio-video solutions. They have brought their considerable expertise to bear on a new home video teleconferencing solution, one that can turn your Chicago living room into a comfortable boardroom for keeping touch with anyone and everyone without hunching over a laptop. Ready to learn more? Keep reading! SEE ALSO: 3 Ways a Stronger Network Improves Home Technology   Taking Home Conferencing to the Next Level Crestron’s unique capabilities with automation and AV make it the perfect company to take video teleconferencing into the living room. The company partnered with Logitech, which also has broad experience with both consumer and professional products, to use the Logitech MeetUp 4K camera for wide-angle videoconferencing. The MeetUp’s 120-degree field of view lets the whole family sit on the sofa and hold a conversation...
Which Home Automation System Is Right for Me?

Which Home Automation System Is Right for Me?

Your Guide to Navigating the Options for Smart Home Control When looking to upgrade your house with smart home automation, it can be easy to get overwhelmed by the many options. Should you get lighting control? Do you need surveillance cameras? Do you start with one area of the property or do every room at once? We’re here to answer all of your questions and help you feel confident in your decision to enhance your home with smart technology. By far the question we hear most often is “which control brand should we pick?” The short answer is that the right automation system for your Hinsdale, Illinois home depends entirely on your needs and preferences. And here at Barrett’s, we’re ready to design a system based on whichever control platform you prefer. That said, it’s always great to understand the different options. In this blog, we will break down the main features of Control4, Crestron, and Savant home automation systems. Read on to learn about each option. See Also: Must-Have Smart Home Technology for Luxury Homes in 2018   Savant Home Automation Think of Savant as the Apple of smart home control systems. Savant emphasizes the user experience and aesthetic, making it a good brand for those who are looking for simplicity and ease of use. While all of these control brands support the use of “scenes,” (saved settings for lighting, audio, climate, etc. for different activities throughout the day), Savant places a big focus on them. The idea is that Savant is there throughout the day, making life easier for you. Savant makes it super easy for homeowners...