Do You Want to Improve Your Music Listening Experience?

Do You Want to Improve Your Music Listening Experience?

Enjoy the Perks of a Professional Whole Home Audio Installation How do you typically play music in your home when hosting a party, doing the dishes or relaxing after work? In most cases, people listen to streaming services or digital libraries using a smartphone, wireless or Bluetooth speakers. Sometimes these do the trick, but in the long run, they come with limited quality, reach, and scalability that will leave you wanting more. Often adding more speakers helps, but this means a lot of unsightly components not blending in well with your interior décor. You can get more out of your favorite music by upgrading to one of our professional audio installations.   Using speakers from Sonance and a control solution from Savant, we can deliver the ultimate listening experience in your Hinsdale, Il home. Our whole home audio systems give you instant access to your favorite music while providing high-end sound to every corner of your space. Intuitive control of your music makes it easy to set the right mood for any activity or environment. SEE MORE: What Makes an Exceptional Multi-Room Music System? Sound That Blends with Your Décor Upgrade to high-end loudspeakers that offer exceptional sound without leaving any imprint on your home. You’ll be able to listen to your favorite music anywhere without having to worry about where you’re going to fit your speakers. Through their architectural speaker line, our partners at Sonance offer models installed flush-mounted in ceilings and walls or even speakers that are entirely invisible. Enjoy high-performance sound while the speakers always stay hidden from view. Not only that, but Sonance also offers weatherproof...
Sharing A Glimpse of The Future of Smart Home Automation

Sharing A Glimpse of The Future of Smart Home Automation

Barrett’s Technology Solutions brings specifiers to visit leading smart home manufacturers to learn about our evolving industry It’s crucial that a smart home company serve as a technology ambassador, educating specifiers and homeowners alike on the latest products, features and trends. From Illinois’ Gold Coast region to Chicago, the suburbs and beyond (as you’ll see below!), we take proactive steps to help our trade partners in particular know what role technology can play in their projects. As technology becomes such an integral part of homeowners’ lifestyles, it’s more important than ever that architects, designers, and custom builders be able to have conversations with them about how to optimize this aspect of their homes. That’s where Barrett’s Technology Solutions steps in to help, introducing our specifier partners to the top manufacturers in the smart home industry. As part of this ambassadorial role, Barrett’s hosted a group of specifiers on a trip to New York City to let them experience some of our favorite technology partners firsthand! Below are some highlights on what our group got to see during our trip. SEE ALSO: 3 Powerful Smart Home Upgrades WHAT WE SAW We visited four different smart home experience centers during our trip: Savant, Delos, USAI Lighting and Lutron. Savant showed off their smart home control systems at their 8,000 square foot penthouse. There they showed our trade partners how these systems tie everything in a smart home together, giving clients simple control over all their automation technology. Homeowners can easily create customized scenes to engage their favorite technology features at the touch of a single button. And with a professional technology...
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...

Barrett’s Technology Solutions Offers the Savant Experience

Barrett’s Technology Solutions recently partnered with Savant, who is pioneering the use of Apple-based control and automation solutions. Home automation allows you to enact multiple functions in your home with the push of a button. Being an Apple-based system, Savant allows users to control their entire house with an iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad. Four members of the Barrett’s team recently paid a visit to the Savant Experience Center (for your own tour of the experience, watch the video above). Savant purchased a loft in downtown Manhattan and decked it out with a complete automation system to show clients and dealers some of the amazing possibilities of this technology. “The Savant Experience Center demonstrated the ultimate in luxury electronics and home automation,” said Danny Carroll, Technology Consultant. “It was extremely impressive to see many of the best products in the industry working harmoniously together and being seamlessly controlled from an iPad!” The Savant Experience Center is located at 561 Broadway, in New York city, but you can experience it today at Barrett’s Technology...