A Smart Home for Every Season

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How Smart Home Automation Lends a Helping Hand Throughout the Year When you install a smart home automation system, you’re investing in technology that will facilitate all your daily routines. As your needs change throughout the year, your smart home adapts with you. Whether you’re trying to get the holiday spirit going in the winter or braving the scorching temperatures in the summer, your technology can help you in a variety of ways. In this blog, we highlight some cool features that … [Read more...]

6 Ways to Control Your Lights and Window Treatments

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Lighting and Shading Control Adds Convenience to Your Los Angeles Home We’ve previously talked about the benefits that lighting and shading control have to offer homes in the California area, but deciding to take advantage of this technology is just the first step. Because smart home automation is so versatile, you can choose exactly how you want to control these elements of your home. Below, we cover five of the most popular methods for managing lights and shades. 1. Your Voice Amazon’s … [Read more...]

Create the Right Environment with Boardroom Automation

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Use Smart Controls to Prepare for Important Business Meetings In the midst of the hectic holidays, it can be easy to forget that making your employees, partners, and guests comfortable is important. No one wants to sit through a long meeting in a freezing cold room or have to endure the bright sunlight pouring in the windows. The audio, video, and conferencing software you use in your Orange County business is just as important as the boardroom’s other basic features—like the motorized … [Read more...]

What are the Benefits of a Whole House Video System

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Simplify Your Los Angeles Home with Custom Solutions You might assume that the best feature of a home theater or media room is the breathtaking picture or the stunning surround sound.  While those are certainly exciting aspects of a home theater, there are other benefits to having a professional install your whole house audio video system. Custom controls will give you convenience, simplicity, and a plethora of options for entertainment. Watching your favorite movies, shows, or sports games … [Read more...]

Get Your Orange County Store Ready for the Holidays with Commercial Audio/Video

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Use These Smart Solutions to Boost Retail Sales Once you start seeing Halloween costumes and jack-o’-lanterns in the aisles, you know the holiday season has arrived. Before you know it, you’ll be hearing Jingle Bells at the mall. If you own or manage a retail store in the Orange County, California area, you know that there is a lot of competition for sales this time of year. How are you going to stand out to customers walking by? And how do you keep them in your doors and increase … [Read more...]

The Best Parts of a Smart Home

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Control4: Scalable Automation for Everyday Life There are two main aspects of smart home automation that draw in families from the Los Angeles, California area – luxury and practicality. While some people spend their dollars on exquisite interior designs, others are investing in technology to add beauty and convenience at the same time. The truth is, smart home technology is for everyone, whether you care about the environment and want to save energy, or you love the convenience of … [Read more...]

3 Tips on How to Use Video Conferencing in Orange County

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Expand Your Reach with New Technology in the Workplace According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2015, 23 percent of employees reported doing some of their work remotely, up from 19 percent in 2003. A New York Times report also stated that telecommuting is fast on the rise. With so many employees working in remote environments, and executives constantly traveling, a video conferencing system is a helpful tool for companies today. In Orange County alone, businesses are finding that … [Read more...]

3 Reasons Why You Should Connect Lighting and Shading Control

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Discover the Benefits of our Smart Lighting and Shading Systems If you have been considering upgrading your Los Angeles, CA home with automation, there’s no better starting point than lighting and shading control. With our smart systems, you can display each room of your home in its best light (literally), all from the push of a single button. Although you can automate just lighting or shading control individually, here are three good reasons to connect both into one easily manageable, … [Read more...]

Why You Should Automate Your Boardroom

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Use Boardroom Automation to Impress Los Angeles Clients You may imagine that setting up your boardroom is fairly simple – add a TV, a couple speakers, and make sure the room is nice and clean. However, have you ever considered installing automation in your conference room? There are many benefits to boardroom automation in your Los Angeles, California business. Keep reading to discover why this investment is well worth it. … [Read more...]

How to Add Music to Your Whole Los Angeles Home

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Install a Whole House Audio System for Ultimate Music Enjoyment Summertime is right around the corner, which means you’ll have lots of opportunities to spend time with the kids, family, and friends. What a better way to have fun and enjoy your Los Angeles home than with a high-quality whole house audio system. Whether you’re an audiophile who wants the best speakers, or if you simply want a system installed in your backyard, Fortech Solutions can install the right whole house music system … [Read more...]