Imagine. In one touch, the movie starts, the blinds pull closed and the surround sound kicks in at the perfect volume...
Think Green at Home - At i-Homes, we can design a system that takes advantage of intelligent home automation -- to make your home more comfortable and more efficient. Open your blinds to let in sunlight in the winter, and close them during the summer. Change the thermostat with your iPhone from anywhere. Use timers and occupancy sensors to turn off lights when not in use.
Control Your Home from any Device Use your iPad, mobile phone, or a number of other intuitive devices, such as TV remote, tabletop, wall, and portable touch screens.
Whole home audio distribution - Play Music anywhere in your house, from any device that you own, such as your iPad, your computer or CD player. Stream music from the Internet to your deck, just by touching a light switch on the wall. Send some classic music to the nursery from downstairs without leaving the dining room.
What that translates to for many is cheap head phones, and streaming content from the cloud through their smart phone. Ever try and talk to someone listening to that music (say your teenager, for instance)? It does not work.
Did Santa bring you a Chromecast from Google over the holidays?
If not, you should be looking at this handy gadget. It is a simple looking device, that plugs right into your home video distribution system, or the back of the TV, and allows you to stream all sorts of wonderful content straight to the television or projector from the Internet.
iHomes Atlanta, executive director, Steve Berry, wrote an article for the November issue of Atlanta Home Improvement Magazine. In "Down to the Wire", Steve breaks down the five areas of home automation (lighting, security, audio, visual and comfort) and how they can or can't be configured wirelessly. Read on to learn more and contact iHomes for help configuring your house wirelessly.
You have probably seen the Nest Thermostat and how it differentiates itself from the rest - thanks to its appealing design, and intuitiveness. The Nest learns your habits over time and can adjust the home temperature based on these habits – lowering your electric bill in the process. Cool enough already, right?
Everyone loves the spring sunshine but as we get closer to summer it can become too much of a good thing. Automated blinds offer an escape from the sun's searing rays at the right time of day but the benefits don't stop there. In this post, we explore the top three benefits to automated blinds in your home.
This month, iHomes was proud to collaborate with top local designers and architects on an Atlanta tradition that has been running for more than 40 years. The 2013 Atlanta Symphony Associates' Decorators Show House and Gardens featured the work and products of top interior designers, architects and home technology companies in one of the Southeast's most regal estates. Inside the 18,000-square-foot french-inspired chalet, iHomes automated the home's state-of-the-art media room along with the contributions of Earthquake Sound, Fernandez and True Interiors and TK Living. We sat down with TK Living's founder and vice president, James Theobald, to discuss his experience collaborating on the project, as well as emerging trends and mistakes to avoid in the home theater world.
i-Homes is excited and honored to announce that we'll be featured at the Atlanta Spring Home Show this weekend, May 22-24th, at the Cobb Galleria Centre. We will be automating Consult-a-Home-Pro's see-thru home exhibit at the event. The see-thru home exhibit will be located at the back, right-hand corner of the exhibition hall, next to the main stage, booth # 1348.